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NEGI Sign Systems & Supplies Co to
distribute Docan printers in south also

GS Negi, Carr Liu and Arun Kumar
NEGI Sign Systems & Supplies Co, an authorised distributor of popular printers like MUTOH ValueJet, Brother in India and manufacturer of widely popular NegiJet Series printers, has recently tied up with Shanghai Docan Digital Tech Co for the distributorship of Docan printers in the South Indian market. “Everybody in India knows NEGI Sign Systems & Supplies Co for its long-standing presence in the industry, which is for more than two decades and their successful distributorship of MUTOH systems. We are impressed with their reputation and their good relationship with customers,” says Carr Liu from Shanghai Docan Digital Tech Co Ltd.

“Since our establishment in the year 2005 we have enhanced our product line from one level to another, introducing best-in-class industrial UV printers,” mentions Carr. He adds that Docan printers are doubtlessly a bit costlier than any other ordinary system, but they make them suitable for those looking for sturdy and durable systems for quality print production. Popular UV models of Docan printers available in the market include H1600-Kyocera, FRT3225 (flatbed); FR3210T-Kyocera, FR3210 (hybrid) and S3200, R3300 (RTR).

According to Carr, Docan printers are heavy systems bundled with the latest RIP and control software. “Over the last few years our machines have been increasingly adopting in the Indian market. It’s our new privilege to get partnered with NEGI Sign Systems & Supplies Co as our new distributor in the country. We respect this idea and I hope this new partnership will further enhance our footprint in India,” remarks Carr.

William D Muir appointed as new CEO of EFI

EFI announces that its Board of Directors has named William (Bill) D Muir as its new CEO. Bill was most recently the COO of Jabil, a product solutions company. His appointment was effective from October 15, 2018, when he would also join the Board of Directors. Bill succeeds Guy Gecht, who informed the Board he intended to step down as CEO upon the appointment of his successor, as EFI announced it on July 30, 2018. Guy will remain the member of the Board of Directors and will be advisor to the CEO. Bill has spent the past 25 years helping innovative, leading brands bring exceptional products to the marketplace, including launching Jabil’s Blue Sky Innovation Center. He has a background in complex engineering and manufacturing honed over progressive leadership roles at Jabil, a $22 billion product solutions company with more than 100 facilities and 170,000 employees across the globe.

Arrow Digital opens new demo centre at New Delhi

Prakash Chopra
Ahmedabad-based Arrow Digital has announced the opening of a new demo cum sampling centre at New Delhi. Equipped with a range of high-end printers from EFI, OKI and others including digital label finishers, this newly opened demo centre brings delight to sales team and customers of Arrow Digital in North and East as they will no longer travel long distance to experiment product demo. Sam Patel, CEO Arrow Digital Pvt Ltd, says, “We have been swamped with demos, training, customer and corporate sampling from our demo centres from Ahmedabad and Mumbai. We have received tremendous demands from corporate players”, media suppliers and others for opening the same in New Delhi. The new Arrow Digital demo centre in New Delhi has installed an EFI VUTEk GS 3200 RTR printer, which is with White option and an EFI H1625 LED hybrid printer for mid-level production. These printers at the demo centre are designed in a way to help customers evaluate their requirement, test and evaluation before they go for final decision. In addition, the demo centre is designed for giving customers hands-on experience of the printers/machines. Prakash Chopra, Senior VP – Sales, states that clients need to feel comfortable with the investment they want to make. “Overall objective of the demo centre is to help our customers move ahead with innovative printers/technologies in the current cut-throat market,” he adds.

Demo/experience center of Arrow Digital at Mumbai

Arrow Digital, which supplies a vast array of printers like Efi-VUTEk, Reggiani, Kornit Digital, Jetrix, OKI, MCT, HIX, Anytron and many more in the Indian signage/graphic art market, has unveiled a new demo/experience center at Mumbai. The centre is located at Lower Parel in the city, displaying Efi-VUTEk H1625 LED hybrid mid-level production printer, OKI M64 low odour eco-solvent printer and OKI Pro 9000 series with white or clear spot colour. The centre is built for multiple purposes where visitors can walk in and experience live running of machines, discover various print applications such as textured/tactile printing, 3&5 layer printing, blockout and back-to-back printing. “Mumbai being the commercial capital of the country it shares the highest percentage of commercial printing sectors and corporate players. We have qualified professionals with years of experience in digital printing and an extensive knowledge about materials and colour management. In this respect, our demo center will contribute in developing various applications, testing new technologies and taking digital printing to new heights and creating many benchmarks for digital printing. We would like to bring the technologies closer to customers in every metro as we move forward and lead the way to redefine ‘experience and knowledge of digital printing,” says Sam Patel, CEO, Arrow Digital Pvt Ltd. Before this, Arrow Digital already has a state-of-the-art demo/training/R&D center close to their headquarters in Ahmedabad and the company has recently opened a new centre in new Delhi.

