Epson has unveiled two new technologies on its first single-pass industrial labels press.
The SurePress L-6034VW features PrecisionCore linehead technology and LED-cured UV ink with in-line digital varnish technology.
The press was unveiled at Labelexpo Europe in Brussels after being shown as a prototype at Drupa.
It has a maximum speed of 15 metres per minute, a maximum printable label width of 330mm, and offers 600x600dpi resolution.
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"The compact, SurePress L-6034VW delivers precise quality with maximum reliability, flexibility and performance," according to Epson.
"It is the ideal solution for label converters investing in a digital label press for the first time or wishing to expand their production facilities with a reliable press that will produce high quality labels all day, every day with minimal downtime."
The press includes technology that automatically senses if a nozzle is not firing and rapidly cleans and recovers it, according to Epson.
"Printing interruption is minimal and quality is not affected. This is an important feature that minimises downtime, minimises ink waste and ensures reliable and continuous printing."
The SurePress L-6034VW also uses LED lamps in the curing process to reduce energy consumption and allow printing onto heat-sensitive substrates.
It will be available in Australia and New Zealand in mid-2014.
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