Perfect Printgraph Engineers LLP (PPE), a leading manufacturer and exporter of Stack Flexo Presses, stepped into manufacturing over a year ago. It started with standard low-speed machines, which it manufactured locally. Within a year, PPE scaled to manufacturing a 200-metre a minute press for LDPE printing based on the European belief of strong and sturdy metallurgy. The machine was run live during Plastivision 2017, held in Mumbai in January 2017.
Meeting industry requirements
PPE has various models of flexographic printing presses, which are tailored for packaging of paper, bakery products, oil and dairy, shopping bags and food grains. The company has also developed a compact high-speed flexographic printing press under its Super Print series, which is just 17 feet long and 9 feet high and apt for smaller setups. The machine is operated at variable speeds between 120 mpm and 150 mpm, and supports a range of 2 to 12 colors. Rakesh Parmar, partner at PPE, shares, “There was demand from our clients for machinery suiting their space constraints. Our Super Print Series compact machine has received incredible response and is welcomed very well by the industry.”
In addition to the high-speed flexographic printing press, the company offers solutions for woven and non-woven fabrics with speeds ranging between 70 mpm and 150 mpm with the color range of 2 to 8 colors.
Parmar informs that the metallurgy of each machine varies, but the functioning is designed in such a way that it makes for easy operation. All components are manufactured keeping in mind the metallurgy and precise engineering, using the latest Computer Numerical Control (CNC) and Vertical Milling Center (VMC).
Besides catering to the needs of domestic clients, PPE aims to expand its horizon on the global map. To achieve this, the company has collaborated with Multigraph Machinery Co. Ltd. (MMCL), which serves as the company’s marketing partner in the domestic and global market. Parmar explains, “Our association with MMCL under the leadership of Hiten Mehta gives us the required market reach. The collaboration also helps us to provide after sales services to our clients. As of now, we have explored countries like Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and the Middle East.”
PPE provides spare part support to its customers globally, which is backed by skilled manpower and systematic bifurcation of departments to achieve good quality products. The company also has a dedicated quality control department.
PPE is currently developing a new high-speed stack flexo press where the plate cylinders will be replaced by sleeves. The new machine will reduce change-over time between jobs. The stack flexo press, based on the European platform, will be launched in August this year. The press has been developed by PPE’s in-house research and development team, under technical guidance from Mehta and team MMCL. “We aim to continuously innovate and bring in new developments suitable for the industry needs apart from our current machinery ranging from 65 mpm to 200 mpm,” adds Parmar.
Mehta, president of MMCL, says, “PPE has developed quality machinery at a reasonable cost and ensures better profits owing to lower maintenance costs. The company has sold around 36 machines within a short span of its inception. The company is known for supplying customized machinery.”
Mehta also observes that PPE is the only company in India and Asia which has managed to print on Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) at 200 mpm.