Baker Labels (www.bakerlabels.co.uk) has expanded its digital printing capability by investing in a Screen Truepress Jet L350UV inkjet label press. The new press – the company’s first inkjet device – will be installed this month in its Brentwood, Essex facility and complements its Nilpeter FB-3 flexo press and three HP Indigo digital presses.
Baker Labels offers a complete design, prepress, print and finishing trade service and specialises in producing a wide range of bespoke self-adhesive and non-self-adhesive labels for its trade customers. Its structured programme of investment in the latest printing and finishing technology has driven the company’s success and steady expansion.
Before choosing the Truepress Jet L350UV press with Screen EQUIOS universal workflow, Steve Baker, managing director of Baker Labels, studied the production capacity and printing quality of various machines before making his final decision at Labelexpo. The high 50m/minute running speed, combined with a printing width of up to 322mm and the ability to print on material from 100mm to 350mm, enables it to deliver an output of 16.1sqm/ minute. The Truepress Jet is equipped with an automated head cleaning function that greatly simplifies maintenance and reduces the amount of time required to keep the press in an optimum condition.
“We produce short-to medium run labels in the highest quality, very competitively and to tight deadlines so we have to rely on highly efficient presses that deliver maximum uptime and consistent results,” says Steve. “The new Truepress Jet not only boosts our production capacity considerably but, as a UV inkjet press, it also gives us the ability to produce great quality labels with good light, chemical and water resistance. We have a wide variety of customers with diverse label needs and this latest investment gives us the freedom to choose the best press to produce the best label for a specific application.”
“Baker Labels is a progressive company and its decision to invest in the Truepress Jet inkjet press to complement its existing flexo and digital machines is a significant endorsement of our technology,” says Brian Filler, President of Screen Europe.