The Ultimate all-rounder – PerfectMatt PM

The Perfect Matt PM inks are widely used for outdoor signage, POP display, decal, automotive dial, graphic overlay (e.g., membrane switches) & vacuum forming. The Perfect Matt PM Ink System includes 12 standard line colours, an extender base and a set of trichromatic (halftone) colours.

These inks have exceptional weathering resistance when overprinted with Polyplast PY433 EL Overprint Varnish which could increase it’s outdoor life by  five years and above.  The Perfect Matt PM is one of the most popular product which is highly popular among

Fujifilm Sericol India organized first aid training for its Employees

Fujifilm Sericol India organized a one day in-house first aid training session  on 7th October 2017.  The training was carried out by a team of Doctors from Life Line Institute of First Aid & Emergency Medicine, a Directorate of Industrial Safety and Health (DISH)  recognized institute. The objective of the training was to promote a healthy and a safe work environment  and to familiarize employees with  various first aid safety procedures and practices.  The one day practical and class room training covered how to correctly undertake first aid while dealing with potentially dangerous situations like  unconsciousness, falling from height, burns, injuries, fractures and snake bite. The training also explained how to perform CPR and ways to examine a serious casualty.

Managing Director, Mr. M.P. Raghav Rao believes that providing  first aid training to the employees  is a way to celebrate and strengthen the company’s ongoing commitment to safety . Speaking on this occasion, he said “At Fujifilm Sericol, safety has been adopted as a core value rather than a simple priority and that is why we have managed a great work place safety record over the years. Preventing incidents of occupational ill health and injuries are of paramount importance to us and it is our core integrated management system policy.” Mr. Chandrakant Deshmukh, Manager-HR, Fujifilm Sericol  India said “We are committed to ensure zero harm to our employees and it is our standard procedure to  give them in- house first aid and fire fighting training every year. This is for the first time we have invited Doctor’s from DISH Institute to provide live demonstration of various first

UV Screen printing in India is still growing in a very good way

Adam Batting, Technical Manager, FUJIFILM Speciality Ink Systems  Ltd. shared his views on UV Screen printing segment and upcoming launch of Fujifilm Sericol’s new Smart UV ink technology at SPI2016 /ASGA India 2016

India has always been an exciting market for Screen Printing business. In the last decade, where Screen printing was predominantly carried out by manual printing processes, Indian Screen printers have come a long way since then. Now there is an abundance of semi-automatic and automatic Screen printing machines and Screen printers have their own Screen making setup. There are better Screens and Squeegees available in the market and recent introduction of UV Screen ink technology is proving to be a quantum leap forward for Indian Screen printing industry.

During my stint in India, I had the opportunity to  visit many  customers in Pune, Mumbai, Coimbatore and Tirupur and I could see a visible shift towards quality and a wide ink portfolio offering  to clients. But there were apprehensions as well. Indian Screen printers often asked me if inkjet printing is an upcoming threat to the dominance of Screen printing in Indian market.

We have seen just recently that digital printing has emerged as a new technology for textile printing applications. Digital textile printing is a growing market and will continue to grow as a viable option for textile Screen printing. It is no secret that the future of screen printing is moving toward digitalization with greater speed and having followed Indian Screen printing market closely, I can say that inkjet printing is gaining good ground in India but I feel versatility that Screen printing offers, makes it very difficult to replace.

Screen printing is a fantastic technology that is used by many industries with so many old, new and yet to be discovered applications.  It can be used to print on a wide variety of substrates, including paper, paperboard, plastics, glass, metals, fabrics, and many other materials. For many years in India, Screen printing has been a reliable and cost-effective technology for Graphic printing applications but now it has expanded into various other industrial segments like Membrane switches, Vehicle graphics, Autodials, Packaging, Garment and non Garment. The market is expected to grow further as new technologies like UV Screen printing evolve further for printing applications.

