Stork Prints will be demonstrating its expertise in many different aspects of digital and rotary screen printing for labels and packaging at drupa, May 3-16, 2012 in Düsseldorf (Hall 3, booth E70).
Stork Prints is a pioneer in digital textile printing and active in the digital printing industry for over 25 years. On show will be everything from the digital label printer and engravers to rotary screen printing modules and screens. There will also be plenty of demonstrations so visitors can witness the advantages of Stork Prints solutions firsthand.
Brilliant, rapid and low-cost labels with the DSI
One of the main attractions at our stand will be the DSI UV inkjet printer. This digital printing press produces eye-catching labels with excellent colour strength and brilliance, at speeds up to a remarkable 700m2/hour, while keeping costs low. Multiple demos will be given each day.
The DSI is a truly cost-effective UV inkjet label printer, offering sublime printing quality at amazing speeds. Its combination of photographic quality and a rotary screen "look and feel" makes it suitable for everything from short- to medium- and even long-run jobs. Especially when used in combination with Stork Prints' own-brand inks, all developed and produced in-house, it gives superior results characterized by a high resistance to light and impressive scratch-proofing.
The DSI achieves visual resolution on labels of up to 1000dpi, as well as 3D effects that resemble screen printing. It also accurately reproduces tonal values as low as 1%. Printing on many different types of substrates can be accomplished and the new digital primer even enables printing on machine coated paper. Repeat lengths of up to 7m are possible, and are therefore not limited by the drum size.
But that's not all; the DSI is modular in design, and therefore suitable for everything from stand-alone digital printing to use in complete lines with in-line (semi-rotary) converting. Hence the excellent TCO (total cost of ownership) per printed label. It is supplied with four print heads as standard, although an additional six can be added to enable options like digital white, digital primer and an extended colour gamut through the colours orange and violet. This versatile unit is ideal for markets ranging from food and personal care to wine and spirits, household goods and outdoor applications.
Easy conversion with RSI
On display will be a range of modular print units based on our renowned Rotary Screen Integration (RSI) technology. At our stand will be four RSI print units, the RSI 2 16", the RSI Compact and RSI print modules for OEM partners Nilpeter and OMET. These units are easily shifted to the position where screen printing is needed using an optional sliding rail. The print units reach speeds of up to 100 m/min.
Contemporarily designed, the RSI print modules can be seamlessly integrated into the architecture, software and mechanics of the latest-generation presses. Key benefits include full interaction, user-friendly and a short learning curve.
It can be controlled through the main panel of the press. This provides simultaneous, centralised monitoring of all rotary screen positions alongside other printing and converting operations.
With RSI, label printers can produce special effects and access extra functionality that cannot be achieved by any other printing process. Reliable and economical value-added production of the 'non-label look', metallic and opaque colours, glitters, tactile warning symbols, texture varnishes, scratch-off inks and many other effects can be applied using our RSI technology.