DD Enterprises installs 100ppm Canon imagePRESS C10000VP

Rising demand for high volume printing in Lucknow

Daya Joshi and Dinesh Joshi of DD Enterprises with the newly installed iPR C10000VP in Lucknow. Photo: IPP

On 24 February 2017, Lucknow-based DD Enterprises (formerly known as Crest Office Automation), installed a Canon imagePRESS C10000VP with a B4000 front end controller based on the new Fiery FS200 platform. The new high-end press from Canon replaces the company’s two-year old imagePRESS 700 installed in January 2015. “I wanted to upgrade and keep pace with the growing market, and for that the iPR C10000 was the best available option for me,” said Dinesh Joshi, owner, DD Enterprises. For Canon, this is its first iPR C10000VP press in the state capital, Lucknow. Moreover it was the 29th installation in the country since its launch in December 2015.

The iPR C10000VP is Canon’s first 100 ppm digital press which has the ability to produce consistent high quality prints on textured media. According to the company, the press is the strongest digital-color production-printer Canon India has ever offered. The new press was inaugurated at DD Enterprises in the presence of Puneet Datta, director of professional printing products (PPP), Canon India.

“I want to provide something different to my customers in terms of quality while at the same time increase my market share. I am looking forward to have a market share of about 25 to 30% in Lucknow,” said Joshi. “With this press, I can think of coming up with finished products. Also, going down the line, I want to try for the packaging printing segment too. And this press with all its modern features fits well into that plan of my mine.” With the new press running, Joshi targets a print volume to 125,000 sheets per month against his current print volume of around 25,000 to 30,000 sheets per month.

The imagePRESS C10000VP with 2400 x 2440 dpi resolution offers a choice of new front end controllers based on the EFI Fiery FS200 Pro Platform which streamlines the workflow with intuitive operation that can help maximize up-time with automated calibration. The press has media handling capabilities from 60 gsm to 350 gsm. Designed to meet the increasing demand from both commercial and in-house print service providers (PSPs) for higher production volumes without compromising on quality the press is aimed at commercial printers, production hubs, direct mail and transaction print service providers.

Expressing his views on the increasing market demand for the iPR C10000VP, Puneet Datta said, “At Canon, we believe that technological innovations are key to drawing a parallel between market demands and trends. Leading in innovation, we are delighted to support our customers with newer technologies and keep them at pace with global printing practices. The imagePRESS VP is one such product that has redefined the medium and high volume digital printing segment in the country. Heading a formidable line-up, the imagePRESS C10000VP has been instrumental in allowing our customers to exploit the growth in the color production market. It is ideal both for existing customers who have grown their print volumes with the imagePRESS series and are now looking for the next step in high quality color productivity, as well as for other customers who want to take advantage of the changing market demands.” 

“This launch in Lucknow today is one step ahead for us in the direction of increased customer outreach. Focused on deeper regional penetration, we envision digitally empowering wider geographies of the country, by expanding our reach and making our products and solutions available in over 100 cities in the next 3-4 years.”

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