Pragati Graphics Pvt. Ltd., one of the largest printing companies in central India, has added Guardian OLP Offline Proofing & Inspection from technology supplier Baldwin Vision Systems to its defect detection workflow. Pragati, well known for delivering top print quality to many of the world’s largest brands, also 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—or the beginning-of-run press samples—match the customer-approved master file 100 percent. By comparing any pre-press file or scanned press sample to the customer-approved original in a matter of seconds, advanced software automatically locates and highlights even the smallest of differences in print quality. The system can compare one-up electronic files or scans to multi-up electronic files or scans, and instantly detect printing defects, such as missing or extra print, pre-press errors, plate defects and color variations.
Mr. Rajesh Nema, Pragati’s Executive Director, commented: “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. We expect the Guardian OLP to pay for itself quickly by providing quality assurance to our current 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.”
Mr. Nema also serves on the board of the Label Manufacturers Association of India (LMAI) and is its Honorary General Secretary. Mr. Hemant Desai, Director of the Baldwin Vision Systems India office, 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.”
The Vision Systems business unit of Baldwin Technology Company Inc. is the world’s leading innovator of advanced color and inspection technology for the printing industry. Baldwin Vision Systems (baldwinvisionsystems.com) sells its automated control systems in more than 100 countries, and maintains a worldwide network of sales and service operations.