Germany’s first Screen Truepress Jet L350UV goes into action at Labelprint24
“In addition, the Truepress Jet delivers everything today’s label buyers expect from a leading manufacturer - personalisation, fast turnaround, first-class quality and, combined with our intelligent systems, affordability,” says Managing Director Stefan Harder.
Labelprint24 is recognised as one of the most innovative label printers in Germany, producing a wide range of sheet- and roll-mounted labels for leading companies across the full spectrum of industries, including cosmetics, healthcare, food and manufacturing. Labels range from simple to highly complex products incorporating multi-layer informational booklets, all of which can be ordered online.
Labelprint24 is part of the Harder group of companies, which was founded over 50 years ago as a general commercial printer firm. In 2009 Harder decided to pursue an all-digital strategy focused on the labelling and packaging sectors, launching Labelprint24 a year later as the 24-hour web-to-print B2B portal customers use to order labels. Today Labelprint24 sells its products to Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Poland and Czech Republic. Labels represent a significant part of the group’s turnover and this looks set to grow when Labelprint24 expands into France, Italy, the Netherland and Belgium later this year.
Explains Stefan Harder: “Several key trends persuaded us this was the right path to follow. One was the steady move from offset to digital printing. The other was the growing demand for labels to perform more sophisticated functions in industries such as food and pharmaceuticals. Today labels do much more than just identify products — they are vehicles for marketing promotions, for regulatory information, and so on. Add in factors such as greater product diversification and shorter lifecycles, and our customers want us to print shorter runs, faster, and to the highest quality.
“With the Screen Truepress Jet L350UV we can meet all these demands. Because the press is incredibly flexible, it can handle short, medium and long runs and can print on a range of substrates including transparent film and metallic foil. Its print speed makes it one of the fastest label printing machines in the sector, without any compromise on quality - text is pin-sharp, and images totally photorealistic. It’s easy to look after too - the automatic printhead cleaning function cuts maintenance to no more than 15 minutes a day.”
Voted “Best Label Printing Solution” in the 2014 European Digital Press Association Awards, the 322mm print-width single-pass Screen Truepress Jet L350UV press is specifically designed to meet brand owners’ increasing demand for value-added packaging to increase product differentiation. Printing at speeds up to 16.1sqm (173.2sqft) per minute, the innovative inkjet printing system leads the industry for productivity.
Labelprint24 is a trademark of harder-online GmbH. The company is one of the most innovative, owner-operated label printing operations in Germany. Based in Grossenhain (Saxony), Labelprint24 turns out a diverse range of printed, sandwich and booklet labels. The service provider’s e-commerce portfolio also includes special print items, such as printed sticky notes. Its success rests on three pillars: an Internet shop system with immediate price calculation, an automated workflow from order-taking to shipping, and high-tech digital print, finishing and post-press technologies. This approach cuts costs significantly compared to other label printers, and the company passes on this cost advantage directly to customers. With additional sales offices in Frankfurt am Main (Germany), Poland and the Czech Republic, as well as sales partnerships, for example with Famo Druck AG in Switzerland, the company can respond to the unique needs of regional markets and secure continuous growth. Labelprint24′s goal in the medium term is to become the German market leader in Internet-based label sales. harder-online GmbH was founded in 2003 and is excellently positioned in the market with its Internet shops and trademarks: labelprint24.com, labelprint24.ch, unserdrucker.de and haftnotizblock.de. harder-online GmbH has been certified to ISO 9001 since February 2009.
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.