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SPGPrints at Labelexpo Americas'14: Exhibited DSI® UV-Inkjet Tech., Low-migration Inks & more

Published on 2014-09-15. Author : SpecialChem

SPGPrints demonstrated its proven digital UV-inkjet technology, new low-migration inks, computer-to-plate and computer-to-screen imaging, and rotary screen printing technology for labels and packaging at Labelexpo Americas, 9-11 September in Chicago.

Brilliant, Rapid and Low-cost Labels with the DSI®

SPGPrints' modular DSI® digital UV inkjet printer offers a productive solution for short-run, variable data and personalized labels with high specification, low ownership cost and high-definition reproduction. Offering production speeds of up to 700m²/hour and available in widths from 135mm to 530mm, the system is a competitive alternative to flexo for production runs of up to 5,000 linear meters and, sometimes, even beyond.

The printing platform, with CMYK as standard, can be built or latterly extended with up to six more print heads. Options are orange and violet to make 90% of the Pantone® color gamut achievable, digital white with ‘screen-look' opacity and digital primer to maximize substrate compatibility, while minimizing waste.

Photo-quality is a given thanks to proprietary scratch / chemical-resistant UV inks that have been optimized by SPGPrints' own chemists, specially for the DSI press. They offer BWS-7 light fastness, high gloss and 1% tonal values. An ink innovation highlight is a new range of low-migration inks, about which more will be revealed in the run-up to the show.

The Xaar print head achieves an effective resolution of 1018dpi, with several grayscales. Intermediate in-line LED pinning stations ensure crisp text, fine lines and maximize color definition. A water-cooled chill drum enables processing of heat-sensitive substrates.

The system can be specified as a stand-alone printer or a custom-built single-pass printing, finishing and converting line. Integration of any AB Graphic semi-rotary finishing technology is possible. Highlights include inline varnishing for an identical look to conventional print, foiling and laser diecutting, alongside conventional semi-rotary die-cutting and slitting. Esko Automation software, included as standard, ensures a fast, simplified prepress workflow, with minimal manual intervention needed.

SPGPrints offers extensive technical support, preventative maintenance and intensive training to ensure customers adopt the digital workflow fast and deliver brand-enhancing and business-transforming products and services to label users.

About SPGPrints

SPGPrints is one of the global leading companies in the textile and graphics printing market. Providing total system solutions: from screens, lacquers, inks and digital engraving to a broad range of rotary screen and digital printing systems. Being the expert in electroforming this not only entails highly reliable rotary screen technology but also an extensive program of precision metal products. Through continuous innovation and a powerful distribution network SPGPrints adds significant value to its customer's processes and products.

Source: SPGPrints

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