Nikhil Offset buys Kodak Achieve 800 Thermal Platesetter

It offers a process-less technology which contributes to sustainability

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Naresh Kumar Sirpaul, director of Nikhil Offset with Kodak Achieve 800 Thermal Platesetter
Naresh Kumar Sirpaul, director of Nikhil Offset with Kodak Achieve 800 Thermal Platesetter

Delhi’s leading commercial printer Nikhil Offset has invested in a Kodak Achieve 800 Thermal Platesetter that produces 18 plates in an hour of 1030 x 838 mm. The machine has been supplied and installed by Monotech Systems

“The majority of jobs we provide are for publishing and consuming approximately 1,500 – 2,000 plates a month. To fulfil the high demand, we opted for Kodak Achieve Platesetter, which is productive and has a process-free operation,” said Naresh Kumar Sirpaul, director, Nikhil Offset. 

“The Kodak Achieve offers a process less technology which contributes to the sustainability, and hence it was the first choice. Sustainability and climate protection are increasingly prominent in all aspects of life, and not even the Covid-19 pandemic has pushed them off the agenda. In recent years, reducing environmental impact has become a much more important factor in every economic sector. We printers are no exception, not only because of the increasingly stringent environmental standards that the industry must meet. Sustainability is also high on the list of priorities for printers’ customers and consumers. Not surprisingly, the prospects of success are better for businesses that opt for sustainable processes. Monotech Systems has good after-sales support, and they already have a good reputation in the market. Interacting with the team and their services has been a wonderful experience,” he added.

Kodak Achieve Platesetters are robust and reliable CtP devices

Established in 1989, Nikhil Offset is a leading printing press in New Delhi’s Okhla Industrial Area. With a setup of 4-color Heidelberg, 2-color Heidelberg and 4-color Komori offset presses. The company serves many customers in the publishing industry. This well-known establishment acts as a one-stop destination servicing local and other parts of Delhi customers. Till now, this business has established a firm foothold in its industry. The belief that customer satisfaction is as important as their products and services has helped this establishment garner a vast base of customers, which continues to grow by the day.

Kodak Achieve T400/T800 Platesetters are robust and reliable CtP devices that deliver the stability of Kodak’s thermal light-valve imaging technology at a surprisingly low cost. They’re based on the successful Kodak Trendsetter Platesetter platform and available with various automation and speed options.

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