oct nov 2010

‘Rowe Open House Show’ in AhmedabadPresenting Rowe’s multi-functioned A0 size scanner, printer and copiers in a significant way, Mehta Cad Cam Systems Pvt Ltd recently organised Open House at The Metropole Hotel, Ahmedabad. The show received an overwhelming response from visitors belonged to retail and corporate sectors of Gujarat who appreciated the multifunction scanners, copiers and printers. Chief experts from Rowe who attended the historic event were Sandra Ruiz, international manager and Michael Linke, chief tech expert.

The newly launched ROWEFOLD 710-2 is a new revolution in the reprographic industry. It offers unmatched possibility of automising folding. In terms of its price and performance, this is first-of-its-kind machine. Resulting in good response, Mehta Cad Cam recently installed their first machine at Umiya Xerox for their new setup at Science City Road, Ahmedabad.

 

With extended support from HP, Macromedia Digital Imaging Pvt Ltd (MMD), Hyderabad launches iNDURA, a print solution unit to offer exclusive interior and architectural designs. The inauguration session of the unique printing facility took place in conjunction with Indian Institute of Interior Design (IIID), Hyderabad Chapter. iNDURA offers a gamut of print solutions including glass printing, wall tiles and a range of customised wall papers with 14 different textures.

Among the attendees at the event were various architects, interior designers, building material suppliers and among them also included prominent personalities like Sona Chautwani, vice president, IIID–HRC; Bobby Mukherjee, consultant architect; and Ashley John, UVi Glass, Malaysia. In his inaugural speech, Ramakrishna P Musunuri of MMD said, “Interior designs are an extension to the individuals who occupy the space. Keeping this in mind we have initiated iNDURA – an exclusive print solutions range to create spectacular interiors with superior technology provided by HP, choice of material and precision in detail.”

MMD has an elegant portfolio of HP printers and such endorsement support lends a definite edge to iNDURA, under the exclusive license from UVi Glass, Malaysia. The iNDURA print solutions are a result of Macromedia Digital’s quest for excellence in the space of digital printing solutions. From printing on glass and acrylic to creating custom designed wallpapers, the unit gives designers and architects the flexibility to experiment with surfaces and textures, resulting in designs that justify their imagination.

 

 

Solvent and eco-solvent printing on flex has come of age and competition in this segment is driving down the rates to unimaginable level. Now, printable PE membranes using on UV printers, pioneered by HP in India are cost effective and eco-friendly solution. The 100 percent recyclable PE materials have few challenges when it comes to seaming. LIPI Polymers Pvt Ltd, Chennai—an authorised sales and service distributor of Leister Process Technologies, Switzerland—has a solution to make PE membrane seaming easy.

Lipi Polymers makes seaming easier because Leister-Uniplan E and Uniplan S machine are fitted with 30 mm nozzle and pressure. The machines provide a larger overlap of 50 mm for seaming and leave the seaming area unprinted. It helps stretch the membrane tightly during the welding operation. Seaming of PE membranes printed on HP UV printers was recently demonstrated in Delhi in presence of a number of leading printers from all over India. It is now clear that PE membrane can be seamed without losing the necessary strength and visual appearance. Chennai-headquartered LIPI Polymers now opens branches in Ahmedabad, Pune, Bangalore and New Delhi to benefit its customers nationwide.

 

Optimism in China’s vehicle wrapping segment is being observed as Shanghai’s first personalised car wrapping service has just opened with support from Avery Dennison’s Graphics & Reflective Products Division. The car wrapping centre called Shanghai Star Touch leverages Avery Dennison’s advanced pressure-sensitive materials and application techniques to personalise private vehicles with professionally finished graphic ‘wraps’.

With the technical and marketing support of Avery Dennison, a world leader in self-adhesive and specialty media, Shanghai Star Touch aims to create a unique service to meet the real and growing needs in the country’s vehicle wrapping market. Avery Dennison worked closely with Star Touch as it designed and developed the latter’s innovative new business concept, providing application training and product support for diverse car wrapping services.

