Screen has now shipped a total of over 1500 presses including OEM partner systems. The landmark 1500th system is already awaiting installation at the facilities of Access Direct Mail in the United States. Since 1984, Access Direct Mail has provided customers in the south eastern United States with a single point of contact for direct mail and printing services, as well as cross media and cross channel marketing solutions.
Screen GA originally released its pioneering Truepress Jet520 full colour variable inkjet press to the industry in 2006. The system combined inkjet technologies with pre-press technologies refined by the company over many years. Its development answered the growing need for printing companies to be able to produce high value added materials tailored to individual consumers. Since this time, Screen has expanded its product line up and solutions, and the press’ outstanding productivity and quality have driven the shift toward full colour, inkjet production for transaction printing and also contributed to the expansion of the overall variable printing market.
Takanori Kakita, president of Screen Graphic Solutions Co Ltd, commented: ‘When the first Truepress Jet520 system was launched, informational materials targeting individuals were mainly produced with monochrome printing on pre-printed forms. The Truepress Jet520 series has continued to develop right up until today in tandem with the growth of one to one marketing and the migration of transaction media to full colour on demand printing. In this time, a large number of innovative companies around the world have adopted Truepress Jet520 systems, and we have been able to successfully provide front line support to all of these users as they have worked to create new added value for both printed materials and the printing industry itself.’
Screen GA is also extremely proud of the contribution we have made to this initiative, despite our limitations. A great many of our customers have requested upgrades and additional systems and some have also been using their existing systems continuously in production since the series was first released. The relationship of trust we have built with these customers over such a long period has enabled our digital printing business to grow consistently. Going forward, we intend to prioritise our customer first mindset, with further integration of our development, production, sales, marketing and service activities. Our focus will remain on digital printing technologies as we work with total commitment to advance the printing industry.