Ganesh Printers bolsters book capacity with four WB@2500 binding machines

Ganesh Printers, a Kolhapur-based commercial printer, which specialises in textbook printing, has installed four WB@2500 six-clamp perfect binding machines manufactured by Impel-Welbound in Bengaluru.

20 Mar 2019 | By Rushikesh Aravkar

Within three months since the installation, the new binders have delivered more than 10-lakh books each

The four new binders, which were commissioned in December 2018, have been added to a battery of five six-clamp Welbound perfect binding kits and a Muller Martini inline perfect binding equipment on Ganesh Printers’ shopfloor.

With the new investment, the company can now manufacture 2-lakh books per day up from its earlier capacity of 1.2-lakh books per day.

“The idea is to accelerate time-to-market without compromising on book quality – that’s our USP. And therefore, investing in Welbound machines ahead of the textbook season made a lot of sense” said Sanjay Thorwat, director at Ganesh Printers.

Shakti Nadar, area sales manager for Maharashtra, Impel Welbound said, “Ganesh Printers has scaled up its capacities and we have always supported their requirements to market - be it quality or speed. This was made possible by the supply of our new generation EPIC perfect binders, cool bind adhesives from Henkel and our prompt service support.”

The company, which was established by Thorwat’s father MG Thorwat in 1987, started operations with a treadle press. Today, it houses two four-colour Heidelberg sheetfed offset presses and six web offset printing machines. These are supported by two CTP devices, two folders from Stahl and Shoei, two Welbound three-knife trimmers and 10 perfect binding machines.

Operating from a 1-lakh sqft production floor in three shifts, Ganesh Printers produces government textbooks for Karnataka, Goa, Maharashtra, and Andhra Pradesh.

Within three months since the installation, the new binders have delivered more than 10-lakh books each.

“The new machines with a higher speed of 2,500 books per hour improve productivity and this is significant especially during peak season. But that’s not all, these machines are sturdy and reliable. What I particularly like about the WB@2500 is the moving CAM type cover nipping unit that produces squarely nipped books,” added Thorwat.