Monotech Systems installs ten Intaglios gravure cylinder engravers

New Delhi-based JMD Roto Graphics is one of the 10 customers who have installed the Intaglios gravure cylinder engraver developed and integrated by Chennai-based Monotech Systems. JMD installed the machine around a year ago.

06 Apr 2018 | By Rahul Kumar

Launched in 2015, the first Intaglios was installed in Kanpur. Since then it has travelled to locations like Delhi, Kanpur, Indore, Kolkata and Mumbai. “This year, we are expecting 12 more installations.” Tejinder Singh, product head of Intaglios at Monotech, said.

Intaglios runs on helical engraving method at the highest rotation speed of 600/min. It is a heavy-duty machine based on German head and can engrave a cylinder up to 1400mm (optional up to 3200mm).

“As the packaging market is growing, gravure is getting a good attention and demand. Imagesetter films, used to process cylinders, are becoming obsolete and a migration is taking place to the digital process. Thus, Intaglios is helpful for people who wants to enter into engraving of cylinders and has low budget and who wants to upgrade from manual/ chemical to automatic/ digital process,” Singh added.

Established in 2000, JMD Roto Graphics is a partnership company and Ashok Kumar and Chandrapal Saini are the two partners. Both have more than two decades of experience in cylinder engraving business.

Saini said earlier the company used to engrave cylinders manually (chemical etching) but now digital process is in place, which is safe, sophisticated and fast. “Now, we produce around 25 cylinders of various sizes per day in ten-hour operation,” he said.

He added that though the company still engraves cylinders manually it prefers to do it digitally on Intaglios. “Our ratio between chemical and digital cylinder manufacturing is 40:60. We supply cylinders to all over India. The Intaglios has helped us bring in more production and quality. We are planning to add more Intaglios to our portfolio,” he said.