Esko announces sale of Kongsberg X24 and Artios CAD 2D to AP India

Esko at Printpack 2019

Esko team with its customers AP India at Printpack 2019

At Printpack 2019, Esko announced the sale of its Kongsberg X24 sign light starter and ArtiosCAD 2D and layout tools to AP India for soft signage, display and packaging applications. The company, AP India recently expanded to the packaging segment from its ongoing commercial printing segment. With the new ArtiosCAD 2D and layout solutions offered by Esko, the Delhi-based AP India will be able to ensure structural accuracy.

Originally a commercial printer, AP India saw the growth in the signage, display and rigid boxes industry and ventured into new applications. The company is combining its offset capabilities with its screen printing and digital offering to enter the signage segment.

Apart from the other investments, the company also wanted to have a system for producing the right designs and finish them perfectly as per the customer’s requirements and deliver the product timely. This led AP India to invest in the CAD and CAM solutions from Esko. Apart from that, the company has also invested in a Kongsberg X24 for making paper board, sun board and corrugated boards which they can print either on offset, screen or on digital or do a combination of two or more and process them immediately.

The hardware as well as the software supplied by Esko is up and running at AP’s unit in New Delhi. The production has begun and the company is doing short runs as well. The company recently shifted to a bigger unit in the Okhla Industrial Area, which houses the company’s broad range of printing units.

Esko sells Kongsberg X20 with packaging design, prepress and digital proofing solutions to CDC Printers at Printpack 2019

Esko also announced the sale of its second press to CDC Printers based in Kolkata. CDC bought an Esko Kongsber X20 digital sample table and a complete range of packaging design, prepress and digital proofing solution from Esko. CDC is traditionally a commercial book printer and has recently ventured into monocarton packaging. The company has chosen Esko solutions for packaging prepress including prepress workflow and sample making since it believes that Esko is the best in the market for supplying prepress systems.

“We started off as a commercial printer. After a few years we ventured into book printing and now we’ve realized that there is an unmatched potential in the packaging segment and have hence decided to venture into that segment. We feel this is the right time to get into packaging to have a sustainable print business,” says Manu Choudhury of CDC Printers.

The company has also bought a Heidelberg CD 102 6-color plus UV along with a Bobst folder-gluer and punching machine. The company is currently planning to go for additional smaller machines that are necessary for supplying as per the customer’s demand.



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