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  • 25 May 2022

Epson introduces two digital label presses

Epson America has introduced SurePress L-4733AW, a water-based resin ink digital label press delivering improved automation, and SurePress L-6534VW, expanding color range printers can achieve with the addition of orange ink

Epson America has introduced SurePress L-4733AW, a water-based resin ink digital label press delivering improved automation, and SurePress L-6534VW, expanding color range printers can achieve with the addition of orange ink.

The two new additions to Espon’s label portfolio offer higher print quality, consistency, flexibility, and value for label converters, specialty printers, and vertical manufacturers.

The SurePress L-4733AW builds on the success of its predecessor, the L-4533AW, one of Epson’s most popular printers. Virtually automatic, requiring no manual cleaning of the printhead surface, the new press is primed for unattended printing. With the optional SureSpectro AS-4000 in-line spectrometer for real-time automated measurements to speed profiling and ensure consistent output for multi-plant networks, the L-4733AW can deliver accurate spot colors and gradients required for brand-quality color prime labels and packaging. 

The L-4733AW supports a range of substrates, including off-the-shelf flexo materials, without the need to surface prime. Its inks meet the latest safety standards and regulations, such as REACH, and deliver high-quality images, making it a versatile press suitable for converters focusing on food and beverage and health and beauty labels.

The SurePress L-6534VW with orange ink uses CMYK with standard high-opacity white ink plus orange to widen the color gamut using the minimum colors required. It can offer up to 92 percent Pantone coverage certification within Delta E of 1.5,1. 

Incorporating PrecisionCore line head technology and high-pigment, low-migration LED UV curing ink, the press’s center drum system is a space-saving, compact design integrating all of the functions required for production, such as corona treatment, white ink, web cleaner, ionizer, and an additional UV curing unit as standard. The new model also supports paper and film substrates, offering low running costs. Enabling reliable and repeatable high-speed printing of up to two million square feet per month, it can serve the larger label converters.  

‘Label converters and specialty printers are looking for solutions that are simple and cost-effective to operate and maintain and can deliver on stable, predictable production,’ said Mike Pruitt, senior product manager of Epson America. ‘Epson enhanced its industrial SurePress lineup by adding new capabilities with the L-4733AW and expanding the gamut with the L-6534VW with orange ink, which can help businesses save on upfront costs and maintenance. These advancements come without the compromise of simple operation and maintenance, production or print quality.’

The SurePress L-4733AW and L-6534VW will be available in June 2022. 

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