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Screen’s Truepress 520HD wins 2nd tech award

Wednesday, 28 February 2018
By Print21

Screen’s TruePress Jet520HD press with SC inks.

Screen’s Truepress Jet520HD, a digital inkjet press, has won a 2018 technology award from the Japanese Society of Printing Science and Technology (JSPST).

The Truepress Jet520HD has become Screen’s flagship high-speed web model and, when running Screen’s new SC inks, can print directly on standard offset coated papers, which means no more expensive inkjet coated media or pre-treatment – with attendant cost-savings and quality improvements.

“This is a great recognition’: Peter Scott, MD, Screen GP Australia.

“This is a great recognition of Screen’s determination to bring high volume digital inkjet up to offset standards,” says Screen GP Australia MD Peter Scott. “It comes six months after the 520HD and SC inks received the InterTech Technology Award presented by Printing Industries of America, at the Print 17 trade show in Chicago last September.

“The ability to print on offset coated stocks using inkjet brings down the barriers that have prevented quality offset printers from fully embracing digital. Paper costs have also reduced since standard offset stocks cost less than specially coated inkjet media, or pre-treating of offset papers.”

The JSPST presents its awards in February each year to recognise technologies that have made an outstanding contribution to the growth of the printing industry or to the development of applications for other fields. In making its selection, the JSPST considers points including the level of innovation, progress, marketability and expandability shown by each technology.

“Until recently, specialized inkjet paper was the only choice available when using inkjet presses,” said Tsuneo Baba, president of Screen Graphic Solutions. “However, we listened to calls from the market to be able to print directly onto standard offset coated paper and subsequently developed our award winning Truepress Jet520HD and SC inks.

“Together these products deliver significantly improved cost efficiency and image quality that opens up a wide range of new applications in areas ranging from personalized direct mail to publishing and standard commercial printing.”

The Truepress Jet520HD is equipped with 1,200 dpi high-resolution inkjet printheads that effectively deliver the rich color gamut, texture, detail, vibrancy and depth required for high-quality publishing and commercial printing. The press enables the achievement of superior image quality approaching offset printing at industry leading speeds.

Tsuneo Baba, President of Screen Graphic Solutions Co. Ltd, receiving the JSPST technology award in Japan.

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