Nagpur's Softlink Scanner opts for Versant

Established in 2003, Softlink Scanner installed the Xerox Versant 3100 to add to its raft of Xerox devices.

20 Feb 2020 | By Charmiane Alexander

Nagpur-based entrepreneur Arun Singhania, decided to quit his job at a private company in Mumbai and started Softlink Scanner 20 years ago. His journey began with Xerox’s digital kit in 2003 and ever since he installed predominantly Xerox devices. The raft of Xerox products at Softlink include the Xerox 1000, Versant 3100 and D110.

Singhania has witnessed a shift in customer demand over the years from offset to digital printing. He observes that the customers are now more informed and aware about their choices and needs. He states that there is a visible demand for short-run jobs as customers do not have time and expect a quicker turn around. In tune with the market, he has added the latest technology for higher customer satisfaction.

Softlink Scanner’s business caters to freelancers, jobbers, regular printers as well as end users. They offer post-press solutions like binding and lamination in addition to quality print services. Customers come to Softlink Scanner for its unique ability to deliver high quality prints in super quick timelines. The company has a turnover of Rs 4-5 crore per annum.

Singhania also highlights that the customers seek technologies that can help boost creativity and add more value on regular visiting cards, menu cards etc. In Nagpur, he heads two digital houses, one in Modern Mill Chowk and the other on Shukrawari road.

Star Product: Versant 3100

What does it do?
The Versant 3100 is a high mid-production color printer which prints at 100ppm, has enhanced automation and path braking 10 BIT Ultra HD resolution for superior image quality.

When was it launched and what market is it aimed at?
The Versant 3100 was launched in April, 2017. It’s the perfect device for busy print shops who want to turn around jobs faster and  increase productivity for their business.

Key customers in India?
We are happy to share that recently Pune’s Star Copier has invested in Versant 3100. The 30 year old company is experiencing better services with this investment as it is helping with reduction in downtime and gaining customer satisfaction for their business

What’s the USP?
The Versant 3100 helps in meeting highest production demands. It also holds capability to allow inserting, stacking, multi-position stapling and hole punching etc.

How easy is it to use?
The press has a unique automation tool called the Full Width Array that simplifies operator’s jobs. They can make goal profiles without checking focuses with an outside spectrophotometer. The press prints colour targets while the Full Width Array estimates them.

The framework at that point builds up a guide with the goal that yield hues can be delivered precisely duplicating a referred to standard, for example, Gracol or SWOP.

What tech or warranty support is available
Xerox signs a "Full Service Maintenance Agreement" with our customers for seven years.  

Who’s using it?
Any customer who has high printing requirement


Xerox Versant 3100 

Tech Specfications:
Material handling – Three standard, two high capacity and one optional manual sheet inserter


  • Average Monthly Print Volume: Up to 250,000
  • Duty Cycle: 1.2 million
  • 100 ppm (8.5 x 11 inch/A4), 52–300 gsm  
  • 80 ppm (8.5 x 11 inch/A4), 301–350 gsm
  • 52 ppm (11 x 17 inch/A3), 52–300 gsm
  • 44 ppm (11 x 17 inch/A3), 301–350 gsm

Printer size

  • Height: 44 inch (1,110 mm)
  • Width: 105 inch (2,670 mm)
  • Depth: 32 inch (807 mm)
  • Printer weight - 1,631 lb (740 kg)