Screen has named Spain’s Docuworld and Italy’s Impronta Digitale as further customers for its new Screen Truepress Jet L350UV+ press.
Citing demand for high quality, short run printing as key factors in its decision, the press is Grupo Docuworld’s first digital label press, complementing existing flexo and offset press lines. The UV inkjet press will be installed at one of its label print factories this Autumn.
Docuworld expects to provide even quicker delivery times, whilst maintaining superb quality jobs at competitive prices for customers.
‘We are absolutely centred on our customers at Docuworld, and what our customers want is first-rate quality, without a wait,’ said Ricardo Sempere, division director at Docuworld. ‘They want lots of different product versions and they want zero inventory
‘By introducing a digital press to our press room we can deliver short runs, react swiftly to las t minute orders and, because it’s a Screen press, the quality is outstanding. Our company ethos is all about increasing the perceived value of products for our customers and by installing the Screen Truepress Jet L350UV+ press we expect to deliver on every aspect of the golden triangle – quality, schedule, and budget.’
Sempere also identified operability as a factor in the investment decision. The Screen Truepress Jet L350UV+ has a touch panel, providing an intuitive interface that allows all operations to be performed entirely from one place. To clean the printheads, operators issue a command from the touch panel’s maintenance screen during start-up or shutdown. Automatic head cleaning prevents problems before they occur.
Santiago Pérez from HT Graf, Screen’s distributor in Spain, through which the press was sold to Docuworld, commented: ‘Docuworld is a perfect example of a company that can benefit from the addition of digital printing. We’re delighted to be working with the team and see exciting times ahead for the business.’
Impronta Digitale selected the Screen Truepress Jet L350UV+ press for its productivity, which will allow the specialist digital label printer to increase production capacity, following the revamp of its print facility in Venice, Italy.
Ludovico Picello, co-owner of Impronta Digitale, explained: ‘The speed of the Screen Truepress Jet L350UV+ was what drew our interest. The print speed of 60m/min is remarkable, and when you factor in the reliability and operability of Screen presses, you’re looking at minimum downtime, stable healthy margins and satisfied customers.
‘With consumer products such as wines, it’s important for the products to jump off the shelf, and we also need to work with a range of substrates. On the chemical side of the business, particularly for pharmaceutical products, fine detail is crucial, especially for very small fonts which absolutely have to be legible. After reviewing the technology, we’re absolutely confident the Screen press can deliver the premium print quality our customers deserve.’
The press was sold to Impronta Digitale by REM, who became a Screen partner in May this year. Andrea Buttafava, sales manager at REM described the sale to Impronta Digitale as ‘significant’, and said: ‘It demonstrates Screen’s position in the market, and the strengthening of its position in Italy. This is the second order for REM, and it’s a fairly safe prediction that the market for digital printing, particularly UV inkjet, will continue to grow. Screen’s inkjet solutions for the label market are some of the best available when you look at quality, productivity and innovation. The market is responding well to the Screen machines and we expect to get more orders very soon.’
Docuworld and Impronta Digitale follow James Hamilton Group, the world’s first Screen Truepress Jet L350UV+ press customer.