QI Press Controls continues to thrive in the Indian print market. The Dutch specialist in measurement and control systems for the web offset market recently received five new orders from printing concerns in the Kolkata region of West Bengal: CDC Printers, Sristi Graphic (two separate orders), Darpan Conclave, and NAP Printers. A sixth order was placed by Bhiwandi-based Print Plus.
At the beginning of the summer, CDC Printers ordered two mRC-3D cameras for colour register control and automatic cut-off control for its printing plant in Kolkata. QIPC systems had already been installed in the plant, but with an extra printing tower having since been added to the Manugraph Cityline press, further automation was essential. “They have been a satisfied customer of ours for a while now, so they wanted our automation for their new printing tower too,” says Vijay Pandya, managing director, QIPC-EAE India.
Sristi Graphic placed two identical orders for its two Naph presses, involving a double order for two mRC-3D cameras for colour register control, fitted with AIMS (Automatic Ink Mist Shield). “Prior to this, Sristi Graphic had no automated colour register whatsoever,” Pandya says. “Thanks to the exceptional collaboration we enjoy with Naph, Sristi Graphic decided to approach us. They were quickly persuaded by the benefits of automation; waste savings and consistency of print quality.”
Darpan Conclave has been using QIPC systems for many years. Their positive experience with the mRC-3D system for colour register and cut-off control on a TPH Orient press meant that the company was more than willing to order two mRC-3D cameras with an identical configuration for their new TPH Orient press. “It both delivers significant time and waste savings and it increases the quality of their production process too,” Pandya says.
The positive experience played an important part in the order placed by NAP Printers. Two mRC-3D cameras for colour register and cut-off control were installed on their Manugraph Cityline press.
The final Indian order came from Print Plus. The printing plant in Bhiwandi is about to have two mRC-3D cameras for colour register installed on a Prakash press. The automation system will lead to considerable savings in labour costs and help reduce waste.