Zircon buys SPG Prints’ Rotalen, India’s first

In a bid to bring rotary screen-making in-house, Noida-headquartered label specialist Zircon Technologies, with its operations in Dehradun, has invested in India’s first Rotalen direct laser engraver manufactured by SPG Prints.

18 Nov 2016 | By Rushikesh Aravkar

The Rotalen engraves images onto RotaMesh and RotaPlate screen material in a one-step dry and digital process. The machine features a CO2 single beam laser and a resolution of 4,000 dpi.

Speaking to PrintWeek India, Sanjeev Sondhi of Zircon Technologies, said, “In India, the use of rotary screen is limited to printing white and tactile effects. However, there is wide spectrum of applications that rotary screen can deliver.”

In order to explore these screen applications on a flexo press, Zircon has invested in four screen units including the two units on its recently installed 10-colour Omet Xflex X4.

“We have plans to add two more screen units and this investment in Rotalen will enable us to make rotary screens in-house to cater to the six screen units,” he said.

Zircon employs a workforce of 275 persons and operates out of a shopfloor area measuring 100,000 sq/ft. Another 50,000 sq/ft additional shopfloor area is under construction. Zircon has in the last nine years of existence invested in an average of more than one press each year.