Commercial label converter Label Plus has invested in the Screen L350UV SAI inkjet press to expand its production capacity and enhance digital print quality. Sold and installed by Jet Technologies, the press is the first of its kind in Queensland.
Label Plus offers various self-adhesive labels from its production site in Luscombe, Queensland, with its sister company, Labelhouse, based in Melbourne, Victoria. Its printing production includes flexography, offset and digital, serving a diverse customer base across the pharmaceutical, health and beauty, chemical, food, household and wine markets.
Label Plus general manager James Atkins said, “Our company’s objective is to achieve complete customer satisfaction in all facets of our operations and to be a preferred supplier within the printing industry. Therefore, our focus is on providing excellent quality, whilst maintaining a flexible approach to production, thus offering short lead times at a competitive price.
“In a challenging industry, Label Plus has evolved into a dynamic organisation, by seeking and embracing new technologies and systems. We’re excited to be elevating our printing quality and customer service even higher with the addition of the Screen L350UV SAI.”
Screen said the L350UV SAI helps to increase turnaround speeds for digital printing jobs by automating the process.
With its software generated lead in, lead out and reverse-feed functions, the system also works to lower ink consumption and material waste, reducing overhead costs and improving operational sustainability standards.
According to Screen, the L350UV SAI is its class’s most flexible and automated label production system. The machine offers seven vibrant colours at 60 metres a minute (50 metres a minute when using white). The L350 delivers unrivalled colour reproduction and superior scalability, enabling it to meet an even wider variety of market needs.
The newly installed machine is fully supported by local Jet Technologies and Screen factory-trained engineers.
Jet Technologies sales director David Reece added, “We’re excited to have partnered with Label Plus to enhance its digital printing production and provide the company with the necessary edge to remain on top in a competitive industry.
“Installation and training on the L350UV have now been completed, and the printing press is not only meeting, but exceeding Label Plus’ well-informed expectations.”
Label Plus added the L350UV SAI to its digital label production capabilities after a thorough evaluation process of several options, including spending time with Jet Technologies in the UK at some L350UV SAI users, to properly understand the benefits and how it was being utilised in another sophisticated market.