Mangalore’s Prakash Offset installs its fourth Heidelberg Suprasetter A 106 CtP

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PR Nayak, director at Prakash Offset Printers, with the Heidelberg Suprasetter A 106 CtP.

Mangalore-based printing firm Prakash Offset Printers has invested in a brand-new Heidelberg Supertaster A 106 CtP. The machine was installed at its Baikampady unit in Mangalore in December 2022.

Prakash Offset Printers was established in 1983 to cater to their in-house print requirements with a complete pre-press, press, and post-press setup. Today, it has an immense reputation and standards in the print industry.

Heidelberg and Prakash Offset Printers share a relationship of more than three decades, like their experience in the industry. It’s the fourth Heidelberg Suprasetter A 106 CtP at Prakash.

Prakash Offset Printers has an array of Heidelberg presses ranging from a Heidelberg M offset to Speedmaster XL 75 and Speedmaster SM 102. It had installed India’s first Heidelberg SX 52 Anicolor press in 2014, and a complete range of polar-cutting and Stahlfolder folding machines with three Suprasetter equipment. 

Prakash has two units in Mangalore. The pre-press unit located in the city’s heart is spread across 5,000 square feet. The production unit located at the Baikampady industrial estate has an operational area of 35,000 square feet, catering to commercial, book publishing, packaging, printing, and folding carton conversion. 

P R Nayak, director at Prakash Offset Printers, said, “We were certain about our investment right from day one. The Heidelberg Suprasetter A 106 is a rewarding equipment. We have been using Heidelberg Suprasetter CtP equipment for over a decade, and the performance and quality are exemplary.”

“The Heidelberg Suprasetter A 106 is known for its proven record-breaking performances. We are very sure about the investment as it will enable us to grow and give amazing services to our valuable customers,” added Nayak.

The Heidelberg Suprasetter A 106 has enhanced productivity and has given Prakash Offset Printers a more advanced pressroom. The modular design of the Suprasetter A 106 provides maximum flexibility for the medium-size print format. The patented laser system by Heidelberg offers excellent imaging quality. The production reliability is ensured through the Intelligent Diode System, which means that if a diode fails, the operation can continue.

The Suprasetter offers a consistently high depth of focus to compensate for unevenness in the plates. The temperature of all the components relevant to imaging is maintained at constant levels. The imaging of the printing plates always takes place under the same condition – a performance feature particularly beneficial for plate remaking. Any deviations caused by ambient temperature change are avoided, as this maintains the high register accuracy with the printing plates allowing a faster makeready on press and a minimum of waste.

The Suprasetter A 106 CtP has a dimension of 84.65 width × 58.82 depth × 60.47 height (inches), with a minimum plate format of 370 height x 323 width (mm); and a maximum plate format of 930 height × 1,060 width (mm) and has a resolution of 2,400 dpi.

“We believe in Heidelberg and are sure about the Suprasetter A 106 CtP as it will help us to reach new heights,” concluded Nayak. 

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