Labelexpo 2023: Prati celebrates 50 years of label finishing

On the evening of the second day of the Labelexpo show, 12 September, employees, partners and converters, gathered to celebrate the Prati’s 50th anniversary. Many from India and UAE included Nirav Shah of Letra Graphix, Sunil Talpade of Royal Coat, the India representative for Prati and Vinesh Bhimani, managing director of Kimoha and his team.

14 Sep 2023 | By Noel D'Cunha

Nirav Shah with a team member of Prati

Founded in 1973, Prati is one of the leading brands in the label finishing industry at a global level. Recognised as one of the key innovators in its sector, the company has pioneered groundbreaking technologies to give its customers a competitive edge. Engineering each product to respond to specific requirements in a fast-evolving market, we ensure our customers benefit from tailored solutions for post-print finishing, inspection, die-cutting, matrix stripping, rewinding, cutting and overprinting.

“It really is incredible what the Prati family has built over the years,” Nirav Shah of Letra Graphix. “I have been collaborating with the Prati team for the last 27 years, and I have seen them quietly building its portfolio in the label converting space over the years. Prati has focussed exclusively in the finishing side of labels.” Shah has for Prati kit installed at his plant in Ahmedabad.

Sunil Talpade, managing director of Royal Coat, has represented Prati for the last 12 years. He said, “We have nearly 100 Prati kits installed in India. Prati ensures that each of its machines fits the type of applications the label manufacturer produces. And once the machine is installed, it just continues doing its work. We hardly receive any maintenance calls. That’s how the machines are built – to work with ease.”

(r) Sunil Talpade of Royal Coat

Among other machines, Prati showcased its DigiFastone digital finishing line, which utilises the company’s Futura field-upgradable open platform technology. “This fully digital system includes inkjet printing, laser die-cutting, and turret rewinding, making it ideal for creating short-run promotional labels in various industries such as food and beverage, wine and spirits, cosmetics, personal care, and home care,” said Talpade.

With DigiFastone, users can produce high-quality tactile effects, decorations, and textures up to 130m in length. Additionally, it offers Braille and Marburg Medium printing for pharmaceutical products. This system generates low wastage, reduces setup times, and provides a register accuracy of 0.15mm.

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