Monotech Systems exhibited its UV mini UV flatbed printer and the miniRTR entry-level 6-feet UV LED roll-to-roll printer at the recently concluded MediaExpo, held from 2 to 4 March at the Bombay Exhibition Center in Mumbai.
“Our experience at the 50th MediaExpo was good – the football was much more than expected in the signage industry,” said Manoj Kumar Garg, business head, Monotech Systems.
The mini UV has CMYK white varnish while the miniRTR has ecogen5 CMYK. Both printers are equipped with Ricoh Gen5 1280 nozzles. The miniRTR has had 200+ installations while the UV mini has had 100+ installations all over India.
“In the miniRTR, you can print CMYK white varnish in one go. Fabric can be used in the same machine. In the UV mini, you can use white and varnish and emboss in the machine,” Garg added.
As the market is moving towards UV technology, people are adopting green guard certified inks, and going from conventional printing to digital printing with UV inks, he said, adding that UV is much in demand. Talking about upcoming trends in the signage industry, he said, “Companies are asking for the day-and-night effect with UV printing. Especially in the southern parts of India, flex is being replaced by fabric printing done by UV.”
“We are very futuristic about UV technology. We have been working for almost 7-8 years in this sphere in India and now is the time to catch that market,” he concludes.