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Stork Prints Celebrates 50 Years of Innovation


Will demonstrate expertise in rotary screen, digital UV inkjet printing for labels and packaging at Labelexpo

Stork Prints will demonstrate its expertise in rotary screen and digital UV inkjet printing for labels and packaging at the Labelexpo Europe, Sept. 24-27 in Brussels (Hall 6, booth H40). Since Stork Prints was the first to introduce rotary screen printing at the ITMA Hannover in 1963, it will celebrate 50 years of innovation at the Labelexpo this year with great shows, samples and a happy hour every day. There will be plenty of demonstrations so visitors can witness the advantages of Stork Print’s total system solutions first hand.

One of the main attractions at Stork’s stand will be the DSI UV inkjet label printer. This digital printing press produces eye-catching labels with excellent color strength and brilliance, at speeds up to 700m2/hour, while keeping costs low. 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.

Besides our own demos Stork Prints is also participating in the official Labelexpo Inkjet Trail, showing printed labels for pharma, food and industrial sectors.

Stork Prints will present the innovation in digital exposing, a hybrid direct laser exposer for digital pre-press. The new system is called the variLEX, referring to its versatility in product applications, such as rotary screens, flexo and dry offset plates.

50 years of rotary screen technology
This year Stork Prints has a special 50 year anniversary; it was in 1963 that the company introduced the very first rotary screen for the textile printing industry at the ITMA show in Hannover. It caused a revolution in the printing industry: it offered a big step forward in volumes and design freedom for printers.

With RSI (Rotary Screen Integration), 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.

“Looking back in time, I am proud to say that Stork Prints products and innovations created a standard in the textile and graphic printing industries,” said Bas Hoijtink, commercial manager for Stork Prints. “As of today, our products create an added value solution in optical and functional design for end users. Looking at global trends in the market I am confident to say that we have chosen the right direction in the past and more importantly, for the future in digital and rotary screen printing.”