Rajkot Color Lab installs Canon imagePRESS C710 digital press

The press was commissioned in early-June

Mahesh Desai - proprietor of Rajkot Color lab

Rajkot Color Lab, one of the oldest digital print service providers in the city of Rajkot, recently commissioned a brand-new Canon imagePRESS C710 digital production printer. The press comes with the latest EFI Fiery G250 kit, EFI ES-2000 spectrophotometer, POD decklite, copy output tray, and a stack bypass tray. The press was supplied by Innova Systems India who is exclusive channel partners for Canon digital presses in Gujarat.

“We commissioned the press in the first week of June, immediately after we reopened post the easing of lockdown. We were familiar with the quality of Canon presses as well as the company’s after-sales service. As a result, we did not hesitate in buying the imagePRESS C710. The best part of the press is its color registration, it is really excellent,” says Mahesh Desai, the proprietor of Rajkot Color lab.

The imagePRESS C710 can print at the speed of 70 pages per minute with a resolution of 2,400 dpi x 2,400 dpi. It can handle a variety of paper stocks such as plain, heavy, coated and specialty, from A4 to 13X51-inch size. In addition to the EFI Fiery G250 kit, the printer also comes with the option of having an IPR kit for printers who want a more economical option.

In addition to offering commercial printing services, Rajkot Color Lab also does wide format printing. It also offers framing services and ships framed photos and paintings to customers across India. Iskon is among its major customers. The photos and painting that it supplies are a mix of printed and handmade ones.

Recovery by August-end

Like most of the printers across the country, Rajkot Color Lab was completely unoperational during the lockdown that was imposed on 25 March to contain the spread of Covid-19. Although things have begun to open up in Rajkot, according to Desai, there is still time before things get back to normal.

“We have started seeing some businesses open and therefore demand for print services is also picking up. However, I feel there is still time before things come back to normal. My assessment is that we should be back to pre-lockdown levels by the end of August,” Desai argues.

Big focus on staff and customer safety

It is becoming apparent that businesses are changing the way they run their operations during these times of pandemic. Rajkot Color Lab is giving utmost importance to the safety of its staff and customers. The number of staff present at the store has been reduced. It has become mandatory for staff as well as customers to wear a mask while being inside the shop premises. Overcrowding is also being discouraged.

“For us the safety of our staff and customers is most important. That is why we have taken all the required precautions. This is the new normal and I feel we will continue work like this in the near future,” concludes Desai.

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Shardul Sharma
Correspondent-Mumbai Shardul has been working and editorially contributing to both Indian Printer and Publisher and Packaging South Asia since 2011, covering the western regions of India. He has extensively covered variety of verticals in both printing and packaging industries. On personal front, he has keen interest in sports and music.


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