German offset printer Kohlhammer will install a Screen Truepress Jet520HD at its Stuttgart facility later this month to further expand the digital area of its business.

The high-speed Truepress Jet520HD will be equipped with Screen SC inks to maximise the already exceptional quality of the press. SC inks are compatible with a wide range of paper stocks including standard offset coated papers, without the need for pre-treatment.

“The SC inks combined with the Jet520HD made this an easy purchase decision,” comments Steffen Franzisi, CEO at Kohlhammer. “From what we have seen already, the print quality is comparable with offset and the wide range of substrates will bring a world of new benefits to our customers.”

The new digital press will open an array of business opportunities for Kohlhammer and means the company can reap the full benefits of inkjet production.

Launched at Hunkeler Innovation Days 2017, Screen SC inks noticeably reduce colour bleeding, achieve offset quality print whilst maintaining the existing properties of offset coated paper stocks up to 250gsm. Printing is also possible on a large variety of non-coated papers, significantly expanding potential print applications for a range of uses.

The Screen Truepress Jet520HD is a high-definition inkjet web press with a true print resolution of 1,200 dpi and precise droplet size control at up to 150 metres per minute. The Truepress Jet520HD achieves the colours, textures, details and solid ink areas expected for high-end publication and commercial work.