Dantex Group has launched its next generation of Pico UV inkjet digital presses at Labelexpo Americas 2022.

The new range is comprised of four different modular print platforms, ranging from an entry-level option through full-hybrid, eight colour and high-speed models. Dantex says they represent a ‘breakthrough in digital press technology and design.’

Specifically, there is the robust PicoColour HD 1200, the PicoJet 1200, the PicoJet 1200i, and the flagship high-speed model, the PicoJet 1200s. Each has been in development for two years and is described by the manufacturer as based on a modular design incorporating inline finishing and a new touch screen operating system. 

Both SuperWhite technology and DecoTactile are included as standard. The former is capable of producing white ink opacity of up to 92% in a single pass (Dantex claims this is the highest opacity inkjet white available on the market), whilst the latter can create a wide range of high-quality textured embellishments to enhance detail and add vibrancy to print. 

The new presses also offer orange, violet and green colour options, extending the available colour gamut to more than 96% pantone colours at a Delta E of three and below. 

‘After several years of unwavering commitment, I am proud to launch this incredible industry-changing solution for the digital label market,’ said Dantex CEO Ben Danon. ‘Developed in-line with our philosophy of always providing the market with the most modern high-tech equipment, Pico will now offer our customers an incredible new experience, whilst ensuring the highest quality results are achieved every time. This defining moment takes us even deeper into digital technology and confirms our ongoing commitment to the digital label industry.’

Having been involved in the label printing sector for more than five decades, Dantex branched out into digital in 2015, establishing a digital division and developing its own range of presses, released under the Pico brand. The division, based in Corby, Northamptonshire, has proceeded to expand alongside Dantex’s own presence in the global digital print market.