Ludhiana’s Foil Printers buys Ricoh Pro C5310S

Can run up to 80 ppm

Ludhiana-based Foil Printers acknowledged for its printing and designing, has upgraded its business portfolio with Ricoh PRO C5310S digital

Ludhiana-based Foil Printers, a commercial printer acknowledged for its printing and designing, has upgraded its business portfolio with a Ricoh PRO C5310S digital production press from Monotech Systems.  

Established in the year 1978 with a meager investment in a used hand-platen printing machine, Foil Printer is a brainchild of Kamal Chopra, who is now joined by his two sons—Sudhir Chopra and Dalip Chopra. 

When we were in pursuit of an advanced and versatile digital press to boost our short-run production in terms of quality and volume, it was Monotech Systems that came to our mind in the first place. One can pick up a Ricoh press from the other distributor, but the service and after-sales support you receive from Monotech Systems is incomparable,” said Dalip Chopra, Production manager of Foil Printers.  

The company boasts a state-of-the-art world-class production facility of 12,000 sq ft, equipped with a full portfolio conventional and ultra-modern equipment of pre-press, press, and post-press machines for letterpress printing, color offset printing, thermography, UV printing, silk screen printing, hot foil stamping, digital and variable data printing. 

Foil Printers offers complete solutions—right from designing, and printing to finishing—all under one roof. “Our one-stop approach to offer comprehensive printing solutions has enabled us to deliver quality prints in the most cost-effective manner. In this, we have adopted the Ricoh Pro C5310S from Monotech Systems, which is indeed a powerhouse with a small footprint. We invest in this advanced digital press for an overall enhancement in our quality print production,” said Dalip.

He continued, “Our first impression of the Ricoh Pro C5310S was that this compact digital press is capable of delivering exceptional imaging in a range of finishing options.” The Ricoh Pro C5310S comes in a surprisingly small package and yet delivers a big performance. Designed in a perfect manner with advanced features, this color production digital press is for any business engaging in professional printing at a faster speed. It can run up to 80 ppm, up to 360 GSM duplex, handling up to 13×19.2-inch paper size in high-end finishing mode.

The success story of a business is all about delighting the clients. It means that high-quality and high-speed print outputs always allow printing companies to exceed the expectations of their clients. Foil Printers has managed to get the extra attention of their customers towards graphics churned out on the company’s newly installed Ricoh Pro C5310S digital press with vibrant colors and good image quality.  

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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