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Brand owners have sought to create label designs on a greater variety of substrates to differentiate their products from the competition. In response, printers have increasingly been calling for digital label presses that can accommodate a wider range of substrates while maintaining the high safety levels required for food products.
In response, Screen has launched two new digital label presses for high-end labels and food packaging.  The commercial release of the Truepress Jet L350UV+ and the Truepress Jet L350UV+LM will take place in parallel at the upcoming Labelexpo exhibition i n September.
“We announced our first specialised digital label press, the Truepress Jet L350UV system, in 2013. Delivering world-class print speeds of up to 50 meters per minute, the combined quality, productivity and substrate compatibility attracted significant attention, adoption continues to grow internationally as does its excellent reputation,” comments Bui Burke, senior vice president sales at Screen, “Screen will continue its development of systems designed to meet the needs of the label printing industry, we’re fully committed to the stable, long-term growth of the sector.”
Both new Screen presses  use the newly developed low migration (low permeability) inks and deliver industry print speeds of up to 60 meters per minute and and enable the reproduction of a wider colour gamut by adding support for a special orange ink to conventional C, M, Y, K and white inks.  The press also includes a nitrogen purge mechanism for accelerating the curing of UV inks, further preventing ink migration and UV odour.
Each system’s transfer section can also be equipped with an optional chill roller for cooling thin substrates that are particularly susceptible to the heat generated by the UV lamp. Labels such as those required for the wrappers used on PET bottles can now be printed on the Truepress Jet L350UV+LM press.