As one of the many industries impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, print has certainly experienced its share of challenges the past few months. However, as we all find ourselves working through these challenges, may you also see them as opportunities to learn and grow. We hope the Digital Dish can be a source of consistent value to you and your digital print business.
Each dish will feature a new nugget to chew on and fuel your digital cravings. This month, we hear from host, Mark Schlimme, Vice President of Marketing for SCREEN Americas. Keep reading to learn more from Mark and SCREEN as he provides an overview of SCREEN's rich history in the graphic arts industry, as well as ideal inkjet applications for its Truepress Jet Series roll-fed presses.
RICH HISTORY, BRIGHT FUTURE
Did you know that SCREEN's graphic arts roots reach to the late 19th Century as a supplier of copper screens for the textile printing industry in Japan’s cultural capital, Kyoto? SCREEN introduced itself to U.S. graphics markets in the 1960s with solutions for image scanning and capture, CTP imaging and prepress workflow. In 2007, SCREEN entered the press manufacturing market when it partnered with IBM to develop the first production class continuous feed inkjet printer. Now, SCREEN provides print providers directly with its brand of Truepress Jet Series presses and indirectly as the OEM partner for Ricoh Production Print solutions. Through all channels, more than 1,500 continuous feed printing engines are in production today.
TRUEPRESS JET SERIES
SCREEN's Truepress Jet520 series inkjet web presses satisfy a diverse range of print markets and customer demands, printing end applications like Direct Mail, Transactional, Publications, Books and Catalogs, as well as traditional commercial applications such as product brochures, menus, posters, labels and photography products. Flexible system configurations and versatile options allow printers to build the production solution you need. With this press series, SCREEN continues to engineer and develop new proprietary inks, printhead technology and drying advancements to enable high-quality inkjet printing across a wide range of substrates, including uncoated and coated offset papers and even specialties like flexible, shrink and corrugated packaging.
APPLICATIONS FOR INKJET
SCREEN's continuous-feed inkjet technology creates new opportunities for a host of print applications. For high-volume commercial printing, SCREEN technology delivers reliable production, faithful color and fast turnarounds. High-end publications and digital book printing are made possible by leveraging the speed advantages of digital technology as well as the opportunity for variable data, full color and different text stocks. For direct mail communications, SCREEN technology enables brand owners and print providers the opportunity to get their time-sensitive, mission-critical communications out to customers and generate ROI with improved response rates. Lastly, SCREEN's digital technology enables attention-grabbing transactional statements, such as monthly statements, invoices, policies and other documents by combining color and targeted/personalized messaging with fast throughput to add value to every customer communication.
IP'S DIGITAL INKJET PORTFOLIO
Thank you to Mark and SCREEN Americas for contributing to this month's Digital Dish. Stay tuned for more information from SCREEN throughout the year. For a complete list of International Paper's digital inkjet product line, visit our website.