The firm caters to the commercial and publishing print market segments. Kishore Gorkhe, owner of Arty Offset said, “At Arty, we cater to all types of commercial printing jobs, and the which also includes a large number of short run jobs. Hence, the job changeover factor was considered before the purchase.”
According to Gorkhe, the Enthrone proved to be a perfect fit for their requirements. He said, “The kit is equipped with auto plate changer, automated ink setting and is easy to operate. Hence, the machine’s makeready time is very less and is capable of handling a number of job changeovers, which was the need of the hour.”
The sheetfed offset press can print a sheet of maximum size 530×750 mm with maximum print area 520×740 mm and the plate size is 605×760 mm. The feeder pile height of the printing press is 800 mm and delivery pile height is 600 mm.
Gorkhe said, “With Enthrone we are able to churn out 60-70 different jobs in a day. Our production has now increased two-fold. We are able to easily run the press at the speed of 13,000 impressions an hour.”
The installation was facilitated by Insight Communications, the Indian representative of Komori. “The installation process and the service by Insight team have been very good,” he said.
The firm currently converts 40 tonnes of paper in a month and uses 600kg of inks. The pre-press of Arty is equipped with a platesetter by Basysprint. “On an average, we consume 500 plates and print 100+ varieties of jobs in a day,” he informed.
In addition to Komori, the plant houses two four-colour sheetfed press and two one-colour perfectors by Mitsubishi. The post-press at Arty has a raft of machines which includes two six-clamp perfect binders and a Diploma folding machine by Welbound plus two Shoei folding machine, among others. In addition, the firm has recently invested in two creasing machines from Morgana.
As a part of its expansion strategy, Arty Offset has invested a second commercial printing plant in Nanded. The plant was inaugurated in December 2016 and is spread over 20,000sq/ft area.