Vinsak has upgraded its Usar universal slitter and rewinder with an inkjet unit featuring UV/IR drying and 100 percent inspection, responding to the growth of e-commerce and increasing demand for QR code-printed labels.
The Usar’s inkjet unit utilizes either water-based or UV-cured drop-on-demand print heads with resolutions up to 1,200 DPI. The machine, available in 350mm, 450mm and 550mm widths, features a high build option with up to 150 microns achieved by jetting with varnish and a range of digital foiling options.
Ranesh Bajaj, director of Vinsak group, said: ‘Adding a variable print capability to a slitter-rewinder opens new business opportunities for MENA converters in the anti-counterfeit market. Vinsak has been able to print a wide variety of non-cloneable codes, generic and proprietary 2D bar codes and unique graphical elements on all kinds of tax stamps, security labels and tamper-evident labels.
‘The company has also demonstrated the ability to print on various substrates including paper, film, holographic foil, aluminum blister and carton board, allowing it to be used across many industrial sectors.’
Vinsak aims to sell at least two Usar machines every quarter in the MENA market.
‘Existing label printers, converting companies as well some state printing presses are all opting for the same to enhance their VDP capabilities,’ added Bajaj.
Vinsak also offers narrow and mid web flexo presses from Lombardi of Italy, short run printing presses from Iwasaki of Japan, pre-press flexo technology from SPG of Italy and a wide range of consumables used in the labels and package printing industry.