A glimpse of Chandigarh’s ever expanding signage landscape

The signage printing and production market is quite mature today with print service providers (PSPs) as well as sign makers utterly integrate newer and advanced machines and technologies into their facilities. This is what travelling bandwagon of Sign & Graphics found when interacted with some select group of signage players around Chandigarh who always look forward to embracing upcoming trends and technologies in which IPC (Indian Power Control)—an authorised partner of ColorJet, Roland and Xerox—plays a key role in helping them to accomplish it.

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Capital Graphics, One-stop destination for all

Incepted in the year 1997, Capital Graphics has emerged as a one-stop destination for all printing needs. Over the two decades of its presence in the industry, the company offers the right blend of technologies and innovations in graphic prints which its customers from all market sectors demand. “Our customer-centric approach has enabled us to provide tailor-made outputs for our customers,” says Anoop Behal, MD, Capital Graphics. He adds that the digital large-format printing of Cap l Graphics is equipped with all printing and finishing technologies, right from offset and digital presses up to a line of digital large-format printing systems comprising ColorJet SONIC HQ Plus, Roland VersaUVLEF-300, HP Latex 3600 and a range of laser engraving and finishing machines. “We extensively indulge in leather, fabric, canvas and translite printing for both indoor and outdoor graphics,” mentions Anoop.

Being a pioneer in printing on canvas and unconventional media, Capital Graphics pulls its customers of diverse profiles including event companies from all over Chandigarh and other regions like Punjab, J&K, Himachal Pradesh, etc. Commendable in the company’s activities is its corporate gift services that offer their clients the latest and trendy range of personalised gifting solutions and merchandize items. Anoop mentions that they have a mission to make Capital Graphics more vibrant and expansive one-stop destination for all in the years to come.


Luxmi Graphic, Young & forward looking

Relatively a young signage player in Chandigarh, Luxmi Graphic situated in the city’s strategic Sector-17 area is an all-time crowded sign-making corner. Vivek Singh, young and enthusiastic proprietor of Luxmi Graphic says they have been in the market over the last five years. “We indulge in all sorts of printing including commercial, large-format, map plotting, etc. Well, when it comes to large-format we are taking care of it using a lone but capable ColorJet IRISJET PRO, 3.2m roll-to-roll machine, supplied and installed by IPC,” mentions Vivek.

He adds, “Most of the current list of customers of Luxmi Graphic is predominantly consisted of walk-in customers, particularly from different market segments or business backgrounds. The list includes a handful of local shops, departmental stores and many individuals who have been our repeat customers for years.” A team of 10 staff, including graphic designers, machine operators, is the vital back-up for Luxmi Graphic to deliver print outputs on-time to the utmost satisfaction of their customers.

Vivek mentions that they are now offering all sorts of printing, such as labels, stickers and map plotting (using an HP system), mementoes, etc. However, the company’s plans down the line for expansion of machine portfolio is to integrate some newer technologies and advanced machines. In this, Vivek conclusively mentions that UV technology will be the next-level plan for Luxmi Graphic to add new innovative spark and glow to graphics.


Meera Graphics, Far beyond ordinariness

Meera Graphics, a corner tagged with ‘Print Factory’, is not just a sign maker or signage printer in an ordinary sense. In this respect, Aarush Gupta, Proprietor of Meera Graphics, narrates, “Our work culture and customers’ profiles are little different from the so-called flex printing companies. We make POP/POS solutions such as standees, menus, etc.” So, most of the works and activities of Meera Graphics are predominantly for in-store, eating outlet, shop-in-shop display and corporate interior solutions.”

In terms of the company’s presence in the printing industry, Aarush says they have been around for more than four decades. “Meera Graphics is an outcome of efforts and dedication of a lineage of generations. For me, it’s really proud to be a young generation taking care of the business. Literally, our establishment is dated back to 1983. Since then we have been into printing business engaging in all jobs, but we are very specific into interior display and promotional solutions today,” tells Aarush.

