22 October 2019
SCREEN Graphic Solutions has now shipped a grand total of over 1,500 presses including OEM partner systems. The landmark 1,500th system is already awaiting installation at the facilities of Access Direct Mail in the United States. Since 1984, Access Direct Mail has provided customers in the south-eastern United States with a single point of contact for direct mail and printing services, as well as cross-media and cross-channel marketing solutions.
SCREEN GA originally released its pioneering Truepress Jet520 full colour variable inkjet press to the industry in 2006. The system combined cutting-edge inkjet technologies with prepress technologies refined by SCREEN GA over many years. Its development answered the growing need for printing companies to be able to produce high value-added materials tailored to individual consumers. Since this time, SCREEN GA has expanded its product line-up and solutions, and the press’ outstanding productivity and quality have driven the shift toward full colour, inkjet production for transaction printing and also contributed to the expansion of the overall variable printing market.
Thanks to the strong support from users all over the world, SCREEN GA has now shipped a combined total of over 1,500 presses including OEM partner systems since it was initially released in 2006 until October 2019. SCREEN GA intends to continue utilizing its established high-speed, high-quality inkjet technologies as it works to further improve production line automation and develop solutions that can resolve the many challenges faced by its customers. It is confident these efforts will enable it to both open up new markets and contribute to the long-term development of the printing industry.
Comments by Takanori Kakita, President of SCREEN Graphic Solutions Co., Ltd.
When the first Truepress Jet520 system was launched, informational materials targeting individuals were mainly produced with monochrome printing on pre-printed forms. The Truepress Jet520 series has continued to develop right up until today in tandem with the growth of one to one marketing and the migration of transaction media to full colour on demand printing. In this time, a large number of innovative companies around the world have adopted Truepress Jet520 systems, and we have been able to successfully provide front line support to all of these users as they have worked to create new added value for both printed materials and the printing industry itself.
SCREEN GA is also extremely proud of the contribution we have made to this initiative, despite our limitations. A great many of our customers have requested upgrades and additional systems and some have also been using their existing systems continuously in production since the series was first released. The relationship of trust we have built with these customers over such a long period has enabled our digital printing business to grow consistently. Going forward, we intend to prioritize our customer first mindset, with further integration of our development, production, sales, marketing and service activities. Our focus will remain on digital printing technologies as we work with total commitment to advance the printing industry.
Development of Truepress Jet520 Series (SCREEN Brand Models)
Launch System Features
2006 Truepress Jet520 – Launch of SCREEN GA’s first full colour variable inkjet system, enabling high-speed printing of up to 64 meters per minute (colour)
2008 Truepress Jet520 High-speed option – Release of an option delivering outstanding productivity of up to 128 meters per minute (colour)
2010 Truepress Jet520EX – Launch of a specialized monochrome inkjet printer offering throughput of up to 128 meters per minute (monochrome)
2010 Truepress Jet520ZZ – Launch of a high-productivity model offering throughput of up to 220 meters per minute (colour)
2012 JetInspection – Launch of an integrated unit providing comprehensive full colour variable inspection
2012 EQUIOS RIP – Release of an EQUIOS platform specifically designed for the Truepress Jet520 series
2013 JSPST1 Technology Award Receipt of award by Truepress Jet520
2015 Truepress Jet520HD – Launch of a high-precision inkjet press with a resolution of 1,200 dpi
2016 Truepress Jet520 Advanced – Launch of the Advanced series, offering exceptional definition and productivity
Truepress Jet520EX Advanced
Truepress Jet520ZZ Advanced
2017 Truepress Jet520NX – Launch of a next-generation full colour variable inkjet press with the increased responsiveness needed for mixed and small lot printing
2017 Truepress SC inks – Introduction of inks specially developed for the offset coated papers used in the Truepress Jet520HD
2017 PIA2 2017 InterTech Technology Award – Receipt of award by Truepress Jet520HD and Truepress ink SC
2018 JSPST Technology Award Receipt of award by Truepress Jet520HD and Truepress ink SC
2018 Truepress Jet520HD+ – Launch of a model equipped with a new drying unit that supports throughput of up to 75 meters per minute for offset coated papers
2018 EQUIOS PrintSimulator – Release of a tool for PDF pre-flight as well as the simulation of RIP speed and ink consumption
2019 Truepress Jet520HD+ High-speed option – Release of an option that delivers throughput of up to 100 meters per minute on offset coated papers
2019 Evaluation by Image Test Labs – Test program by Image Test Labs reveals the quality of the Truepress Jet520HD+ equals that of offset presses on standard offset coated papers 2019
Truepress Jet520HD AD – Launch of a high-speed model that delivers throughput of up to 150 meters per minute on offset coated papers