Screen has announced the landmark first purchase of its Truepress Jet L350UV+LM press by Springfield Solutions. The sale, signed at Labelexpo, represents Springfield’s fourth Screen label press.
An early adopter of technology since its inception in 1975, Springfield Solutions was among the first to use CTP, created some of the earliest digital assets for packaging, invested in one of the first Apple Macintosh computers, pioneered the use of ISDN to send artwork and installed the first of Screen’s label presses in Europe in 2014. Since then the Hull based company has purchased another two Truepress Jet J350UV presses.
‘When Screen announced a new press with low migration inks we were instantly curious,’ stated Dennis Ebeltoft, operations director. ‘With the additional accommodations for food packaging combined with such a productive, high quality digital press, it is a very compelling proposition. Innovation and growth are paramount to who we are as a company and Screen shares and supports those values. Our previous experience with Screen and the reliability and efficiency of its technology meant that this new innovative machine was a natural choice for us.’
The press uses newly developed low migration (low permeability) inks that offer enhanced safety and unrivalled levels of functionality to food packaging label production. Additionally, it includes a nitrogen purge mechanism for accelerating the curing of UV inks, further preventing ink migration and UV odour. Furthermore, it delivers reliable print speeds of up to 60 metres per minute and enables the reproduction of a wider colour gamut by adding support for a special orange ink to conventional CMYK and white inks.