Jetsci imprinting system YUV installed in South Africa

Second installation by Jetsci Global in a year

(L-R) Uwe Bögl, team Avocet Scales & Labels and Neeraj Thappa

Avocet Scales and Labels, a South African company, installed Jetsci’s YUV Inkjet Imprinting System – the second consecutive installation by Jetsci Global within a year.

Neeraj Thappa, vice-president of Sales at Jetsci Global, expressed gratitude to Uwe Bögl, director of packwise-africa, for placing his trust in Jetsci, a global brand of Monotech Systems Limited, and helping them penetrate the South African market. He announced that this is the first global installation of Jetsci in the international market for this year, and other installations are in the pipeline. 

Thappa said the Jetsci YUV system is a tested and validated solution for variable data printing, and can be easily integrated into existing web offset, flexo machines, slitters, rewinders, and more. He said as the system has just been installed, Avocet expects it to meet their business needs by allowing for inspection and customization of finished products. 

“Avocet Scales & Labels conducted thorough research to find a solution for printing variable data on labels with high speed and quality, and the Jetsci YUV system was identified as one of the most viable solutions due to its exceptional productivity and print quality,” said Uwe Bögl, director of packwise-africa.

Bögl said the Jetsci YUV system is versatile and can be modified to work with various conventional printing systems, making it suitable for a wide range of applications. Jetsci Global offers customization options for bespoke applications, including fully integrated inkjet systems and standalone printing technology.

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