Arihant Printers installs Ricoh Pro C5300S digital production press

The digital press was installed by Monotech systems

Sunny Jain, director, Arihant Printers (Photo Monotech)

Arihant Printers, a professionally managed commercial printing company has invested in Ricoh Pro C5300S digital production press. This press is in addition to its line of machines comprising one 6-color and two 4-color Komori Offset machines and other finishing equipment. The installation has been done by Monotech Systems.

Looking beyond the traditional technologies, finding a more convenient and advanced way of innovative print production, Sunny Jain, director, Arihant Printers, said that they rushed to Monotech Systems for the ultra-modern Ricoh Pro C5300S digital press, which is engineered to explore creative concepts on a diverse range of substrates. “We have been closely associated with Monotech Systems for a long time and the company serves to the fullest after-sales satisfactory level of its customers like us,” he remarked.

Since its establishment in the year 1980, Arihant Printers has been attributed to its emphasis on print production using modern technology. The company has a reputation for investing in the latest printing machines. When asked about the reason why they chose the Ricoh digital press over other presses readily available in the market, Jain mentioned that Ricoh Pro C5300S is a machine one can fully depend on for quality and reliability.

“We chose Ricoh Pro C5300S for its competency in the production of compelling proofs for our client’s approval. With this digital press, we are empowered to show our clients the true-to-color proofs produced with the Ricoh. After all, we are quite happy with the way Monotech Systems guided us on technicalities and prospects of the digital press,” said Jain.

With a strong team of more than 85 skilled professionals, Arihant Printers boasts of serving a clientele comprising a host of reputed brands from the corporate sector. To name a few, some of the company’s key customers include ITC Group, Tata Steel, Ultratech Cement, Dalmia Cement, Dhara, Emami, Max Cement, Lux, RBI, TTD Press & many more etc. etc.

“Our adoption of Ricoh Pro C5300S from Monotech Systems also adds a professional finishing to every job we do whether it’s end-to-end finishing options including stapling, hole-punching, GBC punching, inline multi-folding and cover interposers,” said Jain.

Jain also added, “Now, with the new digital press, we are ready to display professional presentations that depict our excellence in vibrant color and pristine image quality. This digital press is a machine compatible with a wide range of different printing materials, right from lightweight gloss sheets to the most interesting synthetic and textured stocks.”

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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