Goregaon printer adds another Canon digital press

Rising digital print volumes in Goregaon

Dharmik Karia, proprietor and Sandesh Jadhav, manager of Jumbo Xerox with the new canon press
Dharmik Karia, proprietor and Sandesh Jadhav, manager of Jumbo Xerox with the new canon press

Goregaon-based Jumbo Xerox has installed another brand-new Canon color digital production printer recently. The print service provider already owns a Canon imagePRESS C800 on its shop floor before it opted for a brand-new Canon imagePRESS C850, which was installed in the last week of June. Jumbo Xerox also has a Canon imageRUNNER Advance digital press and a Canon Oce Plotwave 345 plotter. In terms of its overall business, digital commercial printing constitutes 50% while the plotting segment makes up the remaining 50%.

“We bought our first digital press from Canon almost four years back. Since then we have not faced any major issues. We have lost very few work hours due to machine downtime. In addition to this, the print quality of Canon is very good,” says Dharmik Karia, proprietor of Jumbo Xerox. Strategically located near the Goregaon station, the print service provider offers solutions such as printing of business cards, letterheads, brochures, booklet printing, CAD plotting and stickers, among others to both retail as well as corporate customers.

According to Karia, Canon imagePRESS C850 press’ biggest advantage is that it can print duplex jobs with highly accurate front-to-back registration. “Our volumes were growing and so we needed another production press. We did not want our customers to wait to get their job done. In such competitive times, you cannot afford to do that,” says Karia. Also, Jumbo Xerox’s customers were extremely satisfied with the quality offered by Canon presses. “The color consistency, print quality, flexibility of media and the new Fiery G200 are some of the salient features of the press. We would be employing the C850 mainly for large quantity jobs,” Karia shares.

Canon imagePRESS series consists of ImagePRESS C650, ImagePRESS C750 and ImagePRESS C850 production printers. In terms of speed, the C650, C750 and C850 can print 65, 75 and 85 pages per minute respectively with a resolution of 2400 x 2400 dpi.

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The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

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