Fujifilm North America’s Graphic Systems Division has unveiled its new LP350 Digital UV Inkjet Label Press. Planned for release in early 2022, it’s designed to meet the growing demand within the prime label market for short-runs, high print quality and variable-data content. By combining newly introduced UV inks with a powerful inkjet print engine, the new press offers “the optimum combination of productivity and quality available on the market for a digital label press,” said the OEM. “With the North American label market experiencing unprecedented digital growth, the LP350 is positioned to help enterprising converters take advantage of these market opportunities.”
By using CMYK as well as orange and violet inks, the LP350 is capable of hitting 94% of the Pantone colour gamut necessary for the prime-label printing market. In addition, double white inkjet channels enable high levels of opacity for a wide variety of label applications. With the ability to print at a resolution of 600 x 600 dpi with a 4-level grayscale and interstation UV pinning, the LP350 yields exceptional print quality. It also offers excellent productivity and can print at 164 fpm regardless of the number of colours or media types required. The press will be available in both 13” and 9” widths. Set-up times and changing media takes just minutes.
The LP350 also features newly introduced UV inks that have various resistant properties – including surface durability, light fastness, and water and chemical resistance specific for label applications. The inks also offer excellent print reproducibility, density and vibrancy, and can be used with a variety of commonly used label substrates such as clear supported and unsupported films, foils, metalized materials, and coated/uncoated papers. Other key features include corona media treatment, built-in static elimination equipment, media cleaning, full variable print ability, chill roller for shrink applications, and end-of-press UV curing system. The LP350 also includes Fujifilm ColorPath Sync – a suite of state-of-the-art, cloud-based colour-management tools that align output devices to designated colour targets. ColorPath Sync incorporates optimized colour correction and a simple, step-by-step interface to achieve and maintain colour output device alignments.