Zodiac Reprographics achieves zero-defect with Rhyguan

Hyderabad-based Zodiac Reprographics recently invested in a Rhyguan Smart-450 slitter-rewinder machine with a Luster 100% inspection camera. Housed at its Cherlapally facility, the machine has been supplied and installed by Flexo Image Graphics (FIG).

03 Jul 2024 | By Rahul Kumar

Jaideep Singh of Zodiac Reprographics with the Rhyguan Smart-450

Jaideep Singh, managing director of Zodiac Reprographics, said, “After a thorough search and comparisons, we eventually chose the high-speed and high-precision Rhyguan Smart-450 slitter-rewinder for its unique features like the Luster 8K 100% inspection camera with variable data inspection capability. We decided to opt for this ‘smart’ and one-of-its-own-kind unique finishing system from FIG to make sure that the labels and other prints we produce are 100% defect-free.”  

So far, FIG has done several installations of the Luster inspection system on Rhyguan and Rotoflex slitter-rewinders. Also, FIG has recently installed a 100% detection system on presses like Bobst, Mark Andy and wide-web presses to reduce the costs of materials. 

“With our investment in machines like Rhyguan Smart-450, what has been cultivated at Zodiac Reprographics as a core culture since our inception around four decades ago is the readiness to cope with challenges and adapt to changes — be it technologies or innovations. This is how we keep upgrading our machine portfolio and the ways we innovate our solutions and end products,” Singh said.

Lieutenant Colonel MD Singh, who retired after 21 years of service in the army started Zodiac Printers with a single letterpress in 1981, which in due course transpired into Zodiac Reprographics with a dynamic and sustainable business that still thrives on his principles. 

“Today, a generation later, we focus on the same value of innovations and client-centricity,” Singh said, adding, “We are determined to use only the latest and efficient machines and technologies, such as the new Rhyguan Smart-450.” 

Zodiac Reprographics has pioneered the use of several top-class print techniques and technologies to meet new and challenging assignments. After the first offset press in 1989, a four-colour press arrived at the company’s facility in 2005, a five-colour press in 2008, then, South East Asia’s first eight-colour flexo press in 2012 and so forth.                             

It’s not just prints but the brand communication which Zodiac Reprographics provides its clients dotted in segments like spirits and beverages, foods, pharmaceuticals, personal care, etc. 

The first recognition of such works of the company dawned in 2014 with the accolade of Best Label Printer Award from the Label Manufacturers Association of India (LMAI), followed by another from the association in 2018, and the latest being the Excellence in Packaging & Label Printing Award at The Times of India ET Excellence Telangana 2024.

“Over the years, we have earned the trust of our clients because of our work and strong machine portfolio. We are grateful even to the new Rhyguan Smart-450, which is perfect for 100% inspection and many other features,” Singh said, adding that the company feels good to be partnering with FIG for the machine and unconditional after-sales support.