Zodiac Reprographics invests in Rhyguan Smart-450 slitter rewinder

Indian converter introduces 100 percent defect-free production.

India-based converter Zodiac Reprographics has invested in a Rhyguan Smart-450 slitter rewinder equipped with a Luster 100 percent inspection camera, supplied and installed by Flexo Image Graphics (FIG).

Jaideep Singh, who retired after 21 years of service in the army, founded Zodiac Printers with one letterpress in 1981. The company has expanded over time and transitioned into Zodiac Reprographics, which has a more dynamic and sustainable business focus.

Zodiac Reprographics has pioneered using several top-class print techniques and technologies to meet new and challenging assignments. After the first offset press in 1989, a 4-color press arrived at the company’s facility in 2005, a 5-color press in 2008, and then Southeast Asia’s first 8-colour flexo press in 2012.                             

‘We are determined to use only the latest and most efficient machines and technologies, such as the new Rhyguan Smart-450, to cater the richest outputs to the utmost satisfaction of our clients,’ commented Singh. ‘After thorough research and comparisons, we eventually chose the high-speed and high-precision Rhyguan Smart-450 slitter rewinder for its unique features, such as the Luster 8K 100 percent inspection camera with variable data inspection capability.

‘We decided to opt for this “smart” and one-of-its-kind unique finishing system from FIG to ensure that the labels and other prints we produce are 100 percent defect-free.’

FIG, which supplied and installed the machine, has installed several Luster inspection systems on Rhyguan and Rotoflex slitter-rewinders. It has recently installed a 100 percent detection system on presses such as Bobst and Mark Andy.