Cambridge, UK – 19 June 2018. Canon has entered the digital label printing market, with the launch of its Océ LabelStream 4000 press. The roll-to-roll industrial-scale UV inkjet press provides CMYK+W printing and features the latest Xaar 2001+ U printheads.
Targeted at label and flexible packaging converters, it can print on a wide range of standard label stocks including PP and PE plus selected special substrates.
In order to deliver an optimal and flexible solution to customers, the Océ LabelStream 4000 uses different printhead variants from the Xaar 2001+ U family. The small drop size of the Xaar 2001+ GS6U provides crisp details in CMYK, whereas the larger drop size of the Xaar 2001+ GS12U achieves high opacity with white ink. This enables the Océ LabelStream 4000 to deliver an impressive 80% opacity (‘alpine white’) at speeds of 48 meters a minute in its graphics mode, and a 67% opacity (‘true white’) in a faster production mode at 68 meters a minute.
The Océ LabelStream 4000 has been developed in collaboration with label industry specialist, and long-standing partner of Xaar, FFEI, incorporating Xaar’s 2001+ U printhead technology. Combining high resolution and proven TF Technology ink recirculation, the Xaar 2001+ U sets a new standard for print quality and reliability in single-pass digital printing.