The new era in the in-line Flexo industry

A decade ago, the label and flexo market predominantly revolved around presses spanning 280-330 mm in width. However, Vinsak's introduction of Lombardi to the Indian market instigated a significant shift. Today, the standard width stands at 430mm, with approximately 90% of inline flexo presses being sold at this width or wider. Additionally, widths of 530mm, 620mm, and 670mm now command almost 20% of the market share. This evolution is accompanied by a broadening definition of labels, expanding beyond self-adhesive and wet glue to encompass shrink sleeves, IML labels, wrap-around labels, and heat transfer labels.
In 2024, the market is poised for advancement to the next level. Lombardi and Vinsak proudly unveil the inaugural installation of the Invicta I2 press, boasting an impressive web width of 880mm. This groundbreaking achievement finds its home at Prakash Printers and Coaters P Ltd in Ahmedabad, India, a longstanding and dedicated partner in the Indian market.

The installation of the first in-line press of this web width by any manufacturer in India marks a significant milestone. Additionally, it represents the debut of the Lombardi I2 press in Asia and the Middle East. We anticipate that this groundbreaking development will revolutionize the industry. With its remarkable features including the shortest changeover time, running speed of 300 meters per minute, and the capacity for value-added enhancements such as cold foiling and cast and cure, this press is poised to reshape the flexible packaging market in India in record time.
At its core, sustainability is paramount, with the press embodying the smallest footprint, minimal setup waste, low energy consumption, and complete elimination of solvents. This commitment to sustainability positions it as the foremost carbon-conscious converting system globally.
As a family-owned business with the third generation already immersed in its operations, Prakash printers and coaters maintains its position as a technology pioneer in the market. Their commitment to innovation remains unwavering, consistently delivering value-added solutions for a diverse range of brands spanning food, FMCG, cosmetics, and industrial labels. Remarkably, the company is doubling its capacity every year, a testament to its rapid growth trajectory.

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