According to Vijay Parekh of NAP Printers, the Edale is a flexography press primarily for carton packaging with extra value-added and anti-counterfeiting features, which can be done online.”
The kit supplied and installed by Kolkata-based Printers Supply, Edale’s distributors in India, is a flexo and carton packaging kit. The highlights include FL 5 Carton, a folding line; FL5 Flex Pack, a label and packaging press and FDC 510, a flatbed die-cutting machine.
FL5 Carton can handle substrates from 60gsm to 600gsm with 430mm to 510mm web widths at a speed close to 200m/min. The FL5 is a customised label and package printing press capable of taking web widths 430mm to 510mm with susbtrate thicknesses of 12-450 microns. The printing speed is 200m/min. The post-press kit from Edale, FDC die-cutter comes with a retro-fitting option onto an existing web-fed press or to an unwind stand for off-line conversion of conventionally or digitally pre-printed webs.
NAP is a multi-faceted modern firm in Kolkata, and has been serving the printing industry for six decades, now. NAP’s state-of-the-art factory is equipped with machines to cater to sheetfed offset, web-fed as well as label and packaging needs. NAP is also a dominant name in the playing card and book publishing segment.
The new Edale kit is an addition to its expansion plan into the label business in 2011. NAP’s first kit was two machines from Multitec, a 10-colour flexo machine with two stations of gravure.
Amitabh Luthra has sold presses to Uflex and Sprint Packaging. Beta at Uflex and Gamma SC at Sprint Packaging. said, “The Edale Gamma at Sprint Packaging is deployed for telecom scratch cards, it is a predecessor to FL 5. The Beta at Uflex prints holographic and PS labels.”
Luthra added, “Edale offers three year warranty on all FL 3 narrow web flexo printing machines of any configuration in 350mm and 430mm width.”