Top eight stalls at CEIF show

Krishna Naidu chooses his favourite machines which made a big shout at the CEIF and explores the world of photo printing.

13 Jan 2016 | By Krishna Naidu

Canon: Canon had displayed the IPF 6410SE at their stall, represented by Varay Image Runners from Mumbai. The printer is six and eight series large format printer and it is designed for graphic arts and photo industry. The machine can print the 24-inch size with a 2400x1200 dpi resolution.
Daya: The Noida-based, the manufacturer and exporter of print finishing equipment had highlighted the Ultima 50 machine at the stall. The machine is with double-sided thermal film lamination and double side texturing, window slitting, and has an automatic sheet cutter suitable for both BOPP and the polyester films. The company had also showcased the Nano 2S designed for digital prints and Nano 2SM with inline texture and embossing.
Epson: Epson had displayed, the new SureColor P20070 designed for the professional photographic applications and L805 InkTank photo printer. The P20070 offers five types of new black inks which are 1.5 times denser and offering the colour gamut. The P20070 printer combines three key technologies that is PrecisionCore micro TFP printhead, the Epson Ultrachrome pro ink, and the new media feeding system. The L805 is an A4 six-colour photo printer with integrated ink tank, delivering low-cost photos with wireless connectivity.
Milind Chavan, area head-LFP west, said, “We got some hot leads for SureColor P20070 from the four days show. The leads will be closed soon.”
The P20070 offers optical density and improved resistance with a level of detail and delivers colour accuracy.  The printer is ideal for professional proofing and the SureColor P20070 is suited for backlit display, indoor poster, indoor sign and indoor graphics segment that require a high print quality job runs and print requirement. The P20070 can print up to 18,000 pages by eight pass printing and can be used for at least five years.
Hi-Tech Systems: The Mumbai-based distributor of print finishing equipment had launched the DG binder extra, which is an auto back to back paster for album binding. This is a solution for the lay flat album, as the album binding industry desires it. At the stall, some of the other displayed products were BBC card cutter, RL 13 an auto-cutter and a centre taping machine.
The company has installed 1500 plus machines with 750 plus customers and offers a range of solutions for the digital printer, photo album makers and offset printers. The Hi-Tech clientele includes SRK Group, Shree Printwell Offset and The Print & Design Shop.
Parag Shah, the head of Hi-Tech, said, “Photo fair was interesting and exciting for the entire team as we launched the much-awaited DG binder extra machine. We had more than 1000 foot falls at our stall during the four days show with 12 orders booked for various machines. David Ahn and his team from Kisun, South Korea, were present to demonstrate the equipment at the stall. Also, 4x6 card cutters was present Konica Minolta stall.” Two machines of DG binder have now been installed at SRK, Mumbai and Arpit Albums, New Delhi by Hi-Tech.
HP: I did attend the HP theatre sessions, which was led by award-winning and renowned wedding photographer, Arjun Kartha, who shared the tips and tricks on producing superior quality photography and photo printing with photographers and visitors. Interesting insights were shared by Kartha about the wedding photo and marketing tools to brand the products to the end customers.
Konica Minolta: The Konica Minolta showcased, the MGI Jetvarnish 3DS designed and manufactured by MGI with Konica Minolta technologies to help the printers expand their services to include the new spot UV and 3D tactile varnishing capabilities. The Jetvarnish 3DS can convert a regular printed output into high-margin spot UV printed sheets and even higher margin 3D embossed jobs up to 100 microns of varnish applied to the sheet, which lifts the image from the page and adds a higher level of sheen to colours. The Jetvarnish 3DS, this format takes a minimum of 8x11.8-inches and maximum of 14.33x40.15 inches paper, which fits into the digital space. TechNova one of the dealers for the Konica Minolta’s bizhubs in the Indian market has ensured more than 400 installations in the past 12 months.
Monotech: During the four days exhibition, the Chennai-based Monotech has sold its star product at the stall, the Scodix to Redin Digi Press, Warangal. Warangal is 145 km northeast of the state capital of Hyderabad. Monotech’s digital enhancement and finishing division is upbeat about Scodix and the second sale to Aakruti was also announced at the show.
Ricoh: Ricoh's stand demonstrated Pro C7100x five-colour press, the highlight of which was white and clear toner. With speeds up to 90 ppm in colour, the machine can create images up to 1200x4800 dpi resolution and can print on paper and paperboard, synthetics, envelopes, and textured media.
The Ricoh Pro C7100x series supports paper weight up to 360gsm in both simplex and duplex.
With this, it is capable of addressing applications like light packaging, demo packaging, direct mail, books, brochures and business cards.
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