Bhavik Publications install first JETSCI monochrome inkjet web press

Press manufactured by Monotech and Pressline

L-R: Dinesh Kumar Thakur, DGM - Sales, Monotech and Dipak N. Patel, Owner, Bhavik Publications

India’s leading manufacturer of high-speed industrial inkjet solutions, Monotech Systems installed the first fully integrated high-speed print-on-demand inkjet web press at Bhavik Publications located at Ahmedabad. The machine is already in production for over 3 months and is installed with an inline servo-driven variable cut sheeting device. This web press is manufactured with joint efforts of JETSCI that has supplied the complete application and inkjet printing solution and Pressline who supported the web control system with an inline sheeter.

Apart from print-on-demand book printing applications, the JETSCI machine can be fully utilized in more demanding transactional and security printing applications. Dipak N. Patel, owner of Bhavik Publications says, “We were looking for the digital press for our print-on-demand short-run jobs in publishing and security printing for over 2 years but could not find the right solution which has speed, quality, the local support availability and reasonable requirement of investment. It fits all our requirements very well. We are really happy with quality and productivity on the machine”.

“We are now able to deliver our jobs in the shortest turnaround time with the new web press, which can deliver high quality at resolutions up to 600dpi and speed of up to 150m/min, the programmable variable cut sheeter ensures us the perfect delivery in the sizes we need having quick setup times. We will gradually move our all short and medium run jobs on this press and also will offer the great value addition to our customers of digital printing like variable data and security printing along with the regular jobs” he added.

Dinesh Thakur, DGM Sales-IPS, Monotech Systems says, “Digital Printing has grown exponentially in all the fields of printing industry like labels, packaging, books, print-on-demand, and security applications. After the Covid-19 situation, we are sure about the surge in the demand for digital printing and it will definitely help the printers to grow faster and respond to the market demands quickly.”

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital 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.

Web analytics show that we now have readership in North America and Europe amongst the 90 countries where our five platforms reach. Our traffic which more than doubled in 2020, has at times gone up by another 50% in 2021. And advertising which had fallen to pieces in 2020 and 2021, has started its return since January 2022.

As the economy approaches real growth with unevenness and shortages a given, we are looking forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again appointed to produce the Show Daily on all five days of the show from 26 to 30 May 2022.

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