Remarkable year of Pressline PRIMA Bookline ‘V’ series

With several new PRIMA installations at leading book printers all over India, Pressline's presence in the publishing industry for printing books and magazines has occupied a large ground.

To better serve their valued customers, Pressline recently introduced upgraded version of DRS/SAS which now will be available as DRS/AS, an ideal and most economic substitute for the high-end and expensive auto splicers to further cut down the efforts of the operator making the splicing and pasting automatic.

These splicers will be a great attraction for Asian and other developing countries where printers can't afford costly versions of splicers to save the cost of precious paper by saving on wastage.

The story of the book printing PRIMA started with first installation at IPP where Pressline had lot of teething problems to achieve consistent registration without variation and ghost images. Lot of R & D had to be done by senior engineers. First time the infeed and outfeed device was developed for PRIMA which helped to get rid with all such problems. Several further improvements were carried out to get best quality for books.

The installation at SDR Printers, Ghaziabad, UP, started the trend with the launching pad of the latest innovations of Pressline i.e. the Double roll stand with semi automatic pasting and splicing (DRS / SAS). Bhagat Printers, Chennai, being impressed by the low wastage and time saving opted for the configuration i.e. 4HI tower with Quarter Page and DRS / SAS and the installation certificate issued by them to Pressline speaks volumes of the happiness. Apart from the above, Pressline also supplied its new PRIMA 36 - 4 HI tower for book printing to Lakshmi Offset, Shivakasi; Meenakshi Offset Printers, Chennai; and Shivkrupa Offset Printers, Ahmedabad. The latest and most prestigious installation of PRIMA 30 equipped with infeed - outfeed drive has been at Chirag Offset Pvt Ltd (Yuvraj Printers), Ahmedabad.

The success of Pressline in the newspaper sector continues with their latest supply to the Norwegian Church Aid, South Sudan of their model PRIMA consisting of 1 x 4HI tower with 2 Mono Unit and Quarter Page Folder for newspaper and book printing.

New version of PRIMA for printing books and magazines has started gaining momentum with some new installations including S Dinesh & Co, Jalandhar. "Some reputed publishers like Orient, Blackswan, Navneet Publishers, Oxford University Press, Laxmi Publications, Ratna Sagar, Sultan Chand & Sons, Universities Press, Arihant Publishers, Nageen Prakashan, Pitambra Publication are already getting their books printed on our web presses," says Pressline's spokesperson.

Pressline has also supplied machine to South Central Railway, Hyderabad recently and this machine is equipped with three Roll Stands, 4/4 HI tower complete with online folding. Another recent supplies include: fully loaded new PRIMA machines to S Dinesh & Co, Jalandhar; Reliable Printers, Ahmedabad.

Vrajmohan, managing director of Reliable, Ahmedabad is extremely happy to have his new installation of PRIMA which has got all features to produce A4 and 2up A5 size books with consistently registered high quality books. Reliable is a known printing house and till date they had full expertise in sheetfed offset machines. In view of the changing market trend, where the publisher always insists for fast deliveries, web offset is becoming the essential ingredient of most of the printing houses who claim to be perfectionists. Reliable Printers ventured into web offset arena choosing PRIMA for their larger requirements. Educational boards and big publishers can no more be dependent on sheetfed offset machines which otherwise need lot of time due to limitations like slow speed, one side printing at a time, folding process etc which also involves wastage of signatures during internal logistics. The seasoned printers have now understood and accepted the necessity of prevalent practices of web usages in view to the fact that some machines manufactured in India can deliver the desirable quality as per the publishers’ needs.

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