Green printing solutions from Colorjet at Media Expo Mumbai 2018

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Green was the theme at Colorjet’s Media Expo stand

Colorjet, a well known manufacturer of inkjet digital printers, showcased its solutions based on the theme of green printing at the recently concluded Media Expo Mumbai 2018. The company showed multiple solutions that focused on environment-friendly printing solutions.

“We have shown entry-level green printing solutions as well as advanced solutions for printers who want to further expand their green printing segment. We want to tell the industry that we have green printing solutions for all segments,” says Smarth Bansal, senior product manager, Colorjet India Ltd.

The various green digital printing solutions on display at Media Expo included the VULCAN, which is the first UV roll to roll printing machine and uses Zero VOC UV inks. The VULCAN is equipped with Kyocera printhead, with the capability to deliver prints at very high printing quality and speed.

Another printer on display was the SOFTJET GRAND, which prints with aqueous water based inks. A 3.2-meter wide printer, the SOFTJET GRAND is efficiently optimized to replace PVC-based media completely. It easily prints on polyester-based fabrics, which can be recycled and uses environment-friendly aqueous based inks, an essential, to achieve goals of green printing.

Another model, the POLO HQ, prints with ROHS eco-solvent inks and has been developed with proprietary GreenTech technology.  GreenTech enables the POLO HQ to print with environment-friendly eco-solvent inks and ensures low chemical emissions to reduce environmental and health hazards.

Additionally, ColorJet also showcased their regular range of digital printers like the IRISJET PRO, the AURAJET, equipped with Xaar technology and the VERVE MINI.

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