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Next printing innovation: bio-printing of human cells

The Printing Technologists Forum organized a lecture titled Bio-printing of human cells, tissues and organs at Anna University. A very informative presentation was delivered by Padmashri Professor Dorairajan Balasubramanian, PhD, a distinguished scientist (director of Research Emeritus, LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad).

Chief Guest Professor Dorairajan Balasubramanian was honoured by Jayaraman, while vote of thanks was given by Prof Dr B Kumar, professor, Department of Printing Technology, Anna University, Chennai and vice president of the Printing Technologists Forum. More than 75 members attended the lecture.

Canvera deploys HP Indigo press for unique online photo printing platform

Be it at a birthday party or a wedding reception or a holiday trip, the trend of taking selfies and quirky has found favour with everyone from college-goers to tech-savvy grandparents. But what about turning these smartphone photos into memories to cherish forever? Offering option of turning magnificent photos into prints, Canvera has launched #yougraphy, which is designed as an experiential online playground where bloggers, media and common people can order prints online, at an event organised in association with HP on July 06, 2017 at New Delhi.

Canvera has deployed an HP Indigo digital press that has revolutionised photo printing with advanced double side printing, speed, quality and cost. The press delivers non-tearable and weather/water proof prints that provide customers the much needed longevity of their memories. Ranjit Yadav, MD, Canvera, said, “The idea to launch this range is to help people transform their great pictures into beautiful memories, instead of keeping these photos in their hard disk or leaving them on the phone’s memory card.” Those who hate the idea that so many heart-warming clicks are just stored on their PC’s hard drives and aren’t adorning on walls, #yougraphy is a solution for them.

Photos printed on fine art canvases, framed posters and prints hung up on ethnic jute ropes with metal clips are what all listed in this easy online platform #yougraphy, which could be ordered with just a few clicks. In the process, Canvera announced a unique code and asked bloggers and media to browse and order #yougraphy products like prints, posters, canvases, photobooks and sharebooks through the company’s website. Puneet Chadha, director marketing - Graphics Solutions Business, Asia Pacific Japan, HP Inc said HP strives for consumer satisfaction by providing them with something more than just a product. “We are happy to join hands with Canvera for the launch of #yougraphy which provides customers unique options to preserve their memories. And with our Indigo digital press we have taken innovation and quality to the next level,” he added. Through the #yougraphy range, one can browse multiple options as per their need and choose from different types of sizes, paper quality and patterns.

Insight Print Communications to represent Konica Minolta label printing business

Konica Minolta Business Solutions India has appointed Insight Print Communications Pvt Ltd as channel partner to represent its bizhub Press C71cf Label Press in East as well as in West India for the label printing business. Incepted in 1992 in Mumbai, Insight Communications has charted its growth path based on its commitment to customer service and well-being. India’s largest dealer for Graphic Arts equipment sales, Insight has played a crucial role to establish some of the biggest global printing brands in India.

Bizhub PRESS C71cf comes as an optimum printing solution for small and medium size businesses in the label and packaging segment to help them explore the endless benefits of digital printing including catering to high volume demands and penetrating new untapped markets.

''We are glad to have Insight Print Communications with us, which with its proven expertise will help us strengthen our commitment of transforming the printing segment in India. Our bizhub Press series has witnessed record deployment in India in recent times and we intend to further fuel this growth. We are expanding into the Industrial Print category with our flagship product AccurioJet KM1, Bizhub Press C71cf and the complete range of MGI Products'' said Daisuke Mori, MD, Konica Minolta Business Solutions India.

SS Communications in Jabalpur installs HP Latex 1500

Jabalpur-based SS Communications has installed a brand new HP Latex 1500 printer, boosting its overall production quality and volume to a new level. This 10.5 ft printer is developed on the basis of water-based latex technology, which is unique in delivering a combination of true application versatility, high image quality and high productivity. HP Latex 1500 is capable to run 480 sq ft/hr for indoor applications and 800 sq ft/hr for outdoor quality. “Adoption of the new HP Latex 1500 has boosted our capability to produce water-based print graphics in a very eco-friendly manner. Also, with this printer we are expanding our activity towards textile applications,” says Rajdeo Sharma, director, SS Communications.

The newly adopted HP Latex 1500 at SS Communications is first HP model-of-its-kind installed in central India. Featured with Double Sided Day Night (DSDN) kit, this production printer is capable to print double-sided back-to-back backlit graphics. SS Communications is a sole vendor of a number of corporate customers, which largely include cement companies like ACC, and a host of leading mobile phone service and handset majors like Jio, Airtel, Oppo, among others.

Macromedia adopts Efi-VUTEk GS3250LX Pro for Chennai facility

Arrow Digital, a leading distributor of Efi-VUTEk machines in India, has recently delivered an Efi-VUTEk GS3250LX Pro to Macromedia in Chennai. Adoption of the new high-end machine has upgraded the production facility of Macromedia to a new level, boosting their overall capacity and footprints for high resolution Green Guard-certified UV inkjet prints. Naresh Kumar Dasari from Macromedia says the moment they decided to adopt a high-end printer for their Chennai facility, it was Efi VUTEk GS3250LX Pro that clicked their box, because they have already experienced the printer’s competency at their Hyderabad facility. Moreover, Macromedia has been smitten by Arrow Digital’s on-time cordial after sale service.

Efi-Vutek GS3250LX Pro is a 3.2-m flatbed and roll-to-roll UV production printer with highest image quality of up to 1000 dpi, fastest production speed up to 2400 sq ft/hr. and with excellent colour gamut. This printer extends the range of supported substrates while lowering operating cost and lead time. The system’s eight colours plus two whites, with a unique multi-layer white print capability and true grayscale technology allows it to produce high definition POP graphics. For high productivity, Efi-Vutek GS3250LX Pro is also switchable to Fast-5 and can handle rigid and sheeted media up to 126.5 inch wide and two inch thick.

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