Screen to launch B2 digital inkjet press

Previewing the SX at drupa he company claims it is the world's first sheetfed inkjet printing technology which can use ordinary papers. The new press will have a single pass printing head assembly capable of printing onto 530x740mm sheets. It will print not only on inkjet paper but also on standard paper stocks and on board. Jet SX is aimed at print runs of less than 1500.

Under the moniker 'Inkjet's time is about to arrive' Screen announced JetSX stating that the B2 market presents a virtually untapped market for digital print. It also said that B1 printing was within its sights.

One the stand Screen was demonstrating its Truepress Jet520 Single Engine Duplex (SED) machine. The SED has the flexibility to print either the full width of the machine (520mm) on one side of the paper (simplex) or up to 250mm on both sides (duplex). During the show, this line will concentrate on variable data applications such as direct mail and transpromo.

Several of the jobs that will be output on the SED machine are being created using Screen's new variable data application Varystudio. Varystudio can be used to create variable data files with output optimized for the Truepress Jet520 and like Newsworker, Varystudio is very easy to use as it is also based on Adobe InDesign.

Screen launched two new platesetters, the PTR 4000 and PTR 48000, aimed to provide plates for the new series of large format web presses being developed by Goss and MAN Roland, and reaffirmed its commitment to the CTP market, where in addition to its own units it manufactures for several other vendors under oem agreements.

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