New Products & Installations

Monotech Systems installed its first full color UV inkjet label press in China

Second machine to be installed in India

Monotech Systems has announced the first installation of ColorNovo- full colour UV inkjet label production system in China. The solution installed is CMYK – ColorNovo UV inkjet installed on label converting & finishing line; and next ColorNovo will soon be installed at leading label manufacturer and supplier in India where it will be installed on customer’s existing flexo label printing machine.

Jimit Mittal, vice president, Inkjet Products and Solutions, said, “ColorNovo is India’s first digital label production system and is our most innovative solution to the industry, designed and developed in-house under brand JETSCI. It is the result of our expertise and in-house R&D efforts and developed after extensive research on the requirement of such press in the market. With ColorNovo, we are sure it will deliver to the expectation of customers, be it in terms of capex, opex and total cost of ownership, giving fastest return on investments. Label printing market is going through a transition period where run lengths are becoming shorter, margins are shrinking and short turnaround time is the need of the hour. Here, ColorNovo bridges the gap between end users and the label printers enabling them to print on demand. It utilizes the state-of-the-art and most reliable DOD inkjet print head technology that prints high quality labels at 600 x 600 dpi native resolutions up to speed of 70 m/min and up to 330 mm print widths. Complete digital label press consists of ColorNovo CMYK + White Inkjet module, with inline Corona, web cleaner, two registered servo Flexo, Cold Foil, Lamination Die cut, Slitting & Dual Rewind system units. This machine is at par with any international technology in terms of quality.”

Monotech Systems has network of channel partners for their entire JETSCI Inkjet systems range of products expanding their reach to Turkey, Latin America, Middle East, China, Africa, ASEAN, Sri Lanka and Russia.

Mittal added, “We have started looking at exports seriously this year. In the last six months, the inkjet division exported many turnkey solutions to China, Middle East, Turkey, Africa & ASEAN Region. The sales force in each region is trained to sell and service these machines.”

Monotech Systems has recently shifted its manufacturing facility of JETSCI products at Gurgaon in a much bigger and state-of-the art facility that aims to deliver the quality products in minimum time.

JC Graphics installs MK Easymatrix 106CS

Once again, Vijayawada’s JC Graphics reaffirmed its trust in Heidelberg, by installing a MK Easymatrix 106CS Die-Cutter. The MK Easymatrix 106CS, an automatic die-cutter meets the precise requirement of JC Graphics, which specializes in packaging & commercial printing, stationery printing and the monocarton business.

“We believe that we share the same values as Heidelberg, like commitment to quality printing. So, we keep coming back for more,” smiles Karunakar, the managing director of JC Graphics.

Motorized cutting pressure adjustment for up to 260 tons, helps the Easymatrix 106CS perform die-cutting and embossing operations at a speed of 7,700 with thickness ranging from 0.1 mm to 2 mm and corrugated board up to 4mm without any changes in the feeder. Other impressive features include non-stop rake delivery for uninterrupted production during pile changes and a Quick-Lock system to increase the speed and accuracy of the die-cutting process. The Quick-Lock system ensures rapid and precise positioning of tools on the stripping frame, eliminating time-consuming, manual re-positioning of tools for each production run.

“The price-performance ratio is excellent. Faster make-ready times, non-stop processing and efficient operations lead to cost-effective and improved productivity. After-sales support from Heidelberg for Easymatrix is the high point,” Karunakar comments on the latest acquisition that complements his state-of-the-art press portfolio, which includes an ISO12647-2-certified Heidelberg Speedmaster CD 102.

Advanced and innovative Fiery technology from EFI

-Avantika Printers one of the early bird users

EFI has announced the availability of the next generation of its industry leading Fiery production printing platform. Digital front ends (DFEs) based on EFI Fiery FS300 Pro platform drive presses across sheetfed, high-speed continuous feed, B1 folding carton, and corrugated digital production systems. These new products retain Fiery technology’s position as the world’s most productive and versatile DFE platform offering with new features in the key areas that print customers care about: colour, performance, usability and integration.

“With the trend toward shorter runs and faster turnaround times, digital print shops need systems that make every minute and every step count. Shops can double the processing speed on more types of jobs with Fiery HyperRIP enhancements on the Fiery NX Premium print server,” said John Henze, vice president of marketing at EFI. “Higher Fiery processing speed enables 10x the throughput than before on Fiery XB print servers, driving print engines all the way to 2,400 ppm and beyond.”

The Fiery FS300 Pro platform comes with the new, free Version 6 of Fiery Command WorkStation, the most popular production print job management solution in the industry, estimated to be used by more than a quarter million print professionals.

The Fiery FS300 Pro platform is accompanied by a completely redesigned Command WorkStation that dramatically improves the industry’s most trusted job management application. In less than two months, more than 41,000 have already upgraded to the new version to run their print shops more productively.

One of these include New Delhi-based Avantika Printers Pvt Ltd, which produces more work per shift thanks to the Command WorkStation 6’s strengthened search features. Himanshu Pandey, director of Avantika Printers, said “The transition to Command WorkStation 6 increased the productivity of Avantika’s shop floor by 15%.”

Srilekha Power Printers installs Heidelberg Speedmaster SM-74

(L-R) Rajendra and Sanagmeswara Rao with the Speedmaster SM 74 four colour pressIn a bid to fortify its professional print offerings and expand its user community, Srilekha Power Printers installed a Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 74 four-colour press. “Our investment in the Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 74-4 clearly demonstrates our strategy to capture new market opportunities, while strengthening our existing customer base,” smiles Sangameswara Rao, one of the two partners of the Vijayawada-based printing firm, which specializes in printing posters, pamphlets, brochures, catalogues, books, and preprinted office stationery.

