World first: Screen’s ‘top level’ digital label printer to debut at PacPrint

The inkjet label printer, which was first demonstrated at Drupa in 2012, will be officially released after PacPrint.

The Truepress Jet L350UV prints in wide-gamut CMYK, and will feature a white ink option from early 2014. Key features include its 350mm web width and top speed of 50 metres per minute. Jet Technologies will distribute the L350UV.

[PacPrint Q&A: Jet Technologies]

Screen Australia managing director Peter Scott said the web width made the machine "more in tune with the expectations of flexo and offset label printers".

"It’s not just that it is our newest digital press but the specifications and performance place the L350UV right at the top level of currently available digital label presses," he said.

"As a UV press, this means the L350UV can take most of the standard stocks a label printer will have as inventory, without the need to order special narrower widths.

"There is no currently available digital label press faster than 50 linear metres per minute, or over 16sqm per minute of printed labels."

Scott said the printer could "comfortably" produce 1.4 million square metres of labels per year.

"Productivity, ink and maintenance costs will place the L350UV way ahead of its nearest rival in efficiency and closer to UV flexo than any other machine but with the advantage of short runs printed digitally," he said.

"We are working with leading finishing manufacturers who will easily integrate hot foil stamping, laminating, diecutting and stripping inline with the L350UV."

Screen Australia isn't the only manufacturer to plan a major demonstration for PacPrint; Fujifilm will also be giving Australian-first demos of its Jet Press platform.

PacPrint will run from 21-25 May at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.

[Related: More PacPrint news]

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