Me & My: Konica Minolta C70hc

Lalit Bajaj, owner of New Delhi-based Industrial Print and Magic, says, it is the best machine for those who want best result at an affordable price

04 Jun 2014 | By PrintWeek India

Describe your company..
Industrial Print and Magic is a wedding-album printing facility, which is equipped with a Konica Minolta C70hc. We also have a photography business. And both the businesses complement each other. In one way, you can say that we give entire solution from photography to photo albums. We have specialisation in wedding albums.

What does the machine do?
The press is used for photo printing, primarily. The printing press gives vibrant and detailed prints of the pictures capturing every essence of the photograph.

Why did you choose this particular machine?
We were looking for an affordable suitable digital printing press that would enable us to print photo-albums. Konica Minolta C70hc fulfilled our requirements.

Did you look at any other similar machine?
Yes, we did look for alternatives. But given our budget constraints, there weren’t many options available.

Why did you make the purchase?
We did buy the machine because of four reasons – quality production, a positive feedback from market, economical price, and running cost.

What features do you particularly like?
Its print quality and production speed are two of its best features among others.

Is there anything you wish it had that it doesn’t?
I am sure every machine has room for improvement but we are happy at what we have got at our budget.

How fast is it?
It’s fast enough to fulfil our demands, around 1,500 copies per day.

How easy is it to use?
It’s very easy to operate. Anyone can easily learn to operate it.

Has it won you any new work?
Yes it has won new work for us. Our customers are satisfied with the quality of our work. The word has spread and we have been able to get good business.
How much time or money has it saved?
Earlier we had to outsource our jobs from other printing facilities. Therefore we lost both time and money. Since the installation of the C70hc, we are saving on both – travel time and cost of print. Above all, we are saving money.

Would you say that it offers value for money?
Yes, it is a printing press which provides value for money. We have been able to get a lot of business and the output is exceptionally well.

Were there any difficulties experienced during the installation or after?
No. The entire process was smooth.

What about the pre- and after-sales service?
There were no problems in pre- and after-sale services. The experience with the machine installation is hassle-free.

Who do you think the machine is right for?
The machine is designed to provide excellent print quality. So it is right for those who are in to photo printing.

Under what circumstances would you invest in another?
We are planning to establish photo printing outlets in different parts of the city. This machine will be our first choice.


User’s verdict    
Speed                 4/5
Quality                5/5
Reliability            5/5
Value for money  4/5

Supplier’s Response
Manish Gupta, senior marketing manager – PP, Konica Minolta India, says, “Konica Minolta’s Bizhub Press C70hc produces rich colour quality that outshines other production printers in the market. With a 71 ppm speed, it is best for graphic professionals and print shops that require higher quality output. C70hc has an option to print in normal and expanded colour gamut closer to sRGB making it suitable for photo printing.”

Contact   Konica Minolta Business Solutions India
                Manish Gupta
               +91 9654099413