Total Print Solutions, a leading printer and converter of pressure-sensitive labels for many years, has the latest equipment from Japan, Germany and India from prepress through to finishing. The company processes around 80,000 running metres of high quality labels a day on state-of-the-art equipment at its production unit in Navi Mumbai pharmaceutical, cosmetics, FMCG and several other product segments.
Recently the company installed an 8-color Eco Flexo (VSI) label press that prints on various substrates such as LDPE, HM, HDPE, PP and paper. A fully servo-driven UV press with cooling drums – inline corona treater, delam- relam, turn-bar, cold foiling, lamination, inline diecutting, it runs at the speed of around 80 running metres a minute. The new press offers printing, slitting and removal of wastage with minimum manual intervention. Total Print’s production capacity has increased by around 35 % with the installation of the new machine.
At Total Print Solutions, 90% of the labels are printed with UV inks and the remaining with water-based inks. A significant quantity are exported to Dubai and to several countries in Africa. The Eco Flexo is a highly energy efficient machine which offering excellent print quality for work that requires UV printing. According to Total Print, Eco Flexo offers good after-sales service which makes it a reliable and competitive option.
Besides the new Eco Flexo, Total Print Solutions is well equipped with seven and 6-color UV presses and a 4-color letterpress machine. For postpress, the company has installed a servo-driven inspection machine that inspects at a speed of 200 metres a minute and a digital inkjet press for short-run labels on various substrates. In the previous financial year, the company invested around Rs. 3.5 crore and is planning to achieve a turnover of Rs. 25 crore in the next financial year. With this financial goal in mind, Total Print is gearing up for equipping the plant with additional equipment and investment.
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