Kuwait based Koot Al Watan Press has invested in C1085 digital production printing press from Konica Minolta.  The press is suitable for variable data printing and small lot orders.  It can operate at  speeds of 100/85 ppm printing on 55 to 350 gsm papers.
“The machine lived up to our expectations” said Ramzan “It was everything we were looking for and more. Al Mulla delivered the machine on schedule and carried out the installation and the training, Al Mulla has given us excellent support, not only from a technical point of view, but also in advising us on best practices to promote the Konica Minolta C1085 and the type of new work we can start to undertake”
Ramzan added that while looking at different options, Koot Al Watan tilted in favour of the C1085 due to its ability to handle different types of media weights, plus an SRA3 sheet size to enable them to start transferting some of their work from the offset presses to the new machine.
Established 15 years ago, Koot Al Watan specializes in different forms of media and commercial printing, “Since most of Koot Al Watan’s work is short run four colour brochures and flyers, it was proving to be expensive with every job coming into the business requiring plate making, cutting of paper and setting up of the presses, all of which was time consuming and labor intensive making it difficult for them to be competitive in the market,” added Ramzan. “We have started to diversify our business and are able to offer more services to  our customers and going forward hope to move 40% to 50% of  the offset work to the new digital press.”