Darpan Printers in Agra invests in a Komori Enthrone 429 press

Agra-based Darpan Printers installed a 20x29-inches four-colour Komori Enthrone 429 sheetfed printing press in September 2018. This is the company’s second Komori.

10 Oct 2018 | By Rahul Kumar

Dhanwani (r): Added Enthrone to meet increased demand

The first machine of the same configuration was installed in 2016. With this, the commercial printing facility now has four four-colour presses, including two four-colour Adast.

Khushi Ram Dhanwani, the owner of Darpan Printers, said the company went for the first Komori to service the short-run job market, since its existing machines were not fast enough. 

As the demand increased, Dhanwani said, it decided to go for another Komori. “Our customers demand for quality print production and paper prices are too high that no one wants to waste their paper on pre-owned machines,” he said.

Most of the company’s print jobs are in the range of 500 to 1,000 sheets per job.

According to Dhanwani, the best part of the Komori Enthrone is that the firm can run the machine without an operator, as the PCG software controls the flow of printing inks according to a job. “So we require only one person at delivery and one person at feeder,” he said. Also, the cost was within the range of the company. These were the two factors that motivated Dhanwani to invest in the machine.

Established in 1992 as a DTP house, the firm was upgraded as Ujala Printing Press in 1995 and finally rechristened as Darpan Printers in 2012. 
The core markets for Darpan include Jhansi, Etawah, Mainpuri, Kasganj, and parts of Madhya Pradesh, among others.

Darpan is housed in a 10,000-sq/ft facility, and employs 25 people in round-the-clock shifts.