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  • 20 May 2020

Screen focuses on packaging market

Screen focuses on packaging market as part of strategic business plan

Screen Graphic Solutions has announced plans to target the package printing field as a strategic business area and strengthen its product portfolio and development for this market.

In recent years, the package printing market has been affected by a variety of trends, including ongoing shifts in consumer lifestyles, diversification of marketing techniques and growing interest in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. These changes have both caused and accompanied movements in the industry itself, such as the rise of on-demand and stockless production as well as diversified and small lot orders and demand for mass customization.

Each of these factors has required printing companies to create new value that did not previously exist. Digital printing has attracted attention as a new production method with the ability to meet these emerging needs. However, many technical challenges remain in areas such as productivity, stability and processing, and digital systems have so far not achieved widespread adoption within the package printing field.

In response to these requirements, Screen has been expanding the expertise in this business area, including the integrated high-speed inkjet printing, image processing and inspection technologies the company has developed for Truepress Jet520 series presses. The series has achieved an outstanding record of more than 530 units sold in the commercial printing field.

Screen has also developed the screening, color management and process automation technologies created for its thermal CtP systems. By combining these technologies, the company also intends to provide each area of the package printing field with inkjet technologies to provide quality, productivity, reliability, automation and application compatibility.

In line with its strategy, the company has recently launched Truepress Jet L350UV SAI series for the seal and label printing segment. The lineup is positioned as a new range within the company’s Truepress Jet L350UV series of UV inkjet label presses. The series has already established an impressive record of more than 170 units shipped since its initial release in 2014. Truepress Jet L350UV SAI systems feature leading print speeds and color reproduction due to their ability to output up to seven different inks at the same time.

In the flexible packaging segment, Screen has developed PacJet FL830, a new water-based inkjet printing system able to handle full-scale production applications, which is currently scheduled for release from March 2021.

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