TRESU Launches Inkjet Coater

KOLDING, DENMARK | TRESU Group reports it has enhanced the flexibility of the digital folding carton printing workflow with the introduction of the iJet inkjet coater for variable in-line application of UV-spot varnishes. 

Kim Krintel, VP, TRESU DigitalSolutions, demonstrates the iJet inkjet coater, inline with an HP Indigo 30000 at drupa 2016

Positioned after the printing stage, the iJet is designed to integrate seamlessly with the HP Indigo 30000, HP Indigo 12000, and HP Indigo 10000 digital presses. It processes the same software as each of the presses and, where necessary, the accompanying analog coater. As a result files are ripped in minutes, company says.

The iJet can be customized to accommodate any number of printheads, between 1 and 11, along the bar. The printheads can be repositioned in the cross direction to apply coating anywhere on the package. Matching the productivity of the printing press, the iJet achieves speeds of 58 mpm or 4,600 sheets/hr and uses specially formulated UV varnishes said to offer high gloss and scratch-resistance.

Kim Krintel, VP, TRESU DigitalSolutions, says, “Spot varnishes are an effective way of adding impact to an underlying image, thereby increasing the package’s overall esthetic appeal. The arrival of the iJet coater, with minimal prepress times, provides an efficient solution for applying spot coating in short-run situations or on variable features of the package, for example on personalized products. Additionally, it enables printers to offer more sophisticated branding in situations where time-to-market is of paramount importance, such as in the case of prototypes and market trials.”

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