Rajkot’s Fast Color Lab buys Ricoh Pro C7200X

It aims to add value to its poster and commercial printing business

Jay Kanani, Partner, Fast Color Lab standing with its new Ricoh Pro C7200X digital production press.
Jay Kanani, Partner, Fast Color Lab standing with its new Ricoh Pro C7200X digital production press.

Rajkot’s leading digital printer Fast Color Lab, has opted for the Ricoh Pro C7200X digital production press with a gold and white kit. The Ricoh Pro C7200X can print from 52 to 360 gsm printing substrates at 85 ppm. The production press is equipped with EFI Fiery color controller E-46A server, which works on the NX Pro platform.

With this installation, the company aims to take its poster and commercial printing business to new heights by adding value to its prints. And the installation has been done by Monotech Systems.

“Our existing setup of Konica Minolta presses was ready for the upgrade, and we were exploring the options of the new press. After the research, we opted for the Ricoh Pro C7200X press as it has a 5th color station that allows you to do more and go beyond regular CMYK. The quality and media flexibility is incomparable in the segment. Moreover, the technology from the Ricoh is the latest, and it is backed by Monotech Systems support, that’s the best in the industry. The above factors were the main reason why the company decided to opt for this press.” said Jay Kanani, partner, Fast Color Lab.

Fast Color Lab’s production has increased with Ricoh C7200X press

Established in 2006, the Fast Color Lab is a leading digital printer covering the customer base in entire Gujarat. The company is run by two partners, Jay Kanani and Bhavesh Kagathara, in a setup of a 2000 square feet area in the Rajkot. Having a setup of post-press equipment like lamination, diecutting, creasing, and digital paper cutting, the company, used to do a decent production and now has more than doubled in a month after bringing the Ricoh C7200X digital production press to their facilities.

“We cherish a very good relationship with Monotech Systems for a long and bought Konica Minolta 6501 and 8000 presses from them. Their service is the best in the industry. Now Ricoh and Monotech Systems are the best combination we can think of. We believe in offering the best and most value-added services. With the addition of Ricoh C7200X, the company will be able to offer fast production, high printing quality and embellishments with high print volume. We see great growth in the business through this investment as we can offer premium printing,” he added.

Ricoh Pro C7200X Graphic arts edition delivers high image quality, oversize print options and diverse media choices. It comes with a fifth color station, advanced workflows, and performance-enhancing capabilities.  

Fast Color Lab has been an esteemed customer for us, and we cherish this relationship which has continued for many years. We hope that the Ricoh Pro C7200X will bring more avenues for them,” Ajeet Pareek, business head – digital products and solutions, Monotech Systems, said.

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