Kamala Printing Press ups production by 30% with SM 74

Varanasi-based Kamala Printing Press has achieved 30% increase in production capacity by swapping two four-colour Akiyama presses for a brand new four-colour Heidelberg SM74.

13 Jun 2013 | By Rushikesh Aravkar

The investment has significantly improved the firm’s job delivery times. Kamala Printing Press’ director, Anjani Singh, said, “With the Speedmaster SM74 press, which throughputs at 15,000sph we now deliver print jobs within 24 hours, which was not possible earlier due to low speed Akiyama presses.”

Singh is impressed with Speedmaster’s Prinect pre-press interface, which helps reduce manual operations by 30% and minimise manual errors. Currently the firm utilises 70% capacity of the new SM74 in multiple shift operations.

“The acceleration in production process has boosted our production volumes and we are able to add more clients. Thanks to the new press, we now print all the titles of a West Bengal-based educational publisher Nalanda Sahitya Sadan, which used to get 80% of its work done from Delhi and Kolkata,” adds Singh.

Established in 1989 as a letterpress unit, Kamala Printing Press caters to packaging as well as commercial printing segment in eastern parts of Uttar Pradesh.

Kamala Printing Press’ production facility of 12,000 sq/ft area also houses a four-colour Aikayama press. Besides the new Heidelberg, the company has also invested in Maxima’s die-cutter, Autoprint’s UV coating machine, Boxtech’s pasting machine and Grafica’s Nano screen printing machine as a part of its expansion plans.

“These investments will help us to keep pace with the competitive conditions that are prevalent in the industry,” concluded Singh.