SK Offset installs Gallus EM340 S label press

Well-configured used label press installed in Meerut 

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Gallus EM 340 S and flexo printing machine

SK Offset, a print, packaging, and branding specialist, has installed its first narrow-web flexo label press – a pre-owned Gallus EM 340 S and flexo printing machine for the short-run job ComcoCadet. Apart from the print units with UV curing, the press contains inline foiling, coating, laminating, cold foil, hot foil, diecutting, and screen capabilities. Installed in the first half of June 2022, SK Offset has built a comprehensive plant and a modern pressroom with both sustainability and with hygiene and maintainability in mind.

The company’s concept is to give the area’s top local and international brands a local capacity for extremely high-quality labels. There is a growing demand for dependable, high-quality suppliers with expertise working with major brands as the new generation industry sectors grow in Meerut.

The specific requirements of brand owners can be met by the Gallus label press and SK Offset’s extensive offline ancillary equipment, including the provision of bar and QR codes. The segments visible in the area include food, beverage, alcobev, as well as candles, cosmetics, and body care products.

Ayush Agarwal, director, SK Offset, says, “In addition to innovation, brand value, and versatile technology, we choose to invest in established technologies. The Gallus label press stood out as the best to us after we looked at all the presses and their setups.” The selection was influenced by the press’s capacity to accommodate a variety of processes and by how easily Heidelberg India could service it.

“We can print CMYK and all Pantone colors and metallic inks like silver and gold with coatings for gloss and matt finishes and textures. Our labels can face any environment depending on the specifications given by the customer. We have different types of substrates for various applications and environments,” concludes Agarwal.

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

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Correspondent-Delhi & NCR Girish has been working and editorially contributing to both Indian Printer and Publisher and Packaging South Asia since 2021, covering the western regions of India. He has extensively covered a variety of verticals in both the printing and packaging industries. Skilled in taking Interviews and Story Writeup, Communication, Writing, and Research. Strong education professional with a Master of Arts - MA (MASS COMM.) focused in Mass Communication/Media Studies from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh.

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