Screen USA - 4/26/2006
Screen USA Demonstrates New Printing Solution Offering Speed
and Quality for Personalized Production
Truepress Jet 520 Inkjet Printing Press Responds to Dramatic Rise in Targeted Materials
ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. Demand for digital and variable data printing is at an all-time high, encompassing
all types of formats. At On Demand Expo, Screen (USA) will demonstrate a versatile new printing system that
can help printing companies capture a bigger slice of this market.
The graphic communications industry has seen substantial growth in added-value printing targeted to individual
customers. The Truepress Jet 520 inkjet printing press meets the needs of full-color variable data printing with
an appropriate combination of speed, quality and price.
The Truepress Jet 520 is a continuous-feed, single-pass inkjet printer using Piezo drop-on-demand technology.
This printing system offers exceptional performance, superlative image detail and low operating costs. Thanks
to superb color management and fast processing speeds, the Truepress Jet 520 excels at producing catalogs,
direct mail pieces, full-color account statements and other materials based on customer databases.
The Truepress Jet 520's precise printing derives from the Piezo DOD inkjet print heads. Screen worked with
Seiko Epson Corp. to develop these highly reliable print heads. They are positioned in such a way that the
pitch between individual colors is very small. By using multi-tone printing, with a color depth of four tones per
drop (2-bit imaging) for each color, the Truepress Jet 520 produces a level of print tone quality that is equivalent
to that printed at twice the physical resolution.
In addition, the water-based pigment inks resist water and light and offer good drying properties. As a result, they
produce unmatched quality on both standard and uncoated stock.
At 420 full-color pages, or 209.9 feet, per minute, the Truepress Jet 520 can accommodate most projects. The
roll-fed paper feeding system gives users the flexibility to handle high-speed and high-volume print runs. The
Truepress Jet 520 can easily handle work that requires tens of thousands of pages in a limited span of time,
such as detailed invoices.
A built-in quality control scanner ensures consistent image reproduction. This makes it easy to adjust or clean
print heads. Furthermore, ink cartridges are easy to replace, helping to minimize the loss of printing time.
Ease of use
The high-performance controller uses Adobe's latest PostScript/PDF RIP core. Printing is controlled from a
touch screen. The intuitive design of the interface helps operators avoid making errors that result in printing
The design of the Truepress Jet 520 consists of a printing unit and a rewinder/unwinder unit. In addition to the
standard configuration, a variety of post-processing equipment can be connected inline to the press.
Screen (USA) will demonstrate the Truepress Jet 520 in booth #3200 at On Demand Expo, May 16-18 at the
Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. Commercial sales of the Truepress Jet 520 will begin in October.
The machine will be offered as simplex or duplex.