Wonderjet installation at Mercury in Nashik

Aura Print Solutions has installed what it says is "the fastest digital press for corrugated boards from Shenzhen Wonderjet" at Mercury Plasto Containers Nashik, a leading provider of sustainable packaging, based in Nashik district, for domestic as well as export sales.

09 Jan 2020 | By Charmiane Alexander

Wonderjet Digital at Mercury Plasto Containers, Nashik

Nilesh Kushare, CEO and MD of Mercury Group believes that production of boxes in small or big quantity, is not in his hand as it depends on the customers. However, providing innovative solutions for farmers and manufacturing companies gives him huge satisfaction. He said, "Good packaging at an affordable cost ensures less wastage of fruits and vegetables in transportation, making the 'from farm to fork' phenomenon, an accessible reality."

Headquartered in Nashik for more than four decades, the Mercury Group has specialised in packaging for fruit growers in and around Nashik. Equipped with a five-ply automatic plant and a raft of offset and flexo presses, this new addition has ensured that Mercury Plasto Containers, the flagship company, has carved a niche for themselves in the Indian western region for high quality corrugated boxes for agriculturists. 

The digital press from Wonderjet, WDR 200-46A is a water-based inkjet with Ricoh heads. With 46 print heads, the press can print a maximum width of 1200mm x 2400mm. The material format is 1800 x 2400mm in auto feeding. The speed is 0.7 metres to 1.5 metres per second. This WDR 200-46A can handle boards from 2mm to 20mm, making it ideal for shortrun of 3000 sheets economically feasible with added features of variable data like QR and Barcode. An Aura official said, "A normal day at Mercury with Wonderjet ensures 15 to 20 jobs of various runs up to 3000, a distinct possibility."

V Natarajan, managing director, Aura Print Solutions, says, "I believe digital print production can be simplified with a simple approach to providing predicable quality with total knowledge transfer to end users. The days of keeping technology close to your chest for service revenue is long gone. Price-performance ratio is expected and needs to be delivered but then solution to enhance the quality and throughput is a definite must in this competitive world"

Aura Print Solutions are the authorised distributor for Wonderjet in India. The Mum bai headquartered Aura is known for providing solutions for payment cards, National ID and passport.