Chennai's Top Five of the Week

PrintWeek India's ERP and MIS expert, Chennai-based Sriraam Selvam, spots five products of the week which are making news.

20 Aug 2015 | By Sriraam Selvam

Esko is the top choice for Chennai-based, Label Kingdom. The label and packaging solution provider completed the installation of Kongsberg V20 sample maker and Esko's packaging software.
The company which is more than 20 years old, focusses on packaging – folding cartons, rigid boxes and corrugated shipping cartons, and are specialists in the garment segment catering to global brands in the segment. The deal was finalised during a trade show in Chennai.
Heidelberg sold their first ever Speedmaster CS 92 to Sivakasi-based Kaliswari group for their in-house printing needs.
Established in 1923 as a match factory, the company controls over 30 factories and has an employee count exceeding 9,000 across diverse verticals, such as educational institutions, transportation and hotels. The in-house printing unit caters to the printing and packaging needs for all the group companies.
The CS 92 is the first-of-its-kind press for Heidelberg in the 92 cm format with a production speed of 15,000 sheets per hour and is claimed to handle substrates with thickness ranging from 0.03 mm – 0.6 mm.
JB Khanna Pictures has opted for India’s first  Itotec Robocut paper cutting machine. JBK is India’s leading printer for God portraits of all the religions.
Established in 1957 by Jagannath Khanna as a picture trading company, JB Khanna, now known as “JB Khanna Pictures" has dominated the printing of "religious pictures" from 1960 till date and has since moved into various segments of non-religious pictures too. The pioneers of laminated posters and newer technologies in India is a family run enterprise spanning 3 generations today.
After ITC’s Packaging Division picked up a Rapida 106 8-colour plus coater full UV press for its Chennai plant, the packaging major has picked up a KBA 106-7 colour plus coater this year (July 2015) for its Haridwar plant.
The other star on the horizon is: the KBA Rapida 106 eight colour press at Parksons’ Pantnagar plant.
With this installation and several in pipeline, Aditya Surana at Indo Polygraph claims to be having “one of the best years” for KBA in India. The statistics speaks for itself. According to Surana, KBA has shipped a total of six machines up to May 2015 with each of these machines being seven or above colours, fully loaded and highly configured. KBA is expecting at least five more machines to come in 2015.
Mark Andy
It is a Mark Andy 220 narrow web label press for Trridev Labelss. The Chennai-based firm has invested in a Mark Andy 2200 machine, their first flexographic label press.

Started in 2008 by Lakshminarayan, a veteran in label printing, the company caters to leading pharmaceutical and automobile manufacturers.

After scouring the market for a flexographic press, the firm narrowed down on the Mark Andy because it fitted the description in terms of functional requirement (sprocket punch was a key attribute) and our budget too. Some of the key features of the Mark Andy 2200 includes the advanced web tension management, self-aligning cassettes and superior drying and curing systems.