Sreevan Offset has completed the installation of an 8-colour Lombardi Synchroline 430 flexo press at its site in Hyderabad, India.

The investment in a flexo press came due to demand for the ability to print short run flexibles on a narrow web press using flexo plates which have a lower cost of origination compared to gravure.

Karunakar, managing director and CEO of Sreeven, said, ‘The ability of the Lombardi press to print from 12 microns unsupported films to 450-micron carton board material made it a natural choice for us. The market references provided were also impeccable with many customers having multiple installs of the machine which justifies that the entire eco system of equipment, services and support was functioning well, thus enabling the convertor to succeed.’ The company plans to cater to shrink sleeves segment and board printing capabilities on the new Synchroline press. 

Established in the year 2000, Sreeven the Offset Printers in Uppal, Hyderabad is a part of the group offering gravure cylinders, flex printing services, and now commercial, label printing and short run flexibles in the state of Telangana.

Flexo supplies agent Visnak, facilitated the installation. ‘Vinsak has been highly supportive and instrumental in helping us finalise the Synchroline flexo machine and then install and begin production even during the times of the pandemic. Application support for training our team has been appreciable,’ added Karunakar.

Mohan Pailwan, general manager, Vinsak India, said,‘Dealing with Sreeven has been an absolute pleasure in terms of their professionalism in discussing the options necessary for the machine, the commercial terms as well their understanding of the end user market.’