Screen debuts drupa 2020 launch at virtual trade show

Screen GP Australia is taking to the Print, Sign, Display & Graphics Virtual Trade Show to showcase some of its latest technologies, including the Screen FL830, which was initially scheduled to be debuted at drupa 2020.

“That’s something that we were going to announce and show at drupa this year. The timing of the launch of the virtual trade show was just right as Screen as a company has just announced the development of that particular product,” Screen GP Australia managing director Peter Scott said.

“It’s something new and exciting for the local market, even though the commercial availability of the product is not expected to happen until sometime in the first half of next year.”

He told Sprinter that the launch of the digital flexible packaging machine is a vital direction for Screen.

“It continues our direction in consumer packaging and digital print and we see a real need in that area, particularly at the width that this machine is targeting. It’s very much similar to conventional flexible print machines,” Scott said.

The Screen FL830 is said to be able to meet a wide variety of print needs, ranging from promotional to production applications. It aims to demonstrate responsiveness for small lot jobs of less than 4,000 linear metres, an area that can be problematic for conventional production.

“We’re seeing more mixed production runs and run lengths are getting shorter. So, it can get expensive to set up a packaging chain. Our machine is targeting run lengths of up to 4,000 linear metres, at 830mm wide,” he said.

“You can very quickly and efficiently print versions of the same product packaging.”

The machine prints at up to 75 meters per minute and is capable of printing at a resolution of 1,200 dpi using CMYK and white water-based inks that conform to relevant food safety regulations.

According to Scott, the machine is targeted at larger packaging players in the market.

Screen GP Australia is also showcasing a few other solutions at the virtual trade show, including its Truepress Jet L350UV SAI for digital label and packaging printing, which was launched at Labelexpo 2019, and Truepress Jet 520HD high speed inkjet for commercial print and offset replacement.

“We’ve just released a new upgraded model of our flexo computer-to-plate (CTP) machines. It has some nice new features in there to improve productivity and reduce the number of steps involved in the flexo plate making process,” Scott said.

“We wanted to continue to talk about our CTP – most of the market knows about our offset CTP but it’s not as widely known that we also do flexo CTP.

“As for our Truepress Jet 520HD and our SC ink which is compatible with offset coated stocks, we’re targeting the commercial print area.

“We’re also using the virtual trade show to showcase the Truepress Jet L350UV SAI, which will be made commercially available this month.”

 

To access the virtual trade show, click here then browse the online floorplan to see all the content from the featured exhibitors.

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