Dainippon Screen Launches UV Inkjet Label Printing System

  Dainippon Screen Launches UV Inkjet Label Printing System

– System Is Expected to Provide Solutions to Wide-ranging Label Industry Needs
                     and Accelerate Business Expansion –

Business Wire

KYOTO, Japan -- September 19, 2013

Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (TOKYO:7735) will launch its new Truepress Jet
L350UV inkjet label printing system in October. In addition to delivering the
highest level of printing performance, the system is able to handle security
printing, providing solutions to various needs currently being experienced by
the label printing industry. With the Truepress Jet L350UV, Screen is expected
to further accelerate its expansion in an industry that is enjoying remarkable
growth.

Truepress Jet L350UV (Photo: Business Wire)

Truepress Jet L350UV (Photo: Business Wire)

Due to the continuing diversification of product packages and other trends,
the global label printing industry is projected to grow from the approximately
31.5 billion dollars earned in 2012 to nearly 40 billion dollars by 2016.*
Meanwhile, as label printing companies seek to differentiate themselves from
competitors, they have experienced a growing requirement for systems that can
provide greater product diversification and higher added value with shorter
turnaround, without using specialized technical skills. This has led to a
significant increase in the market for on-demand printing (POD) systems, which
largely satisfy these needs. At the same time, successive annual growth in
illegal copying and counterfeiting has also created a growing requirement for
a new label printing technology that can ensure product authenticity and
resolve related issues.

In 2012, Dainippon Screen developed the Truepress Jet L350UV, a digital inkjet
label printing system that delivers industry-leading printing speed of 50
meters (164 ft) per minute. Screen then introduced its technologies at various
international exhibitions and conducted ongoing market research to build a
clear picture of industry requirements. Based on this investigation and its
many years of accumulated knowhow, Screen was subsequently able to make
several major improvements, including the development of a proprietary
printhead control technology, wide gamut UV inks, and color management
technology. In addition to the excellent throughput mentioned above, the
Truepress Jet L350UV provides more stable printing capabilities coupled with
higher image quality. The ability to connect inline to post-processing
devices** such as those for die-cutting and surface processing like varnish
printing also enables uninterrupted production from input of digital data to
output of finished labels. Importantly, the Truepress Jet L350UV also provides
a solution*** to security printing requirements with its ability to output the
special codes required for Advanced Track & Trace’s SEAL VECTOR^®
authentication technology and support for the dot codes used in counterfeiting
prevention and distribution management systems.

Dainippon Screen plans to begin sales of the Truepress Jet L350UV in October.
Its launch is expected to accelerate Screen’s expansion in the label printing
industry, as it continues to show strong growth. Screen is firmly committed to
supporting the diverse needs experienced by the industry and will continue to
provide a wide range of solutions to help printing companies enter new
business areas, thereby contributing to the expansion of the overall industry.

About Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd.

Since being established in 1943, Dainippon Screen has grown significantly in
the printing and prepress fields and is currently a leading company in the
thermal CtP recorder and on-demand printing system industries. By leveraging
its core photolithographic (photo etching) technologies, Screen has developed
a large number of products that hold top shares in a variety of fields,
including those for semiconductor, flat panel display, and PCB production
equipment. Screen continues to expand these business areas. For more
information, please visit: www.screen.co.jp/eng/index.html.

About Advanced Track & Trace

Established in France in 2003, Advanced Track & Trace provides authentication
technologies that utilize special two dimensional barcodes and information
control systems for assessing quality loss when the codes are printed. Its
flagship SEAL VECTOR^® technology has also been widely adopted around the
world for use in traceability and customer relations management systems. For
more information, please visit: www.att-fr.com.

Comment by Dominique Gresland, COO of Advanced Track & Trace

The high-definition inkjet printing technologies provided by the Truepress Jet
L350UV ensure excellent reproduction of Advanced Track & Trace’s precise
authentication codes. I am convinced this combination of our two companies’
systems will contribute to the increasing adoption of security printing, a
technology that protects the marketability and brand value of original
products.

     
*     Calculated on a production basis.
          Source: Smithers Pira, a UK-based international authority on
         packaging, paper, and print industry supply chains. Converted at a
          rate of $1 equals ¥100.
**    Option. Scheduled for release in spring 2014.
***   Option. Scheduled for release in spring 2014.

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Contact:

Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd.
Masaru Wakui or Jun Yoshida, +81-75-414-7610
Media And Precision Technology Company
Global Sales & Marketing Division
Marketing Department
info-m@screen-mt.com
 
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