Epson has announced the Epson SurePress L-6534VW digital label press, which offers three print speed modes from 49 feet per minute to 162 feet per minute (fpm).
“The SurePress L-6034VW set a higher standard for UV print quality,” says Mike Pruitt, product manager, Epson America, Inc. “Today we take our solution one step further by expanding the line to deliver faster print speeds compared to the previous generation, allowing prime label and packaging converters to fulfill demanding and varying portfolios more quickly – ultimately optimizing productivity and efficiency.”
Designed for label converters investing in a digital label press for the first time or looking to expand production facilities with a reliable, easy-to-use press, the SurePress L-6534VW delivers three print speed modes to meet a range of converter needs:
- High density white: 49 ft/minute
- Standard: 98 ft/minute
- Productivity: 162 ft/minute
The SurePress L-6534W digital LED UV inkjet press can produce high-quality, durable labels and integrates all of the functions required for label production, including a corona treater, white ink, digital varnish and an additional UV curing unit. The print heads, inks, LED pinning and curing lamp units, media feeding and control system are all developed and manufactured by Epson. Additional features include:
- PrecisionCore Linehead: Enables high-speed, single-pass printing to deliver amazing output quality and durability; digital monitoring system maintains high productivity using Nozzle Verification Technology to automatically manage inkjet nozzles.
- Digital Varnish: Gloss or matte finish can be selected for the overall label, and appealing partial accents can be added using glossy or matte spot varnish.
- Substrate Feed: Center drum system feeds the substrate with incredible precision designed to achieve high accuracy color registration and reduce the heat expansion or shrinkage of the substrate, enabling various types of off-the-shelf standard flexographic substrates to be used.
- LED UV Ink: Quick-drying UV ink helps enhance productivity and offers excellent weather, scratch, chemical, and water resistance; LED light source saves space and offers a lower energy use, enabling printing on heat-sensitive substrates.
- White Ink: In White ink printing, Surface White Print and Reverse-White Print are available to extend the range of expression on clear and metalized films.
- Variable Web Width: Supports rolls from 3.15 to 13-inches wide up to 0.013-inches (0.32 mm) thick.
- Enhanced Productivity: Linehead maintenance is done automatically during the shift, and manual cleaning is limited to a short interval after the shift.
The SurePress L-6534VW, and a conversion kit for the existing SurePress L-6034VW, will be available in summer 2019.