Variable Data & Digital printing

Long-time RICOH customer Vineeth Prints adopts a new RICOH Pro 7100

Chennai-based Vineeth Prints, which is a long-time RICOH customer, has upgraded their machine portfolio with the adoption of a new RICOH Pro 7100. Print & Publishing takes a look at the latest technological development in the leading commercial printer in the city and reason why they went for a new RICOH production machine.

Vineeth Prints is one of the leading commercial printers in Chennai, which boasts of a state-of-the-art production facility, equipped with a string of RICOH machines – RICOH 615, RICOH Pro 907EX, RICOH Pro C5100S and RICOH Pro 8100EX. Now, a RICOH Pro C7100 is the latest being added to the family, installed just three months back.

When asked the reason for choosing RICOH machines only, R Babu, director, Vineeth Prints says that they rely on the technology and consistency of RICOH systems. “Ever since we have been using a line of RICOH machines, there is no trouble in maintaining print quality and we don’t need to think of technical snags, like paper jam and mid-way hitches,” he mentions.

RICOH Pro C7100 features 4-drum dry electrostatic transfer system with internal transfer belt. This production digital press can run at the speed of 80ppm to deliver print resolution upto 1200 x 4800dpi. Print dimension of the printer is 1,320 x 910 x 1,218mm (WxDxH) and the machine takes less than 300 sec of warm up time. The machine is bundled with the standard workflow solutions, such as EFI Digital StoreFront, EFI Color Profiler Suite, SeeQuence Suite, RICOH Process Director Express, Prep, Print Manager, Production Manager and others.

“We are so impressed with RICOH Pro C7100’s offset-like image quality. This digital press supports a board range of papers. And most of all, we face no operation problem with RICOH Pro C7100, everything is hassle free in using this machine,” mentions R Babu. Vineeth Prints engages in print jobs of almost all kinds, which range from book printing to packaging printing. A number of leading hospitals in Chennai are prominently in the client list of Vineeth Prints.

Mentioning about two prominent hospitals from their client list, SRS Hospital and Ramachandran Hospital, R Babu says they provide every bit of print requirements for these hospitals in Chennai, which include leaflets, brochures and others. In addition, Vineeth Prints is popular in the circle of book publishing companies for short-run jobs.

R Babu says the digital production press, such as RICOH Pro C7100 makes short-run jobs easier than expected. “We have been into on-demand booking printing for a long time. Now, our activity in this segment has been scaled up after the adoption of the line of RICOH production machines,” he mentions, adding that their recent investment in RICOH Pro C7100 is yet a new step to take short-run book printing to a new level.

After all, Vineeth Prints boasts of its competency and capability because of its strong machine portfolio. And behind this portfolio is the company’s dedicated team of 70 well-trained professionals, among which eight are graphic designers, who are deputed to develop concepts and designs as per the need and desire of their clients.

As per R Babu, Vineeth Prints will always remain a complete print solution provider in the city. For this, he says they always observe the market and feel the need of customers. He also mentions that it will be another RICOH machine, whenever they will plan to upgrade their production facility in future.

Canon India flags off a Pan India roadshow

Celebrating 20 successful years of operations in India, Canon India commenced a 50-city roadshow, themed ‘SPARKLE’. This showcase is conceptualized for and dedicated to the resellers supporting the Consumer System Products outreach in the country. Complementing its theme ‘SPARKLE,’ this initiative is focused towards making every moment a sparkling celebration for its partners and customers.

Consumer System Products division, under its Inkjet and Laser portfolios, offers a range of printing products and solutions, designed to address the requirements of varied segments including Home, SOHO, SME’s, Enterprise and Government. Along with live demonstrations, skilled team of engineers present on ground would ensure answering all queries to amplify the company’s relentless commitment towards its target audience. This one-of-its kind series of roadshows will also help consolidate Canon’s footprint across regions in the country as a digital imaging leader, offering one stop printing solutions.

Announcing the launch of SPARKLE, C Sukumaran, assistant director, CSP Division, Canon India Pvt Ltd said, “Building on our 20 successful years of experience in India, we at Canon take immense pride in being an end to end solutions provider, our relationship with our customers begins way before the product is purchased and continues for lifetime. This journey would not have become a strong milestone, without the support of our dedicated distribution network. As our partners gear up for better festive season sales, we are delighted to launch ‘SPARKLE’, an initiative which will further strengthen our connect with 5000 IT resellers across the nation.”

