Insight Graphics to resurrect label operations with new Omet iFlex

By 18 Nov 2016

Four months after the Kolkata-based Insight Graphics’ label division was gutted in fire, resurrection has already begun with the firm buying an Omet iFlex narrow-web flexo press on Day Two of Labelexpo India 2016. The machine showcased at Omet’s stand will be installed at Insight Graphics’ Kolkata facility, confirmed Ashish Shah, director, Insight.

Ashish Shah, director, Insight, with Marco Calcagni, sales and marketing director, Omet

Insight Graphics, which started as a pre-press bureau in 2000, gradually venturing into offset printing of labels, made an entry into 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 fladbed die-punching machines were destroyed. 

Shah said, “We needed to re-start immediately. I was looking for an entry-level machine with 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.”

The machine finalised by Shah is a 10-colour iFlex with cold foil unit, relam-delam and two die-cutting stations.

Shah visited Omet’s factory in Italy to evaluate the working of iFlex in the first week of November.

He added, “I was impressed with iFlex. Even though it’s an entry-level machine, it has higher degrees of automation than its counterparts. I liked the iLight feature, which is a laser light for instant print cylinder re-registration, and the operator just needs to follow the light of the laser and replace the cylinder in the correct position, simply by matching the laser beam. It makes the operation extremely simple.”

Omet is represented in India by Weldon Celloplast.

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