Parksons Cartamundi installs K&B 5-color coater UV press

K&B’s QualiTronic PrintCheck for exports of cards and games

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K&B Rapida 105 5-color plus coater press.

Parksons Cartamundi, the fifty-fifty joint venture in Western India, has recently installed an advanced K&B Rapida 105 5-color plus coater press. The new combination UV press has K&B’s QualiTronic PrintCheck for complete inline inspection of every printed sheet. The first press in India to have this feature in which a camera captures the entire sheet at the delivery, it also has a tagging system that inserts a tag on defective sheets for easy removal from the delivery stack. Belgium-based Cartamundi, the world’s leading games printer, joined hands with Parksons, an established printer of playing cards, in 2010. Together they built a new factory commissioned in 2013 in Pardi in Gujarat – just 20 kilometers north of the earlier Parksons Cartamundi factory in Daman. Parksons Cartamundi director Kapil Kejriwal says, “We are a supplier to publishers of games and toys which include playing cards, cards for collections and board games. Apart from the branded playing cards printed on special substrates, we produce many kinds of board games, and sometimes this includes the plastic pieces they require.…

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Editor of Indian Printer and Publisher since 1979 and Packaging South Asia since 2007. Trained as an offset printer and IBM 360 computer programmer. Active in the movement to implement Indian scripts for computer-aided typesetting. Worked as a consultant and trainer to the Indian print and newspaper industry. Visiting faculty of IDC at IIT Powai in the 1990s. Also founder of IPP Services, Training and Research and has worked as its principal industry researcher since 1999. Author of book: Miracle of Indian Democracy. Elected vice-president of the International Packaging Press Organization in May 2023.