PrintPack 2019 Visitors Speak: Ashish Narang

Ashish Narang, the second generation entrepreneur from Delhi-based UV coating specialists, Style Graphics, shares his takeaways from PrintPack 2019.

04 Feb 2019 | By Sriraam Selvam

Ashish Narang

Our primary idea of visiting the exhibition is to understand the various technological advancements that the industry has seen in the last couple of years. As a coating specialist, we want to identify what we need to invest in to be up-to-speed with the industry standards and at the same time be excited about innovations which will be the future of the industry.

As per our expectation, we were happy to see a lot of state-of-the-art technology being showcased, especially for the packaging segment. So many of the processes which used to be manual are now fully automated and we have whole lot of thinking to do to ensure our investments are in the right place. The points we are primarily considering is ways to reduce overheads and at the same time scale our operations with the help of technology.

I think the drip off technology that we saw in some of the UV coating machines would become the future of print enhancements. We were particularly impressed with Autoprint's 80 Drip Off, an offline two-tower UV and aqueous coating machine. This tops our list of future investment since we believe this would improve the quality of output in our shopfloor and bring more customers to our unit.

Having said that, in this edition, we saw numerous options for UV coating and would even go on call this PrintPack, a coating special.

I must confess that if I had the budget and means to buy one machine from the show it would be the die-cutter from Bobst which literally blew my mind away with its speed and accuracy. That for me would be a dream machine and I hope I would be able invest in one very soon.