Bhandari offset installs Ricoh Pro C7200x in Jodhpur

The Rajkot-based company was looking for a high-end digital press

Rajasthan’s leading commercial printer, Bhandari Offset has opted for Ricoh Pro C7200x 5th color station digital production press from Monotech

Rajasthan’s leading commercial printer, Bhandari Offset has opted for Ricoh Pro C7200x 5th color station digital production press from Monotech Systems. Adoption of the new and versatile Ricoh digital press has opened an exciting range of creative possibilities, enhancing the value of prints using ‘White Ink’ for them. 

Bhandari Offset has been a reputed name in the stationery and book printing business and a valued customer of Monotech Systems.

“We engage in a gamut of commercial printing activities in Jodhpur. To garner a reputation for excelling in quality print production and innovative print enhancements, we were looking for a high-end digital press,” said Yashwant Bhandari, Partner, Bhandari Offset. He added that Monotech Systems, which is a partner of Ricoh Asia Pacific and an authorized distributor of an array of Ricoh digital presses in India, helped them in finding the right choice of the digital press—Ricoh Pro C7200X.” 

“Appreciating the way Monotech Systems provided them with the right choice of digital press Bhandari said they are now quite capable to create individual and impactful print effects with white toner to the demand and desire of their customers. We now create the magic of print enhancement with the special colors. For this, we salute the technology and Monotech Systems without which we wouldn’t attain what we achieve today,”
 Bhandari adds.

With a stint of more than 25 years in the Indian commercial printing and packaging market, Bhandari Offset has been expert in the production of stationery, books, and magazines as well as many other applications. 

Bhandari Offset redefines the value of print using the ‘White Ink’ of Ricoh Pro C7200X. Bhandari said that their adoption of Ricoh Pro C7200X from Monotech Systems has changed the way they engage in printing as the digital press helps them go far beyond CMYK, exploring unique patterns and colors for more creative effects. He conclusively mentioned that they look forward to cementing a stronger tie with Monotech Systems for more to explore in quality printing and print enhancement. 

Ajeet Pareek, business head, digital products and solutions, Monotech Systems, says, “Digital printing is growing, and printers are looking for innovation. The Ricoh Pro C7200X gives a new dimension to the printing with its quality and extended color and media versatility. It is our great pleasure to be associated with the brand like Bhandari Offset in the industry.

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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