Services available at Shanghai Star Touch includes ‘colour change’, which can be done using high-quality conformable pressure-sensitive films that provide long-term colour durability and withstand harsh outdoor conditions; ‘paint protection’ by using unique clear or colour pressure-sensitive films for maximum paint protection; and ‘personalised decoration’ conducted with the help of digital printable pressure-sensitive films offering colourful graphics to meet consumers’ individual needs.

 

Photographs of ‘the forgotten city’ printed using HP Designjet Z2100

Hewlett-Packard, the leader in digital printing portfolio, supported Baroda-based well known photographer Rahul Gajjar‘s photography exhibition showcasing the majestic beauty of Champaner city. The photo exhibition titled ‘Champaner-Pavagadh-The Forgotten City’ was held in Mumbai recently, exhibiting the photographs printed on HP Designjet Z2100 – photo printer which is every photographer’s delight!

Rahul Gajjar-one of the most famous digital artists we have in India today, works out of a well-equipped studio in Baroda. His speciality is black & white photography for which he uses HP’s large format printer Z2100 to achieve as realistic prints as the sight.

‘Champaner-Pavagadh-The Forgotten City’ is a series of black & white pictures printed with the HP Designjet Z2100 photo printer series. HP’s photography printing expertise ensured that the colour, texture and light have been replicated exactly from Rahul’s lens on to the paper as it also enables easy calibration and profiling with its embedded spectrophotometer and also delivers great ink efficiency,” commented Puneet Chadha, director – graphics solutions business, HP Imaging & Printing Group, adding, “Our association with Rahul for the exhibition is a natural next step to further strengthen HP’s commitment towards the photography segment.”

 

Strengthening the company’s overall market vigour across the Asian region, Hideyuki Kaiuchi, director of Roland Japan recently paid an historic visit to India to inaugurate a creativity centre set up by Apsom Infotex Limited, New Delhi. The maiden visit of Hideyuki was companied by Keita Yamasaki, chief, International Sales Department, Roland DG Corporation, Shizouza-ken, Japan. A team of dignitaries from Apsom welcoming the visiting industry leader consisted of M S Dadu, director, Apsom Infotex and others present at the inauguration session.

 

On a move that reinforces Roland DGA’s strong affiliation with other Roland training and education centers worldwide, Roland University has been renamed Roland Academy. More than a decade back Roland DGA pioneered the concept of offering advanced end user and dealer training to businesses throughout the Americas. Following success, the concept quickly took off internationally and now Roland training programs are available to customers around the world. Roland Academy provides a variety of workshops, webinars and videos featuring instruction by industry experts on Roland equipment, software and supplies.

 

Members of Jalandhar Printers Association offering their contribution for Shaheed Pariwar Fund to Vijay Chopra, CEO Punjab Kesari GroupAll roads in Jalandhar, leading to the premises of Punjab Kesari Group, neatly cleaned up, guarded by police personnel, were waiting for vice president of India, MH Ansari, who was to be the chief guest for 101st function of Shaheed Parivar Fund instituted by late Sh Ramesh Chander in 1983. This was a rare but unique social responsibility taken up by a media house engaged in publishing newspapers in three languages.

This would perhaps be one of its kind initiatives in the world of news media, where readers are persuaded to come forward and lend a helping hand in donating what ever feasible by them for the victims of terrorists or natural calamities in different states of India. Punjab Kesari Group, having initiated this as a regular programme so far helped 8,814 families with an amount of Rs 11,70,78,748 in 101 functions organized by Shaheed Parivar Fund for the distribution of relief material.

“Newspapers, in general known as fourth estate of democracy are expected to take care of right governance, keep an eye on judiciary, and actually seen with such news on regular basis. But the Punjab Kesari Group has taken a further step beyond this and came at out with one of its kind initiative which is remarkable in itself. Headed by Padmashree Vijay Kumar Chopra, assisted by his able sons Avinash & Amit, this group has created a new platform where leaders of all walks of life come together, share their thoughts, motivate general public and of course appreciate the hilarious work done by Punjab Kesari Group over the years,” said MH Ansari in his address to a mammoth gathering.

