Maintenance tips for Suprasetter CtP equipment

COVID-19 situation in India

Heidelberg prepress equipment

COVID-19 has led to a nationwide lockdown, threatening life and economy. Heidelberg urges us to rise in unison to break and beat COVID-19 and co-operate and support the lockdown, by not stepping out of your homes. Like most enterprises, print Suprasetter CtP equipment in perfect condition.

General maintenance for Suprasetter equipment

• Switch off the CtP from the main power supply

• If the CtP is enabled for compressed air connection, switch-off the compressor and remove air from compressor completely

• Restrict entry to the CTP room and keep it locked

• Safeguard the machine from dust & rodent with a protective covering

• Install traditional / glue mouse-traps at the production room


• Switch off the processor and disconnect from the power supply

• Remove water from the water wash and developer sections

• Remove gum from the gum/finisher section

• Remove and clean developer and wash filters

• Refill the water in developer and wash sections

• Clean Rollers and mount back in the correct position

Server and workstation

• Switch off server & workstations and disconnect from the power supply

We also urge you to implement recommended safety measures in your office and shop-floor, thereby ensuring that both you and your colleagues remain unaffected of the pandemic.

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

Web analytics show that we now have readership in North America and Europe amongst the 90 countries where our five platforms reach. Our traffic which more than doubled in 2020, has at times gone up by another 50% in 2021. And advertising which had fallen to pieces in 2020 and 2021, has started its return since January 2022.

As the economy approaches real growth with unevenness and shortages a given, we are looking forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again appointed to produce the Show Daily on all five days of the show from 26 to 30 May 2022.

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