Screen speeds up L350UV

Screen will be unveiling two new additions to its Truepress Jet L350UV series, the L350UV+LM and L350UV+ in September at Labelexpo in Brussels, and Chicago’s Print17.

The digital inkjet label press previously reached speeds of 50 metres per minute, but Screen says the new models can hit heights of 60 metres per minute.

Peter Scott, managing director, Screen GP Australia says, “It will be late this year or early 2018 before we see availability of these new machines in Australia/New Zealand. The USA and European release is late September, followed by Japan around November. Our existing successful L350UV model will remain available through ourselves and our dealer Jet Technologies.

“However, the development of these new presses demonstrates Screen’s total commitment to the label production industry, using fast and colour-accurate inkjet technology borne from years of experience in the field.”

Made with the food packaging industry in mind, the L350UV+LM features low migration inks, which help comply with Australian food packaging industry standards requiring minimal contact between inks, food and beverages. The L350UV+ is offered for applications outside of food and beverage packaging, where low-migration inks are not needed.

Both presses feature the new nitrogen purge mechanism for accelerating the curing of UV inks; Screen says this helps the press achieve an extra 10 metres per minute in productivity.

For both presses, the transfer section can be optionally equipped with a chill roller for cooling thin substrates that are particularly susceptible to the heat generated by its UV lamp. According to Screen, the roller mechanism allows these substrates to be transferred and printed reliably, while labels required for the wrappers used on PET bottles can now be digitally printed efficiently.

Support for orange ink has also been added to the offering, which already included CMYK plus white.

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