Printing consumables supplier Stork Prints says its demonstrations at this month’s India Labelshow exhibition showed investment in rotary screen printing technology is possible for a fast return on investment.
The company offers a range of modular printing units, based on its Rotary Screen Integration (RSI) technology, and targeted to narrow-web converters. The RSI Compact has a repeat size range of 12” to 18”, and available widths of 10” and 13”.
Working above the mainframe of the press, the unit is easily repositioned in the printing sequence with the help of an optional sliding rail, and reaches speeds of up to 328 fpm, according to the company.
Stork Prints’ EasyFit lightweight cassette format rotary screen printing modules are designed for modular hybrid presses, where different processes can be interchanged with each other at any stage in the printing sequence.
The company says, typically under 27 kg, they are light enough to be set up manually, and are ideal for situations where fast-changeovers are essential. Make ready times are as low as ten minutes. Adjustable support bearings allow fast repeat-size changeover within a restricted environment, without the need for recalibration.
Stork Prints also showcased its re-engraveable RotaMesh screen for the RSI systems, and the re-usable RotaPlate screen for non-Stork systems. Both feature the ultra-stable electroformed pure-nickel construction, offering easy handling, high stability and resistance to breakage at relatively high speeds.
In a statement the company says, “Indian users of RotaMesh rotary screens can benefit from a fast screen supply and engraving service from Stork Prints subsidiary Stovec Industries based in Ahmedabad.”
“Moreover, in the near future Stovec will also offer a complete pre-press engraving service for RotaPlate to optimally service Indian customers.”