Screen’s new opaque white ink feature makes labels more vibrant

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SCREEN Graphic Solutions Co., Ltd., – SCREEN GP in Australia – has introduced a new high opacity white mode which provides a more opaque white for the Truepress Jet L350UV SAI S, the inkjet label printing system. the company’s specialist UV ink.

White ink may be the most important “color” in some label applications.

“As digital label presses continue to evolve and add to the stable of the flexo printer, the demands to match flexo also increase,” Screen GP said. “White ink is becoming very important in the production of clear and colorful labels and packaging.”

White ink is most often applied as a base coat on colored, metallic or transparent media. In these applications, white ink is printed first, followed by cyan, magenta, yellow, and black (and special color) inks at the top. In these cases, white ink is used to overcome the color, or translucency, of the substrate, providing a white background or base. On transparent substrates and clear bottles, white is needed to prevent light from passing through and washing out and affecting other colors

“As digital has permeated the label industry, the volume and value of digital print shipments in the label printing market have shown consistent year-on-year increases,” Screen GP said. “The growth rate of digitally printed labels has been particularly strong, relative to shipping volumes, demonstrating the strong added value offered by digital printing.

“There has also been particular interest in labels that reflect consumers’ desires to buy specific products, including those that promote local production for local consumption and limited-time campaigns, as well as original designs that may involve variable content.

“These trends have in turn led to an increasing number of situations where high quality items such as ‘prime labels’ are needed. However, if a bottle or the contents of a package, for example, is colored dark, color can show through a label, affecting its design impact.This has become a concern for printers looking for higher quality when dealing with inherently translucent media.

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In response to this growing need, Screen has launched an optional high opacity white mode for its Truepress Jet L350UV SAI S digital label press (pictured above). When used with clear film or similar labels, this new print mode provides a more opaque white, preventing the color of bottles or package contents from showing through. This helps maintain rich color saturation, ensuring high quality labels with eye-catching visual appeal, even when applied to translucent base materials.

The liquor, cosmetics and toiletries industries are increasingly using UV inkjet digital printing as a substitute for screen printing. Digital printing offers these industries a number of benefits, including faster turnaround times, lower costs and reduced environmental impact, and demand is expected to grow steadily in the future.

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Screen has a long history of developing inkjet printing technologies that deliver both high speed and high quality, and has also worked to promote production line automation and create a range of solutions to meet the specific customer needs. By combining these different aspects, Screen hopes to open up new markets and contribute to the continued growth of the global label printing industry.

The high opacity white mode is available as a retrofit to existing Screen Truepress Jet L350 SAI installations, or as an inclusion in new installations.

Screen L350UV SAI presses are sold through our partner Jet Technologies in Australia and New Zealand.

Screen exposes to www.labelexpo-americas.com/ and representatives from Screen Australia and Jet Technologies will be present.

SCREEN GP Australia Pty Ltd is a subsidiary of SCREEN Holdings Ltd, (Nikkei 225 Index No. 7735) one of the world’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of technology to the print and premedia industries. Its wide range of equipment includes digital printing presses, large format UV printers, digital label presses, workflow systems, RIPs, proofing systems and CtP plate setters. The company is also a well-known manufacturer of equipment for the semiconductor and flat panel display manufacturing industries. Screen GP Australia Pty Ltd was established in 1987.

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