Graphic India of Dimapur gets a Ricoh Pro 8300S

Ideal press for crisp black and white print documents

Suresh Bilala, owner of Graphic India, with the Ricoh Pro 8300S.

Monotech Systems, a leading machine manufacturer and solution provider for the printing and packaging industry, recently installed a Ricoh Pro 8300S black and white digital production press at Graphic India in Dimapur in Nagaland. Monotech is Ricoh’s authorized distributor in India.

Graphic India in Dimapur is an old and popular reprographic shop located strategically on the city’s busy uptown PWD Road. Recalling the early days of the shop, Suresh Bilala, proprietor of Graphic India, says, “My shop is 27 years old. I started it as a stationery shop installed with a Xerox machine for photocopy service.” He said he coined the name Graphic India only after they started digital printing with a Konica Minolta AccurioPress. 

On choosing the new Ricoh Pro 8300S black and white digital production press, Bilala said they were desperately looking for a high-speed monochrome production press for a high-volume black and white job. “Our quest for the machine ended when we came across the Ricoh Pro 8300S, which Monotech Systems supplied to many other reprographic shops in the region.”

“The Ricoh Pro 8300S is an ideal press for crisp black and white print documents we supply to government offices, private companies and students all over Nagaland and in some parts of neighboring Assam. We are satisfied with the uninterrupted productivity of this compact production digital press. Following the installation of this press, we are really capable of boosting both production speed and production volume.”

When it comes to features and competency, the Pro 8300S offers a superb resolution of 2400 x 4800 dpi and is capable of running at a speed of 96 pages per minute (ppm). This digital press can print on lightweight to heavyweight stocks up to 350 gsm. It can also take up diverse stocks such as NTR, synthetic media and oversized sheets.

Backed by a team of 12 printing and production boys, Graphic India is a cozy commercial printing corner for customers rushing from all over Dimapur and other towns of Nagaland. “Most of our customers are from Dimapur, Kohima and some neighboring towns of Assam such as Golaghat, Diphu and others. Students from schools, colleges and vocational training institutes from these towns form a major chunk of our client list,” says Bilala.

Bilala said the Ricoh Pro 8300S has taken the business of Graphic India to another level. He said they were happy to partner with Monotech Systems.”

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