The investment, Chidambaram Gopi, director, PadmaShree Graphics, said, will help reduce manual intervention, handle fast turnaround time and fast job changes
“One of the reasons we opted for automation like one touch plate in, telescopic adjustment plate punching for high quality production, auto blanket wash, auto level adjustment, 90 seconds roller wash among others, was to make the very first impression ‘saleable’,” said Gopi.
PadmaShree caters to small printers, designers and freelancers, and has 1,500 registered customers. The firm prints around 500 jobs per week ranging from 200 to 10,000 impressions.
PadmaShree was established by Gopi’s father E Chidambaram in 1963 with a treadle printing press to work with. Since then, the company has come a long way, with the firm now running two printing presses, two CTCPs and a full-fledged post-press facility in a combined production area of 10,000 sq/ft, within and outside the city.
Gopi, who is a mechanical engineer and management graduate with a decade experience in an automobile company in the USA is assisted by his partner Chidambaram Kumaravel in managing the print business.
In 2012, Gopi leveraged his IT experience to create a website where his customers could place orders, get quotations and check for the status of their jobs. He has also created an Android mobile application – Padmashree Graphics. “This, and our investment in RMGT have helped us serve our customers betters,” concluded Gopi.