Auckland, New Zealand-based Unimax has installed a Screen Truepress Jet L350UV digital label press.
Unimax is a label printer specializing in the printing of agriculture, transportation, health, and food and beverage labels. It has more than 30 years of experience. It places a focus improving the environmental impact of itself and its customers. Unimax aims to reuse or recycle the majority of its physical waste, reduce energy consumption, improve workplace efficiency and safety, and help customers lower their environmental impact.
To support the growth and competitiveness of its business into the future, Unimax was looking to offer more variety in the printing options available to customers. This led Unimax to make the decision to invest in digital printing.
Unimax director Dinesh Kumar explained: ‘We were looking for a digital printing press that offered the highest quality print product, consistency and was the most cost effective. After weighing up the available options, we made the decision that the Screen Truepress Jet L350UV stood out as the best solution.’
The Screen Truepress Jet L350UV was identified as an ‘attractive option’ by Unimax due to the fact that its high speeds makes it cost-effective. Uptime of 94 percent means more throughput and less bottlenecks.
Digital printing has opened up more color options for Unimax, including white ink, and the color is said to be more vibrant. The Screen Truepress Jet L350UV also ensures that color consistency is assured on every job.
Label durability is another benefit identified, with a longevity of 12 months minimum. Kumar explained: ‘We needed a press that was capable of high-quality labels that wouldn’t scuff, fade or scratch. With the press we can also print on a wide range of substrates, including textured and silver, which avoids the need for top coating finishes such as foils.
‘Being digital, the Screen Truepress Jet L350UV allows for variable data printing, while keeping set-up times low. It also opens the door to much more customisable labels to meet the needs and preferences of customers.’
Jet Technologies was brought in to consult on the Screen Truepress Jet L350UV with the assistance of Screen GP Australia and installation by Fujifilm NZ with after sales support.
Jack Malki, director at Jet Technologies, said: ‘By now being able to offer its clients both conventional and digital printing, Unimax is positioned as a fully-rounded label print house. This allows them to offer a variety of options to customers.’
Additionally, investing in bringing digital printing in-house, rather than having to outsource has made Unimax a more competitive and versatile label printing business. It has made a big impact on the productivity of Unimax’s label printing, which has enabled the company to increase capacity and take on more customers.
‘The Screen Truepress Jet L350UV is a very fast printer and on average we’re printing at 50m/min,’ said Kumar. ‘With the print jobs we’ve been able to move over from conventional printing and we have halved the time required. We’re also now able to offer customers a solution if they have urgent print jobs, as with the Truepress Jet L350UV we can do these in a day.’