Rahul Print O Pack in Delhi commissioned its first CS92 4-color machine in 2018 and a Heidelberg Suprasetter 106 CtP. In fourteen months, the company printed 64 million sheets on the new press. “This performance is well above average,” says Samir Patkar, president of Heidelberg India.
After two successful years of printing on the first Speedmaster, Rahul Print o Pack ordered a second, identical CS 92. “Both the presses are currently working 24/7 to our complete satisfaction,” according to the company’s manager of Business Development, Rahul Print O Pack Soni. “Between 25 and 30 jobs with a total of 146,000 good sheets were produced in a 12-hour shift,” he says. “Around 75% of the print orders are between 3,000 and 7,000 sheets.”
Founded in 2007 by Ajay Kumar Soni, Rahul Print O Pack initially concentrated on post-press while outsourcing the printing. Currently, much of the production workflow uses Heidelberg solutions. The company has grown from commercial print to monocarton printing and converting.
Both the Speedmaster CS 92 4-color presses can print on paper from 0.3 millimeters to 0.6-millimeter thick board. This positions the competitively in the commercial printing and carton markets. Soni credits the Speedmaster CS 92s for their stability and excellent productivity. He is also confident of the support from the Heidelberg India team. “Even during the Covid-19 situation, we are receiving excellent support,” he says.
The CS92, which is only manufactured in Heidelberg’s Shanghai plant, is built on the solid Speedmaster CD 102 platform, with a maximum speed of 15,000 sheets an hour. Integrated with Heidelberg’s Prinect workflow for intuitive and straightforward operation, the Speedmaster CS 92 is popular with commercial and packaging printers in Asia and India.
The sheet format, plate size, and other features serve the needs of a printing market in which print runs are getting smaller and job changes more frequent. Printers are keen to increase productivity and reduce capital investment, overheads, and consumable costs. Heidelberg India has sold and installed 63 printing units of this series in recent times.