PrintPack 2019: Kapoor Imaging brings Agfa's Synaps to India

The popular synthetic paper brand Synaps from Agfa is now in India and brought exclusively by Chennai-based consumable specialist Kapoor Imaging.

05 Feb 2019 | By Sriraam Selvam

The Kapoor Imaging team

Agfa’s Synaps is a range of coated polyester designed for premium applications that need a robust and attractive stock that neither paper nor other plastics can provide. The principle attributes of Synaps are that it is tear-resistant and waterproof.

“With the growing applications that are produced in digital presses, we believe Synaps would offer a unique proposition to the printers. Not to forget the paper being certified by some of the leading digital press manufacturers, including HP Indigo,” said Sharan Kapoor, director of Kapoor Imaging.

The media is available as Synaps XM for digital printers and copiers, Synaps OM for HP Indigo, offset presses, Synaps PS self-adhesive media, Synaps OM wide-format for UV inkjet and Synpas OM90F for folding applications.

“I think the universal acceptability of the media will allow the customers to reach out to the bigger brands and be part of their global projects,” added Kapoor.

The company's Topaz range of plates includes the PPVG bio-green plate for newspapers which work at lower pH and have run lengths of up to 150,000 copies.

“The pH of our green plates are up to 9.3 and our clients like Dinamalar in Chennai have been successful in printing 150,000 copies. The green chemistry is such that it can wash into the drainage without any additional processing needed,” said Giridharan S, CEO of Kapoor Imaging.

The two-layer thermal TPU plates are another success story from the company whose users include Pragathi Printers, Canpack, Sudharshan Graphics, among others.

“The two-layer technology in the thermal plates makes it suitable for commercial, packaging printers and newspapers,” explained Giridharan.

Their other products, such as UV combi wash, LG1600 spray fount, etc have also found success with several newspapers in south India, including Deccan Chronicle, Makkal Kural, and Dinamalar, among others.

“The Topaz platesetters and VLF online processors have also found a sizeable market and in fact, we have been able to sign a few deals for them at the show too,” he added.

Speaking about the company's performance in 2018 and looking ahead at 2019, Giridharan said, “In spite of a slowdown in the market, we have managed to retain out plate market share in 2018 and quietly consolidated our position. Our goal for 2019 is to position ourselves as the preferred solution partners for the newspaper segment and device a clear marketing plan for Synaps. We are also in the process of identifying solutions for the packaging segment for which we see a lot of potential in the coming years,” he concluded.