Meteor expects India’s inkjet market to thrive in one decade
Headquartered in Cambridge, Meteor develops and supplies electronics & software to drive industrial inkjet printheads. The company closely works with the world’s leading industrial inkjet printhead manufacturers, offering production-ready solutions. David Heath, Technical Sales & Marketing Manager, Meteor Inkjet Ltd, in chat with Sign & Graphics, says they expect India to thrive over the next one decade with rapid increase of integrators and OEMs across the country.
Trusted and endorsed by the world’s leading printhead manufacturers and print system builders alike, Meteor is known for its technical expertise and innovations. The company provides comprehensive software for single pass or scanning applications including development kits, workflow solutions and advanced print quality tools, including DropWatchers and waveform development services for jet evaluation and optimisation.
Meteor’s global customer base serves a wide variety of markets including signs, displays & décors, ceramic tiles, textiles, packaging, commercial print, product decoration, labeling, functional printing and 3D. “Over the decades, we have gained a deep understanding of the fundamental science and engineering that underpins digital printing,” says David, adding that Meteor drive electronics are used in conjunction with industrial inkjet printheads from Dimatix, EPSON, Konica Minolta, Kyocera, RICOH, Seiko Instruments, Toshiba TEC, XAAR and Xerox. With its range of steady, cost-effective and future-proof products, Meteor is now gearing up to mark a strong presence in India.
Meteor is expecting that the current inkjet and graphic arts market of India is going to thrive in the next one decade as the number of integrators and OEMs in the country keeps increasing day by day with an expected growth rate of 5 percent over the next 3 years. When asked about the kinds of customers in India who are showing interest in Meteor, David says Meteor’s customer base varies from well-established machine manufacturers in the textiles market, right through to startup companies that are still learning about the benefits of industrial inkjet printing.
He continues, “In India, as the industrial inkjet industry continues to evolve and expand, Meteor will continue to do the same to ensure our customers are receiving the best support and application-specific tools to thrive.” The company continues to work with its customers to provide software and hardware solutions where possible and practical. In short, Meteor continuously works to develop technology internally to benefit its customers.
Getting back on track
The last two years of pandemic had an adverse effect in various sectors. Like many in the industry, Meteor continued to operate as normally as possible during the pandemic. The company’s whole employees worked from home where and when it was required. The shipping of Meteor’s goods never stopped and the company’s business is now getting back on track to the level of sales recorded before the pandemic.
In his goodwill message to the print industry people in India, David conveys, “Meteor would like to say a Big Thank You to our current customers within India and congratulate them on the way they have worked through the last two years despite the struggles of pandemic and the ripple effect the pandemic has had on other industries.” Meteor strives to assist its customers in their development, prototype and production processes.
On a concluding note, David mentions India as one of the main leaders in the signage and graphic arts industry and the country continues to lead the way with innovative and game-changing manufacturing processes.