The offset division of the Navi-Mumbai based Printmann Group has invested in new sheetfed offset technology from Koenig & Bauer. The company, which supplies the full spectrum of labels and packaging, for example for pharmaceutical products and for the FMCG and food industries, was founded in 1987.
After working with machinery from other manufacturers for almost 35 years, Printmann installed its first Rapida sheetfed offset press from Koenig & Bauer in 2021. The new relationship began with a Rapida 105 (max. sheet format 740 x 1,050 mm) with seven inking units, coater and extended delivery as a hybrid press for conventional and UV production, Koenig & Bauer said.
Second press after two years
A second press has been installed this year. Again, a Rapida 105, this time with six inking units, and naturally also with a coater and all the necessary equipment for mixed UV production. In this configuration, it likewise offers every possibility for product refinement and finishing.
The two medium-format Rapidas boast almost identical features: raised foundations for board production up to 1.2 mm, production speeds of up to 16,000 sheets per hour, two-section extended delivery, non-stop pile-changing facilities for both feeder and delivery, inking unit temperature control, CleanTronic Multi (washing systems for the alternating use of conventional and UV inks), EES (Emission Extraction System), VariDry IR/hot-air/UV dryers and further automation solutions.
High performance and productivity
Printmann is one of a significant number of highly efficient and technologically up-to-date print and packaging companies on the Indian subcontinent. It possesses certification to ISO 9001:2008 and PS 9000:2011 for pharmaceutical packaging materials. With BRC:IOP accreditation, it also meets a global standard for food packaging.
Printmann has been awarded for quality and performance, including several Label Awards and National Awards for Excellence in Printing (in silver and gold).