“We are not just a printer, we are a trusted partner with a quality operation,” said Dave Christensen, chief technology officer, Stouse, LLC. “We’re trade-only, meaning our customer base is involved in reselling a product. Building relationships that extend beyond just a sale is the difference between getting the job done, and getting the job done right.”
Stouse, LLC’s clients highlight a wide range of industries, including automotive, healthcare, restaurants, outdoor sports, real estate, and schools.
“We are averaging 2,500 square feet a gallon,” Christensen said regarding the company's ink usage. “And Fujifilm’s white ink is excellent, very opaque. We use a lot of white ink on chromes and clear products where we want a barrier or a real-white background to stand out.
“Ink adhesion onto polypropylene has traditionally been hard to do, but with the OnsetM it has solved our problems. The adhesion is great and this is specifically why we purchased the OnsetM,” Christensen added. “The registration is perfect and our two-sided output is spot-on; absolutely no issues sheet-to-sheet, front-to-back.”
The OnsetM is a B1 (27.8″ x 39.4”) format inkjet printer designed to output short-run jobs. It uses Fujifilm Uvijet inks and FUJIFILM Dimatix printheads.
Stouse has 400-plus employees that help run three shifts, five days a week at its 180,000-square-foot facility near Kansas City, KS.