Shunmuga Thermal System installs Heidelberg CtP to internalise CtP plate-making


Team Shunmuga with brand new Heidelberg Suprasetter A106 CtP equipmentSivakasi-based Shunmuga Thermal System invested in a Heidelberg Computer-to-Plate Suprasetter A106 to bring the CTP plate making process in-house, marking a departure from a tradition of outsourcing the pre-press operation. This installation not only reasserts Heidelberg’s market dominance in Sivakasi, a major printing hub in South India, but also is indicative of a growing trend of printing firms that aim to internalize CTP plate making.

“Our latest addition – the Heidelberg Suprasetter CtP 106 – is a game changer. Having an in-house plate-making facility has helped cut down on outsourcing time and costs, with a tremendous positive impact on productivity and quality. Heidelberg’s pre-press and press standardization is a job well done,” comments Thavasi kumar, the co-founder of Shumunga Thermal Systems.

A high-performance, pre-press equipment designed for medium formats, the Suprasetter A106 can produce up to 18 full-sized plates /hour, and expose plates in sizes ranging from 370x323mm to 930x1140mm. Exceptionally low power consumption renders a long laser life for the Suprasetter A106, a strong credential that appeals to customers like Shunmuga.

Established as a commercial printing unit in 1985, this three-decade old company, operates out of a 12,000 square feet production facility, and continues to specialize in printing school notebooks. The production shop floor is equipped with a Heidelberg SM 102 five-colour press with perfector – operating in multiple shifts, in addition to two other two-colour and four-colour presses. The Postpress division includes state-of the-art cutting, finishing and lamination equipments.

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