Ocean Deep Printers’ takes Inovision to the new heights with Scodix Ultra Pro Foil

Offering wider range of foil types, on broader range of substrate options

Ocean Deep Printers installed Socdix Ultra Pro with foil in 2017

Founded in 1995 by Shripal R Patel, Ocean Deep Printers carries an ambition to become the world’s top-notch packaging printing services company. In order to offer more innovative prints to their customers, the company has launched a new venture name ‘Inovision’ and added Scodix Ultra Pro with Foil to it.

Inovision considers Scodix Ultra Pro as a valuable asset for them as it has given a different dimension to its business after installation in 2017. Inovision understood the value that Scodix and its wide range of applications that bring to any project. The ability to bring those enhancements to an even wider range of projects was what led it choose the Scodix Ultra with foil. With Scodix, Inovision has been able to provide a wider range of foil types, on a broader range of substrate options. In addition, the company will also be able to add foil to pieces printed with a larger range of coated and uncoated substrates as well, opening the door to even more customers and applications.

“The Scodix has proven to be a solid production machine for our business, and we have been benefitted greatly from the investment,” said Patel. “Scodix Foil adds a touch of prestige to products, whether embossing, using Scodix Sense selective varnishing, adding high gloss or through the remarkable quality delivered by foils. This dynamic system allows us to address a wider range of materials and polymers. As our business has expanded, we’ve gotten requests for all types of projects, produced on all types of substrates. Not only are we now able to deliver these luxury enhancements on personalized and short-run jobs, but with the cost savings made on eradicating the outsourcing of foiling/tooling costs and set-up time, we can make high-end finishing available to those even on tight budgets.

“Following this investment, we also have moved to new markets such as high-end packaging, because even in such an aggressively competitive market, it is clear that we can provide added value for brands in this sector. It’s a testament that demand has grown rapidly as our customers have seen what we can offer with our Scodix,” Patel added.

“Our mission is — and always has been — to provide our customers with an innovative and competitive technological and capabilities edge,” said Ajeet Pareek, vice president – Scodix Sales, Monotech Systems. “Inovision’s decision to buy the Scodix Ultra to take advantage of the multi-material platform is the perfect example of this philosophy in action. The demand they have created outstripped their original estimates. It is gratifying to not only see such a satisfied customer but one who continues to see the value in the Scodix line of products. We look forward to continuing to serve Inovision as their operations flourish for many years to come,” he shared.

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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