HIGH SPEED INKJET AND LABEL & PACKAGING SOLUTIONS

Innovation has a new home.

SCREEN Americas’ new HQ on Innovation Drive.

It was a mere 12 years ago when SCREEN stood the printing industry on its head with the launch of its Truepress Jet digital inkjet technology. Since then SCREEN’s name has become synonymous with inkjet innovation and success.

That’s why it is no coincidence SCREEN Americas’ new western hemisphere headquarters is located on Innovation Drive in the Chicago metroplex!

The new facility’s centerpiece — Inkjet Innovation Center — will feature the world’s leading, high-speed production and label and packaging inkjet technology in a futuristic, hands-on demonstration environment where printing industry professionals can learn how their companies’ future in print can be accelerated.

Also integral to SCREEN Americas’ new 43,000 sq. ft. hub is a state-of-the-art parts warehouse, equipment staging and shipping area, service center, plus expanded office and meeting space with a floor-to-ceiling view of the technology. Innovation will flourish on Innovation Drive!

President Ken Ingram (center) joined by Elk Grove Village Mayor Craig B. Johnson (fourth from left) at a ribbon cutting ceremony in March 2021.

 FROM THE SERVICE DESK
TRUST Guard (logo)

TRUST Guard enhances high-speed inkjet operations

SCREEN Americas is taking a proactive approach with the Trust Guard component of the Trust Network Service. The complimentary service, consisting of three components, Trust Dialog, Trust Guard and Trust Assist, is designed to improve productivity through ongoing communication, preventive maintenance and technical support.

Now, users of the Truepress Jet520HD and Truepress Jet520NX will further benefit from Trust Guard as SCREEN personnel expand their duties to include detecting specific areas where press operators can improve their performance in order to save time, money and resources.

TEST YOUR INKJET IQ

What year was SCREEN Group founded?

Hint: A photo of the original building for Ishida Kyokuzan Printing Works is shown in the boardroom wallpaper graphic.

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Step inside your Inkjet HQ.

Great technology is continually innovated. From its inception in Japan as early as the nineteenth century, SCREEN Graphics Solutions Company has been the driving force behind many things we encounter in our daily lives. From the label on the bottle we drink, to the book we read, to the acceptance letter we receive from a university, SCREEN’s technology fuels the opportunities and objects we come into contact with on a regular basis.

In an effort to build on this legacy of innovation, SCREEN Americas has masterfully curated a printing technology demo center like no other in the United States. Within a dedicated 14,000 sq. ft. space, technology comprised of high-speed inkjet and label and packaging solutions along with equipment from SCREEN’s finishing partners, visitors to the center will be able to engage with complete printing solutions and applications from start to finish.

The executive boardroom features a custom wall mural depicting the storefront of the Ishida Kyokuzan Printing Works, where SCREEN Group’s legacy begins.

The conference space includes a direct view of the Inkjet Innovation Center (below) which will soon be home to SCREEN Americas’ inkjet technology.

The final touches on the SCREEN Inkjet Innovation Center, as it is formally known, are underway and are being completed from the top down. Hanging from the ceiling are banners designating the market applications of the very capable equipment that will soon be buzzing with activity below – including the flagship Truepress Jet520HD series high-speed inkjet presses and the cutting-edge Truepress Jet L350UV SAI series label and packaging inkjet presses. Prominently featured on the expansive wall above the executive boardroom windows overlooking the Inkjet Innovation Center are coordinating custom 50-foot skyline graphics of Kyoto, Japan and Chicago, Illinois—homes to invention and continued innovation respectively.

Coming this fall, SCREEN Americas will host you in the Inkjet Innovation Center and its adjacent lounge for guests. We look forward to seeing you soon at our inaugural open house!

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Inkjet Timelines

Inkjet Summit Recap

The annual Inkjet Summit often draws curious printers with strong roots in traditional offset lithography looking to learn more about the advantages of inkjet printing. This year’s summit proved to be no different.

