Presenting Rowe’s multi-functioned A0 size scanner, printer and copiers in a significant way, Mehta Cad Cam Systems Pvt Ltd recently organised Open House at The Metropole Hotel, Ahmedabad. The show received an overwhelming response from visitors belonged to retail and corporate sectors of Gujarat who appreciated the multifunction scanners, copiers and printers. Chief experts from Rowe who attended the historic event were Sandra Ruiz, international manager and Michael Linke, chief tech expert.
The newly launched ROWEFOLD 710-2 is a new revolution in the reprographic industry. It offers unmatched possibility of automising folding. In terms of its price and performance, this is first-of-its-kind machine. Resulting in good response, Mehta Cad Cam recently installed their first machine at Umiya Xerox for their new setup at Science City Road, Ahmedabad.
With extended support from HP, Macromedia Digital Imaging Pvt Ltd (MMD), Hyderabad launches iNDURA, a print solution unit to offer exclusive interior and architectural designs. The inauguration session of the unique printing facility took place in conjunction with Indian Institute of Interior Design (IIID), Hyderabad Chapter. iNDURA offers a gamut of print solutions including glass printing, wall tiles and a range of customised wall papers with 14 different textures.
Among the attendees at the event were various architects, interior designers, building material suppliers and among them also included prominent personalities like Sona Chautwani, vice president, IIID–HRC; Bobby Mukherjee, consultant architect; and Ashley John, UVi Glass, Malaysia. In his inaugural speech, Ramakrishna P Musunuri of MMD said, “Interior designs are an extension to the individuals who occupy the space. Keeping this in mind we have initiated iNDURA – an exclusive print solutions range to create spectacular interiors with superior technology provided by HP, choice of material and precision in detail.”
MMD has an elegant portfolio of HP printers and such endorsement support lends a definite edge to iNDURA, under the exclusive license from UVi Glass, Malaysia. The iNDURA print solutions are a result of Macromedia Digital’s quest for excellence in the space of digital printing solutions. From printing on glass and acrylic to creating custom designed wallpapers, the unit gives designers and architects the flexibility to experiment with surfaces and textures, resulting in designs that justify their imagination.
Solvent and eco-solvent printing on flex has come of age and competition in this segment is driving down the rates to unimaginable level. Now, printable PE membranes using on UV printers, pioneered by HP in India are cost effective and eco-friendly solution. The 100 percent recyclable PE materials have few challenges when it comes to seaming. LIPI Polymers Pvt Ltd, Chennai—an authorised sales and service distributor of Leister Process Technologies, Switzerland—has a solution to make PE membrane seaming easy.
Lipi Polymers makes seaming easier because Leister-Uniplan E and Uniplan S machine are fitted with 30 mm nozzle and pressure. The machines provide a larger overlap of 50 mm for seaming and leave the seaming area unprinted. It helps stretch the membrane tightly during the welding operation. Seaming of PE membranes printed on HP UV printers was recently demonstrated in Delhi in presence of a number of leading printers from all over India. It is now clear that PE membrane can be seamed without losing the necessary strength and visual appearance. Chennai-headquartered LIPI Polymers now opens branches in Ahmedabad, Pune, Bangalore and New Delhi to benefit its customers nationwide.
Optimism in China’s vehicle wrapping segment is being observed as Shanghai’s first personalised car wrapping service has just opened with support from Avery Dennison’s Graphics & Reflective Products Division. The car wrapping centre called Shanghai Star Touch leverages Avery Dennison’s advanced pressure-sensitive materials and application techniques to personalise private vehicles with professionally finished graphic ‘wraps’.
With the technical and marketing support of Avery Dennison, a world leader in self-adhesive and specialty media, Shanghai Star Touch aims to create a unique service to meet the real and growing needs in the country’s vehicle wrapping market. Avery Dennison worked closely with Star Touch as it designed and developed the latter’s innovative new business concept, providing application training and product support for diverse car wrapping services.
