Arrow Digital open demos for Canon Colorado 1650 UVgel printer

Arrow's expansion enhances its portfolio of a roll to roll printers

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Arrow Digital open demos for Canon Colorado 1650 UV gel printer at Ahmedabad demo center. Photo Arrow Digital

Arrow Digital with the installation of Canon Colorado 1650 at their experience centre in Ahmedabad. The Arrow demo centre takes digital printing/finishing to a new level and always leads the industry with many new technologies/applications.

Patel, managing director and chief executive officer, Arrow Digital adds, that this new expansion enhances our portfolio of roll-to-roll Printers. The Canon Colorado is an all-rounder impressive performer and standout choice for virtually all wide-format printing applications. It proved to be a true workhorse, demonstrating high speeds in all test scenarios and is found to be three times faster than the competitive average across each quality mode tested. In addition to its speed, the printer’s automatic maintenance, user-replaceable components and on-the-fly ink replacement features were all recognized as contributing factors to its increased uptime and faster turnarounds.

The Canon’s FLXfinish curing technology makes it easy to produce both gloss and matte finishes without the need to change inks or media. The FLXfinish also enhances the printer’s handling of porous materials such as soft signage and uncoated media because its UVgel technology ensures that each ink droplet is immediately fixed on the media, allowing for highly controlled dot gain and more precise image quality.

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The Canon Colorado is designed for sign makers, print service providers and in-house printers, which need superior print quality of 1,800 dpi with a highly durable, odorless and instantly dry finish on almost any media for unlimited applications. In its fastest print mode, which is ideal for applications such as outdoor banners and billboards. Canon Colorado Series, you can produce designer wallpapers, stunning decals, or luxurious front and backlits that make people stop and take notice while meeting tight deadlines with a low cost of ownership. The home décor and other wallpaper markets are growing rapidly and clients. Designers, interior decorators and architects are demanding innovative, green and great looking products and designs. This will bring the experience in-house for a lot of them with our wallpaper factory synchronized with the inline finisher from Fotoba.

Patel adds, along with transforming technologies, the demo room has an integrated ‘Green Theme’ promoting environment-friendly products. The Arrow’s demo center is always flooded with the latest technologies such as UV-hybrid, UV flatbeds, UV roll 2 roll printers, 3D printer, digital finishers, and thermoforming machines which helps customers to make a decision from a variety of products. Arrow has always excelled in bringing technologies which are way ahead of the competition. Arrow demo center supports in adapting to disruptive technologies, throughout the process, to build your confidence and helps achieve success in exploring new segments and applications, helping customers stay innovative and ahead of the curve.  

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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