A year after installing a new Heidelberg Speedmaster SX 74 4-color press, Vijayawada-based Nagendra Enterprises is pushing performance and productivity by investing in India’s first ‘Prinect Proman,’ Heidelberg’s prepress workflow software.
“The key to customer retention is excellent quality and on-time delivery. We continue to reinvent our processes and strategies, and invest in forward-looking technologies with a customer-centric focus. Our Heidelberg partnership has helped us redefine efficiency and automation, while accelerating sales volumes and revenue by 30% in the last 12 months. The latest Proman investment would help us to handle the increased flow of new orders and backlog,” states Movva Naga Sandeep, director, Nagendra Enterprises.
In operation since five decades, Nagendra Enterprises specializes in book and commercial printing. The firm added a new Heidelberg Speedmaster SX 74 to its portfolio in 2018. The SX-74 consistently delivers high productivity by reducing make-ready times, and with production speeds of up to 15,000 sheets an hour.
“Prinect Proman perfectly complements the SX 74. The increasing flow of quality orders has resulted in distinct automation challenges. The Prinect Proman meets these demands by speeding up prepress and ink-setting operations, while reducing human touch points,” comments Sandeep on his latest buy.
Sandeep further states, “Heidelberg Proman makes the prepress tasks automatic and is equipped with a pre-flight and PDF tools and ensures that the artwork file is completely free from errors and valid in terms of format and type. If there is any discrepancy, an instant report is generated, pointing out the inconsistencies in the artwork file, thereby shortening make-ready time. Book composing is much easier than before with the imposition tool that positions artwork on press sheets to speed up printing and reduce paper waste. After the layouts are created the files are automatically ripped with different screenings applied and finally the Pro-man also sends ink presetting data from prepress to the press. As and when required, the colors can be easily converted from RGB to CMYK using proper profiles, trapping can be applied if necessary, and the PDF can be optimized.”
In conclusion, Sandeep says, “Our journey with a trusted partner like Heidelberg has helped us leverage futuristic technologies to create an agile and empowered business platform that delivers excellence and customer delight.”