Office Now India gets its first new Komori

Sonipat, Haryana-based Office Now India, a first-generation book printer, has installed its first new Komori sheetfed printing press. The new four-colour 37-inches printing press was installed in July, and has so far produced 150 lakh printed sheets since its installation.

06 Oct 2022 | By Rahul Kumar

This is the company first brand-new machine buy

Puneet Chitkara, founder, Office Now India, said, “We have been using Komori printing presses for a decade now. Thus, it was a natural and obvious decision to go for Komori.”

Before investing in the new machine, the company was running five pre-owned four-colour Komori presses. Chitkara said the company is happy with the printing quality at high speed, and the overall performance of the new machine.

He added that the company settled for the Komori G series as it is concerned about the environment. “It is a 37-inches printing press to cater to maximum of our print production,” he added.

Established in 2013, Office Now India has a complete setup in-house from plate-making to binding/finishing and dispatch. The pre-press unit is equipped with Topaz CTCP, and the post-press is equipped with Aster sewing machines, Stahl folding machines, Electro Mac six clamp, flow line from Muller Martini, lamination from HyTech and other essential equipment.

Chitkara, a trained printing technologist from PUSA is hopeful of the future of book printing; especially educational books. He said, “We are printing 400-500 tonnes of paper per month with six printing presses and are targeting to print 700 tonnes of paper per month next year in a round-the-clock operation. We are a debt-free company. Right now, we are catering to the domestic market only but targeting the export market. For this, we have hired a team. Our existing premise is full and we are planning for greenfield expansion to produce more books. We don’t have any plan to diversify; we will stick with books only and would like to establish ourselves as one of the biggest and premier books printing companies in India.”

A team of 120 produce soft and hardbound books in a 50,000-sqft constructed area.