Press release, Group Joos, Turnhout, March2023
Group Joos, supplier of classic (secure) printing, highly personalised direct marketing promotions and print-on-demand applications, has given its graphic capabilities another boost with the commissioning of SCREEN's commercial black-and-white printer, the Truepress Jet 520HD mono. The installation is a first in the Benelux region.
Alex Joos, CEO Group Joos says: "The investment is a major boost to produce existing jobs more efficiently, faster and more sustainably. The black and white output can be optimally combined with the prints from our classic offset printing presses. Group Joos also previously invested in colour inkjet printers from Canon: the ProStream PS1800 and the varioPRINT iX3200. The combination of these technologies gives Group Joos a unique market position and also allows Group Joos to enter new markets flexibly and quickly."
The Screen Truepress Jet 520HD mono high-speed inkjet press delivers both exceptional throughput of up to 150 metres per minute and outstanding quality thanks to its high-precision 1,200-dpi inkjet printheads. Besides sharp reproduction of characters and barcodes, the system enables richer expression of gradations in each image. It prints on rolls of paper with substrates from 40 to 250 gsm with a maximum paper width of 52 cm. Output is around 120,000 A4 pages per hour.
Remarkably, these high-speed inkjet printers with their water-based SC inks also print directly on coated offset paper without the need for a primer. Energy-efficient drying takes place 100% with Near Infra Red, which preserves the paper's natural moisture balance and ensures a nice flat-flying end product in finishing.
This high-speed inkjet press offers a wide range of possibilities, ranging from data printing such as personalising preprinted direct mail with offset presses, to on-demand printing such as making books, (pharmaceutical) leaflets, manuals, catalogues and other media.
The further development of inkjet printing technology is making digital printing increasingly popular. Not only in the personalised communication segment but also in industrial applications. With their latest investments, Group Joos is now ready with a concept for all filling and material-processing companies to drastically shorten lead times and set up a more dynamic planning. A production process involving the processing of paper and/or labels can now be tailored to the effective need at that moment on the production line or for the customer and that, moreover, with a whole range of new communication possibilities.
Alex Joos, CEO Group Joos: "The advantage of the inkjet printing technology is that it shortens time-to-market for our customers by eliminating several process steps and gives the ability to print variable content. In addition, the technology fits with our zero waste approach by enabling us to take the next step in reducing our own and our customers' carbon footprint. Paper waste, storage capacity and the use of chemicals are minimised, making it a more environmentally friendly, sustainable option."
Since 1935, Group Joos has been ensuring a relevant wide product and service offering of graphics products and communication solutions to their customers every day. At group level, Group Joos has 130 employees and a turnover of 25 million euros. Group Joos has 3 business units: Joos Print, Joos Connect and Joos Smartcom. In addition, Group Joos has a sales subsidiary in the Netherlands and a 50% stake in German company Michael Schiffer Dialog. In January 2021, Group Joos also stepped into the capital of Rekafa Special Products bv (RSP) in the Netherlands. Besides direct exports to several European countries, Group Joos is also active in Africa. Group Joos is a 100% family business. The company is strongly committed to sustainable entrepreneurship. In that context, Group Joos obtained the UNITAR certificate from the United Nations, making it an SDG Pioneer.
Group Joos believes that every customer is unique, with which the approach to that customer must also be unique. Group Joos is the unique partner for powerful, efficient communication that allows its customers to communicate with each individual customer through the channels the end customer prefers, with customised relevant content. Group Joos provides communication on paper, but is also innovative in digital communication. For instance, Group Joos offers the online communication portal Jossh and with VEEEW it has a generic solution for adding Augmented Reality in communication.