January 2022: Two REFINE Compact 2 machines have been installed at SCREEN’s Solutions and Technology Centers in Chicago, IL, USA, and Amstelveen, the Netherlands, further intensifying the strategic collaboration between the two companies.
All the Bells and Whistles
The Compact 2 machines will provide high-quality finishing – varnish, lamination, cold foiling and die-cutting – both inline and offline in connection with SCREEN’s new Truepress Jet L350UV SAI Series, displaying a real-life production environment with end-to-end label production to visitors and prospective customers.
The Compact 2 machines are fully equipped, fit with “all the bell and whistles” – electronic anvil cylinder, semi-rotative flexo printing- and die-cutting units, lamination, cold foil, cast and cure holography, automatic back scoring, dual rewinders, and more. LED UV curing for the European market, and conventional mercury UV curing for the American market.
Intensified Strategic Collaboration
The installation of two REFINE Compact 2 machines at SCREEN’s international Solutions and Technology Centers marks the further intensification of the strategic collaboration between the two companies. SCREEN has established themselves as one of the largest and most successful suppliers of UV-inkjet stand-alone machines in the label printing segment, and REFINE Finishing is proud to partner with them.
The demand for stand-alone digital printing is increasing. Production speeds are going up, and productions series’ are getting shorter. With this development, the need for highly automated converting equipment has skyrocketed, as it is crucial to avoiding bottlenecks in production. Digital label embellishment is also an important parameter. The market clearly demands higher quality as well as more differentiation on label products, and here, the combination of SCREEN’s new Truepress Jet L350UV SAI Series and REFINE’s Compact Series provides a premier solution.