Screen’s upgraded Truepress Jet520HD has received this year’s InterTech award for innovation excellence.

Peter Scott, managing director, Screen Australasia, says “What initially sets the Truepress Jet520HD apart is its printhead technology. The press is able to place two-picolitre droplets — the world’s smallest level — exactly where the dots are required on paper as it moves through a high-speed transfer system. Combined with the maximum resolution of 1200dpi, the Truepress Jet520HD clearly images detail smaller than 0.10 of a point. The result is a sharp, eye-catching finish with no ink spread or jaggies.”

The printer uses new SC inks that allow printing on coated and uncoated offset stocks without priming. It comes with Screen’s Equios universal workflow platform. Scott says, “Now with the release of SC inks, digital printers have breakthrough absorption technology eliminating any pre-processing or additional primer coatings that are typically required to print to standard offset coated papers.

“Printing directly to the paper saves time and cost and preserves the paper surface texture to open up a range of new possibilities and new markets for inkjet printing including commercial print, catalogues, magazines and high-end books.

“The term offset quality is perhaps overused, but this is the closest to it I have seen. The Printing Industry of America thinks so too as the 520HD with SC inks has just been awarded its 2017 Intertech award for innovation excellence.”

Although still undergoing refinement for commercial release, Screen says Print17 visitors can see technology demonstrations of the Truepress Jet 520HD reel-fed press printing with up to six colours with new SC inks that adhere to standard offset stocks.

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