Services available at Shanghai Star Touch includes ‘colour change’, which can be done using high-quality conformable pressure-sensitive films that provide long-term colour durability and withstand harsh outdoor conditions; ‘paint protection’ by using unique clear or colour pressure-sensitive films for maximum paint protection; and ‘personalised decoration’ conducted with the help of digital printable pressure-sensitive films offering colourful graphics to meet consumers’ individual needs.
Photographs of ‘the forgotten city’ printed using HP Designjet Z2100
Hewlett-Packard, the leader in digital printing portfolio, supported Baroda-based well known photographer Rahul Gajjar‘s photography exhibition showcasing the majestic beauty of Champaner city. The photo exhibition titled ‘Champaner-Pavagadh-The Forgotten City’ was held in Mumbai recently, exhibiting the photographs printed on HP Designjet Z2100 – photo printer which is every photographer’s delight!
Rahul Gajjar-one of the most famous digital artists we have in India today, works out of a well-equipped studio in Baroda. His speciality is black & white photography for which he uses HP’s large format printer Z2100 to achieve as realistic prints as the sight.
‘Champaner-Pavagadh-The Forgotten City’ is a series of black & white pictures printed with the HP Designjet Z2100 photo printer series. HP’s photography printing expertise ensured that the colour, texture and light have been replicated exactly from Rahul’s lens on to the paper as it also enables easy calibration and profiling with its embedded spectrophotometer and also delivers great ink efficiency,” commented Puneet Chadha, director – graphics solutions business, HP Imaging & Printing Group, adding, “Our association with Rahul for the exhibition is a natural next step to further strengthen HP’s commitment towards the photography segment.”
Strengthening the company’s overall market vigour across the Asian region, Hideyuki Kaiuchi, director of Roland Japan recently paid an historic visit to India to inaugurate a creativity centre set up by Apsom Infotex Limited, New Delhi. The maiden visit of Hideyuki was companied by Keita Yamasaki, chief, International Sales Department, Roland DG Corporation, Shizouza-ken, Japan. A team of dignitaries from Apsom welcoming the visiting industry leader consisted of M S Dadu, director, Apsom Infotex and others present at the inauguration session.
On a move that reinforces Roland DGA’s strong affiliation with other Roland training and education centers worldwide, Roland University has been renamed Roland Academy. More than a decade back Roland DGA pioneered the concept of offering advanced end user and dealer training to businesses throughout the Americas. Following success, the concept quickly took off internationally and now Roland training programs are available to customers around the world. Roland Academy provides a variety of workshops, webinars and videos featuring instruction by industry experts on Roland equipment, software and supplies.
Tucked away in a cosy corner of beautifully developed Greater Noida in NCR is VD Signages Pvt Ltd, a signage major whose presence in the north Indian market is relatively young but robustly tapping business across the region. Remoteness doesn’t deter corporate players rushing to this company because it attracts clients by considerably offering the finest ever outputs. And, a visit to VD Signages would surely be impressed with greet from its well-designed colossal set up housing an unbeatable state-of-the-art ‘green’ production facility.
Quality and efficiency is the mainstay of business at VD Signages where ‘green’ finds its room to plunge the company into the eco-friendly trend developing all over the world. “We adopt green concept in our infrastructure to minimise adverse impacts on human health and its negative effects on environment,” says Pankaj Yadav of VD Signages. He further mentions that VD Signages has an objective to promote degradability, reusability and recyclability of materials. Environment-friendly UV portfolio of the company consists of Matan Barak 5, Matan Barak 3, NUR Tempo and others installed in its spaciously designed 35,000 sq ft colossal facility staffing around 40 professionals to churn out 2,00,000 sq ft of prints per day.
Leading corporate giants from sectors like telecommunication, automobile, white goods manufacturing, garment, etc form the company’s long list of clients. “We constantly go to tap new clients from other sectors,” tells Pankaj adding that the company’s next step incursion will be in the retail sector.
Over the years since its inception, VD Signages has been sharpening its professional attitude to extract maximum mileage for clients at minimum possible cost. Of course, tremendous growth achieved by the wide-format digital printing industry in north India over the last 3-4 years surprises many outdoor signage veterans and media pundits.
