ColorJet shows eco-friendly LED printers at Media Expo New Delhi 2022

UV LED curing reduces the energy consumption of inkjet printers

Smarth Bansal, general manager, ColorJet Group, with the Vulcan printer at the company's stand at Media Expo. Photo: IPP
Smarth Bansal, general manager, ColorJet Group, with the Vulcan printer at the company's stand at Media Expo. Photo: IPP

ColorJet said to be India’s largest manufacturer of digital inkjet printers, was present at the recent Media Expo 2022 in New Delhi. At its stand, we learned about the company’s environment-friendly printers, such as the SoniQi, SoniQ HQ Plus, Verve LED (K2513), Vulcan Prime, and Vulcan 3201 showcased at the expo.

The SoniQi is a 3.2 meter-wide roll-to-roll inkjet printer delivering quality output at an ultra-fast speed of 1232 square feet an hour. Claimed to require a minimum investment, it is used to print Backlit Boards, Vehicle Wraps, Hoardings, and Outdoor Banners.

The SoniQ HQ Plus is an output solution for both indoor and outdoor printing needs. Configurations support CMYK options with speeds up to 915 square feet an hour. It is suitable for many eco-solvent applications such as Fabric, Canvas, SAV, PAV Banner, and Window Films.

The Verve LED UV flatbed printer enables high-quality direct printing on almost any rigid surface, including wood, glass, leather, and ceramic tiles. This UV digital inkjet outputs at speeds up to 38 square meters in an hour. It is used for tiles printing, printing on wood, printing on metal doors, PVC door printing, acrylic, and many kinds of glass printing.

The Vulcan Prime is a 1.6 meter-wide UV roll-to-roll inkjet printer for both the signage and the interior décor industry. It is embedded with a UV LED curing system, which makes it faster to dry with less energy consumption.

The Vulcan 3201 is a high-speed 3.2 meter-wide roll-to-roll UV LED inkjet printer for applications such as banners, signage, billboards, trade show graphics, window displays, flags, wall graphics, and building wraps. The LED lamps and UV inks requiring less energy make this machine’s output more sustainable.

Smarth Bansal, general manager of the Noida-based ColorJet Group, said, “At Media Expo, we have the alliance team, which is the largest retail branding network. Till now, we have received good responses at the expo and met printers, buyers, dealers, and media partners. Our team is here to promote sustainability. In printing technology, using UV curing for an eco-friendly output. Our overall ideology is to move toward a sustainable environment. We are also wanting to make our machine’s output a part of the PVC-free economy as PVC is slowly getting banned. Our inks are now odor free, as we aim to move towards more sustainable print solutions.”

Roland DG inkjets at Media Expo

At ColorJet’s stand, there were also printers from Roland DG, a global manufacturing leader in signage, graphic arts, commercial print, packaging, labeling, promotional gift, textile, engraving, milling, and 3D modeling segments. Roland DG’s RF 640, VG, BN 20A, and LEF 300 were on display. The 64-inch wide Roland RF 640 at the show is a 4-color eco-solvent printer for signs, posters, banners, backlit displays, and vehicle wraps.

Paramjeet Singh Gill (Left) and Shantanu Das, deputy general manager for Domestic Sales of the ColorJet Group (Right), with Roland LEF machine at the Stand. Photo: IPP
Paramjeet Singh Gill (Left) and Shantanu Das, deputy general manager for Domestic Sales of the ColorJet Group (Right), with Roland LEF machine at the Stand.
Photo: IPP

The Roland VG is a 4-color large format print and cut output (VG is a wide format printer that supports upto 8 colors) device used for making multicolor stickers. It can also be used as just a printer like the RF 640. Among other applications, it can be used for T-shirt transfers, labels, and decals. 

The Roland BN 20A is a tabletop print and cut printer that comes in a 20-inch width. It is used in t-shirt transfer printing, labels, and decals and can also be used as a plotter to produce name and number plates. The Roland LEF is a 6-color tabletop UV flatbed model capable of 14 x 31-inch output and is generally used for producing customized gift products.

Shantanu Das, deputy general manager for Domestic Sales of the ColorJet Group, said, “For Roland, some schemes are going on for its printheads. During the Media expo, we ran a special promotional program for Roland SG & VG series wherein we offered a 3-year Conditional warranty including print heads for all bookings at the show, we also launched a new ink series from Roland with Inku brand name for SG & VG series, also ColorJet launched its new UV ink series Verjet V5H at the show.”

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