Samarth Digital installs Pixeljet UV Hybrid inket with varnish

Monotech UV inkket hybrid printer for interior décor and glass printing

Samarth Digital's director SK Bhavsar with the new Monotech Pixeljet UV hybrid inkjet printer Photo Monotech Systems
Samarth Digital's director SK Bhavsar with the new Monotech Pixeljet UV hybrid inkjet printer Photo Monotech Systems

Pune-based Samarth Digital has installed a Pixeljet 3218RMO UV hybrid wide-format inkjet printer with varnish from Indian manufacturer Monotech Systems. Samarth is a fairly new company but has managed to create a foothold in the competitive Western India market with some of the major retails brands as its customers. Now the four-year-old company is acting out its expansion plans, including entering newer markets and increasing applications and product offerings.

Samarth’s director SK Bhavsar says, “We believe that investment in the Pixeljet UV hybrid printer will help us tap new opportunities and will open the new doors for revenue generation. We have been growing exponentially with a healthy reputation in the market and a close association with brands like Shoppers Stop, Havmor, Everyday, and Reliance.”

Decor and rigid applications, including glass

Bhavsar explains some of his ideas for new applications. He says, “Our current applications at Samarth are limited to indoor and outdoor signage, commercial printing and other industrial applications. With the addition of the Pixeljet UV hybrid printer in our plant, we will enter the interior décor, MDF printing, WPC door printing and glass printing markets. The new UV hybrid printer will also help us customize as per the customer’s creativity and demand.”

The Pixeljet 3218 RMO is a high-speed UV Hybrid printer with an LED UV curable inkjet system that offers the capability of printing a large size on rigid as well as soft media. It is meant for short-run to high volume production of multiple jobs on a variety of media and sizes. It also offers media edge-to-edge printing eliminating the need for extra finishing steps. The Pixeljet 3218 RMO UV Hybrid printer was shown at the Media Expo in Mumbai in February 2020.

With the help of the multilayer printing feature, the Pixeljet UV hybrid printer prints several colors and white ink layers in one pass. Monotech claims this inkjet output device is a workhorse that can deliver printing speeds of up to 450 square feet an hour. The printer delivers exceptional print quality on a wide variety of indoor and outdoor media such as corrugated boards, plastics, acrylic, and glass. It is suitable for foam boards, exhibition panels, wood, aluminum, MDF, PS, and a wide range of flexible media. White ink and six colors with Ricoh industrial-grade printheads give the printer a competitive edge. The high-density color printing function makes the print even brighter, intense, and vivid.

Monotech Systems has substantial inkjet development and experience in manufacturing various output devices beyond signage and POP. While its inkjet products include digital book and label presses, it has already installed more than 250 Pixeljet UV printers across India and in the neighboring countries.

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