Lisco shows Gongzheng printers at Media Expo

Eco-solvent inks for in-shop and outdoor branding

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Yatinsingh Vaghela founder of Lisco showcasing the Gongzheng digital printer at Media Expo 2021. photo IPP

Established in 2018, Lisco, based in Ahmedabad, is a newish venture of Scorpio Techburst. However, its founder and managing director Yatinsingh Vaghela has more than 15 years of experience in manufacturing and supplying solvent-based large format digital printers. As a digital print and technology proponent, Lisco supplies a wide range of applications, consumables, accessories, and linked technologies including Gongzheng’s latest technology and output equipment. It is an authorized distributor of Gongzheng solvent printers, eco-solvent printers, UV flatbed printers, UV roll to roll printers, UV hybrid printers, spare parts, print heads, and inks. 

 

On the show floor at Media Expo 2021 at Greater Noida, Lisco showcased six Gongzheng high-speed eco-solvent printer models, technology-driven indoor and outdoor signage machines, and digital printers for entry and industrial levels. Vaghela said, “The Media Expo is always a great place to exhibit and meet industry peers and end-users. Media Expo is a fantastic expo that is #1 in the signage industry.”

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Among the inkjet printers shown, there was one device for outdoor printing with a maximum speed of 3,500 square feet an hour. Among the UV printers shown, there was one with a top speed of 1,200 square feet per hour. The printheads used in the Gongzheng inkjet printers are sourced from Starfire, Polaris, and Panasonic. With the environment and consumer safety in mind, Lisco supplies printers that use eco-solvent inks, and it claims that even its UV inks used primarily for in-shop are eco-friendly.

 

On the company’s expansion plans Vaghela said, “We are planning to add textile printing machines, direct-to-garment printing solutions so that a different type of material range should also be there for Lisco and its potential customers.”

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