India’s Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib installs Heidelberg Speedmaster CS 92

Based in New Delhi, the institution switches to digital to produce high quality religious scriptures.

New Delhi-based Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib has upgraded its print facility with a brand new Heidelberg Speedmaster CS 92 press, reaffirming its commitment to excellent print quality.

The organisation is run by the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) and prints the ‘Sri Guru Granth Sahib’, a central religious scripture of Sikhism. The facility also prints other related holy texts, calendars, journals, and material in accordance with the Sikh religious code, which are then supplied to places of worship in India and overseas.

The installation of the Heidelberg Speedmaster CS 92 press at Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib was a festive occasion. DSGMC members were in attendance, including President Manjinder Singh Sirsa, and General Secretary, Harmit Singh Kalka.

“The Heidelberg Speedmaster CS 92 enhances overall print quality and productivity, with quicker make-readies and turn-arounds. We are excited to print Sri Guru Granth Sahib on a world-class quality press. The move to digital empowers cost-effective, and high-volume printing,” stated Manjinder Singh.

Built upon the Speedmaster CD 102 platform, the Heidelberg Speedmaster CS 92 can accommodate a wide array of print substrates with thicknesses ranging from 0.03 mm to 0.6 mm. With print speeds of up to 15,000 sheets per hour, this high-end press is integrated with Heidelberg’s proprietary Prinect workflow to make operations simple and intuitive.

The remote-controlled, calibration-free foil ink fountain of the Heidelberg Speedmaster CS 92 ensures superior quality and stable colouring through the entire production run, with 500 increments per colour zone. A speed-compensated Alcolor dampening system facilitates stable ink-water balance, and outstanding print quality.

“The Heidelberg Speedmaster CS 92 is a value asset to assist the shift from conventional and monochrome press operations to highly-automated, full-volume, colour printing. Waste optimization is an added bonus. With the CS 92, we look forward to setting new benchmarks in productivity and performance,” Manjinder Singh added.

The DSGMC is only one of two bodies with exclusive and legal authorization to publish the authentic version of the Gurmat literature (philosophy of the Gurus), the holy scripture and other religious texts of the Sikhs. The committee supplies the religious literature Sikhs in 50 countries.

First published in Issue 06/2020 of Print Innovation Asia.

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