Saku Group accelerates book delivery with Jetsci

Opts for knowzzleJet high-speed monochrome inkjet web press

The Jetsci knowzzleJet high-speed monochrome inkjet web press offers high productivity, and ultra-high quality, eliminating the need for several post-printing processes.

The Saku Group, a prominent player in the printing and publishing industry, wanted to enhance its book printing capabilities and improve its delivery speed. To address these challenges, the printer opted for Jetsci Global’s solution—the knowzzleJet high-speed monochrome inkjet web press.

With more than three decades of experience, the Saku Group has evolved from a small start-up to a leading multinational printer in the industry – earning an ISO 9001:2001 certification and a name as a reliable solution provider. The group, which has a growing team and a subsidiary in Sydney, offers a comprehensive range of services, including book printing, binding, labeling, and packaging – meeting diverse customer needs.

As print runs decreased, The Saku Group faced challenges in ensuring timely deliveries and meeting customer expectations. They recognized the need for a solution that would not only expedite their go-to-market time but  provide new services for publishers. The goal was to enhance productivity, streamline the workflow, and maintain profitability while delivering high-quality products,” said Priyanka Rathi, DGM marketing & communications, Jetsci Global.

To address these challenges, the company installed the Jetsci knowzzleJet high-speed monochrome inkjet web press—designed for 24×7 production environments. The technology offered high productivity, and ultra-high quality, eliminating the need for several post-printing processes. Customizing publishing experiences for users empowered the Saku Group to create personalized, high-quality books efficiently, Rathi explained.

The new press brought several benefits to The Saku Group. It enabled them to meet the growing demand for economical short runs, optimize their supply chain, and significantly reduce time-to-market. With increased productivity and efficiency, the high-speed monochrome inkjet web press delivered books of exceptional quality with sharp text and detailed images, rivaling the output of offset printing. The Saku Group’s customers now had access to high-quality books at a faster turnaround time than ever before.

The Jetsci knowzzleJet’s capabilities catered to the emerging print-on-demand market. Its flexibility allowed The Saku Group to print books on demand, in any quantity required, providing a customized publishing experience tailored to user behavior.

VK Gulati, the owner of The Saku Group, expressed his satisfaction with the web press,  highlighting how it aligned with their commercial requirements and provided unmatched print resolution for vivid and detailed images. This investment in technology empowered them to remain competitive in the industry.

Jetsci Global’s customer support team ensured a seamless implementation process, offering on-site preparation assistance, comprehensive training by experienced engineers, and proactive services as needed. With minimum turnaround time and readily available spare parts, Jetsci Global prioritized customer success and provided the necessary support for ongoing operations.

The Saku Group’s collaboration with Jetsci Global and the installation of the knowzzleJet press transformed their book printing operations. With increased efficiency, accelerated delivery times, and superior print quality, it successfully addressed the challenges posed by declining print runs. The solution not only optimized their supply chain but also allowed The Saku Group to offer new services to publishers,” Rathi said. 

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