Epson debuts high-speed industrial, digital UV label press in Aust

Australia’s first SurePress L-6534VW industrial UV digital label press is now up and running at Epson’s demonstration showroom in Sydney’s Yennora.

The high-speed production press was first unveiled at LabelExpo in 2019 but this is the first time the model has been shown on Australia’s shores.

The versatile UV inkjet label press can print at speeds of up to 50 metres per minute and offers an inline digital varnish in gloss, matte or spot finishing options.

Epson’s Terry Crawford demonstrated the features of the press in Sydney

It also utilises single-pass high opacity white ink which provides high-density performance and is an ideal base layer for printing vivid colour on clear or metalised substrates.

“The bright white ink also gives the ability to print opaque, fine text and lines, even when printing clear labels for clear packaging. It offers the flexibility to print white on top of colours,” Epson says.

Epson says this high value feature and delivers printers and convertors a versatile platform to service the growing durable label markets including industrial, health & beauty, pharmaceutical and FMCG.

The press utilises a wide colour gamut CMYK to produce labels that are weather resistant, which particularly suits the food and beverage industries.

Epson’s new industrial UV label entrant: The SurePress L6534VW includes an in-line digital varnish feature

PrecisionCore linehead

The SurePress L-6534VW features Epson’s PrecisionCore printheads which the company says are key for maintaining high performance and reliability by delivering precise droplet placement without web meandering or skewing.

“Each of the six lineheads are comprised of PrecisionCore print chip modules (printheads), delivering precise quality with accuracy and high resolution. Smooth and natural gradation and colour tone,
from highlight to shadow, can be reproduced with 600 x 1200 dpi resolution using a minimum droplet of 3 picolitres and Variable Sized Droplet Technology,” Epson says.

The press also utilises Epson’s proprietary Nozzle Verification Technology (NVT) and automatic head maintenance which generates efficiencies as the press can print through each shift without operator intervention.

The press was unveiled globally at LabelExpo in 2019 but now a demonstration model is on Australian shores, ready to be checked out by the local industry

Standard features for the L-6534VW include corona treater, web cleaner, ioniser and additional UV curing kit for increased ink adhesion on difficult substrates, all of which combine to help the press provide the highest level of versatility in print production.

The operational status of the press is also supported by a remote monitoring server. The press includes an extensive network of sensors which feed into a diagnostic system allowing for quick responses when servicing is needed.

To book in for a personal demonstration of the new press, please click here.

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