Minosha launches new Ricoh P502 office printer at PrintPack

Ricoh P502 delivers high-quality print at fast speeds

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Minosha launches new Ricoh P502
DP Mahajan, national head - direct channel and production printing business at Minosha India (Left) and Atul Thakker, managing director, Minosha India (Right), standing with the newly launched Ricoh P 502 printer Photo: Minosha India

On 26 May, the first day of the 15th edition of PrintPack India, Minosha India, one of the distributors of Ricoh’s imaging solutions and digital services, launched its all-new P502 LED printer. The Ricoh P502 printer is basically a printing model for office purposes.

The P502 printer delivers the first 1,200 x 1,200 dpi print in under 5 seconds, while multi-page document sets are produced at a speed of 45 pages a minute and, for office printing, the speed is 20-130 ppm. Ricoh P502 can meet all enterprise black and white print requirements. 

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DP Mahajan, national head – direct channel and production printing business at Minosha India standing with Ricoh Pro C7200X Photo: IPP

Minosha India, at its Stand H-28 in Hall 9D, is also showcasing its Ricoh Pro C7200X, a high-end color production printer, the Ricoh Pro C5300S, which is an affordable high-speed color production printer, the Ricoh Pro 8300, an affordable high-speed B&W production printer and the DD 3344, a high-speed digital duplicator or copy printer suitable for education and small jobber and copy shops. 

Commenting on the launch, Atul Thakker, managing director, Minosha India, said, “The unveiling of our new product Ricoh P502 will mark a new stage in the company’s development. It is a significant launch for Minosha India to increase its reconditioning capacity to offer our customers reliable and affordable tech-savvy printing solutions with unmatched satisfaction. This new launch integrates the company’s best know-how and establishes its ambition to offer a more virtuous model of compact, precise and economical office solutions.”

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DP Mahajan, national head of the direct channel and production printing business at Minosha India, added, “The Ricoh P502 has a great speed and can have various applications. Printshops can print for all kinds of customers from different segments – corporate, education, banks and many more. Here, at PrintPack, we welcome our visitors to come, get updates for the new technology and learn about more applications that can help them build their business.”

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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