Pune-based Ganesh Printers recently began digital printing with the commissioning of a brand-new Canon imagePRESS C710 production printer. The decade-old print service provider offered offset printing services till early this month while the digital print work was outsourced. Ganesh Printers has a Swift 4-color offset press on the offset printing side.
“Over the years we saw print run lengths were shortening. Since it was becoming unviable to use the offset press, all the short-run jobs were outsourced to a third party. Earlier this year, we thought it was time for us to get a digital press to serve our customers better. Not only could we service the customer needs better, but we could also produce the work faster,” Kalyan Maid, owner of Ganesh Printers, said.
Maid said that his first experience of the imagePRESS C710 was at the printer where he was outsourcing the digital print jobs. “I saw that the press offered great quality, and I was impressed with the technology on offer.”
The imagePRESS C710 can print at speeds of 70 pages per minute with a combined resolution of 2,400 dpi x 2,400 dpi. It can handle a variety of paper stocks such as plain, heavy, coated, and specialty, and from A4 to 13 x 51-inches in sheet size. In addition to its EFI Fiery G250 kit, the digital press also comes with the option of having an IPR kit for printers who want a more economical option. Ganesh Printers, however, opted for the EFI Fiery kit and a paper deck.
Maid is optimistic that he will soon be able to print about 1,000 impressions daily. Ganesh Printers prints items such as visiting cards, invitation cards, brochures, and leaflets. In addition to offset and digital printing services, Ganesh Printers also offers flex signage printing services for which he utilizes a Konica Minolta 512 printer.
Pre-lockdown levels expected by November
During the early phases of the lockdown, Ganesh Printers was not operational. However, since the first phase of unlocking, it has seen workload increase gradually. Maid expects business to get back to pre-lockdown levels in a couple of months.
“Many businesses have opened up in July and August, and we see an increase in demand for print, but the cash business is still low, and customers want credit. I think things should get back to pre-lockdown levels by November,” he says.
Kalyan Maid, owner of Ganesh Printers with Canon imagePRESS C710