Innova Printing And Packaging installs Kodak Veriset T800

Kodak’s thermal CTP technology delivers stability

Innova Print and Packaging Team with Kodak Veriset Machine
Innova Print and Packaging team with Kodak Veriset machine. Photo Insight Print Communication

Innova Printing and Packaging is Bangalore-based leading mono and fluted carton manufacturer with over three decades of experience. Their facility is spread over 45,000 square feet with innovative solutions, process, and technology. Innova bolsters production with the addition of Kodak Veriset T800 Platesetter in its production facility. 

The Kodak Veriset T800 Platesetter offers reliable plate making of up to 22- 8 page plates per hour at throughput of 2400 dpi. This delivers the stability and reliability of Kodak’s thermal CTP technology at an exceptional value. The Veriset Platesetter is compatible with a wide range of thermal plates. This robust external-drum thermal CTP device has been specifically designed for the demanding needs of general commercial, publication, and packaging printers. With a compact design, it also minimizes the space requirements. 

“At Innova, we believe in providing the best quality on given time to our customers and we are glad to choose Veriset as our prepress solution since it meets all our demands. It is equipped with TH5 head and that was the ice breaker for us which images a more precise, accurate dot leading to higher tonal stability and exposure uniformity helping us to produce superior quality products,” says Akash Pabbi,one of the directors at Innova Printing and Packaging. 

“Sustainability is something deep-rooted in our system and when we got to know that Veriset platesetter has a cooling system that reduces power consumption to only 380 watts while imaging, saving up to 95% power compared to other CTP devices that was the hook for us. And the added advantage is that it doesn’t require additional power for the debris removal system,” adds Akshay Sai, managing director at Innova Printing and Packaging. 

Stringent quality-controlled production practices and ISO 9001-2015 certification for quality in production states the commitment of Innova Printing and Packaging.

Kodak’s New Lens Contamination Avoidance (LCA) technology enables compatibility with low to medium debris generating plates offering maximum plate compatibility. This is quite impressive for us since it reduces plate costs without needing to add a debris removal system,” comments Vijay Vardhan Pabbi, managing director at Innova Printing and Packaging.  

 ‘The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. This quote goes well with the founders of Innova Print and Packaging said Manish Aggarwal GM Sales South at Insight Print Communication. He further adds, “When I met these three youngsters in the last Printpack they were just starting and I have seen them innovating and growing within these 2 years. It is inspiring and now we are happy to contribute to their future journey.”  

2023 promises an interesting ride for print in India

Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and multi-channel IPPGroup. While the print and packaging industries have been resilient in the past 33 months since the pandemic lockdown of 25 March 2020, the commercial printing and newspaper industries have yet to recover their pre-Covid trajectory.

The fragmented commercial printing industry faces substantial challenges as does the newspaper industry. While digital short-run printing and the signage industry seem to be recovering a bit faster, ultimately their growth will also be moderated by the progress of the overall economy. On the other hand book printing exports are doing well but they too face several supply-chain and logistics challenges.

The price of publication papers including newsprint has been high in the past year while availability is diminished by several mills shutting down their publication paper and newsprint machines in the past four years. Indian paper mills are also exporting many types of paper and have raised prices for Indian printers. To some extent, this has helped in the recovery of the digital printing industry with its on-demand short-run and low-wastage paradigm.

Ultimately digital print and other digital channels 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. For instance, there is no alternative to a rise in textbook consumption but this segment will only reach normality in the next financial year beginning on 1 April 2023.

Thus while the new normal is a moving target and many commercial printers look to diversification, we believe that our target audiences may shift and change. Like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

Our 2023 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock and reconnect with your potential markets and customers. Print is the glue for the growth of liberal education, new industry, and an emerging economy. We seek your participation in what promises to be an interesting ride.

– Naresh Khanna

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