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Screen Strengthens Solutions for Package Industry

Monday, May 07, 2012

Press release from the issuing company

Screen has further expanded its lineup and developed new functions for its package and label printing-related products. These advances have led to the enhancement of various solutions available for the package industry.

In recent years, with the growth in Internet shopping, the trend toward diversified, short-run products has been accelerating, and there has also been a related rise in the requirement for value-added packaging with the ability to increase product differentiation. In addition, as the number of companies introducing supply chain management has grown, the package printing industry has also been increasingly required to accommodate Just-in-Time production systems, in which a particular number of specified items must arrive at a predetermined time.

In response, Screen has introduced various products and solutions focusing on the commercial printing field. This includes PlateRite series thermal computer-to-plate (CTP) recorders, which currently hold the top share in the world market, and the Truepress Jet series, which enables high-speed, high-quality print-on-demand (POD) printing. It is also now possible to control multiple different devices within a single operating environment thanks to Screen’s EQUIOS Universal Workflow. Screen has also been active in the sign and display and industrial printing fields, developing diverse solutions based on UV inkjet printing systems.

Using its accumulated knowledge and achievements as a foundation, Screen has now further strengthened its range of solutions for the package industry. This includes the PlateRite FX series flexo/letterpress digital imaging recorders. Offering a maximum resolution of 4,800 dpi and featuring Screen’s renowned proprietary Flexo Dot Hi-Res Hybrid Screening, this new lineup delivers extremely stable high-definition printing, answering the growing need for high value-added packaging printing.

The Truepress JetSX, the world’s first inkjet press capable of B2-size sheetfed printing, offers a new optional feature that allows it to print onto substrates up to 23.6 mil. (0.6 mm) thick. At drupa 2012, Screen will exhibit the Truepress JetSX together with the Scodix S digital press and Highcon Euclid system. In the exhibit with Scodix’s UV inkjet digital embossing system, Screen will outline the high value-added packaging that can be created using a UV clear ink-based digital embossing effect and new glitter function. With Highcon’s digital paper folding and cutting system, Screen will present a total solution reflecting the trend toward diversified, short-run and on-demand printing.

To meet the growing need of the label industry for diversified, short-run production, Screen has also developed the Truepress Jet L350UV, equipped with proprietary single-pass heads. Screen intends to use the same module technology adopted for this system to develop applications for new output systems in the future.

By strengthening these solutions, Screen aims to expand its share of the growing package printing market. Screen’s goal is to be a leading supplier for this market and closely respond to increasingly diverse customer needs.


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