Stork Prints demonstrates DSI UV inkjet printer at Labelexpo Americas
Stork Prints will be demonstrating its unrivalled expertise in many different aspects of digital and rotary screen printing for labels and packaging at the Labelexpo Americas.
Boxmeer, The Netherlands, July 2012: Stork Prints will be demonstrating its unrivalled expertise in many different aspects of digital and rotary screen printing for labels and packaging at the Labelexpo Americas, 11-13 September in Rosemont, Illinois, USA (Hall A, booth 529). Due to its successes in Europe and the first sale in North America, the show’s highlight will be the UV inkjet label printer DSI® with several live demo’s per day.
Stork Prints is a pioneer in digital printing and active in the digital printing industry for over 25 years and has over 4000 inkjet systems installed worldwide. Other products include Stork Prints’ famous rotary screens and the brand new gravure sleeves program.
DSI® UV inkjet label printer; a modular printing concept
One of the main attractions at our stand will be the DSI® UV inkjet printer. The Stork Prints DSI® UV inkjet label printer is the modular concept for short and medium run digital label printing. In fact, the DSI UV inkjet printer takes modularity to the next level in 3 aspects. Firstly there’s modularity in the configuration: stand-alone digital printing or a complete line with in-line (semi-rotary) converting. Secondly, there’s modularity in print positions. The DSI comes with four print heads as standard, although an additional six can be added to enable options like digital white, digital primer and an extended color gamut through the colors orange and violet. Thirdly, there’s modularity in printing widths, ranging from 135 mm to the standard 330 to as wide as 530 mm.
This versatile unit is ideal for markets ranging from food and personal care to beverages, wine and spirits, household goods and outdoor applications.
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.
Easy conversion with RSI®
Also on display will be a modular print unit based on our renowned Rotary Screen Integration (RSI®) technology. 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-friendliness 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 colors, glitters, tactile warning symbols, texture varnishes, scratch-off inks and many other effects can be applied using our RSI technology.
RotaMesh® and RotaPlate® screens
Other rotary screen highlights at the Stork Prints stand include the re-imageable RotaMesh® screens for RSI systems, and the re-usable RotaPlate® screens for non-Stork Prints systems.
Both screen systems feature the ultra-stable electroformed pure-nickel construction, offering easy handling, high stability and longevity at relatively high speeds. The RotaMesh and RotaPlate screens and samples will be on display, featuring applications characteristics such as tactile, glitter, holograms, opaque whites, adhesives, glow in the dark, UV-active, thermo-sensitive, iridescent, security and brand protection.
Gravure Sleeves Program improves flexibility and profitability
Visitors to the booth can also view Stork Prints renowned gravure sleeves dedicated to the packaging industry. The gravure sleeves are popular due to their positive effect on handling, storage and transport savings.
At Labelexpo Stork Prints will have the exclusive premier of the brand new Gravure Sleeves Program in North America. This program consists of light weighted sleeves and light weighted adapters. The completely reengineered gravure sleeves are based upon a one metal technology, direct engraveable nickel. The user-friendly nickel sleeve material is also a much less of a hazard for the environment, than for instance cupper plate with chrome.
Besides the current process of EME (electromechanical engraving), the engraveable nickel sleeves can also be engraved by Stork Prints’ direct laser engraving systems. The laser technique engraves images onto sleeves in a fully digital, one-step process - simply engrave your desired design and the sleeve is ready to print. It eliminates costly products like film and time-consuming processes such as exposure, washing and drying. No chrome plating is needed, which saves handling and also contributes to the environmental protection. The sleeve is sustainable: after usage, the sleeve can be scrapped and the nickel can be re-used for new sleeve production.
The sleeves are light weighted -5 to 20 pounds-, that will simplify handling as compared to heavy cylinders. Sleeves will thus reduce the need for large stocks of cylinders. The sleeves are available in any repeat size from 12” to 42” and in printing widths up to 75”.
The Program is completed with Stork Prints’ adapters, being the bridge between mandrel and sleeve. This Gravure Sleeves Program will reduce the stock of cylinders and will even further decrease handling costs. Sleeves can be mounted in and outside the machine and will reduce set-up times dramatically.
This Gravure Sleeves Program will have positive effects on the flexibility and profitability in gravure printing.
Visit us in Hall A, booth 529.