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Epson launches new digital label press for single-pass printing

Friday, 27 September 2013
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Epson has expanded its range of digital label presses with the launch of the SurePress L-6034VW at LabelExpo Europe in Brussels. It’s the first press to use Epson’s new PrecisionCore linehead technology for single pass printing and the first to feature its new LED-cured UV ink with in-line varnish technology.

The SurePress L-6034VW was first shown as a prototype at drupa 2012 and is now available in two models; one with CMYK with digital varnish and one without white ink. The SurePress L-6034VW and L-6034V models will be available in Australia and New Zealand early next year.

“The launch of the SurePress L-6034VW puts us in the position of offering two very different presses with two different inksets,” said Duncan Ferguson, director of Epson ProGraphics Europe.

The press is designed for durable print quality, short to mid-run labels on standard film and paper label substrates between 80mm and 340mm wide.

The LED lamps used for the curing process lowers the energy consumption. It also enables printing onto heat-sensitive substrates, such as polyethylene (PE).

According to the Epson the new press has incorporated sophisticated automatic monitoring, maintenance and cleaning features within the SurePress L-6034VW.

Nozzle State Analysis technology, will automatically sense if a nozzle is not firing and rapidly cleaning and recovering it, in return it minimises downtime, minimises ink waste and ensures continuous printing.

Each of the six lineheads in the press comprises 11 PrecisionCore printhead modules (totalling 52,800 nozzles) that Epson says delivers precise quality with multi-size dot control and high native resolution.

The linehead is tuned to work with Epson’s new low-energy LED-cured UV ink and in-line digital varnish technology to deliver a resolution of 600 x 600 dpi at 15m per minute.

The SurePress L-6034VW gives users the flexibility to print high-opacity white ink first or last to boost image impact on clear and metallic substrates and to expand the variety of labels that can be produced.

It features a time saving digital varnish feature which it enables the user to apply matte, gloss and even a combination of both in patterned or selective spot varnish effects during printing to achieve a range of finishes. This can be done on the same label or vary from label to label in the same print run.

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