A known offset printer, Supreme Offset started its journey in 1982 in Delhi with hand feed machines and manual printing. In 2005, the company relocated to Greater Noida, expanding to a 30,000 square feet facility with more than 100 employees working round the clock.
“There is no alternative to the Kodak CTP for its superior performance and strong service and support from Insight Print Communications. We ruled out all other options as the CTPs were either from unreliable brands or there was an issue with service support,” said Shivkumar, owner at Supreme Offset.
Competition is extremely stiff in the market and we need to have the edge in terms of quality and achieve complete client satisfaction, Shivkumar says.
Supreme Offset has complete in-house facilities for designing, processing, printing, binding, and fabrication of packaging materials. Already equipped with machines such as an 8-color Heidelberg CP Tronic, web offset, online Heidelberg Eurobinder, folding machine, etc., it recently added the Kodak Trendsetter Thermal CTP with processor for in-house printing plate production to handle complex jobs.
The Kodak Trendsetter gives a throughput of 43 plates per hour at a standard resolution of 2400 X 1200 dpi, which can go up to 4800 dpi. The Trendsetter CTP has a small footprint and a powerful thermal imaging head for maximum productivity with Kodak Sonora XP process-free plates. Fast throughput, reliability, and stable, high-quality thermal imaging of the Trendsetter CTP can help exceed customers’ expectations efficiently and affordably, he said.
Girish Kumar, joint owner, said inferior quality during plate making cascades into heavy wastage and losses during printing and shouldn’t be ignored. “Various technologies such as temperature compensation and automatic laser alignment on contour areas will reduce unnecessary wastage. We found out that Kodak uses much less power compared to competitive CTP options.”
Ajay Aggarwal, MD & CEO of Insight Print Communications, said more than 1,000 CTPs are running successfully in India and the Kodak Trendsetter thermal CTP has prevailed over more than two decades. “Many technologies such as Violet and CTcP became popular for a short while – but no one could take the number 1 spot from Kodak. And with the Sonora process-less plate solution, the Kodak Trendsetter has left competition far behind. Customers are still using CTPs bought 15 year ago and still feel no need to replace them.”