As per CM of Punjab, Prakash Singh Badal, this sort of programme in fact has become like any other religious activity which is functioning as a light house, giving direction to people in serving the society. Prior to gracing the occasion, MH Ansari attended a brief conventional sending of 281st truck of relief material to migrants of border area in J&K.

Briefing the activity of Shaheed Parivar Fund, ex health minister of Punjab and chairman PWS and S Board and members SPF, Dr Baldev Chawla informed this  as an independent three-member committee, keeping the track of all applicants, money received from donors directly in the name of Fund having no link to Punjab Kesari Group. This platform does not patronize any single political party. Rather all parties came under one umbrella. Other speakers included: Prem Kumar Dhumal, chief minister, HP; Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, former dy chief minister and leader of opposition, Punjab; Mohinder Singh Kaypee, MP and PPCC; PS Gill, DGP, Punjab; MS Bitta, chairman, Anti Terrorists’ Front; Navjot Singh Sidhu, MP; Manoranjan Kalia, minister for local govt, Punjab; Tikshan Sood, minister of medical education and forests, Punjab; Master Mohan Lal, minister of transport, Punjab; Manpreet Singh Badal, finance minister, Punjab; Sucha Singh Langah, agriculture minister, Punjab; Ajit Singh Kohar, revenue minister, Punjab; Hira Singh Gabria, minister of jails and tourism, Punjab; Bikramjit Singh Majithaia, former minister; Anurag Thakur, MP and president of BJYM; Mangat Ram Pasla, secretary, CPM (Pasla); and SK Khurana, editor, Print & Publishing, New Delhi who all had great praise for Punjab Kesari Group, having continued this activity.

 

 

Dartmouth Printing Company, a web printer specializing exclusively in journal, magazine, and catalog production, will install a new nine-unit Goss Sunday 2000 web press in early 2011 at its facility in Hanover, New Hampshire. The performance of an existing Sunday 2000 system at Dartmouth Printing – including automation, makeready efficiency, low waste and gapless-blanket print quality – was a key factor in selecting the Goss press, according to Jack Elliott, vice president of operations.

The new nine-unit, two-web Sunday 2000 press at Dartmouth Printing will allow operators to produce a wide variety of signatures with up to 32 pages. The system will be equipped with Goss Contiweb splicers, Ecocool dryers, QPL automated plate loading technology and a PCF-1 pinless folder. Goss Omnicon controls will integrate closed-loop systems as well as advanced presetting, reporting, job storage and remote diagnostics.

 

-adds to their WIFAG OF370 high speed presses

At the beginning of September 2010, ABP Pvt Ltd ordered another press from WIFAG, comprising four full colour towers, four autopasters and other accessories. Scheduled to be delivered, installed and commissioned by WIFAG in early 2012,

this new press will provide an additional 32 full colour broadsheet page capacity.

This order for WIFAG is the result of a successful and well established partnership with ABP. WIFAG is proud to accompany ABP into and through the next phase of the press life cycle. With this first order, WIFAG is re-starting successfully after an extensive restructuring phase. Re-launching the business with the existing product portfolio is a viable option for WIFAG due to the confidence and trust of customers who are real partners.

ABP Pvt Ltd is the publisher of Anandabazar Patrika, one of the largest circulated Bengali-language newspapers in the world, with a daily circulation of 1,173,750. ABP also prints The Telegraph, the highest circulated English daily in Eastern India. Recently, the company began commercial production with their high speed, double wide, double circumference WIFAG OF370S presses, each with a maximum speed of 84,000 copies per hour. The presses are housed in a new, purpose designed building on a green field site just north of Kolkata. The new press will be designed and manufactured in the same WIFAG quality as the existing presses.

 
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