Graphics One launches two new dye-sub solutions

Ultra-high-resolution imaging at an unmatched speed

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Two new GO Dye-Sub printers bundled with design software

Graphics One announced the imminent launch of two new desktop dye-sub solutions, the GO ET-2720 DS (dye-sub) sized 8.5”x 14” and the GO ET-15000 DS, sized 13”x 19”. Featuring printer technology launched this year, the systems include printers with Wi-Fi, inks, media, design software and warranty support along with a variety of accessories which position these units as the easiest, most user-friendly desktop dye-sub printers available. Further, both printers are both cotton and polyester dye-sub capable out of the box.

GO’s new dye-sub printers offer the latest print head technology with ultra-high-resolution imaging at speeds unmatched in the industry. Featuring dye-sub ink manufactured in the Silicon Valley by Prism Inks, the vibrant colors and unrivaled deep blacks provide one of the largest color gamuts available.

According to Amir Ajanee, managing partner, Graphics One, “Our first objective was to provide a complete turnkey solution so that anyone who would like to initiate dye-sub production would find it very simple to get started. We have developed a fully featured software capability that allows users of smartphones, tablets, PCs, or Macintoshes to start using the system immediately.

“This innovative software bundle includes design software, access to over 140 million downloadable images, more than 30,000 templates for blanks, links to social media sites, online collaboration, and an unparalleled support network. Additionally, our dye-sub to cotton Fuze liquid uses a simple “Spray and Press” method that opens the way for users to image both cotton and polyester using our GO SubliMate dye-sub ink and paper.”

Ajanee stated further, “We are expecting the home market for sublimation to increase exponentially due to the economic situation. We have developed a complete simple to use systems and are hopeful that our initiative will be helpful to many of those who will be starting home-based dye-sub businesses.”

The GO ET-2720 DS and GO ET-15000 DS dye-sub printing systems will start shipping in June and will have a list pricing of $599 for the 8.5” x 11” size and $1,199 for the 13” x 19” size. The printers will be available via the extensive Graphics One distribution network.

2023 promises an interesting ride for print in India

Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and multi-channel IPPGroup. While the print and packaging industries have been resilient in the past 33 months since the pandemic lockdown of 25 March 2020, the commercial printing and newspaper industries have yet to recover their pre-Covid trajectory.

The fragmented commercial printing industry faces substantial challenges as does the newspaper industry. While digital short-run printing and the signage industry seem to be recovering a bit faster, ultimately their growth will also be moderated by the progress of the overall economy. On the other hand book printing exports are doing well but they too face several supply-chain and logistics challenges.

The price of publication papers including newsprint has been high in the past year while availability is diminished by several mills shutting down their publication paper and newsprint machines in the past four years. Indian paper mills are also exporting many types of paper and have raised prices for Indian printers. To some extent, this has helped in the recovery of the digital printing industry with its on-demand short-run and low-wastage paradigm.

Ultimately digital print and other digital channels 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. For instance, there is no alternative to a rise in textbook consumption but this segment will only reach normality in the next financial year beginning on 1 April 2023.

Thus while the new normal is a moving target and many commercial printers look to diversification, we believe that our target audiences may shift and change. Like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

Our 2023 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock and reconnect with your potential markets and customers. Print is the glue for the growth of liberal education, new industry, and an emerging economy. We seek your participation in what promises to be an interesting ride.

– Naresh Khanna

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