Delhi’s Prateek Metal Industries installs AccurioLabel 190

New Delhi-based Prateek Metal Industries (Prateek Graphics) has installed a Konica Minolta AccurioLabel 190 digital label printing press with the new Winder system from Brotech Graphics. The deal was finalised by Reifenhauser India, the special representative for the press in India, and the machine was installed in April.

06 Jun 2019 | By Rahul Kumar

Manoj and Prateek Arora form Prateek Metal Industries, with Vijay Kamat of Konica Minolta and Shantanu Biswas of Reifenhauser India

According to Manoj Arora, proprietor, Prateek Metal Industries, the Konica Minolta brand has been driving a major transformation in the digital printing space through its range of innovative print and printing solutions. This is the reason why, Arora said, when the company was looking for a label and package printing solution, the AccurioLabel 190 was at the top of its consideration.

“We are impressed with the improvement in productivity and efficiency since the installation of the machine and this validates our decision to invest in Konica Minolta,” he added.

Arora said being able to cater to new-age print jobs with the AccurioLabel 190 has also helped the company drastically improve its profitability.

Until now, the company used to produce labels using screen printing. “We decided to go for digital for labels because it gives us the options to produce short run jobs and allows us to experiment with variety of labels,” Arora said. “With the AccurioLabel 190, we can now produce speciality labels for the appliance industry, consumer industry and industry label segment.”

Arora said the machine will further help the company with variable data printing.

The machine comes equipped with an AccurioPro Print Manager and delivers the required printing speeds, performance, productivity, and image stability. It is designed for minimal paper wastage, excellent media handling, and convenient job management.

The machine reduces time-to-print and is capable of printing on different media, including paper, non-tack paper, tack paper, synthetic paper, PP, and PET of variable thickness. Its compact size allows it to deliver a better space economy and more efficient utilisation of workspace.

Prateek is a family-owned business started by Arora’s brother, Pritam more than two decades ago. The company’s expertise is in screen printing and even today, 90% of its print production is done through screen printing.

Beside a good set up of automatic/ semi-automatic screen printing machines, Prateek also owns wide-format printers from HP and Roland.

Following the installation of AccurioLabel 190, Prateek expects 25% growth in business and Arora said the company is looking forward to announce some big investments after Labelexpo Europe 2019. 

Vijay Kamat, national product manager – industrial print, Konica Minolta Business Solutions, said, “Brands and manufacturers are moving towards short-run print jobs that offer greater personalisation and customisability. These requirements are driving the demand for innovative label and packaging solutions. The AccurioLabel 190 is specifically designed to cater to such new-age print jobs.”