Monotech’s third JETSCI Inkjet in Bangladesh

Inkjet imprinting installed on web press for secure documents

Monotech JETSCI inkjet installed on a narrow web press in Dhaka Photo Monotech Systems
Monotech JETSCI inkjet installed on a narrow web press in Dhaka Photo Monotech Systems

Monotech Systems has integrated a second JETSCI YAQ high-speed inkjet imprinting solution on a narrow web offset printing machine for printing security documents at a leading press in Dhaka in Bangladesh. Increased job orders from educational institutions (OMR Sheets) have pushed the customer to opt for an additional system.

The installation of the first JETSCI inkjet imprinting system in Bangladesh in 2018, opened new business avenues for customers in the secure educational document segment. This installation makes it three such systems working in Bangladesh. The JETSCI industrial inkjet systems have more than 250 installations across the globe.

JETSCI inkjet system from Monotech used for security printing by an educational printer in Dhaka, Bangladesh Photo Monotech Systems
JETSCI inkjet system from Monotech used for security printing by an educational printer in Dhaka, Bangladesh Photo Monotech Systems

Neeraj Thappa, assistant vice president of International Sales at Monotech Systems, said, “This is our second YAQ industrial high-speed inkjet system installation in Bangladesh and it has a unique print width of 324 mm. Due to our print system being modular and versatile, we were able to build this large print-system needed by the customer. This large print system runs on the proven software developed by the Jetsci team and is able to carry out all kinds of jobs required by the user.”

JETSCI products are solely represented in Bangladesh by Printech Corporation Limited. Marvin Sardar the managing director of Printech Corporation, adds, “Our customer was content with the performance and durability of his existing YAQ system. He successfully executed all his jobs with his first YAQ system and when it was time for him to expand his printing capability, Jetsci Inkjet Imprinting was the only option in his list. In addition to the performance of the existing YAQ system, the ability to provide a 324 mm print width was the other factor that helped secure the repeat order — which is again a first in Bangladesh. This unique size in combination with the speed of YAQ will more than double the user’s production and keep him ahead in the race.”

This story last published by July 22, 2020

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