“The SM 74-4 is an ideal fit for our high-volume business. The fabulous level of automation is the highlight. Manual intervention is significantly reduced by 70–75%. To us, this means less stress and higher productivity,” comments Rajendra, the other partner who is a print technocrat. A high-performance Prinect press center acts as the control station in a Speedmaster SM74-4, slicing the number of operating steps by 70%.

The Speedmaster SM74-4 is equipped with automation features like ‘Auto Plate’ that ensure quicker plate changes, cutting down make-ready and setup times notably vs. other presses. A highly automated feeder with central suction tape handles a wide array of print substrates, from thin paper to board, ranging in thickness from 0.03 mm to 0.6 mm.

High production speeds of up to 15,000 sheets per hour can be achieved with the Speedmaster SM 74-4. Lateral sheet separation blowers separate sheets more effectively and ensure smooth sheet travel, regardless of the printing stock being used. A fully automatic perfecting device enables printing on both sides of a sheet in a single pass, facilitating cost-effective production and faster throughput times for print jobs.

“Long-run jobs represent a major chunk of our business. So, we opted for the high-pile delivery configuration that requires fewer pile changes. Sheets don’t get scratched or smeared during perfecting or work-and-turn operations. The Venturi nozzles in the sheet guide plate takes care of that,” observes Rajendra.

High fusion ink from Xerox to change economics of commercial inkjet printing

Xerox India has launched Xerox Trivor 2400 High Fusion Inkjet Press that produces high-quality results direct to offset coated paper on the Trivor 2400, removing the need for intermediate coating processes, primers or added hardware.

The Trivor 2400 High Fusion Inkjet Press allows print providers to expand their inkjet media range to produce cost-effective, higher-value personalized jobs such as direct mail, catalogs, magazines and color books. High Fusion Ink is specially formulated to optimize printing and drying on offset coated media including matte, silk and glass stock from 60 to 250 gsm, up to 250 feet per minute.

Speaking on the launch, Balaji Rajagopalan, executive director - Technology & Channels, India and International Business - Xerox India said “We are thrilled to announce the launch of Xerox Trivor 2400. It’s an exciting time to be in inkjet. According to InfoTrends, production colour inkjet print will account for 57% of the total production digital colour page volume by 2019. This represents a tremendous opportunity for print providers and the time to get in the inkjet game is now.”

While High Fusion Ink is optimized for commodity offset coated papers, it also runs on a range of uncoated media, providing cost-effective redundancy for a versatile set of print jobs.

The Xerox Trivor 2400 High Fusion Inkjet Press will be available for installs starting in October worldwide.

First Heidelberg SX 74 machine installed in North India

Punjab based Florid Print & Pack Pvt Ltd invested in a brand new Heidelberg Speedmaster SX-74 four-colour press and Polar 115PF cutter, as part of its business strategy to explore new revenue opportunities. Managing directors - Hitesh Mittal and Girish Mittal - spearhead operations at Florid Print & Pack Pvt Ltd. Running a successful stationery business in Punjab and Chandigarh, the Mittals were outsourcing printing jobs as a value-added service to customers. On perceiving strong demand, they decided to leverage the market potential and expand into printing and packaging business.

(L-R) Girish and Hitesh Mittal with Sunil Kumar of Heidelberg India, with the Speedmaster SX 74.“Our confidence in this opportunity is reflected by our recent acquisition of a brand new Heidelberg SX-74 and Polar 115PF. We expect to build on the strong connection we have already established with our customers,” beams Hitesh.

The Heidelberg Speedmaster SX-74 is winning combination of the cutting-edge technology of the Speedmaster XL class with the tried-and-tested platform of the SM series. The hybrid press is designed for ergonomic operation, shorter make-ready and throughput times, with production speeds of up to 15,000 sheets per hour. “The SX-74 is a dream,” pipes in Girish Mittal, “the price/performance ratio is impressive. Currently, we are starting out with single-shift operations. We find the press extremely cost-efficient for short-run jobs and frequent job changes, even for a one-shift model like ours.”

Engaged in commercial printing, publishing and packaging industry, Florid Print & Pack specializes in trade and reference books, magazines and periodicals, commercial and publicity material, on demand digital printing, personalised stationery, labels, folding carton packaging for food, healthcare, detergents and household cleaning, beverages and liquids, FMCG and pharmaceutical industry, wedding cards, trousseau packing.

“The SX-74 provides amazing color stability and standardization to print output. The press is an ideal fit into our business,” comments Hitesh. Florid’s recent investment in a brand new Polar 115 PF cutter also plays an imperative role in its operational objectives. A high-speed cutter that is best-suited for offset formats of 63 x 88 cm, the Polar 115 PF is the best-seller in its class of equipment. An OptiKnife knife changing system facilitates faster knife changes and shortest make-ready times, leading to high efficiency. The Polar positioning-system DPS with a mechanical positioning accuracy of 1/1000 mm renders the greatest cutting accuracy to the Polar 115 PF. The stability of the single-piece machine frame lengthens lifespan and makes the Polar 115 PF highly reliable for everyday use. “Our recent investment in Heidelberg’s SX-74 and Polar 115PF cutter has positioned us to tap into a lucrative market segment. We look forward with excitement, as we embark on our new venture. A big thanks to Heidelberg India for supporting our dreams and growth initiatives,” concludes Girish Mittal.

“Heidelberg’s proprietary colorimetric control with the Prinect system ensures 100% color fidelity through print production. This reduces paper wastage, while promoting easy reproducibility,” comments Sunil Kumar, senior territory sales manager of Heidelberg India.

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