Print specialist now able to handle high-quality, volume work not previously feasible
left to right: Giorgio Damiano and Gary Orsman
The Larger Profile Ltd (TLP), a display print specialist in Letchworth, UK, has successfully completed beta testing Europe’s first Screen Truepress Jet W3200UV flatbed UV inkjet printer.
Established in 2010, TLP works in close partnership with Benchmark, a specialist retail design manufacturing group working for leading supermarkets, DIY chains and Blue Chip brands such as Samsung.
Gary Orsman, MD TLP explains the process that led to choosing the brand new Screen Truepress Jet W3200UV flatbed printer: “We started with an Océ Arizona 550 UV flatbed and it was ideal, however none of the printers at the time could do white ink, and we wanted that. So, earlier this year, when Screen asked me to be the beta site for this new machine with white – I jumped at the chance.”
The experience and impact on the business has been extremely positive from the start. The new printer has enabled TLP to handle high-quality, volume work that would not have been feasible previously. For example, the company relied on the Truepress Jet’s combination of speed, quality and consistency to fulfil a massive project to print Foamex wall panels and acrylic signage for 250 in-store pharmacies for a major UK supermarket, at a rate of five or six stores a day.
The Truepress Jet W3200UV printer is designed as a cost-effective solution for companies looking to upgrade from legacy high-quality, low speed digital printers to a latest generation printer that combines high quality with high productivity. It is built by Inca Digital, a pioneer and manufacturer of high-speed UV flatbed inkjets and a Screen subsidiary company.
“Carrying the Screen name gives certain guarantees about build quality and servicing that customers can rely on,” says Bui Burke, Vice President of Sales at Screen Europe. “Inca Digital makes fantastic high speed printers, and we at Screen have the experience of supporting our existing large format UV printers and inks, from the Truepress Jet 2500UV onward.”
The Truepress Jet W3200UV is a moving bed printer that can take rigid board or paper sheets up to 3.2 x 1.6m format and up to 50mm thick, or multiple smaller sheets at once. It features a 14 picolitre drop size and prints at 10, 14, 18 and 22 passes with a thin ink film that helps with flexibility on the media. The bed travels under the head carriage gantry, which builds up the image with between eight and 22 passes depending on the speed and quality required. The “realistic production speed” is 85sqm per hour. The configuration used at TLP is the top model, with eight ink channels for CMYK, light cyan and magenta, and 2 x white.
Gary is delighted with the combination of speed and quality from his new Screen Truepress Jet W3200UV. “It can print 85sqm per hour with CMYK and, even for top quality with maximum passes, we rarely drop below 66sqm per hour. Also the Truepress’s bed size means we can handle 3 x 1.65m panels and fill the bed with several panels if we wish to get maximum use.”
“What I always wanted from a digital printer with my background in quality packaging, we are now getting from the Truepress,” he says. “It gives me the quality and speed that I couldn’t get anywhere else.”
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