Digital print services provider, Fox Print, was established by two brothers, Vipul and Hasmukh Patel, in 2019. Based in Sakinaka in Mumbai’s business hub of Andheri East, Fox Print prints and finishes items such as visiting cards, letterheads, brochures, leaflets, posters, and danglers, among others. Fox Print mostly words with print canvassers and not directly with the end customers. To handle the increasing volumes more effectively, the print service provider recently upgraded from a refurbished Canon imagePRESS C650 to a brand new Canon imagePRESS C10010VP production press.
“When we started Fox Print we bought a pre-owned imagePRESS C650 since we did not have a big budget. Over the last three years we have worked hard and have managed to acquire a number of customers. As we grew, our volumes also grew so we had to graduate to a faster and bigger press. That is why we decided to install the Canon imagePRESS C10010VP,” says Vipul Patel.
Hasmukh Patel says that with a faster press, Fox Print is able to deliver the finished products much faster to its customers. “These days, customers want super quick service and delivery. With the imagePRESS C650, we were struggling to process larger volumes efficiently. Now with the imagePRESS C10010VP, we can not only print faster, we also save on running cost as our per unit cost is now lower by 30-35%.”
Built on Canon’s successful 8000/10000VP platform, the imagePRESS C10010VP has a print speed of 100 pages per minute. It has additional features like support for 400 gsm paper, 13X30-inch auto duplex, banner printing up to 13X51-inches. The press at Fox has a new EFI Fiery RIP.
In addition to its new digital press, Fox has a fully loaded finishing department. “A fully equipped in-house finishing department means we can quickly finish the printed sheets,” says Vipul Patel.
Further ramping up volumes
The new imagePRESS C10010VP was commissioned in the last week of June and Fox Print has been printing about 4,000 impressions daily. It mainly prints sheets that are either 12X18-inches or 13X19-inches. Moreover, the company is aiming to more than double its daily print volumes in the coming months.
“We are printing about 4,000 impressions every day on the imagePRESS C10010VP which is almost double of that what we were doing on the imagePRESS C650. Out target is to ramp up the volumes further to about 150,000 to 160,000 every month,” says Vipul Patel.
Hasmukh Patel says the target should not be tough to achieve as the commercial print market is recovering fast and should reach pre-Covid-19 levels in this financial year.