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Screen Truepress to Print Full-Color Books at Print '09

Press release from the issuing company

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. -- At Print '09, visitors to the Screen (USA) booth will be able to see how fast and efficiently the Truepress Jet520 inkjet web press prints full-color book pages.

The Truepress Jet520 can function as a high-quality, variable data printing system and as a high-speed, on-demand printing system with exceptional color. It delivers competitively priced, on-demand single-copy printing, as well as mass-market book production.

"Screen was the first to introduce high-quality, high-speed, color drop-on-demand technology to the medium-web market in 2005," said Bill Brunone, vice president of targeted inkjet systems. "Screen has always introduced products that are at the top of the quality spectrum for their class. The Truepress Jet520 is no exception. It excels at printing books, newspapers, transpromo pieces and customized direct mail. This system leverages Screen's rich history of color separation, screening technology and image reconstruction together with the finest inkjet head technology available. Screen can now say that we are the market leader in high-speed color drop-on-demand systems in the world."

The Truepress Jet520 is a continuous-feed, single-pass inkjet printing system with a print width of 20 inches and a paper width of 20.4 inches. It handles two-up 8 1/2 x 11-inch pages and three-up 6 x 9-inch book images. It can print 420 feet per minute, the equivalent of 100,000 8 1/2 x 11-inch impressions per hour. With a maximum imaging resolution of 720 dpi x 720 dpi, the Truepress Jet520 provides the highest resolution of any single-pass inkjet digital printing system.

Key features and benefits of the Truepress Jet520

Production workhorse: The duty cycle for the Truepress Jet520 is in the 10 million-plus impression category. The Truepress Jet520 is designed as a production workhorse with self-cleaning functions. There is no need for extended downtime for imaging system component cleaning/replacement.

Low cost of operation: The Truepress Jet520 does not require click, per-impression or ongoing usage charges.

Piezo drop-on-demand inkjet head: Four-level grayscale printheads for high speed while maintaining quality

Screen's unique single-pass, multiple-head array: Enabling extremely high printing precision

Stunning printed images: Photographic-quality image resolution up to 720 dpi x 720 dpi

Flexible system configuration: Simplex or duplex printing, full-web or half-web, with single or dual printing engines

Wide range of paper types: Efficiently handles inkjet paper, standard paper, recycled paper, newsprint and card stock

The Truepress Jet520 will be equipped with the Standard Hunkeler UW6 unwinder and RW6 rewinder. The inline automated paper-handling systems will ensure constant web tension for uniformly tight, straight and even rolls.

To learn more about Screen's diverse range of digital solutions, visit booth #6100 at Print '09, September 11-16 at McCormick Place in Chicago.