Arrow Systems (Brookfield, Wisconsin), a leading provider of digital printing and finishing equipment as well as materials and coatings, has launched the ArrowJet Aqua 330R Digital Label Printer for mid-volume to high-volume labels and packaging. This new solution is a high-speed, aqueous pigment press “that provides enhanced print quality and greater production flexibility than previous aqueous inkjet technologies,” said the OEM. The ArrowJet Aqua 330R, powered by Memjet’s DuraFlex printhead technology, provides the benefits of digital printing as well as enhanced durability and fast speeds by using aqueous pigment inkjet technology. Its digital workflow adds the flexibility to change designs on the fly, print on demand, implement variable-data, and make colour alterations without changing inks, plates or tooling.
The new press offers high resolutions of up to 1600 x 1600 dpi, and print speeds up to 150 feet (50 metres) per minute. The new printer can be configured for either offline operation, or paired with various inline finishing options – including both laser die-cutting and traditional analogue finishing. Fast speeds and low ink costs allow this system to provide one of the highest production rates and lowest print costs in digital narrow-web label printing, said the company. It features a large unwind and rewind with capacity up to standard 20-inch rolls, an inline edge guide, inline IR curing, and an integrated RIP software for precise colour-matching and variable-data printing. The modularity of the print engine allows users to ‘stitch’ multiple printheads together for wider print widths. Arrow Systems is currently working on a 17’’ model for the flexible packaging market and will be looking at other custom widths for customers in various industries around the world.
“The ArrowJet Aqua 330R is the first USA-manufactured, roll-to-roll press with an integrated ChromaPlex LT inkjet print engine from Colordyne,” said Shaan Patel, Business Development Manager at Arrow Systems. “The impressive speeds and capabilities of the system offer several benefits – including improving production efficiency, reducing run costs and providing exceptional resolution. Designed with the end-user in mind, the modularity of the ArrowJet Aqua 330R gives customers the flexibility to tailor the press to their specific market and application needs.”