All the vigour in the works and graphic print outputs of Meera Graphics is an outcome of its rigorous machine portfolio and manpower. The machine portfolio consists of ColorJet POLO HQ, Roland TrueVIS VG-640, and HP Latex 335 as key printers, backed by a team of 30 well-trained and experienced printing professionals. Aarush mentions that apart from domestic clients, Meera Graphics works for some offshore clients too.


Om Flex & Digital Printers, A destination signage centre

Being a source of complete signage solutions for jobbers from all over the region, Om Flex & Digital Printers has been a destination signage centre. With a strong team of 15 signage printing, designing and making experts, led by two business partners, Om Prakash and Pawan Mahajan, Om Flex & Digital Printers started its business journey in the year 2013. “Since our establishment, we had a vision to become a one-stop source of signage graphics and solutions for jobbers in the region,” shares Om Prakash, Business Partner, Om Flex & Digital Printers.

“Most of the jobbers, who are our regular and long-term clients from different cities and towns across north India, are established signage solution suppliers and dealers for big customers dotted in diverse sectors. So, working with these prolific jobbers is just an excitement and fun to offer them quality print graphics to the demands of imminent brands and companies. Most of the clients for which our jobbers are working are predominantly from the public (government) and corporate sectors,” mentions Om.

Om further mentions that they are capable to meet the rigorous demands and desire of premium graphic prints from our jobbers, precisely for their big customers like Cipla, Max Healthcare, Honda, Chandigarh University…, because of the robust machine portfolio. He adds, “We are privileged to be partnered with IPC, supplier of some of our key machines in our facility, for highly capable printers like ColorJet POLO TURBO with KM 512i printheads,” mentions Om. In addition to the highly versatile ColorJet machine, Om Flex & Digital Printers’ facility is equipped with an HP Latex 300, yet another versatile and advanced printer for all quality print applications.


Vishvas Sales, Authentic media supplier

Over the last five years or so, Vishvas Sales has been an authentic source of supply for media of all qualities and textures. Aashish K Garg, Proprietor of Vishvas Sales Pvt Ltd, recalls, “It was in the year 2016 we just emerged as supplier of some select media for sign makers and print service providers in the region. Since then we keep expanding our product portfolio with constant edition of new products, not only printing materials but also inks, LED modules, SMPS and many allied products.”

As on today, Vishvas Sales is a complete solution provider of whole consumables and other materials. When it comes to media available in stocks at the company’s procurement centre, Aashish mentions that they primarily keep standard brands like Staflex, Utraflex, Jindal, and others. “Ultraflex is one of the most demanded products in our portfolio.” In the ink racks, AT Inks and UNI Inks are some common choices of Vishvas Sales’ customers.

Collectively, Vishvas Sales supplies 4-5 containers of printing media a month to more than 500 customers across Chandigarh, Punjab and J&K. A team of 12 staff is taking care of all deliveries and procurement of the consumables and other products. In addition to the common products now available in the portfolio of Vishvas Sales, Aashish mentions that they manage to provide premium brands like LG, ORAFOL and Avery Dennison for those who especially demand such materials.


Hanu Multimedia, Aiming at total sustainability

A brainchild of two prolific and dedicated entrepreneurs cum printing professionals, Somnath Aggarwal and Devender Vashishtha, Hanu Multimedia Pvt Ltd was incepted in the year 2027, but incorporated as a private company in 2016. “We have come across various phases in our sign making business. As of now, what we are too conscious is of embracing machines and technologies which are sustainable, future-proof and ultimate tools for quality printing,” emphasises Somnath Aggarwal, Director, Hanu Multimedia Pvt Ltd.

Hanu Multimedia boasts a vast clientele containing big corporate clients like Samsung, Daiken, Sony, Usha, Reliance, Seagram, Oppo, among others. “Most of our corporate clients have been partnered with us for years, as old as one decade or more. There is a reason why these corporate players trust our works and services—that’s quality. When we say ‘quality’ there is a vital factor related to machines and technologies we use. This is how we all together can create a safe environment and sustainable future for the industry,” says Somnath.