SCREEN Americas teamed up with DNI Corporation in Austin, Texas, July 26-28 to help other offset printers embark on their inkjet journeys. It had been three years since DNI Corporation made its inkjet transition with the purchase of a Truepress Jet520S at this very summit. Since then, the transactional and direct mail printer has become a one-stop solution offering speed and superior color to its customers.

 FROM THE SERVICE DESK
TRUST Guard (logo)

TRUST Guard enhances high-speed inkjet operations

SCREEN Americas is taking a proactive approach with the Trust Guard component of the Trust Network Service. The complimentary service, consisting of three components, Trust Dialog, Trust Guard and Trust Assist, is designed to improve productivity through ongoing communication, preventive maintenance and technical support.

Now, users of the Truepress Jet520HD and Truepress Jet520NX will further benefit from Trust Guard as SCREEN personnel expand their duties to include detecting specific areas where press operators can improve their performance in order to save time, money and resources.

TEST YOUR INKJET IQ

What year was SCREEN Group founded?

Hint: A photo of the original building for Ishida Kyokuzan Printing Works is shown in the boardroom wallpaper graphic.

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Investing in Inkjet Innovation

Introducing CUE

SCREEN recently launched the Continual Upgrade for EQUIOS program, better known as CUE.

With customers having older versions of EQUIOS, the costs of those upgrades eventually become prohibitive. The CUE program is a monthly subscription-based program offering a lower-cost alternative for these upgrades even if the intervals are more frequent. CUE is currently available for owners of the Truepress Jet520EX, Truepress Jet520S and Truepress Jet520ZZ model systems and will soon be available for the Truepress Jet520HD and Truepress Jet520NX series.

If you’d like more information on CUE, please call 847-870-7400 ext. 2440 or email EQupgrades@screenamericas.com.

Aron Allenson

Aron Allenson
SCREEN High Speed Inkjet
Products Manager

Addressing sustainability in digital flexible packaging

Since entering the digital print market for label and packaging printers, SCREEN has frequently heard prospects and customers voice their concerns for the environment when evaluating and selecting their digital technology.

The conversation has moved beyond talking about shorter runs and Just-In-Time manufacturing to conversing about the need to reduce material usage and minimizing one’s footprint on the environment.

Both brands and consumers are emphasizing sustainability in labels and packaging and this not only includes concerns for recyclable materials and the use of water-based inks but is expanding to include the ability to produce lower Minimum Order Quantities (MOQs) to control inventory and reduce waste.

SCREEN is constantly innovating to raise the bar on sustainability.

Charlie Brown

Charlie Brown
SCREEN Label & Packaging
Products Manager

Inkjet Installations

High Speed Inkjet

Art & Negative (logo)

SCREEN Americas is proud to have come full circle with Art & Negative Graphics of Lanham, Maryland. Originally a pre-press shop founded in 1981, the company started its business using a number of drum scanners by SCREEN. Now a full-service commercial printer specializing in direct mail, mailing and fulfillment and signage, Art & Negative once again turned to SCREEN, this time for its Truepress Jet520HD series. Installed in March 2021, the digital press has allowed the company to expand its variable data capabilities and is expected to become the centerpiece of Art & Negative’s operation.

COO Jason Wilburn (left) and EVP Jim Myers

COO Jason Wilburn (left) and EVP Jim Myers

Label & Packaging

Lion Labels Inc. (logo)

SCREEN Americas is proud to announce its first ever USA-based sale of the Truepress Jet L350UV SAI series press to Lion Labels of South Easton, Mass. Stable operation, Accurate color reproduction and Integrated technologies or SAI, allow for extraordinary speed and quality color in this latest addition to SCREEN’s Label & Packaging line. Lion Labels turned to SCREEN Americas to increase capacity at its facility. The Truepress Jet L350UV SAI series is the label printer’s first purchase from SCREEN.

Truepress Jet L350UV SAI series at Lion Labels Inc. (photo)

First USA-based sale of the Truepress Jet L350UV SAI series to Lion Labels Inc.