Megohm Digipack expands with Jetsci ColorNovo SAPFC

The company plans to add pouches to its portfolio in the coming years

(L-R) Gopal Yadav, CEO, of Swapnali Labels with his daughter Swapnali Yadav, founder and director of Megohm Digipack

Mumbai-based Megohm Digipack, a manufacturer of
printed labels, in-mold labels, tubes and shrink sleeve labels, has installed Jetsci ColorNovo SAPFC UV 6-color inkjet label production with finishing and embellishment capabilities to produce short-run self-adhesive labels.

Megohm Digipack is a sister company of Swapnali Labels and it was established in February 2023 by Swapnali Yadav, founder and director who is the daughter of Gopal Yadav, CEO, of Swapnali Labels.

Swapnali Yadav developed a keen interest in her father’s business during her many trips to the factory as a child. She was fascinated by printing processes and technologies. She pursued an MBA degree from the University of Sydney and worked in Australia for a few years. However, she decided to come back to India and join her father’s business. As an extension of the family business, she started the new venture Megohm Digipack for digital labels and packaging.

Swapnali Labels was founded in 2013 by Gopal Yadav and
provides long-run flexo printing for labels. The company has two flexo presses from Alliance India for this purpose.

Yadav says: ‘After the pandemic, we have realized that start-ups in India are performing well in the market and the demand for short-run labels and packaging has increased. And, to fulfill the demand for short and medium runs, we have established a different unit Megohm Digipack for digital printing services.’

According to her, the market demand in India has evolved over the past five to 10 years. The Covid-19 pandemic has played a crucial role in this shift. New start-up brands emerged in the market during the pandemic. These start-ups often lack the resources to maintain large quantities of packaging, so they prefer smaller quantities. Conventional printing setup requires plates and cylinders that can oftentimes lead to additional costs as opposed to digital printing.

Additionally, there is a growing desire for customized packaging and new designs. Conventional processes struggle to meet these demands, but digital printing allows for flexibility. With variable data printing (VDP), every label can be unique, giving businesses the freedom to choose their own designs in smaller quantities.

Flexible packaging

The company focuses on labels and tubes at the moment. It will foray into new segments including short-run flexible packaging and mono cartons in the near future. 

‘We are already experts in labels,’ Yadav says. ‘We want to now normalize digital printing in labels while adding new segments such as flexible packaging and mono cartons where the demand is growing.’

Megohm Digipack provides its products in pharmaceuticals,
home products, fragrances and cosmetics segments.

Sustainability is important for the company. The company also provides its customers with paper labels that are biodegradable and eco-friendly and has partnered with waste collection bodies to ensure that the waste produced in the factory is handled responsibly and recycled. The digital printing process will further help the converter to reduce waste in terms of consumables such as plates, cylinders, material and ink waste in registration.

Megohm Digipack looked at several machines but chose
the Jetsci ColorNovo press because of its inline finishing and embellishment capabilities.

‘We wanted an all-in-one machine and we came across Jetsci and we were very happy with the press. It has a flexo station for cold foil, and lamination along with finishing capabilities such as a punching and slitting station. This allows us to produce finished product in a single pass,’ Yadav adds.

The converter will offer brands and customers a demonstration of the machine for transparency.

The Jetsci Colornovo digital label press utilizes inkjet technology and offers a print resolution of 600x600 DPI and speeds of up to 50m/min, with the ability to print on surfaces up to 330mm in width.

Dinesh Thakur, DGM - sales, Jetsci Global, says: ‘Megohm
Digipack was looking for a digital label press. After exploring their options, they ultimately decided to shift their preference and selected the Jetsci Global online printing, finishing and converting machine as their digital label press. This machine is the flagship product of the Colonovo portfolio. Jetsci Global Colornovo SAPFC stands out in the market because it offers printing, finishing and converting in a single pass. With Jetsci Global, Megohm Digipack can benefit from an inkjet system with an extended color gamut.
Additionally, they have access to various finishing options such as lamination, cold foil, special color printing, and post-coat application. The machine also offers the convenience of rotary die-cutting, all accomplished in a single pass.’