Screen will unveil two new additions to its Truepress Jet L350UV series, the L350UV+LM and L350UV+ in September at Labelexpo in Brussels, and Chicago’s Print17.
Screen says the new models can print at 60mpm. 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 food packaging industry standards requiring minimal contact between inks, food and beverages. The L350UV+ will suit 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, an optional chill roller helps to cool thin substrates 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.
Screen has added support for orange ink to the offering, which already included CMYK plus white.