Monotech Systems launches Pixeljet miniRTR

Pixeljet miniRTR prints high-quality indoor and outdoor signage

Monotech’s new Pixeljet miniRTR with Ricoh print heads
Monotech’s new Pixeljet miniRTR with Ricoh print heads

Focusing on future technologies, innovation, and step towards green printing, Monotech Systems has launched a new version of their existing 6 feet UV LED roll-to-roll printer named Pixeljet miniRTR. The advanced version of miniRTR is capable of printing high-quality indoor and outdoor signage along with various interior décor applications.

“This new launch is an updated version of our existing model Pixeljet miniRTR. The new advanced version of miniRTR is now available with the Ricoh industrial grade print heads, which is the most popular head when it comes to UV printing technology,” says Manoj Garg, general manager, with wide-format graphics, Monotech Systems.

“The Ricoh industrial grade printhead offers enhanced productivity that enables the miniRTR to deliver a printing speed of up to 150 square feet per hour. (based on the printhead and color configurations). It also brings the media versatility and enables the printing on a wide range of indoor and outdoor applications such as transparent materials, self-adhesive vinyl, outdoor materials, films, leather, and also on décor applications such as wallpapers, window blinds, wall decals, canvas, etc.,” Garg added.

The New Pixeljet miniRTR UV LED roll-to-roll printers available in six and four color versions. The Pixeljet miniRTR is equipped with a UV LED lamp, allowing users to print on various media and save energy, cost, and time. 

One of the main features of this printer is its four-color optional varnish plus white and clear ink version, which can print white in different modes, improving the opacity of printed materials, increasing color contrast and readability. It also delivers embossing effects for various digital decorations. The new Pixeljet miniRTR is designed for mid-range users who want to switch from eco-solvent to UV printing on a budget. 

Key specifications of Monotech new Pixeljet miniRTR:

  • Maximum Printing Size: 1800 mm
  • Resolution: 2,400 dpi
  • Printing speed: Up to 150 square feet/hour
  • Printhead: Ricoh industrial grade print head
  • Color options: (CMYK) + White + Clear ink

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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