Varanasi’s Kamala Press switches to Ricoh

Varanasi-based Kamala Press has recently invested in a Ricoh Pro C7200X digital production printer. The machine was supplied and installed by Monotech Systems.

27 Apr 2023 | By Rahul Kumar

Anjani Kumar Singh with the Ricoh Pro C7200X

Established in 1990, Kamala Press has been a trusted name in the commercial printing market of Varanasi, serving a host of clients from the city, as well as other parts of eastern Uttar Pradesh. 

The company boasts a production facility equipped with arrays of pre-press, press and post-press machines and equipment. “In addition to offset printing, we have been quite active on the digital short-run front as well,” Anjani Kumar Singh, founder and managing director of Kamala Press, said.

Singh added, “Our recent investment of the RICOH Pro C7200X has intensified our capability to produce enhanced graphics for our customers who particularly come for high-gloss photos, corporate brochures and such other items.” 

The company also helps enhance the corporate image and branding in Varanasi and around, using the advanced features of the Ricoh digital press, which delivers premium quality prints on SBS and high-gsm substrates. 

Prior to the purchase of the Ricoh Pro C7200X from Monotech Systems, Kamala Press used to run a Konica Minolta Bizhub Press C8000 for digital short-run photos and other commercial print applications. 

“We choose the Ricoh for its advanced features, high production speed, unique print quality, and media versatility over other digital presses available,” Singh said.

This new Ricoh Pro C7200X, running currently at the production facility of Kamala Press, is a Graphic Arts Edition, which has advanced features such as a fifth toner station for printing beyond the usual CMYK. It gives the option to print metallic, neon, clear, white and security colours. 

Kamala Press serves its customers from graphic design all the way through to the final print and production of finished items. 

“We usually offer products such as brochures, catalogues, posters, leaflets, folders, wobblers, newsletters, menu cards, greeting cards, calendars, corporate stationery, utility boxes and envelopes. In addition, we progressively function in the post-press, engaging in cutting, folding, stitching, adhesive binding, die cutting, thermal laminating, UV coating, etc,” Singh said. 

“We constantly upgrade our facility with the latest machines and technologies to meet the new demands for quality prints from our customers,” Singh said, adding that the company is looking forward to further strengthening its ties with Monotech Systems for more value-for-money machines and satisfied after-sales service.