Mr Samir Patel, President of Arrow Systems Inc
Arrow Systems Inc will participate in Gulf Print and Pack 2022. Samir Patel, President of Arrow Systems Inc, says “We are excited to showcase the latest in water-based inkjet printing for the narrow web market, the Arrow Jet Aqua 330R. It utilizes the new Duraflex technology from Memjet to print full colour, high resolution (1600 x 1600 dpi) labels and graphics at speeds up to 45m/min! We are excited to showcase the latest in water-based inkjet printing for the narrow web market, the Arrow Jet Aqua 330R. It utilizes the new Duraflex technology from Memjet to print full color, high resolution (1600 x 1600 dpi) labels and graphics at speeds up to 45m/min!”
Combining hardware offerings with software solutions
“The shift towards digital has been in progress for the past few years. Customers are demanding shorter runs and more customizability for their packaging, as well as high quality labels that showcase their brand and give it the shelf appeal. Our ArrowJet line of printers allows for all of these customer needs to be met with ease.
There are a lot of great new pieces of software for the printing industry that can help streamline your workflow. Your order flow can get bogged down when using traditional methodologies, especially when trying to scale. Some of the new automation tools that are being developed in this industry can help streamline your pre-press operations, and help save you time and money.”
Implementing digital transformation
“Some of the largest growth segments that we have been seeing are in the short run labels and packaging markets. We are finding more and more that customers are looking for shorter runs, lower MOQs and more customizability. Digital has come a long way over the past 10 years, but we feel there is still a lot of room to grow.
Some of the main things to keep in mind when shifting from analog printing to digital is that your time to process and deliver finished goods is much faster than with traditional methods. This opens up a whole host of new opportunities for companies to have expedited orders for a fee, as well as ship new label orders in a matter of hours. These types of strategy are being used effectively all over the world by once traditional printers who have made the shift into digital.
Some of the biggest challenges in the digital age is the ability for customers to easily shop around for competitive quotes. A customer can easily request quotes from 10 print shops all over the world, which makes the ability of a business to be competitive in pricing, as well as turn around time extremely important. All of this leads to an increased need for digital printing equipment!”
Strategy for the next one year
“Our focus over the coming year is to continue to educate the printing and packaging industry on the importance of digital technologies as well as the benefit they can have on your business. We plan to continue to expand our digital printing and finishing portfolio to help customers enter the digital world across a number of new industries.”
Impact of COVID-19 pandemic
“The main effect of covid has been the increase in shipping costs and lead times for machines, inks, materials, components, and everything else associated with moving goods around the world. Hopefully as things start to ease up all of these slow downs will start to resolve, but it is likely there will be some lasting impact across all industries, not just the printing industry.”
Efforts to reduce waste
“Reducing wastage is one of the most crucial ways that digital is helping to create a greener world. Out technology is designed for minimum waste, as well as eco-friendly water-based pigment inks. We feel that water-based inkjet is one of the leading printing technologies for a cleaner, greener world.
Our equipment allows our customers to produce extremely high-resolution labels and packaging with little to no waste, extremely fast turnaround, and the ability to sell with no MOQs. This helps customers order what they need, when they need it, without having to hold inventory of labels.”
Impact of Ukraine-Russia war
The oil exports from Russia could lead to issues getting adhesives, as well as higher gas prices to move goods around the world.
What prospects do you see in Gulf Print & Pack 2022? Please explain.
“This is our first show in the region and expect a good awareness for Arrow Systems as well As Quantum Digital Technologies”, concluded Samir Patel.