Rolling Meadows, Illinois — Longtime flexographic shop Triangle Label of West Chester, Ohio has achieved major production savings in the first year since it invested in a Screen Truepress Jet L350UV inkjet label press. Proud of its parent company’s (BGR, Inc.) history and its own high standards of quality, Triangle Label did not put the brakes on forward motion when it came to seeking out ways to reduce costs and increase flexibility, maintaining the product excellence for which the company is known.
“The L350 has exceeded our expectations,” said Operations Manager Scott Kneer. “We thought initially that 15,000 feet would be our sweet spot. With the Screen, we have run over 100,000 feet and 3.6 million labels on one order. We are able to run much more material now.”
The L350 gives Triangle the versatility its customers require. “One of the biggest selling points with the L350 is that we do not have to top coat. We just run it and achieve good adhesion results,” Kneer said.
Traditional flexo printing calls for time-intense makeready and clean up. “Up-time versus down-time is a major plus with the L350 compared to flexo,” Plant Manager Tom Hagedorn said. “The set up time has gone from two to four hours down to 10 minutes for both set up and clean up.
“Labor savings has been by far one of our biggest benefits. We have reduced set up and waste. With the L350 digital inkjet technology, you don’t have to mount plates or clean up ink. We’ve seen a huge savings on material as well,” Hagedorn said.
“The Screen is very versatile. We have many products that call for multiple SKUs. Our intended label market niche is pretty wide open. We have lots of craft beer and craft food, for example. Some products call for 30-40 SKUs of the same size. The L350 has given us multiple opportunities to land that type of business. As a result, our retail end has taken off,” Kneer said.
Triangle first experienced digital three-and-a-half years ago with a desktop unit. “Within six months, we knew that digital was more cost-effective than flexographic. A year later we started our search for a larger press. Our team members made a unanimous decision for Screen,” he said. “We’ve never looked back.”
“There have been no major service or quality issues either,” Hagedorn added. “We’re very happy with the L350.”
The Truepress Jet L350UV delivers excellent print quality, wide color gamut, repeatability, quickness and profitability. A diverse digital press with a wide range of capabilities and substrate versatility, the Truepress Jet L350UV achieves superb output on paper substrates, metallic foil, transparent film, polypropylene and polyethylene. It combines high image resolution, advanced inkjet printhead technology and white ink capabilities to bring out the best in food and beverage labels, industrial and safety labels, point-of-purchase labels, drug labels and many more label applications. For more information on the Truepress Jet L350UV, visit the Screen Americas website at www.screenamericas.com.
About Screen Americas
Screen Americas (Rolling Meadows, Illinois), a SCREEN Graphic and Precision Solutions group company, provides a wide range of solutions to meet graphic communications needs, with a strong focus on production-class inkjet printing technology.
Since 1967, Screen Americas has created satisfied customers by delivering the latest innovations that help diverse printing operations profitably grow their businesses. Our versatile, reliable product portfolio includes Truepress inkjet printers and presses, PlateRite thermal platesetters and PDF/JDF-based workflow solutions for computer-to-plate and print-on-demand.
Screen digital solutions are known for their ability to streamline printing processes and significantly improve output quality. These exceptional features continue to make them leaders in their respective market segments. Exciting new advances in every product category, along with ongoing product improvements and software upgrades, offer greater value and flexibility.