UV Screen printing has been growing strongly in Europe and in recent years, India has also shown rapid transition in this field. I believe, there is a strong growth opportunity in Indian market for UV curing products. Instant curing properties of UV curing ink have made  Screen printing operations competitive with other printing technologies. UV curing technology is turning out to be a massive success in India where production speed is a critical criteria.  These inks can make a big difference to the speed and efficiency of conventional print operations. When printing multicolor jobs, the second color can be printed almost immediately. Some new high-production presses can print several colors at once by passing prints through intermediate UV curing stages. Prints can be handled and packed for shipping the minute they emerge from the curing unit. No waiting around for prints to dry, no storage racks to hold drying substrate, and no bulky heat-drying equipment, UV curing inks can make a big difference to the speed and efficiency of conventional print operations.

Apart from that, when we compare the advantages of UV-curable inks, they are indeed more environmentally friendly than conventional solvent based Screen printing inks. A Screen printing operation that converts to UV inks can reduce its air-borne emissions dramatically.

Another big advantage of UV inks is that they don’t dry in the screen. Air-dry inks continue to increase in viscosity as you use them because the solvents in them continue to evaporate. UV inks do not increase in viscosity. The result is you don’t have to shut down in the middle of a production run to clean your screen

Our team at Fujifilm Sericol India has been constantly helping many Screen printers keeping up with new technologies like UV screen printing. For many years, our state of the art colour matching lab and R& D center has been a driving force behind reliable and efficient Screen printing ink delivery for various segments.

I must also add that our Indian customers have also played a vital role in our technological innovation. New customer requirements and feedbacks have constantly driven us to deliver competitive technologies because of which we are now launching next generation of UV curing ink in Indian market. The patented Smart UV ink, which we launched in Screen Print India expo 2016, comes with high gloss and longer outdoor life apart from all the other benefits of UV inks.  We hope to set a new benchmark in UV screen printing segment with this new addition.

I have a positive outlook for India and I firmly believe Screen printing will co-exist with other print technologies in the near future. Technologies will improve which will provide a seamless process improvements for vast Indian Screen printing segments.

Fujifilm Sericol launches New Research and Development Centre in Pune

Fujifilm Sericol India Pvt. Ltd., a subsidiary of Fujifilm Sericol International Ltd. and  a leader in the field of printing ink technology,   inaugurated today their new  Research and Development centre, a state-of-the-art technology hub designed to develop latest technologies and  innovative solutions for Screen, Digital, Offset and Narrow Web printing ink segments.  The new R&D  hub  includes  Digital Graphic Ink R&D Centre, Digital Textile Ink R&D Centre and  Colour  Match Development Centre.  The R&D hub was officially inaugurated by Mr.  Rob Fassam, Chairman, Fujifilm Sericol India.

“ We have achieved another milestone with the launch of our  new and upgraded Research & Development Centre which is  packed with latest equipments and technologies.  It is a clear testament of our commitment to support customers around the globe with innovative and high quality printing ink solutions” said Mr. M.P. Raghav Rao, Managing Director,  Fujifilm Sericol India.

Mr. Rao continued “We believe in greater investment on R&D and this will enable us to incorporate and develop new products and solutions in the shortest possible time. This will also enable us to sustain our growth momentum in the domestic and overseas market.”

Fujifilm Sericol India bags 2 awards at Inter-Industry Safety Competition 2017

Fujifilm Sericol India won the  Safety slogan award at Inter Industrial Safety Competition, organized by Deccan Chamber of Commerce Industries and Agriculture, Pune. The company also received first runners-up award for Safety poem. The awards were handed over by Mr. Vilas Ghogre, Dy. Director of Directorate of Industrial Safety & Health to Mr. Rahul Pawar from Fujifilm Sericol India.  DCCIA

Mr. Rahul Pawar receiving award from Mr. Vilas Ghogre

Speaking on this occasion, Mr. M.P. Raghav Rao, Managing Director, Fujifilm Sericol India said “ We are very  excided to receive these awards. This is a testament to our commitment to safety and well being of our employees. This is an important recognition for all of our  efforts to safety and it will surely motivate us to maintain a injury free work environment.  ”

The All India Printing Ink Manufacturing Association (AIPIMA) conducted a Seminar on Sustainability in a Constantly Challenging Business Environment

The All India Printing Ink Manufacturers Association (AIPIMA) conducted  a one day seminar titled ‘Sustainability in a Constantly Challenging Business Environment” on 9th February 2018 at Parc Estique Hotel, Pune. The Seminar was hosted by Fujifilm Sericol India Pvt. Ltd. in association with  Thermofisher Scientific India Pvt Ltd.

