The Stork Prints Group, Boxmeer, Netherlands, introduced a drop-on-demand inkjet system for narrow web applications at drupa 2008. The DSI (Digital System Integration) module is powered by contactless piezo technology.
Sander Hendrix, product manager, graphics, says, “Our new concept offers the label converter the fully flexible means of adopting inkjet technology, and a highly competitive route into the market for short production runs, without the need for investing in a dedicated press.”
The result of subsidiary company Stork Digital Imaging’s 20-year inkjet expertise, and the Prints Group’s narrow-web industry experience, the new DSI module is said to offer ease of integration and full platform independence. The unit can be installed at any position in the printing sequence, and is also compatible with the latest generation printing systems from the world’s main OEM press manufacturers.
Hendrix says that the inclusion of the DSI module offers the freedom to switch between dedicated digital and hybrid process printing production runs without needing to change presses or rolls. “With its very short changeover times, low consumable costs and productive printing speeds of up to 35 meters per minute, the module is ideal for short run, variable printing and unique marking situations in wine, beverage, cosmetics and pharmaceutical labeling.”