Screen Europe will use next year’s FESPA show, Amsterdam, 8th – 11th March 2016, to unveil further developments to its Truepress Jet 3200UV flatbed printer. While the exhibition will be the first public out for the enhancements, the new upgraded printer is available now and can be seen in action at Screen’s demonstration facilities in the UK and Amsterdam.
Visitors to the Screen stand (K40 in Hall 4 at the RAI Exhibition Centre) will also be able to see demonstrations of the machines existing capabilities including Multilayer Spot Silk, Day/night, backlit and relief printing and experience the powerful white.
Notably, FESPA visitors will see the flexibility of the Truepress Jet operating in both roll to roll and in flatbed modes on a range of flexible and rigid substrates. The options delivering high speed productivity and accurate double sided registration.
The Roll2Roll system is able to accommodate rolls up to 3.2m (126 inches) wide, with the unit controlling the tension as well as the suction area and strength of the vacuum system according to the length and condition of the printing material. This enables consistently stable printing of any roll media, providing continuous high-speed, high-precision output.
The easy-to-use Roll2Roll system can be purchased as a factory-installed option on a new Truepress Jet W3200UV HS or Truepress Jet W3200UV ST or retrofitted to an existing model in the field. Once the flatbed table is locked, the printer effectively converts into roll-fed mode.
The flexibility of the machine is part of its commercial attraction with it being able to go from a Super Fine Photo mode which is ideal for high-definition promotional tools, to Billboard Print mode, which is a new high-speed print mode using five-pass, bidirectional printing. The Billboard mode significantly cuts turnaround time for outdoor advertising and other materials intended to be viewed at a distance of more than five metres (1600 feet).
The Truepress Jet is also capable of carrying loads of up to 75 kg allowing print providers to take on heavier wood, stone and glass substrates while improving safety, print quality and job flexibility at the same time.
The maintenance and cleaning system for the Truepress Jet also ensures the press experiences the minimum down time. The press features automatic cleaning which saves 10-15% on annual ink costs and cuts down operator intervention. It is supported by an intelligent nozzle mapping system which ensures maximum uptime.
Maintenance logs for the printing system can be viewed on the touch panel monitor by day, week or month. These maintenance logs can be shared between different operators. This facilitates the planning of upcoming maintenance and contributes to the design of process schedules that ensure maximum operability.