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  • 28 Nov 2018

S.Kumar to install India’s first Screen digital press

S.Kumar and Insight Communications teams after signing the deal for the first Screen digital press at Labelexpo India 2018

Ahmedabad-based S.Kumar Multi Products, a label printer and an exclusive representative of Zonten label printing presses, has signed up for India’s first Screen Truepress L350 UV inkjet press.

Aarjav Hansoti, director at S.Kumar, said: ‘We felt the need for a digital press because of the demand of short run jobs from our customers. There has been a surge of jobs between 50 sqm and 100 sqm with multiple SKUs, which is not viable to print on a flexo press. Therefore, we visited Screen’s office in Singapore to see its digital press and were very impressed with the print quality.’

Insight Print Communications, the exclusive agent of Screen in India, will install the Screen Truepress L350 UV inkjet press by January 2019 at S.Kumar’s factory.

‘We will focus on understanding this press and incorporating security and anti-counterfeiting features to labels before expanding to other market segments,’ added Hansoti.

To complement the new machine, S.Kumar has also invested in a Zonten finishing line that comes with a varnish unit, cold foiling, sheeting and intermittent die-cutting features. The company already runs three flexo presses, one intermittent offset press and multiple finishing equipment, mainly from Zonten.

Ajay Aggarwal, managing director, Insight Print Communications, said: ‘This will be the first Screen UV inkjet press in the country. We are delighted that S.Kumar chose to go with Screen. I see tremendous interest in printers for this technology at Labelexpo India.’

 

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Aakriti Agarwal is India and Southeast Asia editor for Labels & Labeling.

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