Compatible with SC2 inkset

Screen unveils new roll-fed digital inkjet press

The press can handle paper widths of up to 560mm
The press can handle paper widths of up to 560mm

Screen has finalised the development of a new roll-fed digital inkjet press for the commercial printing, direct mail, and publishing printing markets.

The Truepress Jet 560HDX can operate in a variety of print modes, enabling it to handle paper widths of up to 560mm at speeds of up to 150m/min, with a maximum resolution of 1,200dpi.

The new machine joins the Truepress Jet 520HD, 520HD+ and 520 HD AD printers with the Truepress SC and SC+ inksets. These three presses, which will all remain available, handle paper widths of up to 520mm.

The 560HDX is compatible with Screen’s Truepress ink SC2, a newly developed high optical density inkset that allows printing directly onto offset coated papers without any pre-treatment.

The SC2’s special properties are said to produce high vibrancy colours that pop and have deep saturated hues as well as dense and neutral blacks for clearer printing of even fine text and line work.

Additionally, Screen said the machine’s new, high-efficiency, intelligent drying system enables substrates with high ink densities to be dried efficiently, supporting superior quality and wide gamut printing on a wide range of papers.

The press is also equipped with a new fast-start operating system that Screen said “ensures flawless integration of all internal hardware and software as well as with both pre and post finishing equipment”.

Rob Kruithof Kremer, business director for high speed continuous printers, and responsible for the Truepress Jet line of Screen's presses, told Printweek: "Almost 20 years has passed since Screen launched its first high-speed inkjet press, the Truepress Jet 520, and since then we have heavily expanded our portfolio to be able to provide our customers with the right production tools for a wide range of print applications.

"We are absolutely thrilled to announce now the Truepress Jet 560HDX which will set new industry standards with regards to print quality, reliability and automation.

"This new press is developed in close cooperation with our users worldwide and has many unique features developed by Screen, based on its long history in colour reproduction, and we are convinced that this new press clearly shows Screen's dedication and position to the great industry we still are."

The new machine will be displayed at Screen’s Inkjet Innovation Centers in the US and in Europe. It is also scheduled to appear at Drupa 2024, taking place from 28 May to 7 June in Düsseldorf, Germany. Screen said pricing indications "will be available around Drupa time".