Kerala’s Sign Print Innovate Printing Solutions has forayed into commercial printing with a Ricoh C7200X digital production press and a PixelGlow digital enhancement press. Both the presses have been installed by Monotech Systems.
Sign Print, based in Thodupuzha in Kerala, is a well-known signage and commercial print service provider in the region. The company has been a Monotech Systems customer over the last decade, serving clients from different market segments. They have been the user of a Monotech Pixeljet UV digital large-format printer for signage applications.
Baiju KV, the director of Sign Print, said they felt it was time to diversify, and that is why they picked up the Ricoh Pro C7200X from Monotech Systems—a partner of Ricoh Asia-Pacific and an authorized distributor of Ricoh digital presses in India.
Baiju said the new Ricoh digital press is a highly versatile graphic arts edition with a 5-color printing capacity. It is highly stable for high-quality print production at high speed.
Sign Print has clients across Kerala. Baiju said they work with a host of chocolate companies such as RITS, Tim Tam, and Fresco. In addition, the client list includes brands from other segments such as education, jewellery, hospitality, and FMCG.
The Ricoh Pro C7200X runs at a speed of up to 85 ppm to churn up to 360 GSM banner sheet duplex with the 5th color station. With an increasing range of special colors, including white (available in a single pass), clear, invisible red, and various neon options, the Ricoh digital press is an ideal choice for companies such as Sign Print, who want their customers to demand more color choices.
“More color choices mean more revenue. As compared to any conventional CMYK press, the Ricoh Pro C7200X is a perfect choice for vibrant print outputs on short-run production that appease our demanding customers,” mentioned Baiju. They also bought a PixelGlow digital UV and foiling system.
“The Ricoh Pro C7200X can print a wider range of jobs with double-sided, oversize printing up to 700 mm in length and on heavy-weight stocks up to 360 GSM. Nevertheless, with the new digital press, we gain new momentum to impress our customers with the ability to add more colors to print jobs—for example, highlight with neon yellow, provide security with invisible red, boost gamut with pink, and give the imagery a lift with clear varnish.”