From its base in Avondale, Auckland, labels, and packaging printer Unimax works with a diverse group of clients across the agriculture, transportation, health, food, and beverage sectors.

Recently, Unimax installed Screen’s most productive label inkjet press – the L350UV SAI S digital label press, supplied and supported by Jet Technologies and Fujifilm New Zealand. With an eye to the future, Unimax looked for a solution to support its growth and competitiveness with the capability to provide a broader variety of printing options for its customers.

Dinesh Kumar, director at Unimax, says, “We were looking for a digital printing press that offered the highest quality print product and consistency. The solution we chose has those two qualities and was the most cost-effective of the options we considered.

“We feel particularly pleased to bring the first L350UV SAI S into the country. We have always been huge fans of inkjet and what it can do. In fact, we were the first to bring the L350UV into New Zealand and can proudly say that we are now the first with the new SAI model.”

Increasingly, industry sectors such as liquor, cosmetics, food, and beverage employ UV inkjet-based digital printing as a substitute for silk-screen printing. Digital printing provides these industry customers with several benefits, including shorter turnaround times, lower costs and reduced environmental impact. Demand for quality label and packaging printing continues to grow. 

Unimax recognised this trend five years ago when it invested in its first Screen Truepress, which helped take the business “from letterpress to the digital age”.

Dinesh says, “Our original press was extremely reliable over its five years with us. It helped us to diversify our client base and grow our business in higher-value markets. Upgrading to the L350UV SAI S was an easy decision, especially with the service we receive from both Fujifilm New Zealand and Jet Technologies.

The range of substrates available to Unimax has increased substantially with the new model, enabling the company to print on thinner synthetic stocks, as well as a thicker range of paper and hybrid products.

Dinesh adds, “Productivity has increased on all jobs and particularly for the work containing Screen’s high opacity white. The Truepress Jet L350UV SAI S digital label press has impressed everyone, and we are thrilled with the results, which are next level in quality and productivity. Another benefit is the addition of orange and blue, which has increased the colour gamut.”

Stephen Hodson, director Fujifilm New Zealand, says, “We are proud to partner with Screen and Jet Technologies to deliver this solution to Unimax and we look forward to continuing our support.”

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