Pune’s Kadam Digital gets set to install Pune’s first HP Indigo 12000

Pune-based Kadam Digital Transprints is re-equipping its digital print set-up with a HP Indigo 12000 press. The 12000, which replaces the Kodak NexPress 3000 is being installed, Sanjay Kadam, director at Kadam Digital informed during his visit to Pamex, today.

20 Dec 2017 | By Noel D'Cunha

Kadam Digital will also become the first pre-press bureau in Pune to install the HP Indigo 12000. In 2010, Kadam was the first to install the Kodak NexPress SE 3000.

“We have grown pretty quickly, and very significantly the NexPress has helped our digital print business climb a few levels,” said Kadam. “We are now moving from a A3 size to a B2 size, which ideally will bring the larger format in play. Add to that the option of extra colours, and we are in a position from where we can take the whole business forward.”

Kadam’s clients are mostly from the commercial print space, but with the HP 12000 it hopes to get into the photo-album segment in a bigger way, specialty print jobs in the graphics industry, as well as short-run packaging. “There are event-related packaging jobs, which are required in smaller numbers. We will cater to that markets too,” said Kadam.

According to Kadam, the print business graph of Pune is seeing a digital surge while the demand for offset print is flattening. “There’s a demand for quality print in a particular size where the quantity is around 500. The moment there was a buzz about an HP Indigo 12000 coming, we started receiving a number of enquiries,” said Kadam.

Present Kadam print 1.5-lakh A3 pages per month. “We were getting stuck with a volume of 150 prints to make digital viable. The bigger size of 12000 will double that, and also be able to deliver quickly.”

The HP Indigo 12000 is configured with seven colours, CMYK plus three additional spot colours. It can print at speeds of up to 4,600sph at a resolution of 2,438dpi, and takes sheet sizes of up to 750x530mm.

Kadam has been scouting for a suitable press for the last two years he said. “We looked at the KM1, the JetPress, but opted for the HP 12000 because of its proven technology,” said Kadam. “We will have the 12000 press, the HP brand, and the finishing equipment, and when you put them together then it’s a tremendously strong package, one that can help us deliver solutions,” concluded Kadam.