Baker Labels invests in Truepress Jet L350 UV Inkjet Digital Press

(L-R) Jamie Godson (technical and planning supervisor), Paul Sykes (production manager) and Jamie Doogan (sales manager) with Steve Baker.

Baker Labels has expanded its digital printing capability by investing in its first inkjet device, a Screen Truepress Jet L350UV press. The new press will complement a Nilpeter flexo press and three HP Indigo digital presses. 

Baker Self Adhesive Labels is a trade supplier, providing design, pre-press, print and finishing. As an experienced digital producer, the inkjet investment marks the next phase of development. Adding inkjet to the existing Indigo presses will help Bakers to offer new services to the market. We currently produce some 50-70 jobs every day, and as the installed base of digital equipment in the UK is growing, Baker needs to provide services that its customers cannot provide themselves.

The Screen press runs at 50 m/min, and with the UV cured inks, some jobs will no longer require separate coating or lamination, with improved chemical resistance and durability. The system is a straight roll to roll configuration of white plus process colours, with finishing handled on the existing ABG finishing lines.

Bakers looked very closely at a range of alternatives before placing the order at Labelexpo in September. Managing director Steve Baker said, ‘The Screen press was just the best fit to our business – it is compact and flexible. We produce short to medium run labels in the highest quality, very competitively and to tight deadlines so we have to rely on highly efficient presses that deliver maximum uptime and consistent results. The new Truepress Jet not only boosts our production capacity considerably but, as a UV inkjet press, it also gives us the ability to produce great quality labels with good light, chemical and water resistance. We have a wide variety of customers with diverse label needs and this latest investment gives us the freedom to choose the best press to produce the best label for a specific application.’

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