“Regional penetration is key, especially when it is our constant endeavor to spread the world of imaging among the farthest geographies of the country. Through this initiative, we are aiming to drive direct engagement with our partners by understanding and meeting the printing needs of their region,” he added.

The machines showcased at the roadshow include LASER SHOT LBP6230DN, imageCLASS MF232w, imageCLASS MF244dw, imageCLASS MF241d, imageCLASS LBP7018C, PIXMA TS 5070, PIXMA MG3070S, PIXMA E3170, PIXMA G3000 and MAXIFY MB5170, among others. Spanning over a period of four months, the roadshow will be covering over 50 cities across the country, including Guwahati, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai, Delhi, Shillong, Bhubaneshwar, Aurangabad, Nashik and Chandigarh.

Canon India sells its entire product inventory on display at PrintExpo 2017

Canon and Print Expo have been connected since the inception of the platform. The 9th edition of the exhibition also witnessed active participation from Canon, where the brand reinforced its range of digital offerings by showcasing its new range of products, including imagePRESS C8000VP, imagePRESS C650, imageRUNNER ADVANCE 8585 PRO, imagePROGRAF PRO-540S, imagePROGRAF 771 with MFP L36 scanner. Equipped with industry-defining features and technology, these machines signify exceptional quality, productivity and versatility across a vast variety of applications.

Canon succeeded in selling all of its products on display with an impressive footfall at the stall this year. Visitors were also amazed with an interactive print gallery at the Canon stall, where different applications of the products were brought to life. The gallery provided them the platform to elaborately understand the product techniques and utility, which all the displayed Canon products can offer.

Puneet Datta, director, Professional Printing Products, Canon India, was invited by the organisers to inaugurate the exhibition. While commenting on the success of the event, Datta, said, “Print Expo has always been an excellent platform to showcase the best and innovative product lineup in the digital printing domain. At Canon India, we are committed to reach the farthest geographies of the country, with our state-of-the-art technologies and solutions. Such platforms enable this outreach by connecting us to the right set of audience. All the products showcased at Print Expo signify versatility, quality and performance which is best suited for the evolving needs of commercial printing environments.”

“Over the years, South India has emerged as the fastest growing market and a hub for superior image quality printing. Our varied product portfolio and innovative solutions successfully meet the needs of this market by providing business efficiency, productivity and infrastructure optimization. Platforms like Print Expo provide a perfect medium to connect with our customers along with getting an overview of the industry progress.” he further added.

Scodix Ultra Pro with foil enhancement press installed at 4over

Scodix, the leading provider of digital enhancement solutions for the graphic arts industry, has recently installed a Scodix Ultra Pro digital enhancement press to, headquartered in Glendale, California.

The feature the company is most excited about is the ability to expand their raised spot-UV coatings in combination with foil finishing options. The Scodix Foil Station, which is an optional module 4over chose to include in their configuration, runs in-line with the Scodix Ultra Pro, delivering unmatched foil enhancement capabilities. It deploys a wide range of hot and cold industry-standard foil films, coupled with a variety of substrates and processes, including offset, digital, plastics, laminated/non-laminated, and coated and uncoated options.

Xerox showcases its unparalleled digital printing portfolio at PrintExpo 2017

Xerox India showcased a wide range of high-powered digital printing machines at the ninth edition of PrintExpo 2017, scheduled from August 18-20, 2017 at Chennai Trade Centre in Chennai. The presses on display included the newly launched Xerox Versant 180, Xerox Versant 3100 along with the marquee presses Xerox Color C70 Printers.

Commenting on the event, Balaji Rajagopalan, executive director, Technology, Channels & International Relations said, “Print Expo is a great platform which has always excited us as a brand and inspired us to deliver beyond expectations. It gives us the opportunity to network with like-minded professionals and showcase our fleet of devices which resonates the technology innovation that Xerox is known for. All of our devices highlight the versatility, scalability and performance which are perfect for both commercial printing environments and adoption by enterprise community including SMBs.”

Group Publications