Screen has used drupa to launch a host of upgrades across its portfolio, with its integrated imaging for innovation tagline.
Most of the interest on the stand was for the flatbed Truepress 3200 HS UVII high speed UV printer, which has had a 20 per cent uplift in speed to 184sqm per hour in flatbed mode of 230sqm per hour in roll to roll version. Screen managing director Peter Scott says, “The new Truepress 3200 is a robust industrial print system that is proving particular popular for POS printers. Its speed and quality set it apart; its multi-pass technology means it can print down to 2pt type.”
The company has launched new B1 and B2 platesetters. The B1 will be available through WRH, Fujifilm, Screen itself, and rebadged by Agfa. It can produce up to 70 plates an hour, while the B2 can produce up to 33 plates an hour.
Screen has developed a new ink for its high speed roll-to-roll inkjet printer, the Truepress Jet520HD, which can be printed directly on coated paper for offset printing. The new ink works with a wide variety of paper such as general coated paper, inkjet pure paper and plain paper. The images are close to that of offset printing and it is expected to enter the genuine commercial printing industry as an inkjet printer.
Scott says, “The Truepress Jet520HD is for top quality printing, and is sure to make an impact in Australia.”
The company launched a new version of its inkjet web 520 Truepress Jet, of which more than 1000 have been installed around the world. This one is the 520NX, with an increased speed of 150 metres a minute, a 600x1200resolution and a stock range of 40-250gsm. Truepress Jet520NX is equipped with the newly developed five inch head module. Its ink droplet controlling function enables the rich colour gamut. It also has an extra ink head for the fifth colour to handle special ink such as MICR black ink and invisible UV fluorescent ink.
Screen also revealed it is in partnership with the world’s biggest corrugated manufacturer and will bring an inkjet digital folding carton press to market, although not for around three years. The companies say the machine will slash boxmaking time from five days to two, and will make boxmaking less costly. The 2.8m wide press will run at 300mpm offering a resolution of 600x600dpi.
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