Hansaprint’s Ricoh Pro VC60000

Printing Financial Times, International New York Times in Turenki, Finland

The Ricoh Pro VC60000’s versatility, performance and consistency allows it to take advantage of many market opportunities including that of newspaper production

Hansaprint, a leading innovative printing house in the Nordic region and part of the TS Group, is printing two of the world’s most prestigious high quality newspapers after ordering the first Ricoh Pro VC60000 continuous feed production inkjet platform in the world in 2014.

The Financial Times (FT) and the International New York Times (INYT) for readers in Finland are now printed by Hansaprint in Turenki, Finland. Hansaprint’s unit director, Jukka Saariluoma says, “All of the pieces slotted into place for printing of the newspapers in Finland will begin.”

Peter Slaughter, chief production officer for the Financial Times, believes that the printed newspaper will remain a powerful force and says that the publication has received a good response to the new distribution schedule enabled by digitally printing the newspaper enabling newspapers to be in the hands of readers by 7 a.m.

Benoit Chatelard, vice president, production printing, Ricoh Europe, says, “Hansaprint has a diverse portfolio of solutions and services, and the Pro VC60000 has helped them expand this even further.”

The Turenki printing site produces the Financial Times and INYT newspapers for distribution in Finland. Some of the newspapers are sent to retailers, while others are distributed to hotels and companies such as Finnair. The newspapers are printed in the evening and overnight in Finland so readers receive newspapers first thing in the morning.

Hansaprint uses its two Pro VC60000 presses to also produce loyalty programme materials, direct mail, transactional mail and books and Saariluoma predicts a significant shift of volumes to inkjet from both offset and toner printing.

In 2024, we are looking at full recovery and growth-led investment in Indian printing

Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and multi-channel IPPGroup. It created the category of privately owned B2B print magazines in the country. And by its diversification in packaging, (Packaging South Asia), food processing and packaging (IndiFoodBev) and health and medical supply chain and packaging (HealthTekPak), and its community activities in training, research, and conferences (Ipp Services, Training and Research) the organization continues to create platforms that demonstrate the need for quality information, data, technology insights and events.

India is a large and tough terrain and while its book publishing and commercial printing industry have recovered and are increasingly embracing digital print, the Indian newspaper industry continues to recover its credibility and circulation. The signage industry is also recovering and new technologies and audiences such as digital 3D additive printing, digital textiles, and industrial printing are coming onto our pages. Diversification is a fact of life for our readers and like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

India is one of the fastest growing economies in nominal and real terms – in a region poised for the highest change in year to year expenditure in printing equipment and consumables. Our 2024 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock – to emphasize your visibility and relevance to your customers and turn potential markets into conversations.

– Naresh Khanna

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