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Kodak NexPress marking outstanding response


Installation base continues expanding in India

While Perfect Digital Press of Surat announced installation of the Kodak NexPress SE3000 digital production colour press to cater print customers of Gujarat, Dulari Digital is all set to provide innovative photo and wedding albums in Punjab with North India’s first Kodak NexPress.

Perfect Digital Press Pvt Ltd in Surat is ready to provide its customers with the widest array of print services with the installation of the Kodak NexPress SE3000, the only sheetfed digital production colour press to offer unconstrained 3000 A3+ sheets per hour or 100 ppm performance. With aim to foray into new market segments with extended offerings from the NexPress, the company will delight its clients with unique capabilities including dimensional 3-D raised prints and rich flood gloss prints for wedding albums, marketing communications, advertisements, brochures and leaflets.

One of the leading players in the print industry of Gujarat, providing RGB printing, photo printing and complete in house finishing since the last nine years, Prefect Digital has been using Kodak consumables since the past four years and chose to finalize on the purchase of the Kodak NexPress based on parameters of quality and flexibility during Printpack India 2011. The NexPress five-colour press is designed to meet a variety of printing needs and is suitable for high volume environment, and raises the productivity bar in terms of capabilities, performance and business growth. Besides enabling short run applications from colour brochures, inserts, flyers to direct mail, on a wide variety of substrates, it also supports special applications such as personalization and variable printing. The fifth colour station can print watermark applications, digital texturing and cover 82 percent of the PANTONE colour gamut without the need for special ordering or mixing. “Diversification is the key to future success and that’s why we chose to invest in the Kodak NexPress. In this extremely competitive high-end digital print market, the combination of quality, speed, applications and service of the NexPress makes it the machine of choice for Perfect Digital. The variety of services that we aim to provide with this press will differentiate us from the competition. We are extremely happy to associate with Kodak and grow as a print solutions provider with the NexPress,” said Shailesh Ansukbhai Ghedia, director, Prefect Digital Press Pvt Ltd.

According to Ramani Viswanathan, vice president, sales, digital print (EPS), India cluster, Graphic Communications Group, Kodak India Pvt Ltd, “By investing in the NexPress SE3000, Perfect Digital Press will meet and exceed customer expectations given its ability to deliver on a wide range of value added services. Market-edge image quality, lightning-fast processing power and industry-leading uptime are some of the key benefits that Perfect Digital can now offer to their clients and ensure ‘customer delight’.”

Dulari Digital Photo Services Pvt Ltd installed the Kodak NexPress Photo digital production colour press with Print Genius to wedding, photo and commercial print customers of Punjab. The combination of industry leading photo print quality, speed and Kodak service made this it the machine of choice for Dulari. Based on proprietary intellectual property and Kodak’s expertise in image science, materials, digital technology, software and hardware, this press has been designed to deliver unique effects such as raised printing and matte or gloss coating, and is ideal for photo specialty printers, photo labs, commercial printers and others who serve customers in the photo space.

One of the well renowned photo colour labs in Punjab for providing professional photo processing services since the last 15 years, Dulari Digital has a customer base of more than 500 photo studios who get proficient and value added services from them. The company is amongst the first to introduce high quality digitally designed photo albums in North India. At present, they have an array of digital photo processing equipments under one roof and along with photo book binding capabilities, and the installation of NexPress Photo will further strengthen their business model enabling them to offer a world class photo product portfolio. As per Aman Goyal, director of Dulari Digital, “We are extremely proud to announce that Dulari Digital is the first print service provider in North India to invest in the most advanced digital printing technology and partner with Kodak to bring in the NexPress Photo. We now aim to deliver the most elaborate and innovative photo and wedding albums portfolio available in the market today. Our customers can enjoy unique dimensional raised 3-D prints, rich flood gloss prints, watermark prints, clear protective coat prints for almost all requirements including wedding albums, wedding calendars, 4X6 or 5X7 prints, brochures, targeted advertisements, etc. with on demand service that no other provider can match.”

“There is a gap in the demand and supply of high quality digital photo and wedding albums in Punjab, with customers not finding the right provider for exceptional quality prints. With the introduction of the NexPress, Dulari Digital will be fulfilling diverse printing requirements of print customers in Punjab. In this growing market, the business opportunity for photo service providers and photographers is exciting. With the advanced features of the NexPress photo platform, the Punjab customers will be able to experience international quality printing at a fraction of time” said Ramani.

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