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Pragati Pack invests in flexo technology for pressure-sensitive label printing

Pragati Pack invests in flexo technology for pressure-sensitive label printing, MPS Systems B.V., Pragati Pack, Pragati Offset, Asia packaging
Pragati Pack has invested in flexo printing technology for the printing of pressure-sensitive labels to increase its business profitability.

The Hyderabad-based printer ordered a new 8-color EB 370mm flexo press from MPS Systems B.V., through the MPS Indian agent Genius Flexo Machinery, with installation planned for September 2015.

In 2006, Pragati Pack – a fully owned subsidiary of Pragati Offset - bought its first MPS 8-color 410mm press with a full UV-curing machine, online cold-foil, lamination and die-cutting options when it started its flexo division. The company invested in another MPS 8-color 330mm flexo press with automated print control (APC) on the print pressure settings in 2012. Running the presses in two shifts of eight hours each, six days a week, Pragati prints an average of 110 jobs on its two existing MPS presses.

Hemanth Paruchuri, Pragati Pack director, said, “We were stretching lead time with the existing machinery so we opted for another press. Advantages of MPS technology include consistent waste independent of the substrate used, consistent dot gain on the press and short changeover time, which is very critical for profitability of a business.”

With offices across India, Pragati offers high-quality print services to customers in India and worldwide. From coffee-table books to brochures and calendars, high-quality paperboard cartons to luxury rigid boxes, and from flexographic labels to shrink-sleeves, Pragati covers the full gamut of high-end print requirements. Pragati customers include some of the top corporates and design houses in India and abroad.

The company has won the prestigious SAPPI International Printer of the Year thrice (in 2006, 2008 & 2010) and is also a multiple winner of the coveted WorldStar Packaging Awards.

Based in the Netherlands, MPS is a worldwide, well-known and high-quality brand of flexo and offset press solutions for label and flexible packaging printers.


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