Monotech launches full-color inkjet web press at PrintPack

An efficient solution for book printing

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Monotech Systems has launched a Jetsci knowzzleJet inkjet web press on the first day of PrintPack 2022
Monotech Systems has launched a Jetsci knowzzleJet inkjet web press on the first day of PrintPack 2022

The long-term trend towards shorter and medium run lengths has been stressing commercial printers and publishers for years. Digital printing’s ability to print in economic quantities, all the way down to just one unit, offers publishers a powerful tool to address variations in demand and has inventory and distribution cost savings and manages the versioning cost-effectively. Sensing the need, Monotech Systems has launched a print-on-demand high-speed full-color inkjet web press under its global brand Jetsci on the first day of PrintPack India.

Jimit Mittal, President of Jetsci Global, says, “There is a switch in the market from conventional to digital, and I believe approximate 50% market has moved towards one or other forms of digital printing technology for their very short-run needs. No other technology is as productive across the broad range of book manufacturing as inkjet for book printing. Its faster running speeds, higher print resolutions, ability to accommodate bigger sheet sizes, web widths combined with longer printhead life, and more inline and nearline finishing options make inkjet a cost-effective alternative to short and medium run lengths as well in many cases, for longer print runs.”

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Monotech inkjet web press can print all types of books

“Way back in 2021, when we launched knowzzleJet- DL, a high-speed Monochrome inkjet web press, we’ve received a fabulous response from the market, which drove us to launch knowzzleJet- DF, full-color inkjet web press this year as both the presses could print-on-demand all main types of books like consumer books, educational books, religious books, novels, cookery, children’s books, biographies, and other types of literature along with much other security, transactional printing jobs,” he added.

Moreover, there are revenue advantages that these new technological advances bring. Publishers can significantly expand sales overseas by delivering digital files to printers that can print short, on-demand runs in growing markets. Printers can boost their profitability by offering new and different services, including personalization allowing the development of new application areas. 

When the pandemic set in, it fueled inkjet technology as consumers were isolated at home and created new opportunities for book publishers and book manufacturing.

Digital print-on-demand advanced the mainstream publishers and self-publishers when books didn’t have enough demand to justify their retention in their catalog as quantities are too small to justify a large print run and due to a huge increase in raw material costs like plates, paper, and digital becomes a more suitable time.

Jetsci knowzzleJet inkjet web press is powered by the Memjet printhead technology and provides resolutions of up to 1600 x 1600 dpi with the printing of as small as 1 pt font size micro text very high-quality grayscale images. It can effortlessly handle a diverse range of print jobs with different page sizes and counts, including teaching materials, study resources, manuals, reissues, and reprints with variable data printing capabilities.

The ability to print in economical quantities, up to a single digital printing unit, gives publishers a powerful tool to meet different needs and save on inventory and distribution costs. Publishers can significantly increase sales because they can supply digital files to printers capable of printing short prints on-demand in developing markets. Equipped with a high-speed pdf workflow RIP engine with advanced features for accurate and high-quality printing without loss of speed no matter the application. The Smart solution platform also includes optional sheeting, folding, gathering, and booklet making.

 

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital 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.

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