Amba Multiprint adds Monotech’s Colornovo Hybrid to its portfolio

Provides quality print at an affordable price

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Amba Multiprint adds Monotech’s Colornovo Hybrid to its portfolio
Left to Right: Hariom Dave, Ankit Mehta, management team member - AMP, Jimit Mittal, President-Jetsci Global, Dinesh Thakur, and Nikhil Gondalia.

Gujarat-based Amba Multiprint, which provides solutions to the pharma, cosmetics, and packaging sectors, recently installed a Colornovo Hybrid from Jetsci Global to strengthen its overall operations.

A European-made web control transport system that provides quality print at an affordable cost, the Colornovo Hybrid is a combination of flexo and digital in one pass for an extended color gamut. It has a UV dryer and chiller plates under every print head, which gives accessibility to run many heat-sensitive materials such as shrink sleeves, IML, lamitubes, and more.

Ankit Mehta, a member of the management team of Amba Multiprint Ventures, says, “Amba Multiprint provides solutions to multiple sectors such as pharma, cosmetics, and the packaging industry, and for this, we need a press that is agile and versatile. With Colornovo, it has become easier for us to upgrade to the seventh color when needed.”

Colornovo Hybrid by Jetsci is a complete package, the best combination of features and price, which matches all our requirements with ease of operation. A major concern for a printer is after-sales services, and as Monotech is an Indian company, there won’t be any service issues.”

They faced a few initial challenges while operating the machine but, later on, got familiarized with it with the help of the Monotech team.

We are happy with the machine’s flexibility to run most of the substrates. It is an application-friendly machine that allows us to deliver what we need. Our customers have no complaints. We are planning to shift a wide variety of our jobs to digital,” Mehta concluded.

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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