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Screen USA Shows Off Inkjet Technology


ROLLING MEADOWS, IL | Screen USA held Media Day 2013 October 15 at its Rolling Meadows headquarters, welcoming approximately 30 representatives of the graphics industry trade press to meet the company’s digital printing experts and learn about its inkjet technology.

In the 12,000-sq-ft Screen Demonstration Center, attendees watched hands-on printing demonstrations of the Truepress family. Three of the newest Truepress models were featured: the Jet L350UV inkjet label press; the Jet W3200UV flatbed inkjet printer; and the JetSX B2 sheet-fed inkjet press with carton printing capabilities.

Company says the Jet L350UV affords label printers who already use flexographic, screen, or gravure machines greater flexibility and productivity. This inaugural UV inkjet label press is said to be well suited for trial marketing, versioning, and personalization of labels. It offers printing speeds to 164 fpm (or 173.2 sq ft of printed labels/min) on a 13.7-in. web. The 600 x 600 dpi resolution and minimum droplet size of 3 picoliters are said to provide sharp, well-defined images and text.

The Jet W3200UV is suited for POP, graphic display, and decor markets with what is said to be a low total cost of ownership. Output is to 904 sq ft/hr. The micro-droplet printheads with a 14 picoliter drop size deliver 600 dpi resolution with an apparent resolution of 1,000 dpi.

The JetSX gives printing companies tools to produce personalized and customized text and images in 1,440 x 1,440 dpi resolution.

Screen USA president Mike Fox, delivered the official greeting at the event, and Ron Gilboa, director of InfoTrends’ Functional Printing & Packaging initiatives, offered a detailed summary of new and evolving digital print applications.

Katsuhiko Aoki, president of Media and Precision Technology Company, the graphic arts equipment business and manufacturing division of Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., presented an historical perspective to the proceedings. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the parent company’s founding.

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