Wenli displays automatic oval screen printing machine

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Wenli displays automatic oval screen printing machine
Gurjeet Nayyar

Wenli is a China-based company which offers high-quality printing solutions to varied industry segments. The company has been operating in India for over a decade now. The solutions offered by Wenli cover direct fabric printing, digital printing, UV printing, eco solvent, flatbed, screen printing, and robot-type screen printing. At Media Expo 2017, Texzium International (P) Ltd. (representatives of Wenli in India) displayed their new oval screen printing machine. Indian Printer & Publisher met Gurjeet Nayyar, director Texzium International India, an associate company of Wenli, to get an overview of the machine on display.

The machine was first introduced in India by Nayyar after a trip to Tirupur in Tamil Nadu, where he saw numerous manual screen printing operations that were outdated and in need of better solutions that would save both time and money. He first displayed the machine at the Garment Technology Expo in Okhla, during which time no other OEM had that model in the country and most of them were relying on the spider-type screen printers. Nayyar informs that the machine can produce 500–800 pieces per hour and is ideal for the garment industry; the substrates can range from textiles and leather to PU synthetic among others.

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The Wenli oval screen printing machine has an integrated control panel that reduces the failure rate as it is easy for customers to check and repair the faults themselves. It has drives and motors to improve print-scaping accuracy. It also features pneumatic logic valves, chain and timing belt, PLC controller, touch screen and peripheral control circuitry along with many other components.

Wenli is one of the ten biggest export companies in Yiwu, China. The company specializes in supplying full line zipper making machinery, which perform the full range of functions from zero to finish for all kinds of zippers. Wenli supplies machines and spare parts to many branded zipper factories in China, such as WHH, SBS, CMZ, SAB, Jeuwat Zipper, QCC and others. The company also exports its machines to Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Iran Turkey, Egypt, Nepal, Pakistan, Vietnam, Thailand, Syria and many other countries across the world. As one of the leading professional dealers for different kinds of textile machines and spare parts for many years, Wenli is one of the largest suppliers of needle loom and zipper machinery in China today.

2023 promises an interesting ride for print in India

Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and multi-channel IPPGroup. While the print and packaging industries have been resilient in the past 33 months since the pandemic lockdown of 25 March 2020, the commercial printing and newspaper industries have yet to recover their pre-Covid trajectory.

The fragmented commercial printing industry faces substantial challenges as does the newspaper industry. While digital short-run printing and the signage industry seem to be recovering a bit faster, ultimately their growth will also be moderated by the progress of the overall economy. On the other hand book printing exports are doing well but they too face several supply-chain and logistics challenges.

The price of publication papers including newsprint has been high in the past year while availability is diminished by several mills shutting down their publication paper and newsprint machines in the past four years. Indian paper mills are also exporting many types of paper and have raised prices for Indian printers. To some extent, this has helped in the recovery of the digital printing industry with its on-demand short-run and low-wastage paradigm.

Ultimately digital print and other digital channels will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future. For instance, there is no alternative to a rise in textbook consumption but this segment will only reach normality in the next financial year beginning on 1 April 2023.

Thus while the new normal is a moving target and many commercial printers look to diversification, we believe that our target audiences may shift and change. Like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

Our 2023 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock and reconnect with your potential markets and customers. Print is the glue for the growth of liberal education, new industry, and an emerging economy. We seek your participation in what promises to be an interesting ride.

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