Controlled by a team of 24 signage printing professionals, the production facility of Hanu Multimedia is equipped with ColorJet POLO HQ (eco-solvent), Roland VersaCAMM VS-540 (print & cut eco-solvent), HP Latex 560 and a set of laser & CNC routing systems. “Every one of us must conscious about the eco-friendliness of machines and materials we use. Only after that we would to able make the industry a viable place for quality products, sustainable business, and longer life span of any application. Multi-national companies as well as local establishments must together take this responsibility,” concludes Somnath.


Media Publicity, Solid signage solutions

Being a popular sign making destination in Sector-41 in Chandigarh, Media Publicity has been all-time crowded and unique trait of this signage and display solution major is its capability to treat demands of all types from different customers. Surinder Singh, Proprietor of Media Publicity, is quick to say that they are solid signage solutions provider in the city, working for some cross-border customers too. “By and large we work for customers based in Chandigarh city. However, some of our customers come from Haryana and Punjab too,” he adds.

He further adds, “It’s proud to say we are one of the preferred signage corners in the city because we don’t classify our customers as per their profiles. We treat them equally irrespective of who they are, whether walk-in individuals or big brands or names from the corporate sector.” Some of the leading names from the real estate and banking sectors are in the client list of Media Publicity. Indian Bank, Canara Bank, Bank of India, to name a few, are some of the key clients of Media Publicity.

A ColorJet IRISJET PRO, Roland VersaEXPRESS RF-640 and Apsom Infotex laminator, to mention a few key machines in the production facility of Media Publicity, are the accelerators of the company’s vitality and productivity in the overall graphic outputs. Surinder conclusively says they have the right machines and a production team of 17 sign making, fabricator and installation staff to fulfil anything their customers want.


Brand Slice, Innovations that rule

Since its inception in the year 2013, Brand Slice has been into branding and event management. The company boasts a team of 30 young, creative and enthusiastic professionals who play with innovations that rule. “We primarily deal in branding, events and interiors. Our focus is always on delivering high quality products within the deadlines agreed upon,” says Tamish Bedi of Brand Slice, adding that the products and applications they offer also include canvas painting, wall decors, fancy name plates, etc.

“With all in-house production printers and equipments including a ColorJet POLO HQ, Roland VersaCAMM VS-540, HP Latex 315 and others, we quite capable to maintain quality and innovations to the fullest. We provide high-quality, up-to-date solutions for all indoor and outdoor branding and marketing. Moreover, we provide complete solutions for events – fabrication, sound, artist management, support staff, LED screens, etc.”

Brand Slice is indeed a one-stop shop for interiors, aiming at making aesthetic wonderland for any project they handle for corporate clients. Some of the big brands in the company’s clientele consist of Pantaloon, Cinnabon, Elante, Reliance Footprint, etc. Brand Slice works at pan-India level through its vendors located in all major Indian cities including New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Lucknow, etc.


Imagine Creations, Delivering design dreams

Imagine Creations is the foremost manufacturer, supplier, trader and service provider of designer films, sun control films, decorative films, paint work service, and many more. “Our products are made by professionals employing the advanced techniques and finest quality material, which is attained from dependable retailers of market,” remarks Mohit Gupta, Director, Imagine Creations. He adds that the every single product of Imagine Creations is the creation of experts who make them (products) as per global industry standards.

Being customer-centric company, professionals of Imagine Creations also make the company’s products according the customer’s needs and requirements. Due to this, the presented range is admired for its sturdiness, finishing, elegance and durability. Furthermore, the company offers these products at nominal prices. Mohit mentions that Chandigarh is such a destination for Imagine Creation where a lot of turnkey projects use the company’s wall covering window films.

Since 2008 Imagine Creations has been engaging in supply of its wall covering window films for a number of turnkey projects. The company offers its range of products comprising customised wall papers, safety & security films, frosted & interior films, sun control films, designer films and wrapping films. External grade films from Imagine Creations are vastly used in mall branding across major Indian cities including Chandigarh.