Onpack enhances digital with Screen L350UV SAI

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National narrow web print provider, Onpack, has enhanced its digital operations by upgrading to the the Screen L350UV SAI Inkjet Series automated label production system.

Enhanced digital capability: The new Screen L350UV SAI at On Pack with Scott Aston (left) and Rob Keeble
Enhanced digital capability: The new Screen L350UV SAI at On Pack with Scott Aston (left)
and Rob Keeble

Sold and installed by Onpack’s long-term partner, Jet Technologies, the latest SAI Series is an upgrade from the Screen L350UV V1 and V1+, featuring improved colour reproduction and scalability to meet a diversity of industrial and market needs.

With a strong history in commercial printing, the Melbourne-based label printer’s recent venture into labels and packaging has since seen it service a variety of industries – including food and beverage, FMCG, commercial, health and beauty, and sports and nutrition.

Michael Nankervis, founder and managing director, Onpack, said, “Our first investment in the original L350 series gave us the platform to meet our growth ambitions as a business, whilst optimising our digital printing capabilities with process control, enhanced quality, and improved efficiency. Four years on, and with the continued support of Jet Technologies, we were ready to expand and grow our capacity even further.”

Earlier this year, the latest Screen L350UV SAI Series was officially released and demonstrated at Jet Technologies’ Sydney demonstration room. After witnessing its improved capabilities and features, Onpack placed its order of the system, which is now in operations at its head facility in Melbourne.

Onpack says the new L350UV SAI Series has improved its production capacity by 20 per cent for colour printing, and by 60 per cent for highest opacity white colours. The upgraded system has additionally enabled Onpack to operate with a wide range of colours, without ink wastage.

“Since installation, the SAI upgrade has enabled us to significantly increase our turnaround speed for digital printing jobs by automating the process. With its software generated lead in lead out and reverse-feed function, we’ve also considerably lowered our ink and material waste, which has reduced overhead costs and improved our sustainability standards,” added Nankervis.

David Reece, sales director, Jet Technologies, said, “The L350UV SAI Series’ ability to print on a diversity of local and imported materials has positioned it as one of the most innovative and efficient automated label production printers available today. Even more so, with improved productivity rates of up to 60 per cent compared to the previous model, the SAI serves as one of the fastest solutions on the market, with the highest-quality results, and we’re pleased to see Onpack further its digital innovation by upgrading to this latest model.”

Peter Scott, managing director of Screen GP Australia, a direct subsidiary of Screen Holdings Japan, says: “We are delighted that Onpack has decided to stay with Screen digital label press technology through our dealer Jet Technologies. Onpack’s first Truepress Jet L350UV has provided five years of high-uptime production for Onpack, capably supported by Jet and our own technicians. Now with the SAI installed, the original machine is traded in and will be refurbished.”

Scott explained the benefits of the latest L350UV SAI, that he said apart from increased productivity, include extra orange and blue colours to add to the CMYK inkset, “resulting in eye-popping colours and accurate Pantone and spot matches.”

He said, "The chill roller option facilitates printing on very thin substrates, and an extra white with extra UV-curing ensures high productivity while using white ink.

“All in all, the combination of Jet Technologies and Screen is the dream team for digital label production. Screen has the factory-trained technicians and global resources, Jet has a deep understanding of all label production including flexo, inks, coatings and workflows. Onpack is our second, soon to be a third, repeat customer for Screen digital label press technology and we are immensly proud to have them as a customer, supported by Jet Technologies.”

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