Gurgaon-based Best Digital Prints, established in 2004, is a digital and offset printer. It is also known for wide-format printing, screen printing, letterheads, diary printing, menu cards, canvas printing, and stickers with more than 650 clients in the bustling business and commercial hub. With many large corporate headquarters of Indian and global companies as well as software developers, Gurgaon is in some ways the most modern and future-oriented part of the Delhi NCR.
Indian Printer and Publisher interviewed Akash Bhardwaj, founder of Best Digital Prints on 16 May 2022. Bhardwaj discussed the company’s new installation and the improvements in efficiency that it has enabled. While discussing both the new equipment and the overall success of its various Konica Minolta digital presses over the past ten years, he noted, “We installed the new AccurioPress C6085 machine in October 2021 since the print customers are now demanding digital prints. The market for simple monochrome or 4-color digital printing has gone mainstream.”
The Konica Minolta Accurio Press C6085 was added in October to enhance the company’s digital print. It runs both offset and digital presses including a preowned Heidelberg Speedmaster 5-color and three Konica Minolta presses – the AccurioPress C2070, C1052, and C6085 engines. With its two locations – one in Gurgaon’s Sector 14 and another on Sohna Road, Best Digital Print’s combined monthly capacity is around 70,000 to 80,000 A3 pages.
With the Covid-19 pandemic not yet definitely over, and with the uncertainty of news strains and possible waves of infections, the commercial offset print is gradually recovering from the lack of demand, especially with the demand for textbooks since the opening of schools. However, the digital print industry appears to be further along on its recovery path. Bhardwaj expressed his concerns, saying “Covid-19 touched everyone in the past couple of years, and we are no exception. Our company has seen some issues as well, but since we have our own facility where we perform all of our in-house manufacturing, we have managed to stay afloat, and now that the covid limitations have been lifted, we are back in full gear with our in-house production.”
Speaking about some of the next possible steps in his expansion plans, Bhardwaj concludes by saying, “The company is looking for more investment in offset printing. And we are also planning to start the label section.”