PrintPack 2013 saw a lot of traction in post-press and there were tons of options for those eyeing to expand their post-press arsenal. Post-press equipment manufacturers and dealers were present in good numbers. Today, post-press is the “in-thing” and as a result, printers have to ensure they stay ahead of the game. In a low-cost production country like India, it is important to understand the efficiency of such systems and if it makes business sense.
Sonal Sheth: our machine suits Indian requirements
Megabound launched four new post-press machines, namely automatic case maker Pearl, MAC-650, X-Press Bookline and PB-680. Automatic case maker Pearl is an automatic case maker wherein all the process is automated except for the manual gluing system. It has a production speed of 500 cases/ hour and can accept paper and board thickness ranging from 80gsm up to 5mm. The MAC-650 is a fully automatic case maker and has production speed of 800 cases/ hour.
The X-Press book line is an online casing-in and joint forming and can handle book size up to 340x400mm. The machine has a production speed of 600 books/hour. Megabound PB 680 model is a perfect binder and is designed for medium-length production runs and is capable to handle quick change-over.
“To meet the increasing demand of innovative and value added print production, we added Scodix, digital print enhancement machine in our product range.” says TP Jain, managing director, Monotech Systems. At the show, Monotech signed a deal with Vishakhapatnam-based wedding photo-album specialist, Zoom Digital Press for installation of Scodix S74, which will be India’s third digital print enhance machine.