Dimapur's Graphic India invests in Ricoh

Dimapur, Nagaland-based Graphic India has recently invested in a Rioch Pro 8300S black and white digital production press. The machine was supplied and installed by Monotech Systems.

02 Jun 2023 | By Rahul Kumar

Suresh Bilala of Graphic India with Ricoh Pro 8300S

Graphic India 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, said, “My shop is 27 years old. I started it merely as a stationery shop installed with a Xerox machine for photocopy service.” 

He added that he coined the name Graphic India only after the company started indulging in digital printing with a Konica Minolta AccurioPress. 

On choosing the new Rioch Pro 8300S black and white digital production press from Monotech Systems, Bilala said the company was looking for a high-speed monochrome production press for a high-volume black and white job. “Our quest for the machine ended when we embarked upon the Rioch Pro 8300S, which Monotech Systems supplied to many other reprographic shops in the region,” he said.

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

The Ricoh Pro 8300S offers a superb resolution of 2400x4800 dpi and is capable to run at the speed of 96-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 cosy 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 neighbouring towns of Assam, such as Karbi Along, Golaghat, Diphu and others. Students from schools, colleges and vocational training institutes from these towns of Nagaland and Assam also form a major chunk of our client list,” said Bilala.