Monotech’s digital printing, and foiling solutions at CEIF 2024

Ricoh digital presses and PixelGlow on display

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T.P. Jain owner of Monotech with PixelGlow at CEIF 2024

Monotech Systems, a leading player in the digital printing landscape, showcased Ricoh’s latest digital production presses, the Pro C7500 and Pro C9500, at the recently concluded Consumer Electronic Imaging Fair (CEIF) 2024 held in Mumbai’s Jio World Convention Centre (CEIF) from January 11-13. Additionally, Monotech demonstrated PixelGlow, India’s inaugural digital UV and foiling system, an in-house innovation by Monotech.

The Pro C7500, a standout in Ricoh’s repertoire, introduces a groundbreaking feature by enabling printing in pink, thereby expanding the color spectrum possibilities. Noteworthy is the resolution capability of 2400 x 4800 dpi.

TP Jain, owner of Monotech, talked about the versatility of these presses, addressing both the photo print and commercial print segments.

With the Ricoh C7500 and C9500, we are addressing both the photo print segment and the commercial print segment. Some of our customers are using these presses for both these applications very successfully. Talking specifically of C7500 from the point of view of photo printing, with the addition of pink, our customers can produce the best possible output,” he said.

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Monotech stand at CEIF 2024

PixelGlow, Monotech’s digital UV and foiling system, made its mark at CEIF 2024, garnering significant attention. Jain expressed his satisfaction with the market response, “We have managed to install a good number of PixelGlow systems in the Indian market. The response to our product has been very good, with close to 15 PixelGlow machines expected to be installed, including four units soon.”

Reflecting on CEIF 2024, Jain acknowledged the positive footfall but noted it fell slightly below expectations. “While there was anticipation for visitors from across the country, the majority hailed from the western region. Despite this, the event provided a platform for Monotech Systems to show cutting-edge innovations, fostering engagement and awareness within the industry,” he said.

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