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Printer Adds First Screen Truepress JetSX Sheetfed Inkjet Press in North America

June 21, 2013
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The Truepress JetSX employs water-based pigment inks. It features a minimum droplet size of 2 picoliters and can output at 1,440x1,440 dpi with a maximum sheet size of 20.8x29.1˝. It prints on coated and uncoated cut sheets, including any gloss or matte standard stock, with no need for a precoating stage. A postcoat unit applies a spot coat to protect image areas. An infrared drying unit dries the sheets before delivery, allowing sheets to go immediately to postpress.

In production since February 2013, the Truepress JetSX is taking over short-run color work previously printed on Foremost Communications’ half-size Komori press.

“Static document runs up to 3,000 sheets of full-size paper are cost-effective on this new digital press, depending upon the piece,” noted Brian VanderHooning, chief operating officer. “The cost savings in plating and makeready tasks increase our profitability.”

Also, Foremost Communications has migrated a portion of its toner volume to the Truepress JetSX to capitalize on the larger sheet size.

“The Truepress JetSX allows us more capabilities to print longer runs of variable data booklets, postcards, brochures and mailers,” VanderHooning added. “It produces better yields and higher profit margins.”

One game-changing feature of the press is its ability to print on prescored and creased paper package materials, coated board and cardboard up to 24-point. Short-run and personalized folding cartons can be produced efficiently and competitively without the requirement to source a die and then set up cutting and creasing in a separate stage. A traceability function utilizing serial numbers or control barcodes offers a variety of added-value applications.

“The Truepress JetSX opens up opportunities in short-run custom packaging,” VanderHooning relayed. “This device lends itself to test market packaging. Several clients are interested in short-run boxes. We are looking at personalized packaging and personalized pocket folders. With variable data, every sheet can be different.”

As for print quality, VanderHooning is unreserved in his praise.

“Our first live job on the Truepress JetSX was a short-run, customized pocket folder for a resort in Michigan,” he said. “Sheets were printed with a solid green color. Other digital presses would have had trouble maintaining color consistency across the sheets. The resort’s management group was impressed with the output. The color quality that closely matches offset and data-driven technology enabling 100-percent personalization make this solution unique.”

About Screen USA

Screen USA, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kyoto, Japan-based Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd., is a leading supplier of systems and components for the graphic arts industry. Its diverse line of integrated products includes digital printing systems for a variety of applications, including print on demand, variable data, flexo/packaging solutions, industrial and sign/display printing.

Source: Screen USA.


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