Eminence Business Media

Eminence Business Media

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Print Proof Solutions install Perfect Proofer machine at Pragati Pack India

Hyderbad-based commercial and packaging printer Pragati Pack India Pvt Ltd has strengthened its commitment to flexo quality by installing a Perfect Proofer.  A table-top automated wet-proofing device, the Perferct Proofer enables lab technicians to pre-flight ink formulations under actual conditions of the flexo press. This makes fingerprinting obsolete and provides precise flexo colour predictability.

The Perfect Proofer is compatible for UV, water- or solvent-based inks and can print onto any substrate. It features the same photopolymer plate, tape materials, anilox type and cell-count, drying system and substrate as the target press. Also, impression pressure and nip distances are adjustable by increments of microns. It can therefore offer a predictable result to within a fraction of 1ΔE, at the desired dot-gain. As a result, printers save material waste and several minutes set-up time on every printing job, potentially boosting press productivity by hundreds of hours per year.

With a 140,000 sq ft packaging print factory in Hyderbad, Pragati is one of India’s largest suppliers of labels, folding cartons and rigid cartons, offering a one-stop-shop for product decoration, from design to distribution. The company also has an 80,000ft² commercial printing operation. This year, Pragati has gained international recognition for its dedication to flexo print quality, winning three Finat label awards. The company has won the SAPPI International Printer of the Year awards three times since 2006.

The Perfect Proofer is distributed through Print Proof Solutions, based in Brummen, the Netherlands. It has a global network of service representatives with agents across six continents and is represented in India by International Caliber, an agency with a strong and reliable presence in the Indian market.

Located in Brummen, the Netherlands, Print Proof Solutions helps flexo printers with lowering cost and saving time with press proofing their inks. The company is the European distributor for the Perfect Proofer, an automated proofing system for flexo inks with a proven track record and an installed base of 100 systems worldwide. The Perfect Proofer is manufactured by Integrity Engineering, Inc. (USA).