Sterling Publishers installs DGM Technofold 1100SL

Greater Noida-based Sterling Publishers has installed DGM folder-gluer Technofold 1100SL to fulfil its post-press requirement.

21 Jul 2020 | By Rahul Kumar

(l-r) Vijaypal Singh, marketing manager and Vikas Ghai, director, Sterling Publishers with the DGM folder-gluer

Vikas Ghai, director, Sterling Publishers, said, “DGM was a familiar name for me when I opted for it. I visited DGM China twice before the establishment of DGM India. Some of my partners in China were using DGM machines and were satisfied with the equipment. I looked at the top five Chinese packaging printers. At least two of them were using DGM folder-gluer. This also helped me take a decision. There was also the reassurance that there was an experienced person at the helm of DGM India and we believed in Puneet’s commitment. The establishment of DGM India has confirmed DGM’s commitment to the Indian market and with this we can be assured of service support and spares.”

Sterling is using the machine for complicated jobs like special fold, 4/6 corner jobs and for E and F fluted corrugated and duplex boxes. “We bought the folder-gluer with one semi-automatic box collection table. It seems that we can run other flutes as well but we haven’t tried it yet. DGM’s commitment and service support is not less than any other popular brands available in the market,” he added.

Ghai said the machine is performing well and is easy to maintain and operate. “Being capital equipment, it always takes time to evaluate the machine entirely. We are using the machine flawlessly since the installation,” he said.

Technofold folder-gluer is designed to run at maximum speed of 300-m/min with solid board ranging from 170 to 800-gsm and three-ply litho-laminated cartons up to 20-mm folded thickness. This machine has capability of processing straight-line, crash-lock bottom, double wall, conical cartons, CD/pocket folder and four/six corner for both solid and three-ply cartons. Setting of four/six-corner jobs is very easy on this machine.

Puneet Aggarwal, director, DGM India, said, “Today, we are maintaining even machines in stock with demo centre. Customers are invited to experience the machine and its features by testing their jobs live and clear all doubts before opting for the machine model and features. DGM India is going to be DGM global service support centre because of better communication and documentation skills in India.”

“In present scenario, long-term planning is not possible because things are changing fast, especially in graphic art industry. In capital equipment, it seems tough to invest for a decade. The longest you can consider is five years. We are buying capital equipment with maximum ROI in five years or less. Real-time depreciation matters as every machine gets wear and tear as the time passes,” Ghai explained.

Sterling Publishers is one of the largest printing companies in Delhi-NCR in terms of its available land area, and is adding 150,000-sq ft constructed area in to its existing 130,000-sq ft, thus total constructed area will be 280,000-sq ft. The total land area is seven acre.

Sterling is taking steps towards green operation and installing solar power plant of around 200-kw capacity and will be adding another capacity of 200-kw of natural power later in the year.