mRC-3D cameras on several Indian web offsets

QIPC continues to expand in India


QI Press Controls (QIPC) continues to thrive in the Indian print market. In the past year, the Dutch specialist in measurement and control systems for the web offset market received five new orders from printers in West Bengal – CDC Printers, Sristi Graphic (two separate orders), Darpan Conclave and NAP Printers. A sixth order was placed by Print Plus in Bhiwandi in Maharashtra. CDC Printers ordered two mRC-3D cameras for colour register control and automatic cut-off control for its printing plant in Kolkata. QIPC systems were already installed in the plant, but with an extra printing tower added to the Manugraph Cityline press additional cameras were essential. “They have been a satisfied customer of ours for a while now, so they wanted our automation for their new printing tower too,” explains Vijay Pandya, managing director of QIPC-EAE India.

Sristi automates Naph web offsets

Sristi Graphic placed two identical orders for its two Naph Graphics’ web offset presses, involving a double order for two mRC-3D cameras for color register control, fitted with AIMS (Automatic Ink Mist Shield). “Prior to this, Sristi Graphic had no automated colour register whatsoever,” Vijay Pandya observes. “Thanks to the exceptional collaboration we enjoy with Naph, Sristi Graphic decided to approach us. They were quickly persuaded by the benefits of automation, waste savings and consistency of print quality.”

QIPC systems for Darpan, NAP and Print Plus

Darpan Conclave has been using QIPC systems for many years. Their positive experience with the mRC-3D system for color register and cut-off control on a TPH Orient press meant that the company was more than willing to order two mRC-3D cameras with an identical configuration for their new TPH Orient press. “It both delivers significant time and waste savings and it increases the quality of their production process too,” Vijay Pandya remarks, adding, “It is a promising sign that existing clients are satisfied with our products and services. Not only does that enhance our already established reputation, it also helps ensure that these companies will continue to invest in our systems.”

Two mRC-3D cameras for colour register and cut-off control were installed on NAP Printer’s Manugraph Cityline press. Positive feedback from other users that was the decisive factor in landing this order. Print Plus in Bhiwandi ordered two mRC-3D cameras for colour register for its Prakash web offset press.

In 2024, we are looking at full recovery and growth-led investment in Indian printing

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