Auckland-based Unimax has become the first label and packaging printer in New Zealand to install the Screen Truepress Jet L350UV SAI inkjet press. In 2017, Unimax was the first local company to invest in Screen’s Truepress Jet L350UV, which completely revolutionised its business, taking it from letterpress to the digital age.
At the time there was ‘disbelief’ at Unimax, as jobs that previously required setup times of four to five hours on letterpress machines, would set up and print in a matter of minutes on the L350UV. This enabled Unimax to substantially expand its client base and grow the company’s business in higher-value markets such as a wide range of promotional materials, labels and point-of-sales options across health, transport, food and beverage, plus agriculture vertical markets.
Following incremental improvements, Screen and Jet Technologies released the Truepress Jet L350UV SAI S in 2021 and the label print results have been taken to the next level, with the addition of three extra colours to standard CMYK, (white, orange and blue), to substantially increase the colour gamut and vibrancy of labels.
The L350UV SAI’s automated processing feature supports printers to significantly increase turn-around speeds for digital printing jobs with overall productivity increased by 20% on all jobs and by 67% for jobs containing Screen’s high opacity white ink. The system reduces overhead costs and improves sustainability standards by considerably lowering ink and material waste through software-generated ‘lead in, lead out’ and ‘reverse-feed’ functions.
The range of substrates that Unimax can print onto has also increased substantially with this model, enabling it to print on thinner synthetic stocks, as well as a thicker range of paper and hybrid products.
Unimax Director Dinesh Kumar said: “The original Screen Truepress Jet L350UV press was extremely reliable over its five years with us and upgrading to the SAI model was an easy decision, especially with the service we receive from both Jet Technologies and Fujifilm NZ.”
Stephen Hodson, Fujifilm NZ; Dinesh Kumar, Unimax; and Jason Jones, Jet Technologies