Labelexpo 2023: Nilpeter and Screen join forces to unveil integrated digital printing press

Two major players in the printing equipment industry, Screen and Nilpeter, have teamed up to introduce a cutting-edge integrated digital printing press for label printing.

14 Sep 2023 | By Noel D'Cunha

Nilpeter FA-26

This new solution was unveiled at Labelexpo 2023 and was displayed at Screen's booth in Hall 9, Stand B30.

“This innovative printing platform results from years of careful development and collaboration between these industry leaders. With the demand for integrated digital printing and embellishment solutions on the rise, Screen and Nilpeter have created a flexible platform that allows businesses to create unique end-to-end label printing solutions that can set them apart in the market,” said Alan Baretto of Nilpeter India.

This partnership aims to address the label and packaging industry's urgent requirement for stable and high-quality combination printing, while also enhancing production efficiency and creativity. Screen, the developer of Truepress Label 350UV SAI technology, has integrated its expertise with Nilpeter's FA-Line flexo platform, which is renowned for its unmatched versatility and performance.

With its range of features and modular design, this platform can effortlessly adapt to the ever-changing needs of the label and packaging industry. “Whether you need to produce intricate, high-end labels with vivid graphics or large volume runs with accuracy and consistency, this solution offers unparalleled flexibility. It can accommodate a wide variety of embellishment options, including UV flexo, cold foil, hot foil, and lamination, giving businesses the versatility to meet diverse customer demands,” Baretto explained.

Alan Baretto, Nilpeter India

On the Nilpeter stand were two presses running live – FA-26 and FA-17, two machines, which Baretto said, are perfect for short-run flexible packaging and labels. “The FA-26 is a game-changer in the industry thanks to its incredible inline printing capabilities, which can be used in various applications. With a sturdy build and cutting-edge features, this machine guarantees high-quality prints at any speed.”

Additionally, the FA-17 was fitted with a high-build inkjet digital varnish bar. “It’s a unique replacement for traditional high-build spot varnish and doming. Compared to traditional methods, it is extremely easy to use, cost-efficient and time-saving. The unit can be retrofitted at any point on any Nilpeter presses.

Key highlights of the integrated digital printing press

  1. The modular press combines flexo and digital printing technologies to deliver unmatched versatility and a high degree of automation.
  2. Screen’s Truepress Label 350UV SAI technology and Nilpeter’s FA-Line flexo platform are harmoniously integrated to offer dynamic interfacing and instant register from the first print.
  3. With low waste and exceptional stability, this solution is designed to meet today’s sustainability demands without compromising productivity.
  4. Advanced register control systems ensure print consistency, minimising waste and optimising performance.
  5. The Integrated digital printing press boasts impressive specifications, including a speed of 60m/min, a CMYK+W+O+B colour configuration, high-performance white, and a range of additional features such as sleeve-based UV flexo stations, LED or mercury lamp curing options, closed chamber ink trays, and an extensive automation package.
  6. With options like quick change die, semi-rotative die, flexo cold foil, digital cold foil and doming, hot foil unit, rail-mounted high build varnish, lamination, and video inspection, this press can handle an array of label embellishment processes with ease.