Stork Prints unveils successor to Pegasus CC, plus unrivalled range consumables and equipment at ITMA Asia 2010

Boxmeer, Netherlands, 4 May 2010: Stork Prints will present its new PegasusEVO printing machine at the ITMA Asia in Shanghai, Hall W5, booth B52. The PegasusEVO is characterised by its excellent price/performance ratio, and is the successor to the popular and well-established Pegasus CC, an exceptionally versatile system which has proved itself - and continues to do so - in hundreds of production lines all over the world.

Ideal for upgrading existing lines

One of the main attractions of the PegasusEVO is the possibility to upgrade an existing production facility by installing EVO printing features onto Stork Prints machines already in place, for example RD4s. In this way, the newest technology can be installed for a limited investment. Naturally it is also possible to install a complete PegasusEVO printing block in an existing line. Whatever configuration is preferable; users will benefit from the latest control and drive technology as well as an extremely intuitive and uncomplicated user interface.

Like the CC, the PegasusEVO is a real workhorse, ideal for short runs as well as high-volume batches on many different types of substrate. It guarantees absolute reproducibility and excellent accuracy - at low cost. It is produced entirely at Stork Prints' manufacturing facility in Boxmeer, where quality and reliability are the absolute priorities. "The development of this machine was heavily influenced by feedback we were getting from our customers," says Geert Klaassen, Consumables Manager at Stork Prints Group. “We kept hearing that they wanted reliability and excellent functionality without having to pay the earth for it. That's what we deliver with the PegasusEVO."

Better end results with NovaScreen®

Visitors to the Stork Prints stand will be able to see much more in the way of printing innovation, including high fashion samples printed with the unique NovaScreen® rotary screens. These NovaScreens® have a patented design which combines a high mesh count with minimum spacing between wider and ingeniously conical holes, so the maximum amount of paste is transferred to the substrate. This leads to higher print quality and also increases productivity and efficiency, because it becomes possible to print at higher speeds while using less paste.

"While the production of textiles for bed sheets, curtains and upholstery has largely been transferred from Europe to Asia, the same can't be said for screens," says Klaassen. "Printers in countries like China could really raise the standard of their finished products and differentiate themselves from their competitors by using high-mesh NovaScreens®, which are perfect for half-tone effects and fine lines."

Solutions for every phase

There will be more on display at the Stork Prints stand in Shanghai than just printing equipment and high-quality screens. In fact, Stork Prints will once again be demonstrating that it is the only global partner that can offer solutions for every phase of the production process as well as consumables. For example, the bestIMAGE software allows easy and efficient textile design and editing. The bestLEN and ecoLEN direct laser engravers enable fast and accurate engraving of screens, while the bestLEX and EcoLEX multi-beam laser exposure systems integrate the advantages of optical screen exposure with those of digital laser technology. And on the consumables side, there will be examples of Stork Prints’ long-lasting inks, available in an extraordinarily wide range of colours.

And, of course, Stork Prints will also show proof of its leading position in the world of digital printing.

Digital Printing

Stork Prints will present her full line of digital textile inks at the ITMA Asia. Besides inks for most Mimaki and Mutoh digital textile printers, Stork Prints will also show her line of acid and reactive inks for Robustelli Monna Lisa printers. Recently Stork Prints also converted the first DuPont Artistri printers to her reactive inks; acid inks for these printers will be introduced in the fall of 2010.

Besides the complete digital ink portfolio, Stork Prints will also present her full line of digital textile printers, based on the market leading Mimaki JV5. All printers are standard equipped with Stork Prints’ unique proprietary High Speed software, that boosts printing speeds up to 60 m²/hr. Today this is still the printer with the best speed-investment ratio in the industry.

During the show, Stork Prints specialists will be on hand to demonstrate and explain about numerous examples of superior textiles and coated products, all made using Stork Prints screens and equipment.

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