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Safire invests in RICOH Pro 8310S for pre-production proofs


Sivakasi-based The Safire Industries, also known as ‘Safire’, is a reputed commercial printer in Tamil Nadu. They engage in diverse commercial printing tasks including book printing. For pre-production proofs, the company has installed a RICOH Pro 8310S black & white press, supplied and installed by Monotech Systems.

A brainchild of visionary printing veteran Late Shri N Ayyanathay, Safire was established in the year 1975. The company’s production facility today is fully equipped with a string of ground-breaking pre-press, press and post-press machines, viz. Mitsubishi Diamond 4 & 5-colour presses, Heidelberg SM 4-colour presses, Planeta Super Variant 4-colour offset press, Komori System 35 web offset press, Numac CtCP, Konica Minolta AccurioPress C2070, and others.

Safire engages in the printing and production of fancy wedding cards, corporate brochures, business cards,labels, stickers, and books of different types. “Book printing is one of our main fortes. For pre-production proofs of this task as well as other commercial prints, we needed a black & white production press. RICOH Pro 8310S monochrome press from Monotech Systems met our requirement,” says Balakrishnan Ravisankar, pre-press manager, The Safire Industries.

RICOH Pro 8310S delivers 111 ppm (pages per minute)on a diverse range of stock. The press is ideal for high-volume production of Safire which works for around 3000 customers. Ravisankar says they are satisfied with the overall productivity prowess and crisp print outputs of the RICOH press from Monotech Systems which has been a trusted machine supplier for Safire since 2006. He adds, “To date, we have purchased eight machines from Monotech Systems, which include a CtCP machine and a colour digital production press, and we look forward to buying more from them.”

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