Increased orders for SCREEN Truepress Jet L350UV label presses


Japanese precision maker Screen sees global increase in orders for its Truepress Jet L350UV series of digital inkjet label presses – with Australia and New Zealand leading the way having booked or installed six machines so far in 2021 in partnership with the distributor Jet Technologies.

The latest installation is at Limpet Labels UK – a full 7 color L350UV SAI display. (COO Nathan Williams pictured)
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“A remarkable year”: Peter Scott,
MD Screen GP Australia.

Local Screen GP Managing Director Peter Scott said: “It has been a remarkable year as demand for shorter runs of self-adhesive labels increases, largely from covid-related work. Label production has become a sophisticated tracking and tracing and anti-counterfeiting service, as well as the most effective brand identification and marketing tool. QR codes are the root cause of this and only digital can make them vary from label to label or in small batches. “

Scott notes that many of L350UV’s new orders are loyal customers, loyal to the Screen brand due to reliability, productivity, uptime, after-sales service and, in the case of the new “SAI” model. , greatly improved color quality using orange and blue inks.

“The L350UV SAI has really captured the imagination of the high end market,” he says. “Customers are blown away by the brilliance of the colors, with overall color management handled through the ORIS applications of our partner CGS. “

The growing reputation has also created a demand for used Screen L350s, as Scott notes: “In cases where a customer’s original 5-6 year old Screen L350 is traded in, it is quickly picked up by other customers looking to go digital or save money. We always give them good service and replace the printheads and cover them under warranty. In Australia, two of these used machines found buyers even before they were taken out of service from the modernized site.

The L350’s first customer, DS Labels of Sydney, is one example. Owner Deane Sproule installed it in 2015, credits it with “saving his business” – and was recently upgraded to the latest L350UV SAI model. His trade-in machine is being installed at PDQ Labels, another Sydney company. “It’s quite remarkable that a digital press of any type is in demand after six years,” Scott says, adding, “Most will experience parts supply issues after 5-7 years and will be scrapped or recycled after that. . Not with Screen equipment, we’ve stuck with high integrity engineering and parts support that honors the relationship with customers – some of our CtP customers can still get support on twenty year old devices.

Globally, Screen announced its fifth sale of L350, a low migration ink version, to UK label printer Springfield Solutions of Leeds; another SAI at Limpet Labels – his third Screen L350; a new SAI customer, Etifix, in Italy; a new used customer, Positive ID from Nottingham UK, a new location in Houston, Texas, where the owner replaced three other digital presses with a single but more productive L350 and another from Lion Labels of Massachusetts.

“The list just keeps growing,” says Scott, “The screen seems to have hit the middle ground with the L350UV series and with our higher productivity using white ink at 50 meters per minute, even with additional colors – flexo printers are now evolving jobs on L350s.

Further Australian sales of Screen Truepress Jet L350UV label presses will be announced in 2021 by Screen and its partner Jet Technologies.

SCREEN GP Australia Pty Ltd is a subsidiary of SCREEN Holdings Ltd, (Nikkei 225 Index No. 7735), one of the world’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of technology for the print and pre-media industries. Its range of equipment includes digital printing presses, large format UV printers, digital label presses, workflow systems, RIPs, proofing systems and CtP platesetters. The company is also a well-known manufacturer of equipment for the semiconductor and flat panel display manufacturing industries.


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