NEWS UPDATE
IN CONVERSATION
“Time is changing and so are the business requirements from the customers. Printers need to adopt the best suitable technology to cater to their customers”
….. Kuldeep Malhotra, Dy. Managing Director, Konica Minolta India

The printing industry has gone through many changes in the last eighteen months due to the economic slowdown during the pandemic and lockdowns. The situation continues to be turbulent. Among all this digital printing has seen an increase in demand due to shorter and limited print runs in commercial printing.
In-conversation with Digital Impressions, Kuldeep Malhotra, Dy. Managing Director, Konica Minolta India, shares his views on how the company moved forward in these challenging times. .
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NEW ON THE BLOCK
HP introduces PageWide Corrugated innovations

HP announced a new wave of innovation for its HP PageWide corrugated solutions portfolio to help drive scaled and profitable production of digitally printed packaging applications.

HP will be conducting virtual product demonstrations throughout SuperCorr,
which can be arranged via corrugated.packaging@hp.com.
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APPOINTMENTS
Umang Singhal joins ColorJet as Vice President, India signage business

ColorJet Group announced the appointment of Umang Singhal as the business head for its India Signage Business segment. In his new role, Singhal shall drive business operations efficiency, revenue growth, profitability, scalability, and sustainability of the products and people.

Umang comes with over 22 years behind him in sales & marketing, product management, production printing, office automation, and ITeS industry segments.
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EVENTS
Printpack India postponed again

Indian Printing and Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Association (IPAMA) has once again postponed the 15th Edition of PrintpackIndia indefinitely due to prevalence of Covid-19 pandemic. Initially scheduled to be held at India Expo Centre in Greater Noida on February 3-8, 2021, it was postponed to December 20-24, 2021.
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NEW ON THE BLOCK
Epson introduces A4 size dye-sublimation printer

Epson launched the company’s first A4 size dye-sublimation inkjet printer, the SC-F130, based on the business inkjet platform. The new printer comes with a low total cost of ownership (TCO) and is ideal for small-scale photoshops, small businesses and start-ups in the promotional goods segment.

The SC-F130 is best suited for promotional goods like mugs, key chains, phone covers, tote bags, scarfs, caps, aprons, lanyards and small cushion covers. .....more


NEW ON THE BLOCK
Cosmo Films re-launches direct thermal printable top coated label film

Cosmo Films Ltd. re-launched its BOPP based Direct Thermal Printable (DTP) Top Coated Film, with a proprietary coating which enables the formation of an image or impression on the film upon contact with the heated print head of a thermal printer.

The film has been specially designed for niche applications like information labelling, inventory tracking, frozen food labeling, and parking ticket applications with a potential to grow in many new applications as well.
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NEW ON THE BLOCK
Tharstern launches new Cloud-MIS for labels

‘Tharstern Cloud’, a cloud MIS for label converting companies was recently launched at a virtual event. Initially available for labels the product will be developed in the future to cater to other areas such as large format commercial and packaging.

Tharstern believes the roots of a great print company lie with the concept of "Being Bionic" – nurturing the human talent you have in your team, as well as investing in technologies and bringing the two together to create a successful business.
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NEW ON THE BLOCK
OneVision introduces ‘Generate Print Form’ software

Software manufacturer OneVision expanded its product range with the release of “Generate Print Form” software version 21.1. It enables print service providers to generate printing forms based on individual requirements of printing, embellishment, and finishing machines as well as different properties of the artworks to be printed, significantly shortening make-ready times with efficient use of substrates. ...more


INDUSTRY TRENDS
Xaar acquires print system integrator FFEI

Xaar has acquired FFEI Limited, a print systems and printbar specialist which will accelerate the company’s existing growth strategy and will enable Xaar to capture additional opportunities in vertically integrated solutions.

FFEI is a leading integrator and manufacturer of industrial digital inkjet systems and digital life science technology with many years of experience in managing technical integration and engineering projects. .....more


APPOINTMENTS
Koji Wada takes over as new Managing Director for Fujifilm India

Fujifilm India Private Limited announced the appointment of Koji Wada as the new Managing Director (MD) for Fujifilm India, effective from June 29, 2021. Wada takes over from Haruto Iwata who moves to his new role as Managing Director for the Asia-Pacific region in Singapore.

Wada will spearhead Fujifilm’s operations and business strategy in India and will be responsible for organizational growth and profitability with an integrated approach towards sales, marketing, and business policies.. .....more


NEW ON THE BLOCK
New EFI Fiery DFEs introduced for Konica Minolta AccurioPress C7100 Digital Press Series

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (EFI) and Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. announced the new EFI Fiery digital front ends (DFEs) for Konica Minolta AccurioPress C7100 Series light production presses. The new EFI Fiery IC-319 and IC-318L external servers transform the productivity of print operations, giving users superior performance, stunning out-of-the-box color, intelligent automation, and maximum production efficiency for print production operations. .....more




INDUSTRY TRENDS
Calibrite powered by X-Rite to focus on the unique needs of photographers and filmmakers

X-Rite Incorporated and Calibrite announced their partnership to transition the X-Rite photo and video portfolio to Calibrite, a newly formed company dedicated to servicing the color management needs of the photo, video, and content creation markets. Calibrite will collaborate with X-Rite on product development and take direct global control of the packaging, distribution, and marketing of X-Rite photo solutions. .....more


INDUSTRY TRENDS
ColorJet printers give a makeover to cooler panels with vibrant colors

To break away from the monotonous and boring looks cooler panels have been given a makeover. With consumer behaviour changing rapidly customization and vibrant printing on cooler panels have been on the rise.

According to ColorJet, cooler panel printing gives a boost to your business by increasing profitability and the consumer base. .....more


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