Digital printer Limpet Labels, based in North Wales, UK, has invested in a third Screen Truepress Jet L350UV SAI S 7-color inkjet press to boost color consistency while saving ink.
Limpet Labels sees a growing demand for its digital print services, representing over 80 percent of its business. Since shifting from toner to inkjet, the number of orders the converter is producing digitally has grown by around 230 percent.
With inkjet enabling it to target new markets both within the UK and mainland Europe, Limpet expects its ‘healthy and steady growth’ to continue, with more investments in digital inkjet printing to come in the next few years.
The new Screen SAI series was developed to help printers produce a wider range of Pantone colors to meet brand owners’ demands.
‘To print the right blue color, for example, previous generations of print presses often needed large amounts of ink, applied in different layers. The newest Screen SAI press, however, achieves the right color much more easily and saves us about half the amount of ink,’ commented Nathan Williams, operations manager at Limpet Labels.
According to the company, as well as cost savings, this enables Limpet Labels to address its customers’ increasing interest in meeting challenging eco-friendly standards. The L350UV SAI also helps to reduce material waste even further by requiring minimal to zero setups in between live jobs.
The reliability of the Screen’s presses, uptime of over 95 percent, and high production speed of up to 60 m/min were key arguments for Limpet Labels’ decision to invest in a third Screen machine. Active in the chemical and industrial label markets and other sectors, Limpet Labels has been working with Screen for seven years.
‘Each generation, Screen equipment, and software provides even more stability and color consistency,’ added Williams. ‘This newest, high-end SAI technology is as easy to use as an iPad, and it doesn’t require a lot of training for our operators to use the machine in the best possible way.’