Mangaluru’s Prasad Digitals invests in Ricoh

Mangaluru-based Prasad Digitals has recently invested in a Ricoh c7200x five-colour production printer and a c8310s mono printing machine. The machine was sold by Minosha India.

29 Apr 2022 | By Rahul Kumar

The Prasad Digitals team with the new machine

Praveen Patrao, business head, Prasad Digitals, said, “On the tech front, Ricoh has always been at par or ahead of its competition. On the operation front, the Ricoh machines come with the most user-friendly interface. These machines are rugged. Also, the power consumption is also less in comparison to the other brands.”

He added, “The Minosha India team has offered the required training and support on the latest technologies. They understand the market demands and accordingly offer solutions for the same.”

The c7200x is a five-colour printing machine and comes with the technology of swapping the black unit with white. This helps print white as underlay with CMYK in a single pass. 

The c8310s can handle media as thin as 47-gsm. It performs its best while printing pre-printed sheets (offset print sheets) for variable data printing.

Spread across 2,500-sqft, Prasad Digitals has been using Ricoh products since 2012. Apart from digital duplicators, the company also has a c751 colour printer, a c907ex mono printing machine and a c7100x a five -colour printing machine with options to print special colours.

Prasad Printers has been in existence for almost 50 years. Its offset printing unit, owned by Praveen Patrao, is based in Kulshekar, Mangaluru, with single 2/4/6 colour printing machines and caters to commercial and packaging requirements. The digital printing studio, owned by Felcita Patrao, has been catering to the digital printing industry for more than a decade. 

The company caters to commercial printing works, such as brochures, leaflets, specialised wedding cards, corporate marketing material, etc. “We also print customised mono cartons for small parties, and gift hampers. Other areas of our expertise include customised certificates, coupon printing, etc wherein we also use clear toner,” Patrao said.

The company’s digital printing unit has a team of six professionals who have their expertise in various domains. “We attend various online/offline webinars and keep ourselves updated with the new technology,” he added. 

Patrao said as the company has been using Ricoh products from day one, meeting deadlines and customer satisfaction was never an issue. “The printing quality on the new equipment is impressive. Moreover, thanks to Minosha India for their quick services and proactive customer support team, we have managed to cater to our customers in the most efficient way,” he added.

He added, “The jobs we do are very challenging, especially the media we use to print. The media handling in the Ricoh equipment is excellent. We have the privilege of working with three generation products of Ricoh (c751, c7100x, c7200x). The Ricoh machines have been the foundation for us, and Minosha India has been supporting us with the required products and services.”