New Delhi’s Dharam Digital Press installs Canon imagePress C10010VP

Company strengthens foothold in North India

New Delhi’s Dharam Digital Press installs Canon imagePress C10010VP
Manabu Yamazaki, President and chief executive officer, Canon India, Puneet Datta, senior director-PPP, Canon India and Virendra Kasana, owner of Dharam Digital Press, installing imagePress C10010 VP

Canon India has announced the first installation of its newly launched products- imagePress C10010VP in New Delhi at Dharam Digital Press. The imagePress C10010VP was inaugurated and installed in the presence of Manabu Yamazaki, president and chief executive officer of Canon India, and Puneet Datta, senior director, professional printing products Canon India.

“We are confident that the first installation of our product- imagePress C10010VP in Delhi, will help us strengthen our foothold in North India and in supporting our customers with – enhanced productivity, higher revenue, and advanced media versatility,” Yamazaki said. 

“We want to enable our customers to adapt to the evolving industry landscape and expand their business propositions. The imagePress C10010VP series is bundled with the latest innovation and technology, catering to varied segments and perfectly addressing their need for higher quality, higher speeds, and higher reliability,” Datta said. 

Canon’s association with Dharam Digital Press started back in 2011 with the installation of the first Canon imagePress machine.  

“We are delighted to be associated with Canon for ten years now, and this relationship has grown stronger and deeper with more Canon installations. The same can be attributed to the timely service support from Team Canon, excellent print quality, and perfect registration of Canon imagePress Engines, resulting in an extremely positive response from our end customers. We are extremely proud to say that Print Volume of Dharam Group is in a range of 25-30 lakh prints a month, with continuous support from team Canon,” Virendra Kasana, owner at Dharam Digital Press, said. 

Canon imagePress series is built on proven and reliable technology 

The new Canon imagePress C10010VP series is built on a proven and reliable technology platform with enhanced automation and extensive media-handling capabilities and sets new standards in productivity, application diversity, and quality. 

It is engineered to support various printing operations in diverse production business environments. Equipped to support multiple types of synthetic media, the imagePress C10010VP series provides print providers with the capacity to expand their offerings in the market.

Canon imagePress C10010VP Engine powered by EFI Fiery B6000 V2 DFE is targeted for high-volume production environments. The FS400 Pro platform offers several features to boost color and image quality, increase productivity, and optimize production. 

Fiery Edge color profiling technology delivers out-of-the-box color and does quality enhancements. Fiery Job Expert is a built-in feature to achieve optimal print output and EFI IQ – a suite of cloud applications to add intelligence to your print business. Its built-in imposition feature supports the ability to impose various POD and VDP applications easily, and the whole process can be automated.

The printer offers 400 grams square meter paper support and 330 x 762millimeter auto duplex printing. It is equipped with innovative technologies which will ensure a higher number of prints on a long-term basis. The printer comes with 2400 x 2400 dpi resolution. 



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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