Brings plate production in-house to save time, manpower and job secrecy.
WeePac, one of the leading names of Surat providing a wide range of quality packaging solutions has recently installed a Cron CtP from Nippon Color.
In the past 20 years, WeePac has established itself as one of the front runners in the industry. The skilled professional staff at WeePac meticulously carries out diverse jobs of their clients and ensures on-dot deliveries. They are well trained to guide customers on technical aspects and choice of right materials. “We pride ourselves in our services that are timely, swift and efficient,” says Mr. Rajesh Sangani, Director WeePac. “Our packaging range is exhaustive – from folding cartons, printed blanks and outers, litho-lamination, plastic cartons, blister packs and shelf-ready packaging. At our 30000 sq. ft. Facility, we’ve developed every service needed to make you more competitive in your marketplace all under one roof,” adds Rajesh.
Along with Mr. Rajesh Sangani, Director, Mr. Naimesh Naik, Managing Director is at the forefront of WeePac.
The recently installed Cron CTP model is a Thermal 48 channel device TP-4648G+. “This is the latest redesigned model with new appearance, integrated output device, user friendly control interface and brand- new touch panel operation, which bring a more friendly human-computer interaction experience,” says Naimesh, elaborating on their latest acquisition.
The Thermal CTP is capable of churning out 24 plates per hour and can make plates of sizes up to 1030 mm. The modern device features square dot imaging, which it achieves by the adoption of optical technology, resulting in accurate reproduction of dots with minimum error rate ≤1%. Plate making resolution range includes 1800/ 2400/ 2540/ 2800 dpi, suitable for AM/FM/Hybrid screening ≥ 300 lines per inch, 10-micron FM screening print. This highly capable machine enhances the scope of business adaptation of printing enterprises. Furthermore, higher resolutions of 9600/10160 dpi are achievable with upgrade to cater to exquisite printing.
Earlier to Cron CtP, WeePac was purchasing plates from 3rd party which would take time and it was not possible to meet every urgent plate requirement of clients. “Moreover, as a part of our job secrecy we decided to buy one to meet the demand in-house,” says Rajesh.
In fact, they explored other brands, but found Cron as the best investment and the other key factor being the partnership with Nippon Color.
“We were looking for something which produces high quality plates at a competitive price and found Cron’s system to be very economical,” notes Rajesh.
WeePac currently offers a complete package of solutions that include personalised customer service, prepress, design, hard proofing, addressing, mailing, inventory management, logistics and distribution.
A fully equipped infrastructure caters to the production and services WeePac offers. The set-up includes 2 Offset presses, machines for punching, pasting, window patching pick & place, high speed laminator, foiling unit and coating unit etc. in addition to this plant, they are coming up with their new plant shortly.
“We were getting our plates from local supplier. Now this investment is saving time for our job and of course manpower to manage plates coming from supplier. In-house platemaking is cheaper, faster, and easier to do corrections,” sums up a happy looking Rajesh.
Sharing ‘the best thing’ about the Cron CtP, he declares, “The machine is easy to use and is low maintenance due to its single mode fiber optics. Also the online punching unit in the CTP itself is a great feature.”
He is very impressed with the support from Nippon Color. “The device is quite easy to use as our employee got very good training from Nippon engineer. The configuration is online – meaning the plate from the CTP is automatically fed into the plate processor,” reveals Rajesh.
The Cron CtP, capable of running any thermal plate, is currently converting from 10 to 12 running meters per day at WeePac. Currently WeePac is utilizing locally sourced plates and would look into bulk purchase options once production reaches the stipulated level. “There are Nippon long run double layer thermal plates too, which is among the top options,” says Rajesh.
Along with Cron, WeePac has invested in a Shangzun TPD-1100 Plate Processor, which is a heavy duty plate processor with in-built conductivity meter, water saving and re-wash slot.
On the WeePac installation, CEO of Nippon Color, Mr. Jayant Pardiwala comments, “WeePac is a team of professional printing experts who are setting a benchmark in the Indian printing industry while matching international standards of service. We are thrilled to be associated with them. We have formed great relations with Mr. Rajesh Sangani and Mr. Naimesh Naik in a very short time and look forward to a long healthy association.”