Media Expo 2019: Monotech Systems launches Pixeljet miniRTR

Chennai-based Monotech Systems introduced its Pixeljet miniRTR 6-feet UV LED roll-to-roll printer at Media Expo 2019 in Mumbai.

26 Feb 2019 | By Abhishek Muralidharan

Akash Kumar(l) and Manoj Garg(r) with Pixeljet miniRTR

Manoj Garg, product head – wide format graphics, Monotech Systems, said, “Equipped with Xaar printhead, Pixeljet miniRTR is a dedicated roll-to-roll LED UV - curable printer, which comes in a six-colour and a four-colour plus white and plus varnish version. It handles a broad scope of flexible media for indoor and outdoor applications. “

The miniRTR is equipped with UV LED lamps that enable the user to print on a wide media mix and to save energy, costs and time.

According to Garg, one key feature of the printer is its four-colour plus white varnish version that enables to print white colour in different modes, improving the opacity of the printed material as well as increasing colour contrast and readability.

“The Pixeljet miniRTR has been designed for the printers who are willing to move from Eco Solvent printing and go for UV printing with a limited budget. With miniRTR printers can have the leverage of offering digital enhancement with embossing effect and more too,” added Garg.

Apart from Pixeljet miniRTR, Monotech also highlighted Pixeljet UVmini Flatbed with Spot UV.

Pixeljet UVmini is equipped with RICOH printhead and it is capable to accept a media thickness of 70 mm and configured as CMYK + WV. “This offers the flexibility of generating numerous applications for photo albums, stationery, gifts, novelty items indoor and outdoor applications, “said Garg.

“In this competitive market, the only way of differentiating your business and woo the customer is to add value to the existing print and think beyond CMYK printing. We are now focusing on digital enhancement and already introduced our products in the market including the launch of Pixeljet miniRTR at this expo. Sensing the demands and market regulations we are acting more on and offering the products which can add value to the print,” added Garg.

Also, on display were a few large format poster printers from Canon, Pixeljet 2512 RMO - a UV hybrid flatbed printer which offers the capability of printing on a rigid as well as soft media, and Pixeljet KM512i, which is a digital solvent printer.

Monotech also introduced BigRep Studio, a large format 3D Printer aimed at the OOH and signage industry.

Sharing his view on the OOH and signage industry, Garg said, “The retail segment of this industry is going good, as for the outdoor advertising segment, I'm a little bit concerned about the economic, environmental issues and green technology pertaining to it, because of a certain degree of price consciousness.”

All the machines exhibited by Monotech at the trade show included an add-on of varnish with it. Monotech's stall also, comprised of a feature wall which highlighted its Pixeljet operations.

The feature wall at Monotech's Media Expo 2019 stall