Packaging

New Rotoflex SPI installed in Tamil Nadu

-to help Sivikasi-based Sel-Jegat Printers to produce defect-free pharmaceutical labels

A 27-year old pioneer in high-quality label printing with advanced label printing machines in areas of flexo, letterpress, offset and screen printing, Sel-Jegat Printers Pvt Ltd recently added a new Rotoflex SPI machine for 100 percent pharmaceutical label inspection and quality control. This purchase supports the company’s expansion and focus on the stringent requirements of label printing and inspection required by pharmaceutical industry customers with many added features.

The expanded workflows at Sel-Jegat include processes where original PDF artwork automatically becomes the master for approvals during printing using a Nikka ODRI scanner system for on-line clearance in the printing machine. The same approved PDF file that was used for printing is automatically loaded as the reference proof on the Rotoflex SPI inspection system which engages in 100 percent inspection, counting and slitting of the labels. The entire process is done based on the original approved artwork given by the customer. Capability to read pharmaceutical codes and barcodes is also added and the machine slits with high accuracy, maintaining perfect counting and rewinding with required tension all in a single pass. Rotoflex re-engineered both its SPI (single pass) and DPI (dual-pass) security machine designs to meet increasingly stringent global pharmaceutical compliance demands.

At Sel-Jegat, Rotoflex SPI is equipped with an active web storage accumulator, eDrive controlled web transport system and a complete Nikka advanced inspection system with a highly powerful 6K camera; all fully integrated to meet the exclusive needs of their growing markets. “With this new SPI, we have expanded and excelled in our range of inspection and rewind technology. Any volume of labels can be supplied in the shortest span of time with the highest precision and best results also assuring zero defects, reducing the downtimes of our customer’s labeling lines,” stated Raveendran, managing director, Sel Jegat.

EPL endorses EskoArtwork’s CDI technology

O ne of the global suppliers and integrators of innovative solutions for the packaging value chain, EskoArtwork has strengthened its partnership with Essel Propack Limited (EPL) with an agreement for CtP implementation across a number of EPL sites over various locations.

Consistency and standardization across the various EPL locations around the world are the driving factors for this partnership. EPL have chosen EskoArtwork’s CDI high-definition imaging for flexo, letterpress and dry offset with the unique in-line UV (main exposure) to boost quality and enhance productivity. EPL plans to initially optimise their productivity on their letter press and dry offset presses for lamitubes and co-extruded tubes and later extend the optimisation to their flexo and screen combination press. The fully loaded EskoArtwork CDI Spark 2530 connecting the existing SUITE 10 workflow will be installed at the EPL plant near Mumbai, India.

Ramasamy, president - AMESA & EAP region of EPL explains, “One of the key factors in EPL’s success and market share has been strong partnerships. EskoArtwork’s continuous innovation and easy upgrade path has enabled EPL to see them as a ‘seamless pre-production workflow solution provider’ for over a decade. With the adoption of ESKO’s CDI across EPL in phases, we expect to raise the quality bar, meeting today’s challenging packaging demands and consistently delivering high quality tubes.”

“We are very happy to support Essel Propack in the new implementation, our relationship started in the year 2000, since then EPL has continuously invested in EskoArtwork packaging preproduction solutions and today their prepress is ready for CtP,” added Dinesh Chandra, managing director, EskoArtwork India.

Digital version of nyloflex Sprint plates launched

Flint Group Flexographic Products has recently launched digital version of their well established water washable flexo printing plate nyloflex Sprint. Designed to meet the high quality requirements of the narrow web and the mid web market, nyloflex Sprint Digital offers high resistance against UV-inks and UV-varnishes and a remarkable performance in printing of finest elements, up to 60 L/cm or even higher. Due to the excellent ink transfer characteristics and low dot gain the nyloflex Sprint Digital shows an outstanding performance in halftone printing.

Washout of the nyloflex Sprint Digital is with simple tap water and does not requires any additives or solvents.

EFI integrates Radius software into MIS portfolio

Following the recent close of the Radius Solutions acquisition, EFI announced it has already begun integrating the Radius packaging software into its leading portfolio of print management solutions.

EFI has rebranded the product name from PECAS Vision to EFI Radius to align with the naming structure of its other MIS offerings. Radius software is part of the Advanced Professional Print Software (APPS) business unit of EFI. The company intends to integrate a number of its products with EFI Radius, including Jetrion, Vutek, Fiery, Digital StoreFront, PrintFlow and Auto-Count. The Radius acquisition further strengthens EFI’s growing product portfolio of software tools, UV inkjet digital presses and inks, and MIS solutions for the packaging market, which is one of the largest printing markets in the world.

Technical seminar on plates

Creed Engineers and Kodak India jointly organised a technical seminar in New Delhi focusing on analog flexo plates – the new Flexcel SRX plates from Kodak and the water washable plates from JET. The event marked success bringing together a remarkable number of the important flexo prepress service providers and label printers in a relaxed and thoughtful context.

On the occasion, PK Agarwal, joint president of Uflex Industries was the guest of honour. Shahnawaz Ghaus of Creed made detailed presentations on the company’s offerings. Creed Engineers is a provider of a wide variety of solutions for the security, label, transpromo and packaging industries. These solutions encompass machinery, consumables and software from leading manufacturers such as ABG, Aquaflex, Busch, CEM, CMC, HP, Jet, Kodak, Nautilus, Rotatek, Schneider and Schober.

Giving a brief overview, Suhas Kulkarni, Kodak national business manager for packaging in India said that Kodak is not just a plate and machine supplier but is a total solution provider from consumer solutions such as digital cameras and photo kiosks in Croma and Big Bazaar retail chains to industrial solutions for newspaper, commercial and package printing.

The presentations were also given by Pradhul of Creed. The seminar was concluded with a vote of thanks by Ranesh Bajaj, director, Creed Engineers and felicitation of HS Malhotra of AM Board; Deepanshu Goel of Creative Flexo and Rutul Zaveri of Pin Mark Private Ltd for adopting the latest Kodak Thermoflex technology.

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