Dainippon Screen will attempt to establish itself as one of the leading suppliers of sign and display equipment at FESPA and Drupa, while retaining its position as one of the leaders in the world of offset prepress.

“The future of print has to be print on demand,” says Screen Europe managing director Brian Forsdike. With print on demand, files are sent directly to the press, so the knowledge of colour, the knowledge of screening and the precision control that has always characterised Screen products come together in putting ink on paper. “We are changing the language of print. Rather than computer to plate, CTP will mean computer to paper,” he says.

Screen has developed two new machines: the Truepress Jet650UV and the Truepress Jet2500UV inkjet printing systems. Both machines demonstrate Screen’s pedigree as a precision manufacturer and its long history of building innovative imaging technologies. Following on from the acquisition of Inca Digital Printers and the successful launch of the Truepress Jet520 transactional inkjet press at IPEX 2006, these new machines consolidate Screen’s position as a leading supplier of inkjet production systems.

The Truepress Jet650UV has been developed for the industrial printing market, where the business model of incorporating POD systems into a variety of products during the production process is gaining considerable attention. The digital printing of car instrument panels is a good example. The TPJ650UV boasts highly-customisable features and provides precise, high-resolution, multi-colour imaging that responds to the demands of a large number of industrial users.

The Truepress Jet2500UV is a versatile, high-quality, large-format inkjet printing system designed for markets that demand large-size, high-speed printing. It covers a maximum printing width of 2,500mm and makes it possible to print on a variety of media including panels and construction materials. The machine combines the benefits of a flat-bed for printing on to rigid substrates as well as the flexibility that comes from printing directly on to reels of flexible material (up to 50m long). It has a maximum production speed of almost 70 square metres per hour and can print up to seven colours including a pre-white function. Like the Truepress Jet520 and Truepress Jet650UV, the Truepress Jet2500UV uses grayscale heads. The image quality that this brings in combination with the company’s extensive knowledge of colour management gained in providing high-quality imaging solutions to the graphic arts industry will help the Truepress Jet2500UV set new standards in wide format production.

The Truepress Jet2500UV will be shown as a technology demonstration at FESPA and commercial release for Q4 2007. A demonstration video of the Truepress Jet2500UV will be shown as well as samples of output. Production versions of this machine are already available.

Screen’s media technology division is currently the world’s leading supplier of computer-to-plate and prepress systems. Last year Screen developed the Truepress Jet520, an inkjet printing system capable of printing direct mail, transactional and commercial POD applications. Screen is confident that its new products aimed at the industrial printing market announced today will aid the company in expanding its inkjet technology into an ever wider domain.

The company recognises inkjet as a key enabler for future success and is committed to developing further inkjet production systems as a key pillar of business growth for its media technology division.

Truepress Jet2500UV
At Drupa, the Truepress Jet2500UV will become commercially available. It is a wide format flatbed and rollfed inkjet print system that enables printing on both rigid and flexible substrates and offers a great balance between high print quality and productivity that means it can be used for a broad range of applications. As well as its flexibility of format, quickly changing from flatbed to roll, there is flexibility of resolution and speed. At 300dpi it is possible to produce almost 70 square metres per hour for applications such as billboards and banners. The standard resolution is 600dpi and there also settings for 900, 1200 and 1500dpi to produce outstanding photo-like quality and detail which will stand the scrutiny of close viewing.

Dainippon Screen (Australia) Pty Ltd


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