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Ranchi’s National Printers invests in Heidelberg Suprasetter A106 with Prinect Workflow


National Printers, based in Ranchi, Jharkhand has invested in a Heidelberg Suprasetter A106 thermal CtP with Prinect workflow, once again showing their strong desire for Heidelberg.

“In our nearly three-decade printing experience, Heidelberg is the name, we trust in terms of technology and world-class innovation with a leading edge in all segments,” asserted Krishna Kant Kedia, Founder at National Printers.

The company founded in 1991 by Krishna Kant Kedia in Jharkhand, the print firm expanded further by partnering with Ashok Agarwal in Ranchi. Today, the print facility has a footprint of 2,00,000 sq. ft across three facilities equipped with Heidelberg Speedmaster CD 102, Speedmaster SM 74 and Speedmaster SM 102.

“Heidelberg provides CIP4 connectivity with the press, offering a digitized workflow that improves the quality of productivity and reduces make-ready significantly. The Saphira plates, Heidelberg Suprasetter and Prinect workflow synchronize in-line press connectivity to boost efficiency and performance,” added Kedia.

Built with Heidelberg’s proprietary laser technology, the Heidelberg Suprasetter A106 is designed to deliver excellent imaging quality and uninterrupted production, all thanks to the Intelligent Diode System (IDS). The IDS is developed and patented by Heidelberg, the IDS eliminates the production losses; even if one or more diodes fail. The internal punching system ensures reliable production with maximum register accuracy; reducing the make-ready times and minimizing wastage, particularly for repeated jobs. An extensive cooling system makes it certain that the plate setting process is not influenced by external room temperature.

The print-duo, Krishna Kant Kedia, Founder and Ashok Agarwal, Head Operations at National Printers caters to commercial, packaging, book printing and the firm also undertakes government print projects.

“The latest investment fits into our expansion plans and perfectly complements the recent shift into our 10,000 sq. ft premises. The upgrades support our move into digitization and automation of print production. As we scale up into new heights of growth into packaging; we are ready to fully explore the potential of our infrastructure and investments,” concluded Kedia.

Indukalpa Saikia, Sales Manager – Eastern Region at Heidelberg India, said, “Heidelberg and National Printers share an amazing relationship, since; the print firm is one of the old and loyal customers. Apart from the Suprasetter equipment the deal covered with the Prinect Production manager workflow and Saphira consumables supply for three years, which rounds up our offerings from pre-press to press.”

The Prinect Production manager is Heidelberg’s proprietary pre-press workflow software which enhances productivity and navigates the pre-press automation challenge. The Advanced Preflight tools and PDF Toolbox check the artwork for errors, while Signa station, the imposition tool, prints the layout of the book to be printed and positions the artwork on press sheets to speed up printing and reduces paper waste. After the layout, the Pro-man also transfers ink presetting data from CtP plate-setter to the press and RGB to CMYK color conversion can be done by using appropriate color profiles, while Trapping can be applied if required.

“The software minimizes human intervention and cuts the make-ready time by accelerating pre-press and ink-setting operations. Heidelberg offers Production manager software on a subscription-based model, departing radically from tradition. The pay-as-you-go model makes it easy on the budget,” said, Indukalpa Saikia.


Rajendra Prasad
Marketing Manager
Heidelberg India Pvt Ltd.

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