Excell Graphics picks up Lombardi Synchroline 430
New Delhi-based Excell Graphics, under the aegis of Shree Balaji Printers, has invested in a Lombardi Synchroline 430, a 17-inch, eight-colour UV press.
Showcased at the Vinsak stand (K5 and K8), the all-UV Synchroline 430 accepts rolls in sizes up to 450, has a pre-register system, a Corona treatment unit, a Lombardi patented Air Blade System (ABS), and a servo motor on each of the eight units of the press. Other features include lamination, cold foil, slitter, two die-cutting stations.
The 430 gives Excell an option of printing two-colour on the back of the label.
This is the second Lombardi Synchroline Vinsak has installed. The first was installed at A&A Labels in New Delhi in August last year.
“We have been growing with labels. We aim to being the best in the business,” said Shashwat Bansal, director, Excell. “The Synchroline is a technologically sound machine. Moreover, it offers us an opportunity to expand in the flexible segment.”
Shree Balaji Printers’ label printing business was established some two-and-a-half decade ago by Bansal’s father and uncle, Atul and Anuj, in a single-room environment with a single printing machine. Today, the company operates from three factories totalling to 40,000 sq/ft area.
The company converts 10 crore labels in different sizes and is equipped with four letterpresses and one Mark Andy, besides other converting machinery.
Bansal said, “This machine will become the flagship press for our company, giving us the flexibility, quality and reliability to produce the best products for our clients.”
Manglam Creations invests in Lombardi Synchroline 330
Bengaluru-based Manglam Creations invested in a Lombardi Synchroline 330 narrow-web flexo printing press on the third day of the show.
The Lombardi Synchroline 330 is equipped with UV along with chill drum, servo-driven and other advanced features.
Manglam Creations is a division of Venkateswara Packagings. Established in 1972 as a corrugation house, Venketeswara entered into offset printing in 2000. With the Lombardi, it is now foraying into the narrow-web flexo segment.
Chetan Kothari of Venkateswara Packagings said, “For some time now, our existing customers, for whom we manufacture cartons and corrugated boxes, have been demanding that we provide them with labels too. This is the reason we decided to venture into flexography. So far, we have been outsourcing our label demands.”
Kothari said the company was looking for specific configurations for the press and the Lombardi fitted the bill.
The label printing segment of the company will be handled by a team of three of the family members, Chetan, Akshat and Mitesh. “Our family is growing. So we need new segments to grow,” Kothari said, adding, “We will be doing self-adhesive labels and shrink sleeves on the Lombardi. Besides our existing customers, we are looking to attract FMCG, pharma and chemical industries,” he added.
Manglam is 100% dedicated label printing facility in 5,000 sq/ft.
Currently, the packaging printing company converts around 30,000 running metre labelstock and targeting to reach 100,000 running metre in next six months.
At Labelexpo India 2016, Kothari said, he is also looking for a slitter inspection system.
Meanwhile, Vinsak is hoping to take the number of deals to five before the show ends on 20 November.