​​Malabar Graphics installs Kerala’s first Heidelberg Speedmaster SX 74

By 03 Jan 2018

North Kerala’s Malabar Graphics based in Payyanur has become the first print firm in Kerala to install Heidelberg’s Speedmaster SX 74, which Chandra Mohan, the Malabar’s owner said, will opens up “new dimensions to its addressable market”.

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(l) Chandra Mohan of Malabar Graphics with Ganesh Venkataraman of Heidelberg India

Established in 1973, Malabar Graphics specialises in printing of company profiles to brochures and catalogues, Weddig cards, coffee-table books to calendars, folding cartons and labels to luxury rigid cartons as well as point-of-sale material.

“Adding the Heidelberg Speedmaster SX 74 to our portfolio is a huge step in the right direction for us,” said Mohan.

The four-colour 15,000sph Speedmaster SX 74 features Heidelberg’s Intellistart, which according to the Mohan facilitates faster job changes. “The next job can be prepared, while the current one is still running on the SX-74. Intellistart compares the current press status with parameters for the new job to generate steps required to change jobs intelligently and dynamically, based on the comparison. Intellistart also provides schedulable setup times and constant time savings with each job change, by reducing 70% of the operating steps to be carried out on the control station by the press operator.”

The other feature that adds to higher productivity and lesser wastage, according to Mohan is the ColorFast software. “It speeds up the inking unit’s response by 50% to 70%.”

Ganesan Venkataraman – DGM sales for Heidelberg India, added, “The SX-74 is integrated with Prinect Press Room Manager, the software that intelligently links available information to automatically deliver print jobs to production at the right time. The Prinect Press Room Manager promotes quick and reliable processing, and presetting of data to reduce paper wastage and setup times.”


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