Hall 7, Booth B107
Visitors to the Stork Prints stand (Hall 7, booth B107) at the ITMA Europe in Barcelona on September 22 through 29, 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 a wide range of (pre-) printing equipment - for both rotary screen and digital - as well as consumables like screens and digital ink.
New digital textile printer Sphene and digital inks
Stork Prints is one of the scarce digital ink producers in 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 said to be 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 ink set for Kyocera print heads. With the new special 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. 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.
Full line of digital textile inks
Moreover, besides reactive, acid, disperse and sublimation inks for Mimaki, Roland, MS, La Meccanica and Mutoh digital textile printers, Stork Prints will also show its full line of digital textile inks for Robustelli Monna Lisa printers.
Pegasus EVO - quality, efficiency and flexibility
One of the main attractions will be the Pegasus EVO, the successor to the popular and well-established Pegasus CC. The EVO manages to combine excellent print quality with exceptional efficiency and flexibility in operation.
Any textile printing machine will be judged by the quality of the end result. The EVO distinguishes itself in several ways. Its sophisticated and flexible squeegee system gives brilliant colours in the widest range of applications for halftones, fine lines and blotches. It also offers the most advanced control system, and as a result the highest registration in the market.
This high quality is complemented by extraordinary efficiency. Through a combination of a unique paste recovery technology, the use of a blade squeegee, a superior drying process and an intelligent waste water recycling system, the EVO can save in excess of €80,000, every year, in running costs. Combined with the excellent machine quality and therefore low maintenance costs, the EVO offers the lowest "Total Costs of Ownership" available.
Yet it still manages to offer the flexibility today's textile printers are looking for. It incorporates a closed bearing system that can be fitted with either blade or roller squeegees - both squeegee types can even be combined in one single position. The roller squeegee is equipped with our patented, energy efficient and maintenance free "permanent magnet system", to further reduce energy costs and downtime. Also, the EVO can be equipped with integrated coating & finishing technology to enable production of many different types of coated fabrics, to add more value to your production.
But, it is also possible to upgrade existing printing machines, like for example Stork RD4s, with EVO printing positions. In this way, the newest technology is available for a limited investment and minimized downtime. The installation of this upgrade is seamlessly and will definitely boost the quality, efficiency and image of your factory.
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. For example, at the ITMA there will be a bestLEN 8413 direct laser engraver doing what it does best; rapidly and accurately engraving screens. Meanwhile our bestLEX multi-beam laser exposure system integrates the advantages of optical screen exposure with those of digital laser technology.
Better end results with NovaScreen®
Visitors to the Stork 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, because it becomes possible to print at higher speeds while using less paste.
Our specialists will also be on hand to demonstrate and explain about numerous examples of superior textiles and coated products - all made using Stork 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.