The first major investment of 2019 for Baker Labels is a low migration Screen Truepress Jet L350UV+LM UV inkjet digital press. The L350UV+LM offers an increased colour gamut, with orange ink along with CMYK and white, to enable richer reproduction of vivid colours, adding to the visual appeal of fruits and other foods.

The new press prints with low migration inks improving safety for food package labels, plus it benefits from a chill roller that increases stability for thin materials and unsupported films. This will allow Bakers to offer an increase in the range of packaging and label applications that can be printed.

Following the expansion of the Brentwood factory premises in 2018, the company has increased floor capacity by 50% and managing director Steve Baker has been keen to make the most of the increased space and expand and explore future packaging options and capabilities. He said, ‘This is a top piece of kit and perfect for our continuing efforts to improve the quality and service we offer our trade customers.’

The new press stands in the dedicated inkjet area facing the company’s first Truepress purchased in 2015, three HP Indigo WS6900s and a Nilpeter FB-3 flexo press, supported by a range of AB Graphic machines including two Digicon 3 finishing lines installed in 2018.