Grafica News - October 2017
Galaxy Digital Print embraces GraficaTex
New Delhi based Galaxy Digital Print is truly a 'galaxy' of garment printing service, for they offer all types of garment/textile printing (Screen, Heat Transfer and Digital), except rotary textile printing. Mukeshh Pal, one of the directors of Galaxy Digital Print, proudly reveals his 'rags to riches' story.
Tell us the beginning:
From 2002-2006, I was working in garment industry (In India and Egypt). About 15 years ago, I used to go to work (garment export firm in New Delhi) on a bicycle and today in 2017, thanks to Almighty I ride my own Volkswagen to go to our new garment printing factory, spread over 13500 sq.ft which houses 22 fusing machines, 7 digital sublimation, 5 x 20 mtr garment screen printing tables and of course GraficaTex (Print area: 20”x 30” – 8 color/14 pallet). There was a time when I used to work in a company, and now our company employs about 100 people. This is not my single handed success; I have with me Ravinder Kr, a brother like friend, as my equal partner in the business.
We achieved about 30% growth in garment printing during the period 2003 to 2017, especially because of screen printing. We have great plans to launch our own t-shirt brand.
Why did you choose GraficaTex?
We opted for GraficaTex because of three main factors:
3) Service factor
What's your take on Screen printing?
Over the past ten years, whatever the name and wealth we have earned is only because of screen printing. I worked in screen printing field and then started own screen printing business. Today Galaxy Digital Print is flourishing with orders and clientele.
Who are your customers?
We have customers spread in Delhi-NCR, Ludhiana, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, etc. We are also a registered vendor for many leading international garment/apparel brands. We cater to MNCs, mobile companies (network and handset companies), IT companies, institutes and government departments, etc who require different types of merchandises and gift items. On the sports front, we have printed and supplied Sportswear to IPL cricket franchises such as Delhi Dare Devils. In addition we had undertaken garment printing for the Common Wealth Games.
Your one memorable job:
Our memorable order till today was 25,00,000 (2.5 million) school Bags for Uttar Pradesh State. The bag had a slogan: Khoob Pado, Khoob Bado (Meaning 'Learn more and 'Progress more'). It was for free distribution for school kids - 1st to 8th Standard, as a part of the then state government's educational awareness campaign in 2016.
When we started our printing unit with manual set up, we used to buy wooden frame, local nylon mesh and poor quality inks. Moreover, due to lack of knowledge, we used to make stencil with improper stretching of fabric, emulsion coating and exposing. Now we use only branded mesh and inks; make screens the way it should be anduse aluminium frame only. It is our experience that in garment printing, once your fundamentals are strong (quality and creativity), nobody can beat you. And name, fame, money, respect all follow you, and we do not have to run after it.
Taking inspiration from DMI:
I respect and appreciate Grafica for running DMI institute where in hundreds of print professionals and students gain knowledge. Taking inspiration from them, we have also tied up with fashion institutes to impart knowledge to their students in garment decoration (screen and digital printing). Initially we used to visit institutes such as NIFT, Pearl Fashion Academy, etc, as guest speaker. But now we ask the institutes to send their students to our factory so that they can gain practical knowledge by seeing live production.
About Galaxy Digital Print:
Galaxy Digital Print was formed in 2014. Earlier the company had its DTG screen printing, heat transfer printing, sublimation printing etc – at different locations in New Delhi, under the name 'Fine Print'. In 2017 they set up a new 13500 sq. ft factory to bring all services under one roof.
Infrastructure / production capacity:
- Digital sublimation – 7 machines
- Table screen printing (5 tables x 20 mtr) – 4-5000 pcs per day
- Automatic DTG screen printing – GraficaTex - 3000 pcs per day
- Heat transfer printing – 20000- 30000 stickers per day.
- Heat transfer facility
- Pre-press (positive output)/post press
- Design studio (5 designers and visualisers)