Konica Minolta dominates east Delhi-based local digital printers

Good reviews for KM from East Delhi

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Established in 2006, Yukti Graphics have been using KM's printheads for the past 9 years. Photo IPP

Located along Vikas Marg, Laxmi Nagar is a central neighborhood in east Delhi with a large middle-class population and a focal point for commercial offices and many small and large businesses. Just opposite, on the other side of Vikas Marg, is Shakarpur, another congested neighborhood with similar features. A hub of coaching centers for banking, engineering, medical, UPSC, and a host of other competitive exams, the entire area between the Nirman Vihar and Laxmi Nagar metro stations (popularly referred to as Laxmi Nagar) also overflows with shops, libraries, electronic shops, photostat centers, and small and medium-sized printers. 

Gauging from our recent visit, the majority of Laxmi Nagar’s commercial digital printers are Konica Minolta users. Not all digital printers welcome a visit by a trade magazine but given below is a report based on those we were able to talk to.

Yukti Graphics, a digital printer established in 2006, has been using only Konica Minolta presses for the past nine years. Currently using Konica Minolta’s AccurioPress C6085 for its day-to-day operations, the local printer used the KM C6000 and KM C224 digital presses earlier. “The professional handling capabilities of the AccurioPress C6085 help professional printing companies meet tight deadlines with ease. Whether handling thin or thick paper, it maintains 100% productivity,” said the owner of Yukti Graphics.

Adhikari Creations, a design, printing, and gifting solution business based in Laxmi Nagar, uses the Konica Minolta bizhub C368 4-color press for offset and a Canon IR 2535 photocopier for black and white printing. “The bizhub C368 provides productivity features to speed your output in both color and black and white. It features 36 prints a minute, optional single-pass dual scanning to bring originals into your workflow faster, powerful finishing options for right-size scalability, and an enhanced control panel which now features a new mobile connectivity area,” explained Adhikari’s proprietor.

Saksham Graphics is another digital printer that has installed the Konica Minolta bizhub PRO C6500. “It is poised to redefine the price and performance curve for production color printers. The bizhub PRO C6500 fills the gap between high volume and light production models and is geared primarily toward print-for-pay, corporate central reproduction departments (CRD), commercial printers, and corporate data centers,” says Vikram Singh, proprietor, of Saksham Graphics.

Most commercial printers in Laxmi Nagar print visiting cards, bill books, letterheads, pamphlets, brochures, vinyl banners, and flex boards among other day-to-day commercial print products. Each of these printers who volunteered their testimonials claimed that their trust in Konica Minolta’s machinery has come from their experience over a period of time. They add that whenever they plan to change or upgrade their digital presses, KM will be their first option.

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