Naraina-based Imaginative Colours installs RMGT 924ST

Aims at Rs 10 crore turnover in FY 16-17

Pradeep Rana and Manish Jain, partners at Imaginative Colours, with the newly installed RMGT 924ST press. Photo IPP

Imaginative Colours, a leading print service provider based in Naraina, Delhi, installed a 4-color RMGT 920ST press in May 2017. At speeds up to 16,200 sheets per hour, the brand new 25 x 36 inch offset press is fully loaded with automatic blanket and ink roller wash, CIP4 software, semi-automatic plate change system, automatic roller nip check mode, automatic maintenance mode (for greasing) and print job manager (software). “The automatic roller nip check mode has improved our productivity significantly compared to the manual nip checking method, which takes about 30 to 40 minutes. The automatic nip check mode takes just 2 to 3 minutes,” says Pradeep Rana, partner at Imaginative Colours.

The RMGT 920ST is the first brand new press for Imaginative Colours. Apart from the 920ST, the company has a 19 x 26 inch 4-color Heidelberg press, a used machine installed in 2013. With the new press running, Rana expects to increase the company’s productivity three-fold. Started as a designing and print outsourcing company, Imaginative Colours’ primary clients are corporates like Dabur, Hitachi, DuPont, Usha International, Hero MotoCorp, WHO, etc. The company prints POP, brochures, magazines, danglers, folders, leaflets, stickers, and much more.

In addition to the new investment, Imaginative Colours has also procured a plate punching machine. The company now plans to invest in a platesetter soon considering the growth it sees in consumption of plates. Imaginative Colours earlier consumed about 50 to 60 plates daily, sourced from a third-party prepress bureau as it doesn’t have its own CtP. However, now the count has doubled with the new press running. The plates are mainly procured from Technova.

Rana, who used to work for a creative agency prior to starting Imaginative Colours, feels that the new press will help increase the company turnover to Rs. 10 crore in FY 16-17 up from Rs. 6 crore in FY 15-16. He says, “At a time when debates are going on whether print is going to survive, I feel that the print market is growing. People are investing in new machines and orders are coming in too. We just need to keep in mind that better quality and innovation are what will let us overcome the tough time.”

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