Monday, July 9, 2012

Zodiac Reprographics installs First P3 Performance Series Press in India

With the demand levels steadily increasing at their end and to help support its growth plans, Zodiac Reprographics has selected the latest in-line narrow web flexo printing technology - the P3 Mark Andy Performance Series to enhance the ability of its operations. A 6-crore turnover company, the Hyderabad-based label specialist, Zodiac Reprographics recently got the P3 Mark Andy Performance Series press installed in the company’s Hyderabad facility and has already started production at full throttle.

Designed with the latest advancements in ink technologies, color, register, and impression controls; the  10 inch - 8 Color dual servo platform machine is capable of high quality combination printing effects such as cold foil, rotary screen, chilled UV curing as well as converting options; and incorporates several other features proprietary to Mark Andy Performance Series Press.

“We purchased the performance series from Mark Andy because of its innovative print platform. We anticipate that our customers will benefit from the P3 machine’s consistently high print quality,” said Ajaydeep Singh who has been heading the production for Zodiac for last decade and half. “With the addition of the P3 Performance series press, we are sure to continue to meet our customers' expectations and perhaps give them more than they can ask for. The press is also highly efficient and minimal additional operator training is required due to its simple design," he added.

Firmly entrenched in the Liquor labels and FMCG segment, the new Performance Series press line investment at Zodiac Reprographics establishes a new benchmark for performance in the narrow web industry with its extremely low waste, very rapid changeovers, unmatched print quality and stability on a wide range of materials and exceptional operator ease of use.

The Performance Series P3 features the same unique printing platform as the other models in the Performance Series lineup, delivering the fastest set-ups and changeovers and shorter web paths. This cost-efficient model provides immediate registration settings, instinctive operator functionality and the exclusive Load & Lock inking system. The P3 is driven by a precision engineered direct drive train and is designed specifically for conventional label production.

“In today’s market it is important to be able to offer customers as many options as possible so we need to be capable in order to be in business for tomorrow. Naturally, we wanted the best machine available that could drive our performance for several years to come,” said Jaideep, Singh, who looks after the sales and finance part of the company. “We looked at every press on the market, and in the end chose the Mark Andy P3 performance series flexo machine based on their outstanding performance for fast make-readies, low waste, and print quality. Thanks to the FIG team that helped us meet our technical and commercial needs, making the decision an easy one,” continued Jaideep.

"In the Indian label converting industry, converters are always searching for ways to improve their productivity, reduce waste and streamline their workflow. Same was the case with Zodiac. We introduced them to the Performance series and our technical team carefully guided them in the process,” stated Gourav Roy, Managing Director, Flexo Image Graphics the Indian arm of Mark Andy Inc. “This is also the first P3 in India," Continued Gourav.

With the investment in this new P3 press, Zodiac is all poised for growth, not only in the liquor industry  but also catering to a whole gamut of FMCG clients which the company has developed over the years. “We worked with FIG on our requirements and they were of great support, especially because we regard this press as exactly the right fit for our current and future goals. We have made a calculated risk purchasing the first P3 Performance Series flexo label press in India, but in our opinion, it’s a risk well worth taking,” added Ajaydeep.

“Paying great attention to our customers needs, providing efficient and qualified professional assistance, as well as assuring reliable and prompt service at every stage - from installation to machine commissioning are part of FIG and Mark Andy’s policies,” summed up I.M Shelvam, CSD Director, FIG.