ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. September 12, 2007 -- Companies strive to provide the exact products their customers need to improve efficiency and get a better response return for their marketing efforts. At Graph Expo 2007, Screen (USA) will demonstrate recent digital print improvements that make it possible to create full-color, one-to-one marketing materials quickly.
The Truepress Jet520 variable data printing system combines Screen's high-quality prepress technology with the latest color inkjet technology. In addition to printing different images and text at high quality on each page, the Truepress Jet520 incorporates a roll-fed paper transport system that enables extremely fast, high-volume printing.
Screen (USA) also will unveil Varystudio, a new variable data software developed to maximize the performance of the Truepress Jet520.
Flexibility to handle a variety of printing tasks
The Truepress Jet520 features a printing width of 5.9 inches to 20 inches and paper width of 6.4 inches to 20.4 inches. Its high quality is supported by resolutions of 720 x 720 dpi or 720 dpi x 360 dpi. The Truepress Jet520 prints at the maximum rate of 209.9 feet per minute, the equivalent of 50,000 impressions per hour. The print speed is automatically adjusted according to how fast data is being processed.
A single unit can print onto one side of the paper (simplex printing). A simplex Truepress Jet520 printing system has the flexibility to switch between printing full-web and half-web. Combining two printing units enables the press to print on both sides of the paper (duplex printing) and print full-web or half-web duplex, as desired.
The Truepress Jet520 at Graph Expo will be configured as a single-engine duplex running as a half-web.
Highest resolution, precise registration
The Truepress Jet520 boasts the highest resolution of any single-pass inkjet digital printing system - 720 x 720 dpi. It is suitable for printing just about anything, including the output of barcodes, which must be output at high resolution to work properly.
Piezo drop-on-demand (DOD) inkjet heads manufactured by Seiko Epson Corp. produce exceptionally smooth gradations. The piezo elements in the inkjet heads change shape according to the voltage applied, enabling extremely fine control of the ink drops ejected from the inkjet head.
The inkjet heads are mounted in Screen's unique single-pass, multiple-head array. The short distances between the inkjet heads for each color and from the inkjet heads to the media ensure precise color-to-color registration.
The Truepress Jet520 uses water-based pigment inks, which are highly water- and light-resistant. The ink will not run even if water is spilled onto the printed paper. The Truepress Jet520 can print onto a variety of stock, from inkjet paper to standard paper and even uncoated paper.
The Truepress Jet520 is perfect for the on-demand production of local magazines or newspapers, small-lot printing jobs for a particular market segment and immediate production of jobs with tight deadlines. In addition to inkjet paper, the Truepress Jet520 can print directly onto high-end paper, recycled paper and even paper products incorporating stickers, such as peel-off postcards. Since it accepts PDF and PostScript data, the Truepress Jet520 fits right into existing printing workflows.
Offering flexible page layouts and easy desktop publishing operation, Varystudio streamlines transactional printing, direct mail and one-to-one marketing. Other printing applications that benefit from Varystudio's enhanced workflow are manuals, financial reports, personalized materials for education and short-run local newspapers.
Varystudio's imposition functions enable multiple impositions and variable impositions. Varystudio can output variable contents on each page, as well as variable layouts. In addition, it can output these pages in any intended order, a feature that is unique to Varystudio among all other variable data software applications.
To see the Truepress Jet520 at Graph Expo 2007, visit the Screen (USA) exhibit in Booth #3801, September 9-12 at Chicago's McCormick Place.
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