In this blog, Pirach Thampipit, MD of Morio talks about the evolution of the business and the development of industrial printing in Thailand and Asia.
It has been almost over 30 years of industrial printing technology in Thailand. I have seen and experienced many kinds of changes and innovations. I, next to my father am the second generation successor of industrial printing business and been in business for nearly 50 years.
Morio started from a very small screen printing business with very few people literally using their own hands on every job. Then we progressed to using a machine, first semi-automatic, then a fully automatic machine up until now were we are using a digital function machine and employing 150 people.
The applications initially started out as screen printing for promotional advertising on various different types of material, to screen printing for interior manufacture, and places like museums, shops, kiosks, houses and hotels from boutique to 5 star.
Nowadays, Inkjet plays much more of a role in graphic printing and has over the years improved to a point that satisfies the customer at this time. But screen printing still offers substantial value to products which is very important to our business because screen printing still creates effects and finishes that delights customers. It has a complex production process, which provides differences and value. The challenging aspect of screen printing is that it still requires professional skills. In Asia, screen printing is used in many manufacturing sectors, both for artistry and functional purposes.
Because Asia is the important source of production in the world, we often use screen printing to create value for a wide range of products. The screen printing association in Thailand has classified that the up to 20 different manufacturing segments use screen printing, both low-tech manufacture and Hi-tech manufacture, for instance, clothing, ceramic, toys, gift and souvenir, advertisement, plastic card, packaging, electric appliance, electronics, Auto parts, till energy manufacture like solar cell, etc.
And it appears that all of these manufacturing sectors still use screen printing in manufacturing everyday. In Europe, you might not believe that screen printing can play much more roles in this but I think it will long continue to exist as long as there are works in industrial and where digital printing can work with screen printing to create output that will catch the manufacturer's eye.
For further information on Morio check out http://morio.co.th/