Variable Data & Digital printing

Four new HP PageWide web presses launched

At Graph Expo 2016, HP Inc launched four new 30-inch HP PageWide web presses powered by High Definition Nozzle Architecture (HDNA) technology. The new presses provide high-quality colour prints and enable print service providers (PSPs) to address a wider range of commercial printing applications, such as customized magazines, catalogues and books.

The new HP PageWide Web Press T390 HD, T390M HD, T380 HD and T370 HD represent the expansion of HDNA technology throughout the HP PageWide Web Press portfolio, enabling enhanced print quality, productivity and versatility.

The new capabilities allow PSPs to reconcile quality and cost differences between jobs printed with digital versus analog technologies, ultimately increasing the addressable application range and improving margins. Closing the quality and performance gap enables PSPs to shift more work from offset presses to HP PageWide Web Presses, reducing waste and makeready, offering just-in-time delivery and streamlining supply chains. Printing 500 fpm in quality mode with best-in-class print quality also opens new high-value customized publishing applications, such as colour trade books, journals, retail catalogues, brochures and marketing collateral at any run length.

Kohli Printographics: where digital printing is key to success

Being a torch bearer of digital printing in India, Kohli Printographics has become a one-stop shop situated at the heart of Delhi - Connaught Place. Established in 1978 they embarked the concept of colour printing, electronic typewriting, and the application of DTP amidst the printing industries fraternity. “Kohli Printographics has made tremendous efforts in making people aware of the essence of colour printing by bridging gap between black-and-white and colour printing,” he said. The firm has managed to maintain a consistent ‘adaptive business’ mindset. “We diversified in 1980 by introducing ‘Dry Printing Process’ the very first time. In the following years, we have installed some of the latest machineries equipped with state-of-the-art technology, meeting specified requisites of our clients. In 1991, we imported first colour photo copier form Germany to India as well as started ‘On demand’ digital printing service,” shared Paramjit.

On asking about their installation base, Paramjit replied that the firm has a complete assortment of machineries, quite capable in delivering complete solution to their esteemed clients including corporate biggies, government bodies and walk-in-customers. “We offer solution, right from designing to printing to finishing under a single roof. We have a capacity of printing 50,000-60,000 A3 prints per day,” he shared.

Kohli Printographics offers a variety of print jobs like business cards, brochures, banners, T-shirts printing, mug printing and other in-trend printing jobs prevailing in the market.

Talking about their future plans, Paramjit expressed his desire to get into Value Addition, which is still a growing field and holds tremendous potential. “Also, we would like to add a new segment of photo albums in our facility,” concluded Paramjit.

Made in India VDP and security solutions from Monotech at Labelexpo India

Powered with latest technology, innovation and knowledge, after successful showcase of digital inkjet monochrome and security solutions capabilities in Labelexpo India and Labelexpo Europe, Monotech Systems is set to strike again with fully loaded unique solutions under its own brand “JETSCI” for variable data and security printing at Labelexpo India.

The company is coming up in a big way with brand new complete and prototype solutions for label printing industry with ‘made in India’ full colour printing solution, track and trace, ultra-high speed and high resolution variable data printing, high security applications, plastic cards personalization solutions and many others are under development alongside digital foil, MICR, digital inkjet web press. All solutions are designed according to the requirements of domestic and international markets to fit in their budget, quality and operational expectations.

The new solutions which are further customized, are going to become a benchmark and will offer more business opportunity and revenue generation to the end user.

Monotech Systems specializes in providing end-to-end solutions to its customers through its own manufactured and integrated systems under brand name “JETSCI”. This is the first and only integrator in India with 70+ successful installations across the globe. The JETSCI solutions cater to wide range of applications like - business forms, scratch cards, holograms, security printing, packaging, pharma labels and many more. JETSCI has completed several turnkey projects and have a vast experience of executing bespoke solutions to labels, packaging, and security and to several other printing jobs whether the requirement is just to print variable data or to implement complete workflow solution.

Agfa Graphics’ design and assembly software for high-security printing

At the recently concluded Security Printers conference in Seville (October 5-7, 2016), Agfa Graphics demonstrated the new Fortuna 10 design software for high-end security printing. It includes a smart collection of updated tools and new security modules. These aim at reducing complex manual calculations, as well as achieving more productivity and ease-of-use for designers of high-security printing graphics for passports, ID documents, high-security cards, breeder documents, tax stamps, security documents, lottery tickets and more.

Fortuna 10 introduces the brand new Trafo pattern generator, a unique solution for the very latest challenges faced by passport and other security document designers. It creates very complex, yet precise transformation patterns that replace labor- and calculation-intensive manual steps.

Fortuna 10 will be available for Windows 10 environments at the end of 2016.

Digital is the way to go!

-HS Laxmi Graphic Innovation, Kolkata streamlines its operations with bizhub PRESS C1085

With demands for high volume as well as diverse printing requirements at an all time high, printing businesses are eagerly hunting for new digital printing solutions to sustain themselves in this highly competitive segment. Barun Maiti, owner of Kolkata based printing firm ‘HS Laxmi Graphic Innovation,’ shares, “I felt that shorter run jobs and variable jobs was increasing day by day and with cut throat competition and fixed deadlines, digital was the best way to move forward and set up base in this domain. Following which I deployed Konica Minolta’s engine Bizhub 1085, owing to its unprecedented printing quality, high productivity and ability to perform high volume printing operations of diverse formats,’’ says Maiti.

Today his firm is witnessing a rapid growth in the space of digital printing, owing to reduced dependency on outsourcing operations. He is also highly impressed with Konica Minolta’s strong local service support network which convinced him to pick the company’s solution after evaluating a host of offerings from other vendors to cater to his company’s end to end printing requirements.

“Konica Minolta was the number one brand in our list with its dedicated team in the east and good print quality of KM engine Bizhub 1085 press. It was also easier to trust a brand where communication levels were open and supportive,” added Maiti.

While, Yuji Nakata, MD, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Pvt Ltd, said “Enabling business expansion to our esteemed customers is our utmost priority. We are extremely happy over the deployment of our industry leading bizhub PRESS C1085, which enables high volume and varied printing outputs by HS Laxmi Graphic Innovation. Our highly skilled workforce will continue to strengthen the company’s product portfolio in the digital domain in years to come.’’

Bizhub PRESS C1085 also boasts of ‘Exact Colour,’ a high precision colour management software and 3D collaboration to ensure minimal colour differences in environments where colour fluctuations are very easy to manage.

“Digitally printed sheet are growing and will continue to grow and no one can stop that. Most of the jobs these days are shifting from long runs to short runs with customer opting for variable data printing. However the need has also risen for large size digital presses going forward,’’ concludes Maiti.

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