HIGH SPEED INKJET AND LABEL & PACKAGING SOLUTIONS

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Last year, 47.8 million workers quit their jobs, an average of nearly 4 million each month, meaning 2021 holds the highest average on record.. and 2022 shows no sign of slowing down.*

Last year, 47.8 million workers quit their jobs, an average of nearly 4 million each month, meaning 2021 holds the highest average on record.. and 2022 shows no sign of slowing down.*

SCREEN's Warehouse

With stories of supply chain challenges dominating the news. SCREEN Americas has managed to stock its warehouse with the Truepress Jet series ready for delivery.

People throughout the nation and across all industries have been talking about the Great Resignation. From service to manufacturing to administration, those who can manage an early retirement are bidding their employers a final farewell.

For the printing industry, an even bigger mass exodus is expected. Remote working is not an option in the pressroom. Many will want to vacate their positions if they can. To compound matters, those operating conventional offset presses are closer to retirement than their younger peers who lack the skills to master such machinery. Without skilled employees, presses will remain idle and printers’ businesses will stagnate.

SCREEN has been planning for the eventual departure of skilled hands for a while. Automated systems, reduced make-ready time, computerized engineering and ease of operation are just a few of the attributes that are gradually taking over from diminished talent in the pressroom.

As more and more printers prepare to receive inevitable resignations from their skilled employees, they are turning to SCREEN’s digital inkjet technology to take the place of lost expertise and secure the future of their businesses.

*Source: SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management), Mar. 9, 2022

TEST YOUR INKJET IQ

What year was the Truepress Jet L350UV SAI launched?

Hint: This event took place after Print '17

2019

Inkjet Summit

SCREEN Americas sponsored the tenth annual Inkjet Summit in Austin, Texas, April 11-13, 2022, and earned the recognition of being one of the companies to watch out for. It also received the award for Best Case Study Presentation by a Sponsor in the category of General Commerical Printing. SCREEN’s case study presentation featured Southeastern Printing of Hialeah, Florida.

Mark Schlimme (photo)

VP of Marketing Mark Schlimme accepting SCREEN’s award at the annual Inkjet Summit in April.

Inkjet Summit

SCREEN Americas sponsored the tenth annual Inkjet Summit in Austin, Texas, April 11-13, 2022, and earned the recognition of being one of the companies to watch out for. It also received the award for Best Case Study Presentation by a Sponsor in the category of General Commerical Printing. SCREEN’s case study presentation featured Southeastern Printing of Hialeah, Florida.

Mark Schlimme (photo)

VP of Marketing Mark Schlimme accepting SCREEN’s award at the annual Inkjet Summit in April.


INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR AWARDS

Presented to Two SCREEN Customers

Polaris

Johnson and Quin

Screen Americas congratulates Polaris Direct of Hookset, New Hampshire, and Johnson & Quin of Niles, Illinois, two of eight companies who earned the 2021 Innovator of the Year award. Both companies are direct mail printers and own and operate the SCREEN Truepress Jet520ZZ. The printers shared their stories with a leading trade publication and you can read more about them by visiting SCREEN’s LinkedIn page

SCREEN Expands Service Offerings to its High-Speed Inkjet and Digital Packaging Solutions Portfolios

Jim Rivet (photo)

Jim Rivest,
Vice President
of Support

SCREEN Americas is in the process of expanding its service offerings to its high-speed inkjet series and its digital packaging solutions portfolio. The service team will expand by more than 18 percent over the next year and the company’s product support specialists will be strategically aligned based on where the company’s installations are concentrated geographically. Additionally, SCREEN will extend the company’s TRUST Network Service program to all users of SCREEN’s Truepress Jet520HD series and the Truepress Jet L350UV series. The company’s existing full-service plan, a model implemented more than ten years ago after SCREEN decided to discontinue offering self-service contracts, is also in effect. The full-service support model includes all travel, labor, parts, inkjet heads, on-site and remote support for the press and support for software applications.

Vice President of Support Jim Rivest personally interviews all candidates before they join the SCREEN team as a product support specialist. Once they’re on board, their primary goals are to satisfy customers to the point where they would become actual references for SCREEN. To ensure the highest level of customer satisfaction, Rivest focuses on uptime and aims to remedy issues completely and correctly the first time. He also believes in avoiding personal performance reports that encourage limiting time spent at a facility or using fewer parts to repair a press.

