Indian packaging solution provider switch to sheetfed offset technology from Koenig & Bauer

The offset division of India’s Printmann Group has invested in new sheetfed offset technology from Koenig & Bauer. Founded in 1987 and based in Navi Mumbai, the biggest planned city in the world, the company supplies a full spectrum of labels and packaging for pharmaceutical products and for the FMCG and food industries.

After working with machinery from other manufacturers for almost 35 years, Printmann installed its first Rapida sheetfed offset press from Koenig & Bauer in 2021. The new relationship began with a Rapida 105 (max. sheet format of 740 x 1050 mm) with seven inking units, coater and extended delivery as a hybrid press for conventional and UV production.

Second press after two years

A second press has been installed this year. Again, a Rapida 105, this time with six inking units and naturally also with a coater and all the necessary equipment for mixed UV production. In this configuration, it offers every possibility for product refinement and finishing. 

The two medium-format Rapidas boast almost identical features: raised foundations for board production up to 1.2 mm, production speeds of up to 16 000 sheets per hour, two-section extended delivery, non-stop pile-changing facilities for both feeder and delivery, inking unit temperature control, CleanTronic Multi (washing systems for the alternating use of conventional and UV inks), EES (Emission Extraction System), VariDry IR/hot-air/UV dryers and additional automation solutions.

High performance and productivity

Printmann is one of a significant number of highly efficient and technologically up-to-date print and packaging companies on the Indian subcontinent. It possesses certification to ISO 9001:2008 and PS 9000:2011 (pharmaceutical packaging materials). With BRC:IOP accreditation, it also meets a global standard for food packaging.

A long list of awards bears witness to Printmann’s quality and performance, including several Label Awards and National Awards for Excellence in Printing (in silver and gold). In this demanding environment, both Rapida 105 presses supply daily proof of their specialised capabilities.