Sprint Print and Packaging, based in Kathmandu, Nepal were looking for ways to expand their business and wanted a machine with a spec that was unrivalled in their area, therefore immediately increasing their competitive advantage.
The Card Line can be customised to suit the exact requirements of the customer and this specific machine was designed to combine the multiple processes normally associated with scratch card production, in a single pass. Sprint worked with Edale to ensure that the machine had everything that they needed to be able to enhance their business offering. The 510mm wide press is configured with seven UV/IR flexo units, an Edale CR80 card stacker; which takes multiple streams of standard format CR80 cards from a die cut unit and transports them in a continuous stack in discreet lanes, in sequence, and a complete personalisation system including digital variable data printing, data verification , void product logging and tracking.
Sprint Print & Packaging, were previously in commercial printing for the production of newspaper and magazines. With the introduction of the seven colour combination UV/IR Card Line press, the company has been able to expand into scratch card and label production. The Card Line offers several advantages over traditional presses, including minimal ink usage and reduced waste to support environmental considerations, while the fast make-ready times enhance productivity rates, especially for very large projects.
"This press allows us to better serve our customers by utilizing new capabilities and services that go beyond what we could previously offer. We were impressed with Edale’s engineering skills, there are no installations in Nepal which can incorporate such a wide range of substrates, this machine seemed infinitely flexible being able to print on 12 – 600 micron and also add additional options to the press at a later date – to us, this makes our equipment completely future-proof."
Shishir Nahata, Director - Sprint Print and Packaging