Monotech to display Scodix Ultra enhancement press at Pamex 2020

Live demonstration in Hall 1, Stand D01

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Monotech at Pamex 2020
Monotech at Pamex 2020

One of India’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of solutions for the printing and packaging industry, Monotech Systems will display its Scodix Ultra digital enhancement press at Pamex in Mumbai. Scodix Ultra is industry’s most versatile digital enhancement solution that is capable of delivering Scodix foil, Scodix SENSE, Scodix Metallic, Scodix Glitter, Scodix VDP and Scodix Cast & Cure digital enhancements, all in one system.

The Scodix Ultra digital press is the most productive in the series and enables commercial PSPs and folding carton converters to produce tangible enhancements for a wide variety of applications; marketing literature, stationery items, book covers, boxes and premium packages, greeting cards, photo albums with VDP capabilities based on a barcode system, and more – the opportunities are endless. One can place their stamp on almost any printed media.

Scodix Foil Station is an optional module that runs in-line with the Scodix Ultra digital enhancement press, delivering unmatched foil enhancement capabilities, including high gloss, embossed, variety of densities for short to medium runs, using a highly advanced, highly-efficient digital process. Scodix Foil is ideal for commercial printers, coping with short to medium runs, who today have to outsource the foil application or use a tedious and expensive make-ready process, including molds and dies, as well as for converters doing high-end short up to medium runs.

Scodix Foil deploys a wide range of hot and cold industry standard foil films, coupled with a variety of substrates, including offset, digital, plastics, laminated/non-laminated, and coated/without coating applications including business/greeting cards, folders, book covers, brochures, labels, packaging and more.

Ajeet Pareek, product head – Scodix, Monotech Systems says, “The Indian printing and packaging market appreciates quality and precision, making the Scodix Ultra an ideal match for both their production needs and their business acumen. The continuing need for digital service providers to further differentiate themselves is apparent in every industry market, and Scodix serves this need via digital enhancement solutions that have earned a worldwide reputation for delivering pinnacle and unmatched quality. Scodix Ultra Pro with foil is a worldwide proven product with over 250 installations worldwide, which include 30 installations in India alone. Pamex provides us with another opportunity to showcase the product and shine more.” Visitors can experience the product performing live in Hall 1, Stand D01.

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.

– Naresh Khanna

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