Xaar – Océ Labelstream 4000 uses Xaar’s printhead technology
UK / GERMANY • By launching the Océ LabelStream 4000 press, Canon recently entered the digital label printing market. The roll-to-roll UV inkjet press provides CMYK+W printing and features the latest Xaar 2001+ U printheads.
The Océ LabelStream 4000 has been developed in collaboration with the partner of Xaar, FFEI, incorporating Xaar’s 2001+ U printhead technology. According to Xaar, targeted at label and flexible packaging converters, it can print on a range of standard label stocks including PP and PE plus selected special substrates.
Single-pass digital label printing
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 m/min (157 fpm) in its graphics mode, and a 67% opacity (“true white”) in a faster production mode at 68 m/min (223 fpm).
Available in a number of configurations to suit different needs in labels and flexible packaging, the Océ LabelStream 4000 will launch in two widths at 330 mm (13”) and 410 mm (16”).