ITC PPD invests in Taiwanese sheetfed gravure press

ITC’s Printing and Packaging Division in Chennai has invested in TSG-1000 sheetfed gravure press manufactured by Taiwan’s Chen Chin Iron Works.

27 Jul 2018 | By Rushikesh Aravkar

Nalli (l) with Team ITC-PPD

The machine has been supplied by Hyderabad-based Techno Graphic Services (TGS), the Indian representatives of the manufacturer.

Muralidhar Nalli of TGS said, “The printing effect with Chen Chin’s sheetfed gravure press is outstanding. It offers a higher vibrancy of colours due to thicker ink layers. In addition to colour consistency, gravure printing offers lustrous metallic and pearlescent inks. It is suitable for premium luxury packaging applications.”

According to Nalli, the machine is being commissioned and will go live by mid-August.

The sheetfed gravure press boasts of a maximum speed of 8,000 sheet per hour and can handle substrates from 80gsm to 450gsm.

TGS's Taiwanese equipment portfolio

Besides Chen Chin, TGS has been associated with several other Taiwanese machine manufacturers including SBL Group, Wen Chyuan, Goldentec Machinery, Datien Industrial Company and Atma.

The SBL Group manufactures automatic die-cutters, folder-gluers, and foil stamping machines. TGS has installed five SBL post-press machines in India at Pragati Pack, Premiere Printers and Caxton.

TGS has installed more than 35 Wen Chyuan macihnes – automatic lamination machines, UV varnishing and coating machines – in India at the top players including Pragati Pack, Parksons Packaging, TCPL, Borkar packaging, Singhania Offset, Thomson Press, and Yamir Packaging, Canpac among others.

TGS also sells Goldentec roll-to-sheet machines for paper, board, films and plastic; Datien paper cutting machines; Atma automatic screen printing machines; and Win Shine Machinery's paper cup forming machines. 

"We have realized that the quality and reliability of the Taiwanese machines are at par with the European manufacturers and coupled with service support from TGS, these equipment are best-suited for the Indian printing and packaging converters," concluded Nalli.