The growing popularity of Screen’s Truepress Jet520HD high-definition inkjet web presses around the world was marked by the U.S.-based company’s recent announcement that its flagship press has achieved a significant 100-unit benchmark. “When we introduced the 520HD press a little over two years ago, the market was surprised by its offset-like image quality,” said Ken Ingram, President of Screen Americas. “That was the first time high speed inkjet demonstrated the capability for effectively printing jobs that previously were the domain of only toner or offset. With Screen’s achievement of its 100th Truepress Jet520HD shipped, we’ve reached a key measure of its market potential which should only grow, thanks to our dedicated and ongoing product development.”
Truepress Jet520HD press users maximize the print quality already available on each press by using Screen’s exclusive SC wide-gamut inks, enabling them to print on a wide range of paper stocks – including standard offset coated stocks – without the need for pre-treatment. Another differentiating advantage of the Truepress Jet520HD is its advanced printhead technology. The press is able to place 2-picolitre droplets – the world’s smallest – with extreme precision. Combined with its maximum true resolution of 1,200 dpi, the press clearly images details smaller than 0.10 of a point. The result is a sharp, eye-catching finish with no ink spread, said the OEM.
Screen also recently announced NIR Dryer technology that works in conjunction with both its Truepress Jet520HD+ and its SC inks. The NIR Dryer features newly enhanced drying functions, improving drying performance for both lightweight and heavier weight coated offset stocks. “Print service providers are able to access an extended range of applications while offering more productivity for difficult-to-dry substrates, with increased print speeds on offset coated stocks,” the company added.