Label print specialist SEIC (www.efi-groupe.fr) is the first company in France to invest in a Screen Truepress Jet L350UV digital label press, with inline ABG converter system, to update and expand its existing flexo and digital print service. The new press will be installed in May at its facility in Les Ulis, just south of Paris.
Part of the EFI Group, SEIC offers a complete design, prepress, print and finishing service, specialising in producing a wide range of bespoke self-adhesive and non-self-adhesive labels for its trade customers.
The company wanted to update its existing kit to increase productivity while maintaining superb quality print output. SEIC decided to invest in the Truepress Jet L350UV label press after trialling several presses. “We have been using an HP 4500 inkjet press for a number of years. The Truepress Jet L350UV is an interesting alternative for us,” says CEO Arnaud Lefébure. “Not only does it enable us to increase our production speeds but it also delivers the high quality print that our customers demand.”
The high 50m/minute running speed of the Truepress Jet L350UV, combined with a printing width of up to 322mm and the ability to print on material from 90 micron to 350 micron, enables it to deliver an output of 16.1sqm/minute. It is also equipped with an automated head cleaning function that greatly simplifies maintenance and therefore reduces the amount of time required to keep the press in optimum condition.
The press delivers photo-realistic quality, fast job turnarounds and stable output and, combined with advanced colour management technology based on Screen’s EQUIOS universal workflow, the Truepress Jet L350UV creates smooth, vivid gradations. It uses Screen’s proprietary high-definition UV inks with optional opaque white ink to further boost colour vibrancy while enhancing application versatility by allowing printing on transparent film and metallic foil. The press incorporates single-pass greyscale piezo printheads with a minimum droplet size of 3 picolitres. Printing resolutions of 600 x 600dpi combined with the very small droplet size and the four grey levels, gives sharp, well-defined images and text.
Arnaud is confident the new press will offer many benefits to his company and customers: “We pride ourselves on offering a first class service and with the Truepress Jet L350UV we can now offer our customers digital label printing without loss of speed, quality or reliability on a wider range of media than ever before.”
Frans Kops, Screen Europe, says: “SEIC and Screen Truepress technology are a perfect fit and the company’s decision to choose the press to complement its existing flexo and digital line-up is a major endorsement for Screen engineering.”