Color-Logic certifies Ecofoil Digital on Ricoh Pro 7200sx series presses

Ecofoil Digital offers the potential opportunity to use the Color-Logic process

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Ricoh Pro 7200sx series presses
Ricoh Pro 7200sx series presses. Photo Ricoh

Color-Logic has announced the certification of Ecofoil Digital, a new substrate currently offered only in Europe for use on Ricoh Pro 7200sx series presses with white ink. Describing the certification, Mark Geeves, Color-Logic director of sales and marketing, said: “Ecofoil Digital is an exciting new substrate developed specifically for the digital market. At the moment, Ecofoil Digital is available for the Ricoh Pro 7200sx Series presses in SRA3 260gsm GC1, however additional weights including 300gsm SBS, 300gsm Silk/Gloss, and two self-adhesives grades are expected very soon to service the commercial packaging and labels markets.”

“For European printers, Ecofoil Digital provides an economical alternative to traditional metallic substrates and offers the potential opportunity to use the Color-Logic process in several applications beyond traditional lithography,” he added. Ecofoil Digital is exclusively available from Denmaur Paper Media (www.denmaur.com). For more information about Ecofoil Digital, turn to www.ecofoil.org.uk.

Color-Logic working on special effect printing applications

Color-Logic develops color communication systems and software toolsets for a variety of special effect printing applications. It provides brand owners, product managers, corporations, and their advertising agencies the ability to differentiate themselves and their clients with a simple print production process that yields dramatic results. 

The company decorative effects utilize the existing workflows of printers and designers, yielding dynamic results without the use of special equipment. It also supports the value of print and works with designers and printers to enhance their printed media. For more information, visit www.color-logic.com or call +1-513-258-0047.

 

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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