Canon woos visitors with packaging printing at PrintPack 2017

Ten digital presses launched

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A sample label printed on imagePress C10000VP digital press

Of all the products on display at the Canon stand, the imagePress C10000VP commanded undivided attention owing to its exceptional quality, productivity and versatility at 100 ppm across a vast variety of applications. Even the imagePress C8000VP launched during the event is based on the successful legacy product C10000VP, which has received phenomenal response in mid- and high-end print volume segment.

Puneet Datta, director for professional printing products division and Kazutada Kobayashi, president and CEO of Canon India

“The imagePress C10000VP press can perform diversified applications on diversified substrates. This is one of the best products we have ever launched,” said Puneet Datta, director for professional printing products division, Canon. “With C10000, we have taken digital printing (or even commercial printing up to some extent) to the next level. Not only can you do normal printing, but you can also do very deep textured printing for packaging using this press. Although the press is not meant for very long runs, if you want to show some proof of concept or samples to your packaging customers, before actually going for the long run, this is the best machine available in the market right now. The machine can be ideal for short run printing of labels, monocartons and more.”

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

Web analytics show that we now have readership in North America and Europe amongst the 90 countries where our five platforms reach. Our traffic which more than doubled in 2020, has at times gone up by another 50% in 2021. And advertising which had fallen to pieces in 2020 and 2021, has started its return since January 2022.

As the economy approaches real growth with unevenness and shortages a given, we are looking forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again appointed to produce the Show Daily on all five days of the show from 26 to 30 May 2022.

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