The machine has started commercial printing early this month. The new Prosper 1000 press will enable us to cater to the increasing demand from customers to produce shorter print runs ranging from 1–2,000,” said Rajeev Vohra, director at Repro India.
The purchase of the equipment from Kodak, according to Repro, has been a part of its strategy to become a one-stop solution for the publisher, right from managing the content to production to fulfilment.
“The Kodak Prosper 1000 press has a fully integrated solution package, which includes content management at the back-end, digital store front catering to the print and fulfilment requirements , and binding , finishing and packaging lines. This makes us the first firm in India to be able to provide a complete solution for the publishers,” added Vohra.
“Repro has been partnering with publishers the world over to help them realise the true value of the content they acquire from authors.Technological changes and the dynamic demand-supply scenario combined with a competitive environment have necessitated shorter lead times, multiple platform offerings and an extension into having a robust supply chain that a publisher can capitalise on. Repro's modern digital state-of-the art facility caters to the ever growing needs of the publishing industry,” said Jyotsna Chugh, associate vice president- marcom.
Since 2011, Repro has been investing significantly in IT systems that have enabled the company to manage up to 20 plants from one location through a centralised planning system.