ColorJet POLO HQ demonstrated at Viscom ITALIA 2018

ColorJet India made impressive showcase of its ever popular POLO HQ high-speed eco-solvent industrial printer at Viscom ITALIA 2018 held from October 18-20 at Fiera Milano Exhibition Center in Milan, Italy. The POLO HQ is built for speed & quality. At the speed of 93 sq m/hr, the printer displays quality print for mass production supported by IR-based effective evaporative drying system to meet the high volume requirement. This 3.2 m RTR eco-solvent printer, based on industrial grade jetting assembly, ensures accuracy at high speed. Built on heavy duty structure made with high mechanical precision standard to meet the growing requirement of those who want speed with quality, POLO HQ is highly eco-friendly and based on ColorJet’s GreenTech, which was born out of the company’s commitment to eco-friendly green printing domain. ColorJet India’s participation in Viscom ITALIA 2018 was the company’s strategic move to expand popularity of its products in offshore arenas. The expo was designed to create new connections and opportunities to expand network of contacts, boosting productivity, and engaging consumers in a two-way dialogue to broaden business horizons.

SAi’s subscription-based software
model surpasses milestone of 10,000 users

SA International (SAi) has announced that users of its flagship software-by-subscription initiative now number well over 10,000, as purchases recently surpassed the impressive milestone during Q2 of this year. Introduced by SAi four years ago, the model remains the first and only one-of-its-kind worldwide that enables users to access RIP software via low-cost monthly subscription and cloud-based downloads. SAi’s landmark 10,000th subscription is from the company’s Flexi family and was purchased by Rocken Graphics, a print shop specialising in the mobile carnival and amusement markets, based in Gibsonton, Florida. Since SAi introduced the subscription model, sign & display companies around the world have been granted greater cost control and flexibility, and automatically benefit from having the very latest updates.

Sun Fabric products pass PVC negative test

Manufactured by Sun Printable Fabric Private Limited in Indore, Sun Fabric products are premium quality fabric printing materials designed for diverse applications. The Sun Fabric products, namely, PP190 Matt, PP 190 Gloss, PP 190 Matt Black Back and Back Lit BL 200 have passed the PVC negative test conducted in the independent laboratory of SGS India. The Sun Fabric products are 100 percent polyester designed perfectly for digital large-format printing compatible with different printing technologies for a gamut of applications ranging from soft signage up to in-store graphics, event booths, etc. The materials are fully fire-retardant. New Delhi-based Visual Displays exclusively supplies Sun Fabric products.

Macart road show on exclusive
launch of its UVision UV flatbed printer

Macart Equipment Pvt Ltd (MEPL), a leading inkjet printer manufacturer based in Pune, boasts a sales service network throughout India with more than fifty qualified engineers. The company supplies thousands of printers to various PSPs, ad agencies and sign makers across the country. Expanding its UV flatbed portfolio, Macart recently announced a new UVision FB48 UV LED flatbed printer, which was launched at a road show the company organised on October 6-7 from 10-30 am 6 pm at the Demo Centre of Macart, 202, Second Floor, Siddh Icon Towers, Opposite Royal Enfield Showroom, Baner Road, Baner, Pune.

Macart UVision FB48 UV LED flatbed printer is high speed flatbed printer with moving gantry and three inch wide swath Konica Minolta UV printheads. Unique features of the printer include its multi-surface applications, subtle flatbed designed to meet high-quality requirements with water-cooled eco-friendly UV LED curing systems. The 6pl KM printheads in the system produce stunning details and razor-sharp text. The StarRip software with its unique pass printing algorithm in the printer deposits multilayer droplets making the prints more vibrant in colour.

FESPA Asia re-brands pan-Asian event to Asia Print Expo

FESPA’s next pan-Asian event will take place, under its new name Asia Print Expo, from February 21-23, 2019 at BITEC in Bangkok, Thailand. Asia Print Expo is the region’s leading exhibition for screen, textile and digital wide format print. Over the course of three days of the expo, Asia Print Expo 2019 will give print service providers (PSPs) and sign-makers a valuable opportunity to discover the latest products and technologies from leading players in the specialty print market.

SAi promotes Michelle Johnson
to Director of Worldwide Marketing

A International (SAi) has announced the promotion of Michelle Johnson to Director of Worldwide Marketing. Michelle, who previously held the role of Marketing Manager at the company, will lead the development and continued expansion of the SAi brand and proposition. This will see her head up the implementation of global communication campaigns as well as strengthen SAi’s relationship with its partners and the media via digital marketing.

Roland DG bags awards for its
TrueVIS VG series wide-format printer/cutters

In a comprehensive lab evaluation, Roland DG’s TrueVIS VG series wide-format printer/cutters have won two prestigious Buyers Lab Awards, which include Outstanding Enhanced CMYK Eco Solvent/Latex 54 inch/64 inch Printer (7-Color) and Outstanding High Production CMYK Eco-Solvent/Latex 54inch/64 inch Printer (Dual CMYK). Keypoint Intelligence’s Buyers Lab (BLI), the world’s leading independent provider of testing and analysis for the document imaging industry, selected the TrueVIS VG-640 and VG-540 among the contenders from all over the world in two categories. BLI analysts evaluated a variety of inkjets from contenders globally in a number of key performance categories, including Image Quality, Usability and Speed. In earning the Outstanding Enhanced CMYK Eco-Solvent/Latex 54 inch/64 inch Printer (7-Color) award, Roland DG’s TrueVIS VG series (VG-640, VG-540) demonstrates high quality output, even when printing at the most productive speed settings.