Arrow Digital’s latest installation at Caterpillar Signs

Installs EFI Pro 32r+ UV LED roll-to-roll printer

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Arrow Digital installs EFI Pro 32r+ UV LED roll-to-roll printer at Caterpillar Signs, Ahmedabad. Photo Arrow Digital

Arrow Digital announce its latest installation at Caterpillar Signs. Nishant Shah, chief executive officer at Caterpillar, adds that our attraction towards EFI printers has made us add a series of them to our facility. We have a range of printers from Arrow, as they have always given us the confidence to invest in many projects and segments over the years. All our printers are humming day and night without major downtimes. Moreover, the speed and quality you get from an EFI printer are unmatched by any of the other technologies in the Market. With Arrow it has been years of working together, and with each new technology, the relationship strengthens further.

Sam Patel, chief executive officer and managing director at Arrow Digital, adds, that Caterpillar is one of the leading companies in signage and serves a wide spectrum of international clientele. Quality, on-demand production and meeting tough deadlines are the key. With EFI printers have always met these strict deadlines with ease. This new addition will bolster their roll-to-roll jobs and will save a lot of time while printing great quality with the new grayscale printheads while saving energy and print costs against competition or even replacing latex or eco-solvent prints, all while having GreenGuard certification.

Sam adds, this cutting edge all in one UV roll-to-roll UV LED printer is a 3.2 meters wide, designed to be more competitive, profitable and highly economical. This production level UV LED printer prints with four colors plus optional white ink or optional clear ink to offer a great profit opportunity. EFI Pro 32r+ has a brilliantly designed cool cure LED technology to deliver productivity with less power consumption. With this, you can enhance the profit opportunity while offering additional premium margin jobs. This helps in reducing operating costs along with lowering the environmental impact.

The EFI Pro 32r+ is Greenguard Gold & RoHS Certified, making it safe to use for indoor applications and contributing to green technology. The EFI Pro 32r+ is backed by a 3M MCS warranty, opening new opportunities and guaranteed quality and outdoor durability on fleet and vehicle graphics and many other applications.

The EFI Pro 32r+ is an ideal solution for printing billboards, building wraps, POP, exhibition graphics, fleet graphics, window graphics and much more. It produces premium applications such as 5 layer printing. These applications are unmatched by any technology in its class.

It ratchets up your capabilities with a blazing speed of 2756 square feet per hour. The ultradrop 7pl gives your print a high definition quality and makes it look flawless. The Pro 32r+ is backed up with a variety of value-added options such as automatic backlit, automatic blockout, Y slitters, media saving wizard and many more. The EFI Pro 32r+ is a complete game-changer with all these features.

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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