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M.A. Silva USA First Cork Supplier in U.S. to Offer High Resolution Laser Cork Printing


Date: 01/07/14

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoma County based M.A. Silva USA, now offers cork laser printing technology with the highest capable image resolution for printing natural cork stoppers. M.A. Silva now offers the D-CLP laser printer within their Diamond Program of premium services, along with D-GC/MS testing. The D-CLP creates perfectly detailed 3D style imaging within the full 360° cork body spectrum. The high definition shading along with the darkest printing capability, allows for distinctive illustrative or photographic rendering to be visually sharp.

The printer has the capability to add traceability and identifiable numbering and text to each closure, making every cork unique. There is no ink that touches the cork surface or drying time necessary in the D-CLP laser printing process, which is proven to have a fast turnaround time and environmentally friendly. See all features at ON-LASER's Decork website.

President Neil Foster shares, "Being the first cork supplier to offer the highest quality cork by cork laser printing customization in the USA is exciting and will allow winemakers the ability to add a new impressive visual dimension to their wine cork closure branding."

M.A. Silva's D-CLP utilizes ON-LASER's newest line of Decork printers, manufactured in Europe. Also, new for 2014 is the free 3D Viewer app for Android and iOS devices. The Decork App allows end users to share 3D artwork simulations on cork stoppers of different formats, sizes and surface finishes.

The family, Portugal?based partner M.A. Silva Corticas has a 40-year history of cork production and is known as an innovator in cork processing & technology. The cork is sourced mainly from tree bark in cork tree forests under long?term grower agreements, which ensures control and quality, from the time the trees are harvested to the delivery of finished corks. A full?service mechanical and organoleptic test lab, housed in the company's Santa Rosa-based facility furthers that level of quality control. A spirit of collaboration between M.A. Silva staff members and researchers across Europe and the United States has resulted in the development of some of the most technically advanced cork processing facilities and equipment in use today. A combination of forest management, technology, processes and training has made significant advances toward eliminating TCA issues, in addition to improving the beauty and performance of its closures. Their innovative glass offerings include proprietary molds for consistent quality, cork-to-bottle fit assurance and in factory quality control 24/7.

About M.A. Silva USA

Based in Sonoma County California, M.A. Silva USA is a leading manufacturer of premium natural corks, glass and packaging for North American markets. Its quality-assurance program ensures unmatched visual, mechanical and sensory characteristics of its products. The company operates on 100 percemt solar power and is committed to sustainability and eco-friendly operations, for more information visit www.MASilva.com or call 877-689-7676.

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