New Products & Installations

First ROLAND InlineFoiler Prindor for Southeast Asia starts up at Indonesia Printer in Jakarta

Signing the contract (from the right): Guntur Widjanarko, general manager sales, manroland Indonesia; Markus Creutzburg, sales manroland Offenbach; Harry Setiawan, sales manager, manroland Indonesia; Edi Hambali, president director, Indonesia Printer; and Tim Klappe, president director, manroland Indonesia.e Right in time for the busy year-end production season in 2010, the first ROLAND InlineFoiler Prindor in Southeast Asia starts up in Jakarta. Fascinated by the possibilities that the cold foil enhancement process offers, president commissioner Welly Bolung decided in favour of manroland once again. A six-colour ROLAND 700 HiPrint with coating module, extended delivery, and a ROLAND InlineFoiler Prindor supplements the machinery at Indonesia Printer where some manroland presses are already installed. The company is regarded as a technology leader and creative trailblazer in Indonesia.

“We have always invested in the latest technology. With the ROLAND InlineFoiler Prindor, we are able to further improve the quality of our existing product portfolio and also open up completely new markets. This benefits us and our customers in equal measure,” commented Welly Bolung about the added value the new printing system provides.

In order to promote the new technology in advance, Indonesia Printer organized a large symposium in Jakarta at the end of July. This involved having the company’s new brochure enhanced with the ROLAND InlineFoiler Prindor in the Print Technology Center in Offenbach and then finished in Indonesia for the symposium. The core business of Indonesia Printer is made up of calendars, brochures, annual reports, books and high-quality magazines, as well as office supplies and stationery. The company also plans to add packaging printing to its range of services.

India’s first in-house Kodak Flexcel NX system goes to Parakh Agro

Nick Price with team Parakh Agro. Kodak has recently installed India’s first in-house Flexcel NX system at Parakh Agro Industries Limited’s plastics packaging division, headquartered in Pune, enabling to produce premium quality food-grade flexible packaging materials.

The company has invested in the Kodak Flexcel NX system, including the Trendsetter NX mid imager, Flexcel NX laminator, Prinergy powerpack workflow with DigiCap NX screening capability along with complete plate exposing and inline plate processing equipment. “Kodak Packaging solution technology is extremely versatile and user friendly, apart from being easily upgradeable, and we wanted our print quality to be of the highest standard. From our past experience, we have seen the Kodak Prinergy workflow running successfully in several offset prepress bureaus in India, so it is a tried and tested solution,” commented Prakash Parakh, managing director of Parakh Agro Industries Limited.

“Higher ink transfer is one of the main concerns in wide web flexography, we at Parakh evaluated the DigiCap NX screening for its capability and were surprised to see the improved results. The high densities for solvent based inks will enable us to give the required results and further help improve speed and productivity, which will be a vital factor for our immediate expansion plans with high quality printing machines,” said Vinay Nalawade, director (Parakh Agro-Plastics & Flexibles). “The important factors today are decreasing job lengths and frequent job changes. The Kodak packaging solutions being fast, secure, automated and efficient can help us gain a competitive edge in this respect, with saving on time and enhancing the final product quality,” added Harshal Parakh, director, Parakh Agro.

“Kodak is happy to partner with Parakh Agro, one of the packaging industry’s emerging flexible packaging companies, having major expansion plans, especially in the flexible packaging sector, with specialty films for specialty products. We have equipped them with the Flexcel NX system, a key enabler for a converter to match the quality of gravure, to achieve the targeted quality standards,” said Suhas Kulkarni, national business manager, packaging segment, Graphic Communications Group, Kodak India Private Limited.

Orient Industries installs Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 52

V Chandra Mouli with Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 52 Based in South India’s buzzing print hub – Sivakasi (Tamil Nadu), Orient Industries has further strengthened their press segment by procuring a Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 52 single-colour press.

Enabling to handle paper thicknesses from 0.03 mm to 0.4 mm, the Speedmaster SM 52 is an economical solution for mid-segment printers with the largest sheet format being 370 × 520 mm (14.57 × 20.47 inches) and smallest being 105 × 145 mm (4.13 × 5.71 inches). “To us, Heidelberg means performance and quality. We have chosen the Speedmaster SM 52 as it perfectly fits for our requirement, running with a maximum speed of 15,000 sheets per hour which incredibly increases our productivity,” commented Muralidharan, son of N Vathsalan - the CEO of Orient Industries, adding, “This is our first Heidelberg press, and the service support from Heidelberg India has been excellent. We have the Polar cutter with us since a decade and have tasted Heidelberg India’s service standards before as well.”

Being in the print business since 1967, the company has been catering to commercial market segment and is a sister concern of the ‘Orient Unicorn Group’ which is one of the leading book publishers in Sivakasi. Around sixty percent of the jobs of this forty-year old firm revolve around printing of playing-cards and the rest concern other commercial jobs such as books, diaries, calendars and so on. “In our initial days, we started with commercial print jobs concentrating on playing cards,” mentioned Muralidharan, adding, “Established by my grandfather NPSS Nataraja Nadar, Orient Industries was started as a partnership firm which was later taken over by my father. Now, we are running it successfully for the third generation, with a skilled staff of 150 individuals.” NV Giridharan and V Chandra Mouli take care of marketing and business development respectively.

“Printing industry is growing at a fast pace, and we have to constantly implement strategies to remain ahead. Book publishing being a growing market in India and overseas, we plan to gear up our production facility to target this segment,” said Chandra Mouli talking about their future plans.

Philippine printer relies on Goss

-to increase capacity with four unit Community SSC press

Rex Printing, a fast-growing company that has become one of the largest commercial book printers in its region, is installing a new Goss Community SSC press this summer in Quezon City in metropolitan Manila. The four-high press configuration features a 578 mm cut-off, two automatic zero-speed splicers and an SSC folder with quarterfold capabilities. The new press will give Rex Printing the ability to produce eight pages in full colour when running one web or 16 pages in spot colour running two webs at up to 35,000 copies per hour.

A subsidiary of the Rex Group, Rex Printing has affiliated publishing and book-selling businesses. “Technology is the backbone of our growth, and we appreciate the reputation and value of the GOSS brand,” commented Dominador D Buhain, executive vice president at Rex Printing, adding, “Over the years, we have invested in the best and most reliable printing equipment to print high-quality books and magazines that satisfy both domestic and international demands.”

Notably, more than 40,000 Goss Community SSC printing units are installed worldwide for a wide range of newspaper, book, magazine and advertising insert printing applications.

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