Dubai printer invests in AB Graphic

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Khalid Shah of Raqam International, Shyam Babu of Nilpeter and Matthew Burton of AB Graphic

Dubai-based Raqam International has purchased an Omega HSR slitter rewinder from AB Graphic, sold through the finishing and converting specialist’s Middle East distributor, Nilpeter ME.

The HSR is a high-speed slitter inspection rewinder that benefits from larger unwind/rewind diameters and runs at speeds up to 300mt/min. The sale of the 430mm-wide model to Raqam International also includes a 330mm-wide Vectra ECTR turret rewinder.

Nilpeter ME and AB Graphic shared a stand at the recent Gulf Print & Pack event in Dubai, where Shyam Babu, managing director of Nilpeter ME, said the company picked up strong leads.

About the sale to Raqam International, Babu said: ‘We are delighted with this first sale in the Middle East. AB Graphic International offers a wide range of finishing equipment that is a perfect combination with ours. We wish Raqam International every success.’

AB Graphic’s Matthew Burton said: ‘We are delighted with this kick-start sale under our new cooperation with Nilpeter ME. The HSR on order will be equipped with our Fleyevision 100 percent print face inspection system. This comprises an intelligent camera that replaces traditional missing label detection while also picking up matrix errors and major registration shifts.

‘The Vectra 330 is equipped with core loader, bowl feeder and core and tail gluing and is suitable for running 76mm and 25mm mandrels.’

Kalid Shah of Raqam International added: ‘I am looking forward to the new installation. The new slitter rewinder with camera system will give me greater quality control and the Vectra turret rewinder will allow me to convert non-stop at the end of press, effectively by-passing the finishing department on some jobs.’

Pictured (from left): Khalid Shah of Raqam International, Shyam Babu of Nilpeter ME and Matthew Burton of AB Graphic