Debunk the myths surrounding roll-fed inkjet

Busting Inkjet Myths - FACTS

Product Manager Aron Allenson addressed the most common misconceptions surrounding digital roll-fed inkjet in a recent webinar on January 12, 2022. From everything to print quality, to stocks, to the expense of the ink itself, Allenson spent an hour visiting with printers virtually and addressed their concerns and answered any questions they had – and of course to BUST the MYTHS!   Watch the webinar at screenamericas.com/myths

Common Inkjet
Misconceptions

  • Stocks are a problem
  • The color isn’t there yet
  • Inkjet inks are too expensive
  • Print quality won’t be accepted
  • Our bindery is set up for sheetfed
  • Offset pressmen won’t accept inkjet
  • Not enough volume to justify inkjet












Common Inkjet
Misconceptions

  • Stocks are a problem
  • The color isn’t there yet
  • Inkjet inks are too expensive
  • Print quality won’t be accepted
  • Our bindery is set up for sheetfed
  • Offset pressmen won’t accept inkjet
  • Not enough volume to justify inkjet












Common Inkjet
Misconceptions

  • Stocks are a problem
  • The color isn’t there yet
  • Inkjet inks are too expensive
  • Print quality won’t be accepted
  • Our bindery is set up for sheetfed
  • Offset pressmen won’t accept inkjet
  • Not enough volume to justify inkjet












Common Inkjet
Misconceptions

  • Stocks are a problem
  • The color isn’t there yet
  • Inkjet inks are too expensive
  • Print quality won’t be accepted
  • Our bindery is set up for sheetfed
  • Offset pressmen won’t accept inkjet
  • Not enough volume to justify inkjet












Common Inkjet
Misconceptions

  • Stocks are a problem
  • The color isn’t there yet
  • Inkjet inks are too expensive
  • Print quality won’t be accepted
  • Our bindery is set up for sheetfed
  • Offset pressmen won’t accept inkjet
  • Not enough volume to justify inkjet












SCREEN Promotes
Dean Kenan and Paul Chandonnet
to Newly Formed Leadership Roles

Dean Kenan Headshot

Dean Kenan

Dean Kenan has been promoted to vice president of sales for the company’s digital packaging solutions division. Kenan will oversee the company’s expanding portfolio of label and packaging presses including the Truepress Jet L350UV series, Truepress Jet L350UV SAI series and the PAC830F.

With over 200 installations of SCREEN’s label technology across the globe, the extra layer of leadership will provide a centralized support system for the entire sales team in a market that is calling for increased on-demand and just-in-time manufacturing.

Kenan, who began working at SCREEN Americas in 2013 as a regional sales manager and who is located on the West Coast, will oversee the upcoming installation of the Truepress PAC830F - the first in the United States!

Paul Chandonnet Headshot

Paul Chandonnet

Paul Chandonnet will assume the role of vice president of sales for the company’s highspeed inkjet solutions division and oversee the products serving commercial, publishing, direct mail and transactional applications.

With a rising demand for high-speed roll-fed digital inkjet technology among direct mail marketers who are discovering the benefits of a white-paper-in operation, sophisticated personalization, high quality color and the ability to print on a variety of stocks are rapidly becoming sought-after features for marketing professionals. Chandonnet will be better able to address the needs of this growing audience in his new position.

A SCREEN employee since 2015, Chandonnet will be responsible for sales of the Truepress Jet520 series including the 520HD and 520NX.

Strategic Promotions

Takayasu Okitsu Headshot

Welcome Takayasu Okitsu

Okitsu san began his position as senior vice president and board member of SCREEN GP Americas on April 1, 2022. Okitsu san assumed the responsibilities previously held by Hirokazu Okuno who recently returned to Japan.

Takayasu Okitsu Headshot

Welcome
Takayasu Okitsu

Okitsu san began his position as senior vice president and board member of SCREEN GP Americas on April 1, 2022. Okitsu san assumed the responsibilities previously held by Hirokazu Okuno who recently returned to Japan.

Takayasu Okitsu Headshot

Welcome Takayasu Okitsu

Okitsu san began his position as senior vice president and board member of SCREEN GP Americas on April 1, 2022. Okitsu san assumed the responsibilities previously held by Hirokazu Okuno who recently returned to Japan.

Takayasu Okitsu Headshot

Welcome Takayasu Okitsu

Okitsu san began his position as senior vice president and board member of SCREEN GP Americas on April 1, 2022. Okitsu san assumed the responsibilities previously held by Hirokazu Okuno who recently returned to Japan.

Takayasu Okitsu Headshot

Welcome
Takayasu Okitsu

Okitsu san began his position as senior vice president and board member of SCREEN GP Americas on April 1, 2022. Okitsu san assumed the responsibilities previously held by Hirokazu Okuno who recently returned to Japan.

Takayasu Okitsu Headshot

Welcome
Takayasu Okitsu

Okitsu san began his position as senior vice president and board member of SCREEN GP Americas on April 1, 2022. Okitsu san assumed the responsibilities previously held by Hirokazu Okuno who recently returned to Japan.

Hiromi Sakurai Headshot

Congratulate Hiromi Sakurai

Sakurai san was recently promoted to senior vice president. He was also appointed to the board of SCREEN GP Americas. Sakurai san began his career in April of 1988 as a software and system engineer at SCREEN in Kyoto, Japan. He has been with SCREEN Americas since April 2018.

Hiromi Sakurai Headshot

Congratulate
Hiromi Sakurai

Sakurai san was recently promoted to senior vice president. He was also appointed to the board of SCREEN GP Americas. Sakurai san began his career in April of 1988 as a software and system engineer at SCREEN in Kyoto, Japan. He has been with SCREEN Americas since April 2018.

