Canon has launched the new Oce LabelStream 4000 series, an industrial-scale UV inkjet press with optional flexo printing, embellishment and finishing units. With a productivity range of 950 - 1672 sqm/h, the press looks to carve out a significant presence in the growing label printing mattet
The latest addition to the production printing portfolio underlines the Canon and Oce strategy to invest in growing industrial printing segments. Combining the virtues of UV inkjet printing with conventional technologies, this label press delivers excellent value-add in terms of time, cost and value, enabling converters to select the best combination for any production requirement.
Christian Unterberger, chief marketing officer and EVP Production Printing Products (PPP), outlines what makes the new label conversion solution special: "The Oce LabelStream is based on the inkjet DNA of Canon and Oce. With this comprehensive solution package optimized to benefit from current market dynamics, label converters can boost their profitability for short and medium job sizes and amaze customers with labels of exceptional quality and customized messaging."
The new press has a key role to play in the wider company strategy, as Crit Driessen, vice president and head of Digital Packaging PPP, explains, "Oce is keen to break into forward-looking markets, and industrial packaging printing offers excellent opportunities for new revenue streams. Digital products currently account for only a relatively small part of this market worldwide, but the share is expected to grow rapidly. We are confident that market players will appreciate the Oce LabelStream's productivity and customizing abilities as a way to add value to label printing."
At its core, the Oce LabelStream 4000 series is a 5-color UV inkjet press (CMYK and white) with a print speed of 48 m/m. It offers print widths of 13" (330 mm) or 16" (410 mm) and an optional performance mode of 68 m/m for less demanding print jobs. Providing a one-pass digital high opacity white of more than 80% at standard press speed, the opacity of analog...