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  • 31 Jan 2018

Manipal opts for another Lombardi for African market

Manipal International Printing Press has opted for another Lombardi Synchroline flexo press along with Vinsak USAR slitter inspection rewinder for its plant in Africa.

Vinsak, the exclusive distributor of Lombardi presses in India, the Middle East and Africa, will soon install the 430mm wide, 10-color press at the company’s plant in Nigeria. Manipal is already running a Lombardi press, Vinsak USAR 530 and a thermal inkjet system for variable data at its plant in Kenya. 

Pritam Choudhary, director at Manipal International Printing Press, said: ‘Vinsak installed machines at our Kenya plant three months back. The combination of Synchroline with Vinsak USAR has made a lot of our print jobs easier. We were able to print on diverse substrates with a quick turnaround time. The main advantage, however, was that we were able to explore more of Kenya’s packaging market as we can print on 12-micron film to 450gsm boards. We wanted to expand our capacity of the Nigerian printing plant, hence a repeat order to Vinsak.’

Talking of support from Vinsak, Choudhary added: ‘A machine worth millions becomes useless if you don’t have a good service backup. We are extremely happy with Vinsak for active service and support systems and hope they continue to provide such quality products.’

Ranesh Bajaj, director at Vinsak, said: ‘It’s a wonderful experience to know that years of planning and efforts have started paying off. We are extremely pleased to receive a repeat order from Manipal. It’s good to see a positive response from printing industry for the Lombardi Synchroline press and Vinsak USAR. We are continuously developing and adding new features to our in-house product with the hope to match the rising expectations of packaging industry from Vinsak.’

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