Pragati Graphics, one of the largest printing companies in central India, has added Guardian OLP offline proofing and Inspection technology from Baldwin Vision Systems to its defect detection workflow.
Pragati has a strong reputation as a pioneer in introducing new technologies to the Indian print market. While the Guardian OLP technology is proven in the Americas and Europe, this installation is the first of its kind in India.
Guardian OLP verifies that the files used for production match the approved master file. By comparing any pre-press file or scanned press sample to the original, the software automatically locates any differences in print quality and defects, such as missing or extra print, pre-press errors, plate defects and color variations.
‘We print many jobs in different languages, and in important segments, such as pharmaceutical. A small mistake can quickly result in a large expense in terms of time and materials wasted, but more important, in terms of the satisfaction of our customers,’ said Rajesh Nema, Pragati’s executive director.
‘We expect the Guardian OLP to pay for itself quickly by providing quality assurance to our customers, and by giving Pragati a competitive advantage to attract new brand owners and print buyers. Guardian OLP fits in perfectly with Pragati’s mission to provide absolute print quality on every print run,’ added Nema.
Hemant Desai, director of the Baldwin Vision Systems India said: ‘We are honored to partner with Pragati to ensure print quality and accuracy for some of the world’s most prestigious brands. The ability to find tiny defects that are not visible to the human eye will play an important role in avoiding the high cost of wasted materials and man hours.
‘The system is very easy for operators to learn and adds production efficiencies by saving job information for later use. This reduces set-up time for future runs. Printers can minimize liability and provide traceable proof of quality through measurement and reporting. Most important, Pragati can be assured that printed product with miniscule errors will not get into its customers’ hands. It is difficult to place a monetary value on earning complete trust from your customers.’