India’s first Kongsberg X24 cutting table equipped with MultiCut-HP head supports flexible production
Innovative Bahadurgarh commercial print, packaging and sign & display converting specialist Azure Press Pvt. Ltd., chose to
invest in India’s first Esko Kongsberg X24 digital cutting table with MultiCutHP to transform its short run production.
“We now entirely rely on the Kongsberg X24 digital cutting table for short-run production. It’s not just a sample-making table but also a production machine for short-run jobs. For 300 to 500 products, we no longer have to make dies as we can now directly process, cut and crease the products on the table,” says Mr. Sanjay Nagpal of Azure Press.
Located 30 kilometers from Delhi, Azure Press is a commercial printer that diversified to rigid box making, signage and POP displays. It uses the versatile Kongsberg X24 table, with ArtiosCAD design software, for finishing and converting rigid boxes, corrugation as well as signage and POP displays.
The X24 features a MultiCUT tool head offering milling productivity and a camera system. The table also comes with a LubriCool tool that sprays a light layer of oil to cool difficult substrates like aluminium and assure a good clean cut. “Operating the digital cutter is simple. Even a layman can become an expert with just three to four days of training,” says Mr. Nagpal. “This is the first time that
we have installed a digital cutting table and we have come to understand the technology and its benefits. We thank the team at Esko for supporting us and helping us choose what was the most suitable for us.”
With support from Esko’s India team, Azure Press has been able to convert a nine-piece display stand into just three sections with ArtiosCAD and V-notch finishing on the Kongsberg table. “This kind of design and finishing integration drives huge savings and adds value for printers and converters. It’s these solutions, driven by application support, that delight customers like Azure Press,” states Mr. Karan Talwar, Regional Business Manager – North & East India, Esko.
The Kongsberg X24 was launched at Drupa 2016, where Mr. Nagpal and his son saw the clear advantages and benefits of this industry leading solution in comparison with other systems. The Kongsberg X24 comes with advanced tooling, a camera registration system, high-powered milling system with LubriCool for high-speed milling and better bit life. “With Azure Press looking at making a mark in the digital printing and finishing segment, they found the Kongsberg X series a perfect match for their future needs and production requirements. In addition, the Esko Kongsberg X series is upgradable to advanced automation systems,” says Mr. Talwar.
About Esko’s structural design software ArtiosCAD, Mr. Nagpal says, “ArtiosCAD has helped us not only on the design front but also in terms of saving precious time. The productivity of our packaging designers has also increased. Designing a rigid box is not as simple as it seems as the accuracy required is in microns. So ArtiosCAD was the obvious choice for us.”
“We are extremely happy with the Azure Press installation of India’s first Kongsberg X24 cutting table with MultiCut-HP head. Azure Press is an innovative printer and we are delighted to see them choose Esko as their trusted partner,” concludes Mr. Talwar.
About Esko (www.esko.com)
Packaging Simplified. Esko helps its customers to make the best packaging for billions of consumers.
The Esko product portfolio supports and manages the packaging and print processes for brand owners, retailers, designers, premedia and trade shops, packaging manufacturers, and converters. For 9 out of 10 retail packages, Esko solutions are used in packaging management, asset management, artwork creation, structural design, prepress, 3D visualization, flexo plate making, workflow automation, quality assurance, sample-making, palletization, supply chain collaboration and/or the production of signage and displays.
The Esko solutions consist of an extensive suite of software and two hardware product lines: CDI flexo computer-to-plate imagers and Kongsberg digital cutting systems, complemented with professional services, training and consultancy.
Enfocus, with its suite of automation solutions and PDF quality control tools for printers, publishers, and graphic designers, is an Esko subsidiary. MediaBeacon, with its digital asset management (DAM) solutions is also part of the Esko family.
Esko employs about 1,500 people worldwide. Headquartered in Gent (Belgium), its sales and service organization is in daily contact with customers all over the globe.
Esko is a Danaher company (www.danaher.com).