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Decoration specialist Spinks India focuses on niche applications

05 February 2014

Gurgaon-based Spinks India, which offers a spectrum of decorative solutions for packaging industry showcased Ruco inks for screen, dry offset and narrow web flexo applications, besides pad printing and laser marking machines at Indpack exhibition in New Delhi.

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The company has been representing Germany-based ink manufacturer Ruco for last four years in India and Middle East, informed Ram Kumar Jha, sales manager at Spinks. 
 
The range of products in Spink’s kitty support diverse applications. This includes low migration flexo inks for food packaging applications; high lustre metallic inks for narrow web flexo that can replace foiling; special effect varnishes for flexo and screen printing.
 
According to Jha, Spinks caters to more than 40 label printers in India with key customers being ITW-Wintek, Letra Graphics among others. “While we have a 60% market share in screen printing, we cover 15-20% of flexo industry,” added Jha.
 
Recently, Spinks has introduced UV dry offset inks  for printing directly on lamitubes and seamless plastic tubes, plastic cups and containers. Jha added, “Our primary target for this product is the cup and container market. The dry offset printing directly on the container can replace the need of inmould labels. Though the initial investment for dry offset technology is high, the cost per container sums up to be cheaper as compared to inmould labels.”
 
The dry offset inks boast of low migration, durability, weatheromatic resistance and high abrasion resistance.
 
Spinks has a collaboration with Germany-based Tampoprint for manufacturing pad printing machines. It also manufactures laser marking machines and accessories under the brand name of Mark O Laser.
 
The company has developed a printing and sales showroom in Gurgaon for live demonstrations. This 10,000 sq/ft facility is fully equipped with plate making unit, blue zone, ink matching center, design studio and machine display. 
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