Bengaluru-based monocarton printer and convertor Nice Prints installed and commissioned a brand-new Masterwork Easymatrix 106 C die-cutter to smoothen operations in its converting department. Heidelberg India undertook the entire installation process, and Nice Prints commissioned the die-cutter in September.
“The primary reason for buying the Masterwork Easymatrix 106 C was to reduce the pressure in our converting section. We have been seeing a rise in carton volumes and felt it was time to augment our post-print section to avoid any bottlenecks,” says Nice Print’s RD Nayak.
Nayak says that going for the Easymatrix 106 C die-cutter was an easy decision as his company has a long association with Heidelberg. “Our excellent relationship with Heidelberg India was a major trigger for the decision. However, the Easymatrix 106 C die-cutter offers great quality at a great price, and this was also a major deal clincher. The whole deal was far more attractive for us than what other companies could offer,” Nayak adds.
With an output of 7,700 sheets per hour and short set-up times, the Easymatrix 106 C/CS stands for productivity and cost-effectiveness up to the 106 mm format. It die-cuts and creases materials from 90 to 2,000 gsm. Even corrugated board up to 4 mm in thickness can be converted. China-based Masterwork Machinery is an investor in Heidelberg, and Heidelberg has shared its post-press technology with the company.
Long association with Heidelberg
One of Heidelberg India’s key clients in Bengaluru, Nice Prints operates from a 32,000 square foot factory at Harohalli, on the city’s outskirts. The company supplies packaging cartons and leaflets to major pharmaceutical companies across the country. It converts around 150-200 tons of paper board every month.
Established in 2001, Nice Prints operates with a hundred employees. The pressroom runs one Speedmaster CD 102 5-color plus coater UV press, an SM 74 4-color press, and three SM 74 double-color presses. Its prepress department contains a Heidelberg Suprasetter A 106. Nice Print’s state of the art post-press and converting section has now received a further boost with the addition of the new Easymatrix die-cutter.
More investment in the offing
Like many packaging solutions providers, Nice Prints saw a sharp uptick in business during the lockdown months of May, June, and July as demand increased for pharmaceutical products. Nayak foresees robust demand for the rest of the financial year as well. He said that the company would be installing and commissioning additional machines in the coming months.
“We are looking to buy a new 6-color offset press soon. Also, a new folder-gluer is expected to arrive at our factory soon. The reason for these investments is that our volumes are rising and we are expecting continued growth. We want to strengthen both our printing and converting departments to handle this growth effortlessly,” Nayak concludes.