Sachdev appointed Managing Director of SPGPrints America

Sangeeta Sachdev.
Sangeeta Sachdev.

SPGPrints has appointed Sangeeta Sachdev as the Managing Director of its North American business, SPGPrints America, Inc. In her new role, Sachdev will assume responsibilities for the company’s operations in Canada and the U.S. The company is a global leader in rotary screen technology for the self-adhesive label and industrial narrow-web markets. It also provides complete digital inkjet printing solutions for the textile and wallcover printing markets in addition to rotary screen technology. Since joining SPGPrints (formerly Stork Print) in 2003, Sachdev has held several managerial positions at locations around the world. In the USA, her roles included managing digital textiles, labels and packaging operations. She also headed sales in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Among her priorities will be expanding the use of rotary screen as a complementary technology in the production of labels and folding cartons, and the rollout of SPGPrints’ new inkjet textile printing technology based on its Archer technology ink delivery system.

“With its capability for applying thick layers of coverage in a single pass, rotary screen printing is an essential technology for achieving numerous vivid, tactile and lustre effects, productively,” she explained. “It’s a powerful complementary technology for brand differentiation. SPGPrints offers solutions for every step in the rotary screen workflow for package printing applications up to one-metre (39.37”) wide. With our strong support network and application expertise as well, we’re uniquely placed to help printers adopt the process and competitively offer creative, added-value branding solutions.”

SPGPrints’ rotary screen printing offerings include: retrofittable RSI (Rotary Screen Integration) units that can be integrated with almost all flexo, offset and gravure label presses; non-woven nickel re-engravable RotaMesh and (on non-SPGPrints presses) reusable RotaPlate screens; and fast, digitized solutions for high-definition screen imaging. The rotaLEN direct laser engraving system images rotary screens with resolutions up to 4,000 dpi in a single step without film, chemicals or water. Its variLEX hybrid laser exposer is a single digital imaging solution for high-definition flexo, dry-offset, screen and letterpress printing – and comes with SPGPrints’ own software solutions.

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.