ITM Texpo Eurasia 2012 Exhibitor Preview: Stork Prints

BOXMEER, The Netherlands — February 2012 — Visitors to the Stork Prints stand (Hall 7, booth 712/A)
at the ITM in Istanbul on April 21 through 24, will be able to see how we continue to lead the way
as a total systems solutions provider for the textile printing industry. On display will be the new
digital textile printer Sphene as well as consumables like rotary screens and digital ink.

New digital textile printer Sphene and digital inks

Stork Prints is one of the leading digital ink producers to the industry who also builds and
sells printing machines and RIP software. Besides the complete digital ink portfolio, visitors can
witness live demonstrations of the brand new digital textile printer Sphene. Stork Prints’ Sphene
is the future for digital textile printing with print speeds up to an amazing amount of 555 m²/hr.
The Sphene makes it amazingly easy — and cost-effective — to carry out top-class digital textile
printing. Its industrial fabric feeding system allows virtually any fabric imaginable to be used,
at widths of up to 1.85 meters. There will also be plenty printing samples of Stork Prints’ new
NEBULA reactive, acid and disperse ink sets for Kyocera print heads. With the special Reactive Deep
Black ink, you get a profoundly intense and dark black that really has to be seen to be believed.
Stork Prints will also presents its complete range of FLARE inks that run on all printers using
Epson print heads, including Robustelli Monna Lisa printers. Underlining the fact that the
unrivalled Stork Prints inks are not just suited for the new printer Sphene, but can also run on
the Reggiani Renoir, MS JP and MS JPK-series printers and the La Meccanica Qualijet K-series.

Recently, Stork Prints has developed a dedicated range of inks, known as QUASAR, for the MS
LaRio, for partner and leading Italian manufacturer MS. The suitability of QUASAR inks for the
LaRio stems from Stork Prints’ considerable experience in developing inks for its own single-pass
digital printing machines for label printing, the DSI®. For a number of years the company has been
optimising ink performance for high-speed digital printing machines to help deliver superior image
quality. This includes patented technology to prevent striping.

Quasar ReAcid ink is already being used in the very first LaRio prototype, currently running
at a customer site in Italy. Visitors to the Stork Prints stand (Hall 7, booth 712/A) will also be
able to find out more about two new types of QUASAR ink; reactive and acid.

Better end results in rotary screen printing with NovaScreen®

Visitors to the Stork Prints stand will be able to see much more in the way of printing
innovation, including the unique NovaScreen® rotary screens. These screens 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. For example with a NovaScreen 195 mesh it becomes
possible to print with the same quantity of pigment paste between 20-30% more meters as with a
normal PentaScreen.

Two new screens

Users of Stork Prints rotary screen printing technology can also look to the future with
confidence. For example, two new screens were introduced at the ITMA 2011 in Barcelona. The Random
Mesh (RM 125) is characterised by a random distribution of conical holes. This significantly
reduces the moiré effect whilst printing, which means less need for trials and fewer remakes and
rejects. It also offers more freedom in design possibilities, for example through its ability to
produce realistic weaving and tweed effects.

Meanwhile the new 195/19% NovaScreen® distinguishes itself by combining high paste transfer
rates with superb resolution. A patented design 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. It has been specially designed for printing fine halftones on voluminous substrates like
single jersey, and also gives full penetration print on CV georgette or crepe articles.

Of course, both types of screen have the added advantage of the unrivalled Stork Prints
quality and service support.

Our specialists will also be on hand to demonstrate and explain about numerous examples of
superior textiles and coated products — all made using Stork Prints screens and equipment. And they
will be only too happy to explain how, in today’s volatile textile printing world, our rich history
— coupled with unrivalled service and application know-how — makes us a stable and reliable partner
that can really add value to our customers’ business.

Solutions for every phase of the production process

And there’s more. We’ll be demonstrating that we are the only global partner that can offer
solutions for every phase of the production process as well as consumables. Including (digital)
pre-press, printing and drying.

Visit us in Hall 7, booth 712/A!   

Posted on March 20, 2012

Source: Stork Prints