Established in 2020, Mumbai-headquartered Uni Inks demonstrated its solvent-based and eco-solvent inks at the Media Expo Mumbai 2022. Uni Inks exhibited at Media Expo for the first time. The company’s unique selling point is that its inks can be used on almost all print heads.
“When we established our company, our aim was to produce one ink that can be used on all print heads. And we have been able to achieve our aim. Our inks are true to our tagline which says universal, unique and uniform. Our inks can be successfully used on all print heads. This means that printers, as well as dealers, do not have to keep multiple inventories at multiple levels,” said Pradipta Chowdhury, co-founder of Uni Inks.
Uni Inks are compatible with all printheads using any solvent-based printers. Any printhead with the size of 7 picolitre or more is compatible with Uni Inks.
The company has a manufacturing unit at Vadodara in Gujarat which is spread over 22,500 square feet. The plant has a capacity to produce 150,000 liters of inks every month. “Our inks are completely made in India. We have a full manufacturing chain since we manufacture pigments to inks,” Chowdhury adds.
UV-cured and dye sublimation inks
Uni Inks at present is only manufacturing solvent-based and eco-solvent inks but will soon begin production of UV-cured inks and dye sublimation inks for printing on polyester.
“Our immediate aim is to start manufacturing UV-cured inks. This should happen in the next five to six months. After that we plan to begin producing dye sublimation inks for printing on polyester,” Chowdhury says.
Solvent ink’s future
At present, the company’s target audience is signage printers but it wants to begin producing all sorts of digital printers. “As of today, we are servicing signage printers. In the near future we plan to get into all types of digital printing segment,” he adds.
Uni Inks is also aggressively expanding its dealer network across India.