The JSPST presents the awards each year to recognize technologies that have made an outstanding contribution to the growth of the printing industry or to the development of applications for other fields.
The Truepress Jet520HD high-definition inkjet web press has become SCREEN’s flagship model. One of the attributes that helps set it apart from other production inkjet presses in the market is its ability to print, using SCREEN’s specially developed SC inks, directly on coated papers traditionally used for offset printing.
“This recognition in Japan reflects what our local market has been telling us since we launched SC Ink over a year ago,” said Ken Ingram, SCREEN Americas’ VP sales and marketing. “Production class inkjet needs to print to the same standard offset coated papers that the high quality direct mail and commercial print markets are accustomed to – but this is a very challenging engineering problem to solve.”
The Screen Truepress Jet520HD user can avoid the higher cost of purchasing and inventorying separate supplies of treated inkjet stocks needed for conventional inkjet printers. “Add to that the accrued benefit of higher quality, higher productivity and increased customer satisfaction,” Ingram said, “and the 520HD and SC Inks can significantly contribute to increased business potential and market opportunities previously unattainable with conventional inkjet production.”
The Truepress Jet520HD is equipped with 1,200 dpi high-resolution inkjet printheads that deliver the rich color gamut, detail, vibrancy and depth required for high-quality publishing and commercial printing. Both products have been adopted by companies around the world for use in the publishing, commercial printing and direct mail markets.
The JSPST award complements SCREEN’s 2017 banner year when it also took home two prestigious honors at the PRINT 17 trade show sponsored by Printing Industries of America (PIA), which selected SCREEN’s Truepress Jet520HD and another of its inkjet models for 2017 InterTech Technology Awards presented at the major show where the SCREEN technologies were also named as PRINT 17 “Must See ‘Ems.” SCREEN Americas was also officially named the Inkjet Summit 2017’s “Company to Watch Out For.”