Insight Graphics installs India’s first Omet iFlex flexo press

17 April 2017

Kolkata-based Insight Graphics has commissioned a 10-colour iFlex narrow web flexo press in a bid to resurrect its label operations, which were gutted in the fire last year.

untitled-4 (r-l) Ashish Shah, director, Insight with Marco Calcagni, sales and marketing director, Omet

The machine was introduced to the Indian market at Labelexpo India 2016. On the second day of the show, Weldon Celloplast, Omet’s Indian representative, announced the sale of the machine showcased at its stand to Insight.

Insight Graphics, which begun its operations as a pre-press bureau in 2000, gradually ventured into offset printing of labels, and later made an entry into narrow web flexo labels with a secondhand Mark Andy in 2012. In a fire accident on 13 August 2016, all the equipment, including the Mark Andy and slitters and flatbed die-punching machines were destroyed.

Ashish Shah, director, Insight Graphics, said, “We needed to re-start immediately. I was looking for an entry-level machine with a minimum of eight-colour configuration with cold foil stamping, relam-delam units and die stations. In that sense, Omet’s iFlex was a perfect fit for my requirement.”

Ashish Shah (c) with Omet engineers at Insight's Kolkata facility

The installation was completed last week, said Pawandeep Sahni, director, Weldon Celloplast. “It is a 10-colour UV press with iVision registration control, quick-change die-cutting system, complex matrix rewinder, hot air dryer, delam-relam system, web turn bar, cold foil station and two die-cutting stations.”

“The iFlex label press is an easy-to-use machine characterised by several innovations, all aiming to simplify the printer’s work. This includes laser-assisted pre-register and register setting devices that speed up the machine set-up and rebooting after a job change. The machine handles a wide range of sizes, from 5.5-inch to 18-inch.”

Shah added, “I was impressed with iFlex. Even though it’s an entry-level machine, it has higher degrees of automation than its counterparts.”

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