KT Mohan, managing director at UV Printers, recovering from a bout of Chikangunya and in visible pain post-infection, said, we see a lot of six-colour movements in the market “thanks to certain brands”.
“There are two types of customers today, those who pick up a high-end machine or very cheap ones. Now high-end machines are in the range of Rs 50-lakh upwards to 1.5-crore and the cheap are under 10-lakh.”
The UVJet printer on the stand, a CMYK plus white ink printer uses three printheads, two for the CMYK and one dedicated for white. “Today, customers are looking for speed and quality. So we went to China with a hawk’s eye, because we know what the market requires. If these manufacturer can come closer to that, nothing like it. That’s how we zeroed in on UVjet,” said Mohan.
The Dilli printers which Mohan supplies to the India market, is capable of printing six-colour plus white and varnish; and uses UV inks. It is fitted with a Dilli is giving three-picoleter Kyocera printhead and can print at a maximum speed is 500-600 sqm/hour.
Mohan promotes UV and UV LED for industrial applications, because he is of the opinion that these printers can print on rigid, ACP, glass, plywood, WPC to flexi material. “If you have fixed bed, then there’s a limitation of size, but if you have a Dilli roll-to-roll, then you can run canvas, vinyl, wall-paper, rexin, and even polyester-based fabric.”
UV Printers has installed 19 UVJet and 18 Dilli printers this year.