Variable Data & Digital printing

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.”

Kodak celebrated founder day with Print for Good programme

On July 12, Kodak employees celebrated their founder, George Eastman, on his 163rd birthday with an event supporting his philosophy and philanthropy through the company’s Print for Good programme. This global initiative supports communities throughout America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East with book drives, book donations, and the printing of materials and supplies in an effort to increase literacy worldwide through print.

The Rochester event is part of a month-long book drive where Kodak employees and Eastman Business Park tenants have been asked to donate new or gently used books in support of local literacy programs focused on high-needs neighborhoods and schools. This year’s contributions will be donated to the Urban League of Rochester and the Scott Spino Foundation.

Kodak’s Print for Good initiative is an overall effort to drive the print industry in a socially conscious and environmentally friendly way, including the development and use of more sustainable print processes.

New installations by Ricoh

Ricoh India has recently installed Ricoh Pro C9100 at Crazy Offset Printers, Kurukshetra; Bhawna Trading, Delhi; and Koral Graphics Alleppy. The company has also installed Ricoh Pro C7100 at APR Digital Press, Tirupur and Agrawal Press and Process, Ranchi.

The Ricoh Pro C9100 Series can integrate into a hybrid workflow and delivers greater flexibility, superb print quality and higher productivity with faster turnaround performance. It compliment offset printers in terms of quality and provide variable data with greater media handling capability. This makes high volume jobs cost effective and highly efficient whilst introducing personalisation and customisation options simply not available with offset technology.

While, Ricoh Pro C7100 can produce up to 90 colour pages per minute for faster transitions between jobs. Users can use the 5th colour station to offer more types of output at a lower price point and can create images with up to 1200 x 4800 dpi resolution to impress customers. It can print on more media, including traditional paper products, synthetics, envelopes, textures and more.

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