Hiromi Sakurai Headshot

Congratulate Hiromi Sakurai

Sakurai san was recently promoted to senior vice president. He was also appointed to the board of SCREEN GP Americas. Sakurai san began his career in April of 1988 as a software and system engineer at SCREEN in Kyoto, Japan. He has been with SCREEN Americas since April 2018.

Hiromi Sakurai Headshot

Congratulate Hiromi Sakurai

Sakurai san was recently promoted to senior vice president. He was also appointed to the board of SCREEN GP Americas. Sakurai san began his career in April of 1988 as a software and system engineer at SCREEN in Kyoto, Japan. He has been with SCREEN Americas since April 2018.

Hiromi Sakurai Headshot

Congratulate
Hiromi Sakurai

Sakurai san was recently promoted to senior vice president. He was also appointed to the board of SCREEN GP Americas. Sakurai san began his career in April of 1988 as a software and system engineer at SCREEN in Kyoto, Japan. He has been with SCREEN Americas since April 2018.

Hiromi Sakurai Headshot

Congratulate
Hiromi Sakurai

Sakurai san was recently promoted to senior vice president. He was also appointed to the board of SCREEN GP Americas. Sakurai san began his career in April of 1988 as a software and system engineer at SCREEN in Kyoto, Japan. He has been with SCREEN Americas since April 2018.

SCREEN Americas Joins Flexible Packaging Association

FPA logo

SCREEN Americas is now a member of the Flexible Packaging Association, a status it decided to pursue after entering the flexible packaging market with its Truepress PAC830F, a digital solution for standing pouches and center-seal and gusset bags. The association estimates that since its inception in 1951, the flexible packaging industry has grown from approximately $400 million to approximately $31 billion today.

SCREEN Americas Partners with W&D

SCREEN Americas recently formed a partnership with renowned envelope converting and mail inserting solutions provider, Winkler+Dünnebier, also known as W+D. The alliance offers a complete solution for direct mailers and commercial printers to produce customized content using roll-fed digital inkjet while simultaneously creating personalized envelopes and inserting variable content into the correct envelope. The solution unites SCREEN’s Truepress Jet520 series with W+D’s BB1000 direct mail finishing inserting system. Visitors to SCREEN Americas’ new Inkjet Innovation Center will soon be able to see the operation in action!

W+D BB1000

BB1000 direct mail finishing inserting system

TEST YOUR INKJET IQ

What year was the Truepress Jet L350UV SAI launched?

Hint: This event took place after Print '17

2019

Inkjet Summit

SCREEN Americas sponsored the tenth annual Inkjet Summit in Austin, Texas, April 11-13, 2022, and earned the recognition of being one of the companies to watch out for. It also received the award for Best Case Study Presentation by a Sponsor in the category of General Commerical Printing. SCREEN’s case study presentation featured Southeastern Printing of Hialeah, Florida.

Mark Schlimme (photo)

VP of Marketing Mark Schlimme accepting SCREEN’s award at the annual Inkjet Summit in April.


INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR AWARDS

Presented to Two SCREEN Customers

Polaris

Johnson and Quin

Screen Americas congratulates Polaris Direct of Hookset, New Hampshire, and Johnson & Quin of Niles, Illinois, two of eight companies who earned the 2021 Innovator of the Year award. Both companies are direct mail printers and own and operate the SCREEN Truepress Jet520ZZ. The printers shared their stories with a leading trade publication and you can read more about them by visiting SCREEN’s LinkedIn page

Inkjet Installations

Multi-million Dollar Printer Increases Capacity by 80 Percent with Truepress Jet L350UV+; SCREEN Achieves Milestone in Texas Market

Alliance - Print Evolved (logo)

SCREEN Americas’ Truepress Jet L350UV+ may now be found in Texas. Alliance Graphics and Printing of Houston is the first printer in the state to invest in SCREEN’s label technology. The printer chose additional white and orange color options to help capitalize on the increased demand for labels in 2020. Label revenue alone grew by two million dollars for the printer within one year of purchasing the digital inkjet press. The printer has since downsized his conventional offset technology from five presses to two and plans to move his label business forward with SCREEN.

TruepressJet L350UV-plus

Full-Service Marketing and Mailing Operation Transitions from Offset Printing to Digital Inkjet with Truepress Jet520NX

The Calmark Group - where ideas originate

SCREEN Americas made two consecutive sales of its Truepress Jet520NX to The Calmark Group of Bedford Park, Illinois. Both presses are equipped with the black enhanced option which allows the press to run at speeds up to 180 meters per minute. The Calmark Group is one of the first companies in the United States to invest in this added feature. With a fulfillment operation that includes mailing up to 3.5 million pieces per day, the printer plans on making a complete transition from conventional offset printing to digital inkjet printing using SCREEN’s technology.

The Calmark Group - where ideas originate