Shri Prabhuji Vamanadeva Das from ISCON, Pune,  graced the occasion  by delivering an inaugural speech on “Joy of Stress”.

Mrs. Alka Verma, Advocate and Patent Attorney  at R.K. Dewan  & Co., gave an insightful presentation on “ Importance of Patents & Trademarks” . She  briefed the gathering  by sharing global statistical data, registration process and current  trends on various Patents and also shared some case studies.

Mr. Atul Gandhi, Managing Director, Macart , discussed about latest digital printing technologies like UV printing, Digital Textile printing, corrugated box printing  and Industrial Label printing  in his presentation titled “Trends in Digital Technologies”.

Followed by Mr. Atul Gandhi’s presentation, Dr,. Gokulakrishnan Srinivasan , General Manager, Thermo Fischer Scientific discussed different ways to differentiate non identical polymers in his presentation titled “Spectroscopy analysis on Polymers & Inks”.  He described the applications and benefits  of using  instruments like FTIR spectroscopy, TGA-IR, DSC and UV Spectrophotometer in Polymer Characterization.

Speaking on this occasion,  Mr.  M.P. Raghav Rao, Managing Director, Fujifilm Sericol India said,  “ It was an excellent technical seminar that featured speakers from different part of the business which addressed latest trending printing technologies , patents and material characterization. It was also a privilege to have Prabhuji Vamanadeva Das at the seminar   ”

Fujifilm Sericol wins Excellence Award in MSME Sector at AIPIMA Award Night

–Fujifilm Sericol India, a leading manufacturer of high quality Screen, Wide Format, Narrow Web and Sheet-Fed Offset ink, has been  recognized as one of  the top  companies in Micro, Small & Medium Enterprise sector (MSMEs)  at AIPIMA Award Night, organized by All India Printing Ink  Manufacturer’s Association. The Excellence Award in MSME sector  was received by Mr. M.P. Raghav Rao, Managing Director, Fujifilm Sericol  India.

“It is a great honor to receive this award”, said Mr. Rao “ This is an acknowledgment of all the talented and committed people at Fujifilm Sericol and  many dedicated and discerning clients whom I have been fortunate enough to work with over the past few years.  This award is a testament to Fujifilm Sericol’s incredible growth and our strong focus on innovation and technology.’’

Fujifilm Sericol sponsors PVG-COET college’s Print Era Event



Fujifilm Sericol India participated in Pune Vidhyarthi Griha’s College of Engineering and Technology’s annual Print Era 2016 event as Sponsors and displayed a lot of products, printed with Sericol inks, which invited a lot of attention from students. We interacted with some students to know what they felt about the print samples


Fujifilm Sericol India introduces new Sericol JJ UV LED ink series and Starts promoting Flenex FW water washable digital flexo plates | 25 November 2019

   Fujifilm  Sericol has launched  Sericol JJ UV LED inks in India at  Labelexpo 2018. Speaking on this occasion, Rajesh Gandhi, General Manager, Fujifilm Sericol said, “ Fujifilm has been testing Sericol JJ ink with Illumina UV lamp and found exciting results. With Sericol JJ ink system, printers can now achieve speeds of 150 to 170 m/min, much quicker set-up time increased productivity and less wastage on the printing process. This will certainly prove to be a revolutionary product in the UV LED printing segment.’ He further added “ Fujifilm Sericol has tied up with UV lamp manufacturer Illumina. Their UV lamps can be retrofitted on an existing press which can save 80 percent machine power consumption as against the conventional UV. These lamps also offer 40 percent more power savings as compared to the UV lamps of our competitors’ When asked about Flenex FW water wash plates he said “ Fujifilm Sericol India has now taken full responsibility to promote Flenex FW water wash plates in Indian market.  These plates are performing exceptionally well globally as they can be processed in less than 40 minutes as compared to the existing solvent digital plates which take up to 3 hours to process.’ Of Labelexpo India, Gandhi said, ‘We see more footfall this time and it is a better show. Printers who have installed new machines have visited the show to see new technology. We are pleased with the response received on the show floor.’


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