When we visited Galaxy Offset’s Manesar plant for the first time in early 2018, it had just added a second building adjacent to the first, and a new Heidelberg 7-color plus coater UV press for its expansion in monocarton production. The new press was in addition to its earlier Heidelberg 6-color plus coater UV, and Heidelberg 5-color plus coater presses – all for the carton side. The company, which traces its roots to West Delhi, also had two Ryobi multicolor presses with coaters that it used for the commercial work that was its foundation.
Our first visit made us enthusiastic about this company, which was expressed in our article. We liked its responsiveness, its approach to the market, its purchase of high technology, and its team of three brothers who enjoyed printing. These guys love to find ways of saying yes to customers. They enjoy designing new cartons and stuff with special effects, even with the knowledge that the brand owner or customer loves it and needs it for her product to stand out on the shelf – but may not enlarge the budget for these. In other words, the wow effects have to be ingenious – value has to be added by cleverness and an understanding of the decoration tools that include the software, inks, coatings, and the presses and converting equipment, without pain to the customer.
After our visit in early 2018, and after the Printpack 2019 exhibition, Galaxy added a third Heidelberg Suprasetter CtP and an Easymatrix die-cutter, a 106FC, specifically for hot foil applications. At present, the company runs three autoplaten die-cutters, including two from Bobst, and five folder-gluers, including one in its corrugation plant. Galaxy is also a Prinect user and when we met them the last time it was experimenting with Heidelberg’s Multicolor extended color gamut production.