“We were scouring the market for a smaller size paper cutting machine primarily for short-run jobs for our digital presses. The Mohr cutting machines we found was best-suited for our needs and as the top available option in the market too,” said G Venugopal, executive director, Sterling Print House.
The German-manufactured Mohr has a cutting width of 560 mm and has a programmable memory capacity of up to 198 programs.
“Though the cost of the machine is higher than the other options available, the Mohr is much sturdier and has been very precise in cutting which is essential for short-run digital jobs where margin of error is minimal or nil,” said Venugopal.
“Also, we have put the machine to use for our smaller offset jobs of labels, brochures etc., and the machine has handled them well,” he added.
The ISO 9001-2008 company started in 1984 is primarily an offset print house with three four-colour and two single-colour presses apart from a raft of pre-press and post-press equipment, digital presses etc, housed in a 15,000 sqft shopfloor, with around 100 workers.
“With a 5.5-inch monochrome display, hydraulic swinging shear cut with pressure relief valve and ‘infinitely’ adjustable hydraulic clamping, the Mohr cutting machines are fast becoming a preferred option for printers in India,” said Rajendra V of Thrissur-based Redlands Machinery who represent Mohr in India.
Redlands has so far installed 15 Mohr cutting machines throughout India.