The Saku Group secures JETSCI knowzzleJet

Saurabh Printers enhances production in Greater Noida

From L-R Col Harish Gulati, Vinod Gulati, Saurabh Gulati, and Mamta Negi. Photo Monotech Systems

Manufacturer and one-stop solution provider of high-performance products, and solutions, Monotech Systems, has installed JETSCI knowzzleJet, monochrome inkjet web press at Saurabh Printers, Greater Noida. The press is already in production and is installed with an inline servo-driven variable cut sheeting, folding, and gathering options.

V K Gulati, owner of Saurabh Printers says, “We were looking for a high speed and high-quality digital web press which can enhance our productivity and demand of supply with a quick delivery time. We were already using high-speed web offsets and digital setups for publication but by adding knowzzleJet, we could push ourselves for better productivity and reduce delivery times.”

Saurabh Printers belongs to The Saku Group which is one of the biggest groups when it comes to the printing industry in India. Established in 1991, the Saku Group is today an ISO 9001:2001 certified entity to contend with in the printing and publishing industry. The group grew out of a small business start-up with just about 6 employees. In 1996 came a major step forward with the establishment of Saurabh Printers that altered the face of the group to a complete solution provider to the publishing industry.

In the year 2005, their endeavors to fulfill their dreams of having a global presence and becoming one of the few multinational printers in India to own a subsidiary Westman Printing in Sydney. Today the group consists of 400+ members and offers digital printing for the clients looking for print on demand, flexible enough to meet the futuristic changes.

The JETSCI knowzzleJet is conceptualized, designed, and developed in India by Monotech Systems in association with Pressline India. This is said to be the innovation that will keep businesses ahead of their competition as this monochrome inkjet web press can deliver unparalleled yield and print very high-quality text and images. It is most worthy for medium run-length with variable data printing without the waste of any data at high speeds even if it’s a full-page variable with any number of text or image details.

“We’ve chosen configuration of 17 inches duplex printing roll to sheet converting and online folding in the same line. Printing is equipped with its latest technology based on Memjet technology which gives very high near to offset quality at 1600dpi. We are really happy with the quality and productivity of the machine,” Gulati added.

Talking about one side, this digital book printing press is being claimed to be a perfect match for an application like transactional, direct mail, trans-promotional, books, security printing, and bespoke articles. This press helps reduce cost and augmented rise in profitability.

Dinesh Thakur, DGM Sales – JETSCI Global, Monotech Systems says, “Due to the pandemic situation globally for almost 2 years, the industry has moved towards digital technology in various printing applications. Saurabh Printers was also looking for digital solutions for its book-on-demand application and KnowzzleJet could easily serve the purpose of our customer’s requirements. Digital printing in the industry is growing really very fast for various applications like book-on-demand, security printing, and the label industry as well. We at JETSCI Global under Monotech Systems, serve the solutions and digital equipment to industries like publishing, security, and label converting under one roof. We have a wide range of products and integrations to provide the solutions to customers.”

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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