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Top installations from January to March in India

21 April 2017

We have become accustomed to exceptionally high returns on new investments but some of the new investments are for future.

It’s all about investment in new equipment and technology. There has been a rise in the number of installations in the past three months. This is a good sign for the Indian print industry.

In this picture gallery, PrintWeek India selects top installations of the past three months.

  • Silverpoint Press has become the first print company in India to install an HP Indigo 12000, after it took delivery of the press at its print site in Mahape in Navi Mumbai. The 12000 which will replace an older HP Indigo will co-exist with the firm’s fleet of four-colour and five-colour presses, and its pre-press offerings
  • Navi-Mumbai based Rukson Packaging has invested in a brand new Bobst Expertfold, the folding and gluing machine; a Bobst Novacut die-cutter, and a Heiber Schröder, window patching and liner machine to strengthen its post-press. With this investment, Rukson is aiming to become a full-fledged packaging specialist
  • Vadodara-based Concord Printing (Pravin Printing) has installed an RMGT 920 six-colour plus coater press with six-cassette AMS P3 UV curing system and Bobst Visionfold 110 folder-gluer recently, as part of a long-term investment strategy
  • Mumbai-based label specialist, Mudrika Labels is set to boost its production and ensure that the labels are printed to the highest quality, with installation of a Vinsak 330 slitter review with an EyeC inspection system, said (r) Manish Desai, managing director at Mudrika
  • Chennai-based Vprintz, a commercial print firm has opted for a Ricoh Pro C 9100 to further strengthen its shopfloor. Established in 2010, Vprintz is helmed by brothers S Thulasiraman and S Dinakaran
  • Photobook expert Bright Digital Printers is set to explore commercial opportunities after it installed an HP Indigo 10000 digital cutsheet printing press in September 2016 at its Sahibabad facility
  • Hyderabad-based Colors Digital installed the first HP Indigo 12000 digital press in India for the photo market segment. The installation was formally opened by Alon Bar-Shany, vice president and general manager of Indigo division, HP who has been criss-crossing the country for several inaugurations including the state-of-the-art Centre of Excellence in Chennai
  • When Spectrum planned an upgrade of its ops, its choice of the brand was obvious. For this commercial print firm with its newly found packaging aspirations, the Enthrone became its first brand new press. According to (l) Vibhakar Vaidya, owner, Spectrum Offset, “This new generation machine is equipped with CIP4 and other automation. Running an offset press has become hassle-free,” he said
  • Satisfied with the performance of its first buy, Parksons will soon install the second Checkmate 50. Vinod Kela, assistant vice-president at Parksons, Daman, said, “We are happy with the performance the Checkmate has delivered. We have customised the software for specific jobs and it has made communication more effective”
  • Weepac has invested in a brand new pick-and-place machine from Esatec, France, a Bobst Novacut 106 die-cutter, a Bobst Visionfold 110 folder-gluer with four and six corners attachment and plastic kit, plastic sheet straightening machine, and a soft creasing machine
  • Mumbai-based Printmann has invested in a Bobst Expertfold with Accubraile, it's second, to accelerating the delivery of jobs requiring Braille. “Today 70-80% of pharma jobs require Braille. After the installation, our productivity has increased by 25%,” said (l) Tejas Tanna, director at Printmann
  • Pune’s Akruti took delivery of a Komori LS 427 B2 four-colour plus coater, and since then has made makereadies shorter and the print room cleaner. Akruti’s director (r) Girish Rao said, “We could see only two options – a Komori or a Heidelberg press, anything else would be a bit of a risk”
  • Vasai-based Skanem Interlabels Industries has installed an HP Indigo WS 6800 digital label printing press. The machine was booked at Labelexpo India 2016. H Venkataraman, managing director, Skanem, said, “Initially, the machine will increase our existing capacity and make it double. It will help us offer more options to our customers and increase our profitability and in-house branding.”
  • In times, when commercial print firms are diversifying into packaging, this saree box maker in Surat, Ankan Offset has moved to commercial printing with a new firm, SS Graphics and a brand new RMGT 920 four-colour plus coater press
  • This Jaipur-based digital print specialist has followed up its investment in Canon C10000 VP and very recently a HP Indigo 7900, the first in India, with a Ricoh C9100. (from left) Pankaj Ahuja and Mukesh Tanwani of Tituprint with the Ricoh Pro C9100
  • Around two years ago, Lucknow’s Dinesh Joshi and his wife Daya established Crest Digital Print, and installed a Canon ImagePress C700. It produced wedding albums, catalogues, brochures, visiting cards, invitation cards and jobs for educational institutions. Last month, it set up a new division, DD Enterprises. It opted for Canon, but its popular ImagePress C10000 VP digital press
  • (r) Sudarshan Bhutada, director at Sudarshan said, “What kind of world are we going to leave behind for our children,” he said. He does his bit like cycling to the office, using LED lightings, and minimum use of ACs in his office and home, among other green initiatives. His new investment in a Heidelberg SM 74 too is a bid to up efficiency and productivity, and put less pressure on the environment
  • In 1977, Pune-based New Point Cards & Printers began as a screen printing unit. It later brought in a letterpress and specialised in sticker labels, which Avinash Kulkarni, director at New Point, said, helped him gain a strong footing in the print industry. The ‘ganging specialist’ of Pune, has installed a Heidelberg SM 74 Anicolor four-colour press and a Xerox Color 1000i, which Kulkarni said, has opened up new avenues
  • Multi-location packaging experts MK Printpack completed installation of India’s first Brausse 1050 SE automatic die-cutter and sheet laminator FMZ - 1260B. The machine was installed at MK's unit in Chennai. According to Nizamappas, business head of MK, there growing presence of special economic zones in and around Tamil Nadu. "Hence opportunities for packaging industries are also gearing up to galore"
  • One of Gujarat’s biggest paper stationery specialists, Nemlaxmi Books India is preparing to enter the print packaging arena. It has installed the RMGT 920 six-colour plus coater press, a DGM folder-gluer and ordered a raft of packaging finishing machines including the Eterna die-cutter at PrintPack 2017. It will also set up a rigid box making unit. Vineet Sekhani, the young director at Nemlaxmi, said, “We saw the machines and had been learning about the industry. We had been discussing this for the past two years"
  • Packaging specialist in Delhi, Print Square, has installed a Lombardi Synchroline 330 flexo press along with a Vinsak LSR 330, which is equipped with an EyeC inspection system. With this investment, the firm will move into the flexo domain
  • Six months after installing the Konica Minolta Bizhub Pro C1060, Pune-based Amitsons Digital Copiers’ director (l) Amit Baphna said, he is a satisfied customer. “The gloss and matt output, the local service and assistance, and of course the features, fulfils our needs”
  • Surat's Jain Offset Print, has implemented Param ERP in a bid to establish strong internal control and tight inter-department integration. "We can deal with all the processes involved, right from making quotations to issuing invoices,” Mukesh Jain, director at Jain Offset
  • Nagpur’s packaging specialist, Lipi International has invested in Esko’s Suite 16. The module portfolio of design and production software will be put to use for producing packaging including cartons for pharma, FMCG and garment segments
  • Of the 140 Maxima die-cutting machines that the company has installed across India, Excel has sold 11 machines to packaging converters in Surat, who produce saree boxes. Top names include Suryansh Pratham, Sachin Corrugators, Jain Offset, Ansapack, and Madhav Printers among others have installed Maxima die-cutting

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