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Name: Lukas | With Hans Fischer: 2 years | Position: Head of Screen Printing Department


Hans Fischer has been running a screen printing company for many decades and has decided to increase its staff and machinery in order to focus on demanding applications (such as the lighting industry) where screen printing can play to its strengths.

We would like to take a look behind the scenes at Hans Fischer and ask an employee for a short interview to tell us more about the areas in which he works and what makes Hans Fischer so special:

Hi Lukas. We’re glad you agreed to the employee interview. Why don’t you tell us what your role at Hans Fischer is and what your main responsibilities are?

Lukas: After a month with the company, I took over as head of the screen printing department. I am now responsible for order, personnel and demand planning, as well as being the contact person for all screen printing matters, including the technical feasibility of projects.

I also actively support the department and am operationally involved in the day-to-day business processes.

“With Hans Fischer it is never boring or 0815.”

What do you value about Hans Fischer as an employer and do you see any advantages over other employers?

Lukas: It’s never boring or run-of-the-mill at Hans Fischer. No two days are the same. There are many exciting and challenging projects from a wide range of industries. We work closely with neighboring departments. All colleagues are helpful and we often joke around. We have the opportunity to consult directly with our managing director. Twice a week we have a department head meeting, which is chaired by our Managing Director. All topics can be discussed. Every participant can actively contribute topics (current orders, what’s coming up that week and what’s important, or if something isn’t running smoothly, such as staff shortages, quality specifications, tight delivery deadlines). These meetings help immensely to identify problems at an early stage and find solutions together.

On the technical side:

Why does Hans Fischer rely on screen printing, which has been declared dead, when everyone is only talking about digital printing?

Lukas: In the emergency lighting industry, for example, constant color stability is required. With digital printing, ink adhesion is somewhat poorer and screen printing is much more suitable for long-term applications. Screen printing can be used to produce optics that are particularly popular on the market with the highest quality and cost-effectiveness: High-gloss looks (such as black panel) or disappearing effects. However, we also check individually which process we use, depending on the application.

Does this mean that backlit applications are also implemented using screen printing? That is very demanding. How do you solve this challenge?

Lukas: In the emergency lighting industry, there are standards that must be adhered to and from which you must not deviate. Streak-free printing must be guaranteed and unwanted flashes must be excluded. We have now gained extensive experience, so that we are very reliable in backlit applications and have been able to win customers throughout Europe as a result. Medium-sized and large series requirements in particular can be produced very economically using the screen printing process.

“We are competent in advising customers on a wide range of requirements and research and develop independently.”

What details of our vertical integration (in general / and specifically in relation to printing performance) set us apart from our competitors and offer our customers added value?

Lukas: Thanks to our extensive experience in special applications: Milling, lasering, bending, gluing, component assembly and our in-house print shop. Here, everything runs under one roof and hand in hand, which considerably reduces throughput times and minimizes coordination problems. We are competent in advising customers on a wide range of requirements and research and develop independently.

What did you learn from Hans Fischer?

Lukas: The organization of the screen printing department. The management responsibility, for example delegating work (Lukas laughs). In addition, generally increasing my self-confidence through the responsibility I’ve been given.


How would you describe Hans Fischer in three words?

Lukas: Easy-going, exciting and varied.