OMET’s iFlex eight-colour flexographic printing machine is the latest installation in the long Chromos era of the Stehle Etiketten print shop in Ravensburg.
If you want to understand the current DNA of a company, you should also know its history. At the Gebr. Stehle & Co. GmbH from Ravensburg, the start was a curiosity that was followed by long phases of continuous development. The current phase was mainly characterized by managing director Hans-Peter Jerg, who took over the company from its founders Klaus and Huber Stehle in 2003. In this article, together with the lawyer René Miedl, he provides an insight regarding the influence that Chromos GmbH, as a long-standing supply partner, had on the printing technology development of the label printing plant during this period.
The Gebr. Stehle & Co. GmbH is specialized in the production of self-adhesive labels and uses the usual printing processes for this purpose. Digital printing has been in production since 2015, and in 2018 OMET installed the iFlex 370, a new eight-color web press for flexographic printing. For the company from Ravensburg-Schmalegg, however, letterpress printing was, as for many other label printers, the process that laid the foundation stone and subsequently ensured many successful business years.