Colorjet’s Vulcan Prime UV RTR printer at Media Expo 2021

3E designed printers – economic, efficient and ecological

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Smarth Bansal, general manager of Colorjet showcases its new launch Vulcan Prime at the companies stand at Media Expo in Greater Noida. photo IPP

Established in 1995, ColorJet is the Noida-based manufacturer of digital inkjet wide format signage printers and more recently, digital textile printers. Recognized by the government’s Department of Science and Technology, the company’s develop projects have brought many innovative printers to the market. Over the past 96 months, ColorJet has released 15 new products based on its 3E design philosophy – Economic, Efficient, and Ecological.

Indian Printer and Publisher met with Smarth Bansal, general manager of Colorjet, at Media Expo 2021 from 18 to 20 November in Greater Noida. We asked about the company’s experience at the exhibition, the first after the Covid-19 pandemic and about the technology-driven printers displayed at its stand.

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Colorjet Stand at the Media Expo2021. photo IPP

Bansal said, “After the pandemic situation, we are very excited to be here at the exhibition. The visitor footfall is enormous, and we can find genuine buyers with a smiling face.” He showed us and spoke about the machines displayed, the Vulcan Prime 1.6 meter wide UV roll-to-roll printer and the SoniQ HQ Plus 3.2 meter wide ultra-high quality eco-solvent printer using the printhead of Konica Minolta and Ricoh.

Colorjet’s USP for digital printers

The USP of the Vulcan Prime and SoniQ HQ Plus printers is that they are dual-use devices for producing output for the signage and interior design industries. They can print at up to 2,400 dpi resolution with UV inks and curing to ensure immediate drying and snipping production time. Camouflage printing technology for next-generation signage was developed using a combination of ColorJet UV printing machines with advanced print head technology, UV curable inks, and a unique printer controller software.

The SoniQ HQ Plus eco-solvent printer is claimed by Colorjet to be an excellent blend for indoor and outdoor signage output solutions. It works at high speed of 915 square feet an hour and supports a 4-color CMYK option. It is also an excellent solution for a large variety of eco-solvent applications, including canvas, fabric, PVC banners, self-adhesive vinyl and window films.

As Colorjet has been in the wide format industry for the past 25 years and manufacturing digital printers for a long time, its machines are precision engineered and rugged so that they can last for ten years. With the used of color management the color output of the company’s printers has a large color gamut and generally shows good images with photo-realism. The company is planning to expand its range of printers for extending its applications and to build more printers with higher speeds and in a larger choice of sizes.

Bansal concluded our conversation by giving a message to the show visitors, “This is the right time for the industry to open up. As many changes have taken place due to the pandemic situation, the business owners are planning to be a part of the economic recovery by examining the technological advancements on show and to align their investments with future business prospects as the economy recovers.”

In 2024, we are looking at full recovery and growth-led investment in Indian printing

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India is a large and tough terrain and while its book publishing and commercial printing industry have recovered and are increasingly embracing digital print, the Indian newspaper industry continues to recover its credibility and circulation. The signage industry is also recovering and new technologies and audiences such as digital 3D additive printing, digital textiles, and industrial printing are coming onto our pages. Diversification is a fact of life for our readers and like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

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