Reflecting the growing interest being shown in the latest drop-on-demand ink jet systems, Reynders Etiketten is the first European converter to install Jetrion’s 3025 system. By employing two separate print heads, the system can print bar codes and other types of variable data at multiple locations on the press, while running at normal press speeds. By using a “read-and-print” option, Reynders’ press operators can print bar codes or sequential numbers in one location on the press, read this variable data further down the press, and then print a second variable code or number in a different location. The use of UV-cured inks allows the printing of most types of substrates at press speeds.
Reynders Etiketten is based in Boechout, Belgium, and comprises five separate companies: Reynders Pharmaceutical Labels; Reynders Etiquettes Cosmétiques, focusing on labels for cosmetics, personal care and luxury goods; Reynders Polska, serving Poland’s label market; Reynders Etiquettes France, specializing in labels for industrial applications; and Reynders Security & Specialty Printing. They have a combined total of 40 printing presses involving six different processes, including digital printing. Inline UV ink jet printing is seen to offer important new capabilities to the group’s operations.
“Drop-on-demand technology offers substantially more substrate printing capability than that offered by continuous ink jet, thermal transfer or the toner printing processes,” says Jason Oliver, Jetrion’s managing director for Europe. The system is ideal for applying durable images on high gloss and film materials for production