Bookprinter Print Group installs first Screen Truepress Jet520HD inkjet press with SC inks

Print Group, the leading digital book printer in Poland, has installed a Screen Truepress Jet520HD high-speed roll-fed inkjet press with Screen’s new SC inks at its Booksfactory site in Szczecin. The addition will enhance turnaround times for full colour high-definition book printing, as well as allowing the business to take on larger volumes as customer demand grows. Print Group has long been committed to digital book production, and previously installed the first Screen Truepress Jet 520EX Mono in Europe for black and white production in 2013. Print Group is also the first company to invest in the 520HD with SC ink.

Launched at Hunkeler Innovation Days 2017 to wide acclaim, Screen’s new versatile inkjet SC inks will enable Print Group to leverage the benefits of inkjet whilst continuing to use their existing standard uncoated papers. The innovative SC inks do not require any pre-treatment or post coating, enabling printing on coated papers as well. The inks are currently available only on the Truepress Jet520HD press.

 “Print Group sees digital inkjet printing as the way forward for book production,” comments Walter Wanat, International Sales Director for the Print Group. “Printed book sales are growing healthily, and as our customers grow, Print Group must also grow. As part of a whole new book factory facility to help meet that rising demand, we added the Screen Truepress Jet520HD to increase our capacity for larger numbers and volumes of colour print runs.

“From our previous experience with the technology, Screen was always going to be at the top of our list when we came to make another investment. The SC inks combined with the Jet520HD however made it a very easy decision. The quality is remarkable and the range of substrates provides great benefits to my customers.”

The Screen Truepress Jet520HD is a high-definition inkjet web press with a true print resolution of 1,200 dpi and precise droplet size control at up to 150 metres per minute. The Truepress Jet520HD achieves the colours, textures, details and solid ink areas expected for high-end publication and commercial work.

“This press delivers quality close to offset and high production efficiency, meaning a more competitive service for our customers across Europe,” says Wanat, “At the same time, book consumers expect more for their money, so quality is important to our customers. With the Screen Truepress, we can produce high definition print for larger print runs, whilst still using digital print production.”

Screen Sales Manager Patrick Jud, concludes, “The superior speed, quality and production costs delivered by the Screen Truepress Jet520HD makes it extremely attractive to book printers. We’re delighted to be working with Print Group again and are excited to see what they produce.”

Rob van den Braak

Printer’s devil (1964), phototypesetter, offsetprinter, teacher of graphic techniques, salesmanager, productmanager, trade journalist, founder of BlokBoek e-zine (2011). But above all husband, father, friend and lover of life in southern Spain (since 2010).

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