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Aditya Chinai of King Printing is impressed with Hunkeler's book finishing

Published on February 16, 2011

Cary speaks at Innovationdays with Aditya Chinai, Managing Director of King Printing, the first company in the world to order Hunkeler's double plow folder.

Cary:  Hi, I'm Cary Sherburne, Senior Editor at WhatTheyThink.com and I'm here with Aditya Chinai who is General Manager of King Printing in the Boston area.  Welcome.

Aditya Chinai:  Thank you, Cary.

Cary:  We're here at Hunkeler Innovation Days 2011 and you're a book printer.

Aditya Chinai:  Yes.

Cary:  So, tell me why you chose to come here to Lucerne and what you're looking for at the show.

Aditya Chinai:  Thank you.  Well Hunkeler Innovation Days is a great show.  It's just that, it's Innovation Days. It's a good launch platform for companies to come and show new technologies and to see what the manufacturers are really looking to do in the future.  Seeing that next year's going to be a Drupa year, it's giving us a little bit of insight into what kind of new technologies we might see there.

Cary:  Okay.  And what have you seen here that you found interesting?

Aditya Chinai:  Well being the first company in the entire world to have ordered the double plow folder from Hunkeler, we came to see how that has progressed and they've done a great job.  Hunkeler has really driven a lot in this market space, especially in the digital market space and I think that they're going to be a significant leader and hold a lot of market share for post-press finishing.

Cary: You know, yesterday we were able to take a little tour around the show floor and one of the highlights was their book factory, I guess you would call it, and one of the things they talked about was pre-glued book blocks.  So have you implemented that or is that of interest to you?

Aditya Chinai:  Well it's an interesting case of deciding how you're going to finish your books after you make a book block and for some people who like to make whip product work in process and store glued book blocks it may be better for them.  For certain types of other finishing it may not be such an advantageous feature.

Cary:  And one of the things they talked about was that there's now some finishing equipment that allows you -- that's designed for the pre-glued book blocks, so it automates that process of grabbing the whole book block and I guess it sands off the glue or something before.

Aditya Chinai:  That's right.  Yes, it makes handling a lot better and I think what it does is enables people who don't have that full automation in place a little ease of handling if you will rather than dealing with loose sheets.

Cary:  So are you planning on coming back for 2013?

Aditya Chinai:  Absolutely.  We were personally invited by Franz and Stefan Hunkeler and we were honored that they'd invited us to join in this occassion and so we're looking forward to the next Innovation Days.

Cary:  That's great.  Well thank you very much for joining us.

Aditya Chinai:  Thank you, Cary.

 

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