Press for India cigar maker

K2 INTERNATIONAL Trading has installed a fourth flexographic printing press at Desai Brothers of Pune, India. The press was supplied through the company’s representative in India, Raja Consultancy Services, Mumbai. The 500mm wide, six colour K2-500 press integrates printing processes at Desai and is equipped with IR dryers optimised for use with water-based flexo ink.

Desai Brothers manufactures Indian cigars and foods on a 365-day schedule. On average the company manufactures 70 million cigars a day and require up to 3.5 million wrappers.

The K2-500 press is equipped with PLC controls and a touch screen for fast job set-up and includes automatic web tension control and electronic web guide to optimise print registration and die cutting accuracy. Print and die stations are designed to be at the same height for ease of use and greater operator comfort and safety.


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