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Screen offers touch type

Stork Prints reports growing interest in its RSI (rotary screen integration) modules by converters wishing to offer packaging solutions incorporating Braille features that give detailed product information. Rotary screen can create tactile effects by printing up to 300 micron deposits in one pass, applying the Braille effect to substrates from solid board to plastics films.

According to Stork, the industry has begun to take a lead in showing end users the possibilities of providing Braille information such as product contents, expiry data and ingredients. So far, interest for such solutions has been for food products on a number of plastics label substrates. A major UK retail chain is said to be considering such options.

Stork’s RSI modules can be incorporated into existing presses, so that screen printing can occur in-line alongside other processes such as flexo, gravure or letterpress. Area sales manager Wim Zoomer comments: “This means the printer can create the complete package, with Braille features, in one pass. For the end user, therefore, including the tactile effect becomes practically viable.”

Stork Prints Tel: +31(0) 485 588485. www.stork.com