by | Monday, January 19, 2009

Computer to Screen Imaging

GALION, Ohio - January 19, 2009 - Schilling Inc. Inc has installed the newest and largest Computer to Screen (CTS) screen-making system in North America at its Owatonna, Minnesota facility. The DLE machine which is made by CST Colour Scanner Technology GmbH in Germany eliminates the need for film and can scan images for direct imaging on screens as large as 130 x 240 inches and as small as 24 x 24 inches at a resolution of 740 dpi. Schilling's current image-setting system using film technology can output large-scale images on a single film in sizes up to 96.5 inches by 63.5 inches.

Since the DLE machine eliminates the need for film with the imaging going directly to the screen, the images are always first generation.. This means no seams as is the case when making large format screens with film. The registration with CTS is precise and it produces a more accurate image size and cycle time is reduced. In addition there are no pattern or design limitations.

Doug Schilling, President/CEO said, "With this technology we are able to better serve our architectural customers who are screen printing ever larger glass sizes with more complex patterns. This DLE machine was introduced a little more than a year ago after completing extensive testing in the field. Although it will be used initially for making architectural screens, the equipment will also be used for customers in other markets.

"We are committed to meeting and exceeding the changing needs of our customers," said Schilling, "and we will continue to invest in state-of-the-art equipment and technology to do this."

Schilling is one of the nation's leading suppliers of screen printing pre-press services, screen fabrication and a comprehensive online e-Catalog of screen-printing supplies and equipment.

Founded in 1962, Schilling Inc. is headquartered in Galion, Ohio with a full-service production and customer service facility in Owatonna, Minnesota serving the automotive, architectural, electronic and other industries. The e-Catalog includes screen printing and manufacturing equipment, safety and protective products, cleaning and maintenance supplies and UV curing supplies and equipment.