With over 50 years in the industry, Empire's strength and longevity is built on experience. Today, we utilize the latest technology and equipment to consistently yield impressive results.
Screen printing can offer a long lasting, outdoor durable product. It is often used for producing labels, warning and danger decals, POP signage, floor graphics, overlays, nameplates, OEM products, two-way window decals, hangtags, magnets and many others. We offer a wide variety of materials and specialty inks for producing signage, selective textures, screenable adhesives, transparent or colored windows, dead fronts, glitters, chrome and backlit products.
History and common practices with screen printing
Historically, screen printing is one of the oldest and simplest forms of printing. A screen is created with fabric stretched over a metal frame. The material is placed under the screen. With a squeegee, the ink is passed across the top of the screen and the ink is forced through the open areas onto the material below.
Printers use CMYK--cyan (light blue), magenta (pink), yellow, and black--ink when printing four-color work. Mixing these four colors together creates an entire spectrum of colors including those used in color photographs.
Empire now offers the convenience of roll-to-roll labels with the outdoor durability of screen printing. Our Kammann K-61 Eco-Press is the 1st of its kind to offer an environmentally friendly printing solution using UV LED ink curing technology.
The K-61 Eco-Press comes equipped with five-cylinder print stations combined with flat screen technology, which offers enhanced flexibility, precision, and quality. More colors than five? No Problem. The Eco-Press holds a color registration tolerance of .004", unheard of in the screen printing industry. In addition, less operating heat prevents material distortion, making rewinding and re-registering colors a breeze.
Advantages to in-line screen printing
Our complete in-line printing process offers many advantages over traditional sheet-fed printing. Benefits include the completion of parts from start to finish in a one-piece flow, reduced material waste, and fewer handling errors. This results in shorter production time.
Material savings is another advantage to roll labels. Roll stock is less sensitive than sheet material to dust and contamination, resulting in fewer rejects. Roll stock has a thinner liner than sheet stock, causing less material waste that is thrown in the garbage or landfills, as well as less expensive than materials with a thicker liner. These advantages are great for the environment and even better for your pocket book.
Flexo is complete in-line manufacturing: front and/or back printing, laminating, custom die cutting, perforating, slitting, and sheeting performed in one continuous operation. Final product is available in rolls, sheets, pin fed, fan fold, or individual pieces. Product is printed, cut, and packaged on the production line, then delivered from our factory floor to your door.
Customers demand quality and crave faster turnaround times now more than ever. How do you meet consumer needs? The next generation of printers are going digital and Empire is no exception. Our Mimaki, Indigo, and Gerber presses can fulfill your printing needs.
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