“For a commercial printer like us, Jetvarnish will give us the chance to enhance visiting cards, invitation cards, prospectus, envelopes and other marketing and communication materials,” Gupta added.
With single-pass printing, the Jetvarnish 3DS is a UV spot varnish and spot foiling device. The digitisation of spot UV finishing allows printers to take a few sheets from each job and spot UV coat or spot foil it, so customers can see the effect their jobs could have, making the 3DS ideal for lucrative short- and medium-run printing.
Gupta comes from an advertising background. He entered the printing industry as a freelancer and later established his own printing facility in Paharganj.
Presently, Prnt Source Glazers has a separate facility for offset printing at Paharganj, equipped with in-house violet CTP, two four-colour printing presses and fully equipped post-press machinery, including a Duplo 616.
The digital setup, at two locations in Naraina Industrial Area and Paharganj, is equipped with six Konica Minolta print engines – two 1085 and 1100 kits each at each location, and 1060 and 1050, a Konica Minolta journey, which was handheld by TechNova, said Gupta. “TechNova’s team motivated us to integrate our offset setup with print-on-demand capabilities using digital.” The digital set up is also equipped with Canon Imagepress C10000, installed six months back.
The total capacity of the digital setup is 50,000 A3 prints per day. “We are producing more than 20,000 sheets per day and our capacity is more than double,” Gupta said.
On the ROI of the new investment, Gupta said, “I do not know about the demand, but the requirement is there. Who ever we have shown the samples have been impressed with the work. According to our calculations, we will be able to recover our ROI in coming five years if we sell 7,000 sheets monthly. Maximum use of print enhancement equipment is in photo album industry. But as we are commercial printers, so we have to wait and watch. The capacity of the machine is 2,300 sheets an hour. If the demand for a number of sheets increases, we will be able to recover the ROI soon.”
Gupta runs the business with his son Akshat Gupta and wife Sunita Gupta, both directors in the company.
“This year, we are working to double our turnover from Rs 8 crore to Rs 16 crore. Our offset business contributes 40% of our total business and rest is digital. We have not invested in offset for the last two years. We will be opting for B2 size digital printing press in future,” Gupta said.