“Our single focus is to continually understand the customers’ needs and gradual value-addition in our infrastructure to address the clients’ requirements,” remarks Pankaj who believes in collective encapsulation of experience, reliability and real commitment to the quality.
Newest line of products and technologies from a multitude of 1,400 international and domestic exhibitors took the centre stage by casting an overall spell of attraction during the recent APPPEXPO 2010 (18th Shanghai International Ad & Sign Technology & Equipment Exhibition) held successfully from July 07-10 at Shanghai New International Expo Center, China. Among the other events held concurrently with the mega expo was China (Shanghai) International LED Industrial Technology Expo & LED Luminary and City Lighting Exhibition.
Exhibitors during the four-day APPPEXPO 2010 promoted their ideas, products and services to end-users and buyers with the establishment of new business relationship with them. In order to enhance the professional degree of the expo, the exhibition floor was reasonably and scientifically divided into different halls, categorically naming as international, printing and engraving, sign and printing materials, LED lighting, printing and packaging machinery, etc. The adjustment was designed with an attempt to provide more convenience and directions to the professional buyers.
There was a record of numerous overseas and local buyers and visitors attending the expo. Vigorous visitors’ traffic made the expo rather dynamic and most of them indicated that the fair this year is more professional than before. APPPEXPO crafted more of a splendid stage for the exhibitors in a way that it could impressively present machineries and materials to international buyers. Major overseas players whose innovative showcases enthralled visitors at the expo included Hewlett Packard (HP), 3M, Mimaki, Agfa Jeti, INX Digital, Spectra, Dimatix Fujifilm, Mutoh, Vutek, AT Inks, Epson, MacTac, etc.
APPPEXPO 2010 comparatively caught on a new stance this year, positioning better than the past editions. This exhibition nudged the Chinese signage industry to leap towards broader internationalisation, by letting the country surge to compete with global giant enterprises.
China (Shanghai) International LED Industrial Technology Expo & LED Luminary and City Lighting Exhibition showcasing current capacity of China’s lighting industry was executed under the theme of ‘building green lighting and low-carbon life’. Highlighting the responsibility of future saving and reduction of power consumption, the expo showcased a future vision of a whole chain of LED lights, display screen and the upstream LED chips manufactured in the country.
Every exhibitor’s expectation at the end of the explicated APPPEXPO bringing more excitement and progress in its 2011 edition was fulfilled.
Being one among the first players competent with direct print capabilities on glass, acrylic, polycarbonates, ACP, etc with a five-year warranty, Hyderabad-based Macromedia Digital Imaging Private Limited eventually happened to be the first ‘UVi Glass Printing Solution Provider’ in India. The company is equipped with a line of high-end printers like HP FB 6100 and HP FB 2750, mirroring a tremendous provision of innovative signage.
Tying up with UVi Glass Pte Ltd, a Malaysian company known widely for a range of decorative glass over the last 30 years, Macromedia Digital achieves an opportunity to innovatively utilise UVi glasses and other rigid materials to design unique interior graphics. UVi materials have developed special treatment/coating for glass where fastening of inks is much better and products are warranted for five years. “We have personally evaluated and tested the UVi products where results are quite satisfactory,” proclaims Ramakrishna P Musunur, director, Macromedia Digital.
“With its innovative and unique full-colour printing technology, UVi glass has an exciting platform for clarity with any image of the customer’s choice or imagination that allows freedom to express one’s individuality, personality and lifestyle at their offices, home surroundings or others,” says Ramakrishna.
UVi Glass tiles and panels are strong, durable and impervious to harmful substances. As such glass tiles can be substituted for ceramic and natural stone products, UVi products cannot be breached by any liquid so that they are ideal for places that get wet often such as kitchen and bathroom. UVi Glass tiles and panels can withstand normal fluctuations in temperature and humidity as it may be used even in heated areas like saunas and steam rooms.
Now that the presence of UVi products in India is only through Macromedia Digital, UVi Glass however plans to have two more UVi Glass Printer Solution Providers in the country.
And for Macromedia, its business with UVi Glass is going to be taking it to pan India level soon.