Parksons Packaging installs KBA's cold foiling technology

12 May 2015

Indian carton packaging firm Parksons Packaging has installed a new KBA Rapida 106 printing press.

The company is testing the inline cold foiling technology at its Pantnagar plant in Uttarakhand province of North India.

The Mumbai-headquartered print packaging firm has already installed three new presses, a highly configured Heidelberg, a seven-color press from KBA, and a Komori, in this financial year.

Rapida 106 is the seventh KBA machinery installed by Parksons.

In 2005, Parksons became the first Indian firm to invest in KBA's six-color UV press with interdeck drying and inline UV coating. Later, it invested in the double coater press from KBA.

Rabida 106 press is an eight-color press which can process about 18,000 sheets an hour. The technology is fully recyclable.

Parksons Packaging managing director Siddhartha Kejriwal was quoted by Print Week India as saying: "We can actually print foil like ink. This allows designers to create stunning metallic effects that was not possible earlier, embedded completely within the graphics.

"With this combination of foil one can achieve a wide myriad of metallic and non metallic hues, in different forms of gradients, halftones, solids and can make the packaging look completely unique."