Milan boosts on-demand book printing with Ricoh

Delhi-based Milan Enterprises has invested in a Ricoh Pro 8300S and a Ricoh Pro 5310S digital presses to offer print-on-demand services to its clients. The machines were supplied and installed by Monotech Systems.

01 Dec 2022 | By Rahul Kumar

Jeet Lal Kushwaha, proprietor, Milan Enterprises

Jeet Lal Kushwaha, proprietor, Milan Enterprises, said, “On-demand book printing is gaining ground these days and it’s now our main forte in business. Unlike the old days, book printing has the advantage of producing only a few copies as per the requirement of the authors or publishers. In this, our two new Ricoh digital presses from Monotech Systems do the right job in printing as minimum as 100 copies of a book title.” 

Over the last 25 years, Milan Enterprises has been engaging in the book and commercial printing business. The company is located on Ansari Road in Daryaganj, a book publishing hub in the capital city. 

“Since we are in the book printing business for years, we diversified our activity into a new vertical when we started to offer on-demand book printing. We rebranded ourselves as Milan Digital Print for the new activity,” Kushwaha added.

Milan Enterprises adopted the Ricoh Pro 8300S with complete finishing units first, followed by the Ricoh Pro 5310S. 

“The Ricoh Pro 8300S is a black and white production printer with which we print inside pages of books. Then we adopted the Ricoh Pro 5310S colour production press, especially for book covers and other commercial printing,” sad Kushwaha, adding that they earlier used a Konica Minolta bizhub Press C6000, which has now been replaced by the new Ricoh digital presses from Monotech Systems.

The Rioch Pro 8300S can print at the speed of 96-ppm, taking up to 350-gsm of paper. As this digital production press is perfectly designed for monochrome printing fast and affordably, Milan Enterprises chose it to produce on-demand copies of books without sacrificing both the quality and quantity it delivers.

Likewise, the Ricoh Pro C5310S delivers vibrant colours and pristine image quality prints at 80-ppm in 360-gsm, compatible handling up to 13x19.2-inches paper size for book covers. 

“In addition to printing colourful book covers, this press is perfect for producing a wide range of commercial prints such as newsletters, cards and brochures,” Kushwaha said. 

Milan Enterprises boasts of a long list of well-known publishers for whom they work extensively in the production of on-demand book titles. The list consists of Prabhat Prakashan, Rajkamal Prakashan, and Dreamtech Press, among others. 

“We value the way Monotech Systems co-operates with us to deliver the two highly versatile digital presses. Sooner or later, we will be chalking out a plan to invest in another advanced press from them,” Kushwaha added.

“Digital printing is gaining momentum and so is Ricoh as a proven brand for the production printing in digital and commercial printing segments. We are glad to see the response to the product of each segment we have served.” said Ajeet Pareek, business head, digital products and solutions, Monotech Systems.