Indore’s Orient installs Heidelberg SX 74, Polar

Indore-based pharma specialist Orient Print N Pack installed a two-colour Heidelberg SX 74 printing press in September. The company also invested in two Polar machines.

13 Oct 2020 | By Rahul Kumar

l-r) Purusharth, Vivek and Konark Badjatya

Vivek Badjatia of Orient Print N Pack said, “We have installed the printing press and the automatic paper-cutting machines last month to meet our increased demand. The installations were a part of our initiative to replace all old machines with new ones.”

The company had 11 Heidelberg printing presses and replaced a few of them with new ones. Right now, it is running ten Heidelberg presses, of which five are new.

Badjatia said a new press can print around 1.5-2 lakh sheets of Bible paper in round-the-clock operation, which is four times higher than pre-owned presses. The makeready time is less.

“We do 15-20 jobs in an 8-10 hour shift,” he said. “Due to the pandemic, the demand for medicine has increased immensely, so has for pharma printing and packaging. Mumbai, one of the biggest hubs for pharma packaging, was closed
due to Covid-19 and medicine manufacturers approached printers in nearby geographies.” 

The company is replacing not only printing presses but also its existing pre-owned machines in all segments. This accounts for the investment in the two Polar paper-cutting machines. “Now, we have three Polar 115 automatic paper-cutting machines in our facility. We are familiar with Polar performance and its perfection and speed,” Badjatia said.

Another recent investment the company made, which is yet to arrive, is a paper-folding machine from Horizon and a Vijuk 20 plate machine with three knives, especially for pharma customers.

Peter Rego, business head (sales – north and west), Heidelberg India, said  “Orient is our long-time client, we understand their requirement better and always offer them the  perfect solution whenever needed. Speedmaster SX 74 is a cost-efficient press in 50x70, format comes with automated and intelligent processes, render the equipment user-friendly, while minimising make-ready times, energy consumption and paper wastage.

The perfecting and sheet travel technologies ensure consistent and high quality print on both sides, even with very thin substrates.”