Grafica News - October 2017
Monica Arts' fortuitous diversification into heat
transfers printing brings fortune
Amit Mondal, Proprietor of Kolkata based Print Pac shares an interesting story about how they entered into heat transfer printing for garment industry.
Monica Arts, the sister concern of Print Pac, is engaged in producing ceramic transfers for tiles since 1985, especially the 'Gods' pictures. However, due to the present day internet 'search' revolution, they started receiving enquiries for garment 'heat transfers'.
“Initially we used to neglect such enquiries. But as number of enquiries started increasing day by day, we then decided to venture into heat transfer business. Since we did not have the knowledge, we started trading in heat transfers instead of printing inhouse. One day, out of curiosity we enquired with Grafica team whether heat transfers could be printed on their semi automatic screen printing machine (Nano-Print) which we use to print ceramic decals. Upon receiving their positive guidance, we decided to produce heat transfer stickers and invested in Grafica Nano-Print plus, a semi automatic screen printing machine (print area: 22” x 28”),” says Amit.
“We set up our full-fledged Heat transfer printing company in 2014 under the name Print Pac which now produces and supplies heat transfers to garment manufacturers in Kolkata and Tirupur market. To further promote our heat transfer business, we also exhibited our products at a garment technology exhibition in Kolkata where we received tremendous response,” he adds.
Print Pac produces heat transfers upto 9 colors which include 50% neck labels and the rest is chest printing. Their product range includes: Heat Transfer Sticker, Cartoon stickers, Stickers for Jute material and Canvas, and also value added heat transfers such as High Density, Puffing, Glitter, etc.