Pinnacle Technocrats at PrintPack India

Layflat LF600 mB & Adroit Z auto inline V-shape binding machine

Pinnacle Technocrats
Nilesh Parmar owner of Pinnacle Technocrats and Djawad Khorosh, chief executive officer of showcases the sample of 18 x 40 photo album at PrintPack India 2022. Photo IPP

At PrintPack India 2022, Pinnacle Technocrats is displaying its Adroit Z auto inline V-shape binding machine and a variant of the Layflat LF600 mB semi-automatic book block system from single-folded sheets. Exclusively adapted for the Indian market, the machines mark their debut in Hall 15, Stand J28. The Indian version allows single-sided (simplex) open-sized prints or pages up to 18 x 40-inch. Box creasing also produces a gap between pages to allow samples to be inserted into a commercial sample catalog, such as those used in laminate or clothing industries.

Two binders using patented V-Shape LayFlat binding technology to construct layflat book blocks from double-sided (duplex) printed sheets are also shown at the stand. These devices are aimed at solving the challenges of making picture books from pages with unusual surfaces, such as textured paper, metallic paper, and luster paper.

Djawad Khorosh, chief executive officer, of talked to IPP about the Indian market, “The Indian market is a huge market for V-shape for Pinnacle and classic hot melt machines. We are taking this exhibition as an opportunity to kick off the project.”

Layflat has more than 300 customers globally for LF 600 mB technology and has also launched its LF 2000 series. This new machine, designed especially with HP Indigo, is in the B2+ format for the bigger digital presses. The LF 600 mB has 54 installations worldwide. The company also started working with outputs from inkjet presses from Fujifilm, Canon, Ricoh, Konica Minolta, and Heidelberg. “Layflat uses non-water-based glue, which can be immediately processed after 10 minutes of cooling down,” said Khorosh.

He adds, “The Indian market is booming as Indians are more engaged in weddings and traditional ceremonies and have an inherent fascination for preserving memories in the form of books. Many players are doing this type of work. For Layflat, we do this in a premium manner, providing premium quality and finish to customers through an 18 x 40-inch open size book. The customer can, thus, have a full-size family photo on a single page.”

The prices for high-quality products with upgraded technology are intentionally kept low for the Indian market. “PrintPack India is working wonders for our company, as many inquiries are coming,” concludes Khorosh.

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