Sam Patel, CEO and MD at Arrow Digital, said, “It has been years working with Mandke, and it has always been a pleasure to join hands with him. This new addition will help VGA address the print-to-finish jobs and remove the need for manual or outsourcing interventions.”
The X24 Edge can handle any type of application for signage, display, and packaging with high production speeds and good cutting quality. It is field-upgradable, which means one can eventually upgrade as the job capacity increases with the seamless finishing options of Kongsberg. The finisher is capable of cutting a variety of substrates and is very simple to use. Its various milling options match production requirements.
Vyankatesh Mandke, director at VGA Digital Printers, said, “We have high-speed printers, but finishing has always been the hurdle. Depending on outsourcing reduces the throughput, there is no control over QC, and it was a logistics nightmare. With the tightening of the skilled labor, we could not get the final printed products out the door. Now turnaround time is faster, and we can deliver the final finished product with a rapid turnaround. With Kongsberg, we are confident of increasing our capabilities, which lends itself to finding more clients and increasing our production capacity. There are several finishing tables in the market, but we needed a sturdy and rugged table that can last for years. The Kongsberg’s rock-solid build differentiates it from other technologies in the market.”
Sam said the Kongsberg provides a complete spectrum of tooling to finish the entire range of media from soft to rigid substrates. The rack-and-pinion drive system offers speed, sturdiness, and strength, which enables customers to finish thick or thin materials with ease. The i-cut production console offers users powerful functionality for signage, display, and packaging production.
Additionally, AIPC ensures highly efficient production and extremely accurate print-to-cut registration. Also, its state-of-the-art user interface offers improved usability with its personalized job management operator. The fast tool loading, auto-recognition, and calibration features are ideal for short-run jobs. The conveyor gives you the confidence to achieve flexible substrates with ease.
Mandke said, “Post-Covid, we have understood that dependency on outsourcing or manual intervention can cause a severe issue to your business. When you have a reputed clientele, you must ensure you serve them in the best possible way to stay ahead in this race. Kongsberg has given us the confidence to achieve deadlines and even to reach out to more and more corporate brands with innovative designs. We’ve now got all the tools in place that we wanted. Kongsberg is backed by Arrow’s Service Support, with its state-of-the-art demo/training and R&D facilities in India, which makes us extremely confident in the product and its capabilities.”