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Screen and PRATI have announced today a collaboration to develop an interface between the Screen Truepress Jet L350UV series of digital label presses and the DIGIFAST ONE modular digital converting line. Aimed at maximising end-to-end productivity, the interface delivers a near-line connection, allowing label printers the flexibility to run integrated in-line or standalone off-line jobs, according to the needs of the production schedule.

“As with all our technology, our main aim is to maximise productivity and accuracy whilst minimising downtime,” states Chiara Prati, Sales & Marketing Director, PRATI, “As a leading player in the label press market, Screen is a natural partner for us, particularly as inkjet rises in popularity. Our two companies share a similar ethos and vision for how we can best support each other in our goals for the labels and packaging industry.”

PRATI has played a leading role in the label finishing industry for over four decades. With over 2,500 machines installed, the Italian company is centred on innovation, quality and lifelong reliability. An advanced digital finishing machine, DIGIFAST ONE, enables processing at speeds of up to 90mpm and is totally modular. Accuracy is guaranteed with tight tolerances, minimising downtime between jobs and greatly boosting productivity. The digital label finishing line offers similar high-speed processing together allowing a cohesive production line that runs from data input through to label finishing. In addition, advantages such as decreased times for setup and adjustment of varnishing, lamination, die-cutting and slitting, providing high-speed processing enable significant cost reductions during label production.

“We’re delighted to collaborate with PRATI, renowned for the productivity and reliability of its products, and achieve this end-to-end solution,” says Carlo Sammarco, Sales Director Packaging Solutions at Screen Europe. “Screen is dedicated to making presses that benefit the whole production line, achieving the greatest limits of output for label producers. We have mutual distributors around the world including REM in Italy and Jet Technologies in Indonesia, providing customers one of the best combined digital label solutions for speed, quality and ease of use. Both Screen and PRATI will be exhibiting new exciting features on their respective products at Labelexpo and cooperating at the show to produce some high quality printed and embellished finished labels.”

The new Screen Truepress L350UV+ series offers industry-leading, reliable print speeds of up to 60mpm for high-end, high-speed label production. Combined with the benefits of substrate compatibility, colour reproduction, operability and other advanced features, Screen UV inkjet label presses provide a significant edge over conventional technologies in a wide range of fields.

PRATI demonstrates the DIGIFAST ONE on stand (5C41), and Screen debuts the Truepress L350UV+ series on stand (9B30) at Labelexpo, Brussels Expo, from 25–28 September.