Star Digital becomes India’s first owner of EPSON SureColor R5070L roll-to-roll resin printer

Supplied by Universal Media, the first EPSON SureColor R5070L resin printer in India has been installed at Mumbai-based Star Digital, a one-stop shop for all indoor and outdoor digital printing solutions catering to advertising agencies, event management companies and corporate biggies. The flagship roll-to-roll EPSON printer uses six-colour resin ink to deliver vibrant prints on a variety of substrates with consistent colour.

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The production setup of Star Media at Andheri East in Mumbai has already equipped with three EPSON SureColor 60670 printers, two WitColor Starfire 3304 systems and one Challenger 3200SE UV roll-to-roll printer supplied by Siare Technologies, which is the sister concern of Universal Media. “Apart from being a proud adopter of first EPSON SureColor R5070L resin printer in India, we are quite delighted to add such a flagship machine to our production facility,” says Pravin Gala, Proprietor of Star Digital.

He continues, “With the addition of the new EPSON resin printer, we feel that our production facility has now completely set to deliver complete signage solutions under one roof.” He adds that they always keep looking for advanced machines and technologies to upgrade their facility with the best-in-class systems. Their recent hunt for an advanced system came to a halt when they embarked upon the EPSON SureColor R5070L resin printer.

In his comment on their decision of choosing EPSON SureColor R5070L, Pravin says the 64-inch system is an ideal machine with versatility and productivity. This R-Series printer is first-of-its-kind system with multi-purpose resin ink technology to consistently deliver professional quality wallpapers, fabrics, uncoated papers and traditional signage at remarkable speeds. It runs at the speed up to 250sq ft/hr. “Features of this resin printer that attracted us in the first place is its vast compatibility with different media,” emphasises Pravin.

He adds that they are now equipped with this advanced EPSON resin printer to explore into some new domains and innovative applications. “We are now geared up for whole lots of applications with materials like frontlit fabrics, frosted vinyl, leatherite and many other unconventional media,” he explains. EPSON SureColor R5070L delivers prints ready for immediate lamination.

Featuring a new 2.6-inch user-replaceable PrecisionCore Micro TFP printhead, EPSON SureColor R5070L is capable to ensure projects with multiple panels have consistent, repeatable colour. In addition, a new Quality Print Mode in the system separates delivery of optimiser and colour ink to create a stable base layer for high-quality output with crisp lines and details.

To boost productivity, EPSON SureColor R5070L incorporates a three-heater system to help even drying with pre, platen and post heating. The replaceable fabric wiper system in the printer cleans the printhead and removes dust prior to printing and meaning manual maintenance is only needed monthly. After all, SureColor R5070L includes the new EPSON Edge Print workflow software featuring an Adobe PostScript 3 engine for layout and print management, colour management and seamless workflow integration.

“EPSON SureColor R5070L empowers us to hit the road to recovery in the post-lockdown period with first ever innovative and unconventional applications using vast range of printing materials,” says Pravin. After all, he adds that this resin printer is a totally ‘green’ system which fulfills every need and desire of corporate companies. Star Digital is a destination for a host of corporate biggies and big retail brands.

Pravin mentions that their client list consists of a number of big retail players like 24Seven and others and they engage in a number of in-store branding, fabrication and POS projects. In this respect, he points out that EPSON SureColor R5070L is an ideal printer for window graphics and transparent media applications.

When asked about the pandemic blow to the overall business of Star Digital, Pravin says they are now on the road to full recovery. “We have now recovered nearly 50 percent of our total loss caused by the pandemic,” he mentions, with optimism of speedy recovery by April onward.