Surat-based Orange O Tec was established 13 years ago by a young group of entrepreneurs. The company’s main motive was to target the textile printing segment. In this endeavor, Orange O Tec introduced Italy-based MS Group to the Indian market and started supplying high-speed digital textile printing machines in the country. The company has so far installed more than 135 digital textile printers in India. Recently, Orange O Tec diversified into the oackaging segment as it believes old wine in new bottle sells well. Initially, the company wanted to explore the demand for packaging machinery in the market and with time, the response it received helped the company establish its own
packaging division in India.
Bijoy Roy, managing director of Orange O Tec, started the packaging division by introducing France-based Picador, a packaging and Pos CAD software, to the Indian market. “The product is extremely user-friendly. The design software allows you to convert designs from 2D to 3D. We also have iC3D, a real-time mockup software and we are the licensed distributors of KoloRado cutting machines in India,” he shares.
KoloRado digital cutting machines are CAM-based with an option of mounting CNC tooling. These cutting machines find applications in advertising, packaging, printing, sample making, and short-run cutting work. The company has also booked two of these machines in India before its launch scheduled at Media Expo in New Delhi. The compact cutting machine is equipped with a camera and a conveyor that enhances the cutting accuracy. “These features make the cutting fast, easy and economical as compared to its rivals in the market. The highest speed of this machine is 1,500 mm per second. As the cutting arc develops into a curve, the speed of the machine reduces. The machine can achieve its highest speed only on a linear cutting path,” states Roy.
At PackPlus, Orange displayed its digital UV label printer having inkjet printhead that prints at 50 meters a second. The color combination remains unchanged throughout the run since the ink continuously revolves in the heating system, helping mix the color properly and maintain uniformity throughout the run. “Hanglory Group is based out of the U.S. We are the distributors of their machines in India. We have launched this inkjet printer for the first time here at PackPlus 2019. Around three months ago, we had signed a contract with the company. There’s another product from the same company, a corrugated digital printing machine. This machine is mostly for mass production and will take some time to find acceptance in the Indian market,” Roy concludes.