Barcom invests in Esko CDI 4835

Mumbai based Barcom Industries Limited has recently invested in Esko software and hardware for its label business. Known for its innovation, the company is a pioneer in the production of security labels and food safety compliant labels with ISO 22000 certification. Prasanna Sahu, managing director, Barcom, says, “There is no label printing firm in India which has been ISO 22000 certified. This gives us an edge to stay one step ahead of the game.” The recent investment in Esko’s PackEdge, FlexoTools and a FlexRip together with a CDI 4835 imaging device for producing flexographic plates, gives the company complete in-house flexo plate production.

Barcom produces high quality consumer product and security labels on multiple high technology label presses at its 30,000 square foot plant in Vasai, near Mumbai. Sahu adds, “It was necessary for us to opt for high-end technology as it gave us an edge. Moreover, buyers today demand high quality from us and this led us to invest in high-end technology.”

Barcom Industries’ investment in Esko’s prepress tools comprises PackEdge, a full-featured packaging preproduction editor focused on major pain points such as CAD/ graphics misalignments, trapping, distortion, screening, and barcodes. Flexo Tools, a plugin for Adobe Photoshop, anticipates and fixes graphic reproduction aspects for flexo printing. The flexo workflow at Barcom is completed by the Esko FlexRip that is used to drive the CDI 4835 for exposing flexographic plates.

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