Innovative Printer of the Year: Viraj Prints, Any Graphics
02 Nov 2017
Last year’s joint winner in the Industrial Product Printer of the Year category, Viraj Prints takes home the trophy this year, while the Jury also commends Any Graphics for its innovations.
(l) Viraj Prints and Any Graphics
The Nescafe Rotating Parasite for Nestle India features a solar panel fitted within the unit to make it rotate with indoor lights. The four-colour plus inline coating job is printed on a Komori Lithrone LS 29 HUV. The plates are fired on Kodak Trendsetter with dry process technology. The USP of the job is that it resolves the issue of the scarcity of power supply or sockets at the retail counters. Total 1,100 units of this in-house POS (point of sale) displays were made.
Any Graphics receives the Special Jury Award for its in-house customised holographic design pattern Rangolee for Arts and Crafts. The 5,000 labels are printed using metallised polyester on Omet flexo press with two coatings. Generally, while producing intricate label designs, a male-female die or laser cutting is used to strip off the unwanted facestock material, which in some cases is done in an offline process. Any Graphics have tweaked its machine to accomplish the operation inline on the press thereby eliminating the additional die making cost. According to the firm, it can now remove unwanted facestock area as small as 2mm in diameter. This technology innovation proves to be a cost and time saving method in the creation of intricate label work.
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