Foil Printers installs Komori Enthrone

Ludhiana-based Foil Printers recently installed a four-colour Komori Enthrone printing press. According to Kamal Chopra, owner of Foil Printers and the ex-president of AIFMP, a new printing press is an essential tool to meet the demand for quality production and fast turnaround. “The Komori Enthrone meets most of our demands within our investment limits,” he said.

07 Feb 2018 | By Rahul Kumar

The Komori Enthrone 429 has a double dia impression and transfer cylinder as compared to other popular German printing presses in its segment and it was one of reasons why Chopra went for it.

Foil Printers has a battery of pre-owned printing presses along with digital kits from Ricoh and Konica Minolta.

Meanwhile, the company also invested in a CTCP from Mumbai-based Nippon Color. The plate processing equipment is yet to be installed. “To feed the new printing press, we needed a CTCP inhouse,” Chopra said. “As CTP is expensive for a city like Ludhiana, we went for the CTCP. We consume around 125 printing plates per day.”

Foil produces visiting cards, letterheads, envelops, brochures, notepads, mailers, leaflets, invitation cards, scratch cards, bookmarks, stickers, media packs, presentation folders, carry bags, calendars, marketing cards, promotional cards, menu cards, booklets, promotion materials, posters, variable, data printing, exhibition stands, display kits and others.

Established in 1970 by Chopra’s father, the print firm runs in a 12-hour shift. Around 50 people work in 1600 sq/m print production facility. Today, Chopra two sons, Sudhir and Dalip, help their father in day-to-day operation of the business. 

Ludhiana is an industrial city of northern part of India and home of industries barons like Sunil Bharti Mittal of Airtel, Anand Mahindra of Mahindra & Mahindra, and the Munjal family of Hero Group, among others. 

There are around 70 printers in the city who have at least one four-colour press.

Enthrone is the most popular press from Komori’s product portfolio. Insight, Komori’s India representative, has installed 130 Enthrone printing presses in India. The total number of Komori installation in India in the last 10 years is 335.