Canon has launched the new Océ 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 combines the virtues of UV inkjet printing with conventional technologies, delivering value-add in terms of time, cost and value.

At its core the Océ LabelStream 4000 series is a five-color UV inkjet press (CMYK and white) with a print speed of 48 m/min. It offers print widths of 330mm or 410mm and an optional performance mode of 68 m/min for less demanding print jobs.

Providing a one-pass digital high opacity white of more than 80% at standard press speed the opacity of analogue printing technologies such as rotary screen and flexo can be matched.

The latest Xaar 2001 UV inkjet printheads, with a resolution of 720 x 600 dpi and different quality modes, guarantee the reproduction of fine details, smooth tones, vibrant colour and solids on a wide range of standard label stocks including PP, PE, BOPP plus selected special substrates.

The system can be expanded to a full hybrid configuration with a custom mix of additional flexo, embellishment and finishing units turning it into a fully integrated single-pass label conversion line to meet various demands and budgets.