Replika Press Invests in the Future of Inkjet with VarioPrint i300

22 September, 2020


National, 22nd September 2020: Canon India today announced that Replika Press Pvt. Ltd., has installed the VarioPrint i300, a B3 sheet-fed inkjet color digital printer. With this installation, Replika Press becomes the first company in India to acquire the solution that is at the forefront of inkjet technology investment in the book printing market.

Replika Press Pvt. Ltd., with three generation in the trade, is one of India’s most reputed and leading print service providers specializing in book printing, high-end commercial print production, digital printing and in packaging. Replika have always been one of the early adopters of technology and has an impressive array of digital printing solutions. Now, with the addition of the VarioPrint i300 Replika has strongly shown its commitment to bringing to their customers the benefits of digital & inkjet in one unique printing solution.

Speaking on the installation, Mr. Kazutada Kobayashi, President & CEO, Canon India Pvt. Ltd. said, “Innovation and customer delight remains integral to every offering we bring forth at Canon. Staying true to this commitment, we have been addressing diverse market expectations of the professional printing industry through our product portfolio. As one of the frontrunners in the print industry, we consider it our responsibility to introduce innovative and futuristic offerings, further promoting the growth of the professional printing segment in India. With the first installation of our latest marvel VarioPrint i300 in the country, we aim to further strengthen our foothold in the print industry and achieve new milestones. We are proud to be instrumental in empowering publishers with innovations that will help their productivity goals and be future-ready in these unprecedented times as well.

Speaking on the addition, Mr. Bhuvnesh Seth, Managing Director, Replika Press Pvt. Ltd. said, “We have always invested in future ready technologies and solutions, and for us & our customers the future is digital inkjet. The VarioPrint i300 brings to us the ability to enhance our book publishing offerings and also enables us to explore new markets outside of that industry. The solution is well-equipped to meet the advancing prerequisites of publishers, empowering higher & faster production volumes on majority of offset stock as well as uncoated media without compromising on quality. We have always trusted Canon as our technology partner to bring such cutting edge solutions for our customers and our association with Canon India for almost a decade is a testimony to our faith.

The book publishing segment has witnessed a slew of challenges with regards to the evolving market demands. Combining new inkjet innovation and high-speed sheet-fed color, Canon has introduced VarioPrint i300 to meet the evolving demands of the publishing industry. 

Expressing his views Mr. Puneet Datta, Senior Director, Canon India said, “Replika Press has been one of our trusted partners in the country, having multiple digital printing solutions installed. We are proud to state that Replika depends 100% on Canon for all their digital printing requirements. We are pleased to continue our association with them and play a critical role in their vision for supporting the publishing industry. As pioneers of inkjet technology, we have fostered the growth of the publishing industry, by offering innovative solutions across the globe. Bolstering our footprint in India, our first installation of VarioPrint i300 is a testament of our commitment to delighting our customers and is extremely strategic to us for our growth in publishing segment.

He further adds, “The VarioPrint i300 series has by now become the benchmark within this category for the whole industry with more than 250 installs globally and users are so impressed with the technology that more than 20% of the customer base has invested in an additional device. Customers can get a good return on investment by shifting more of their offset volumes to sheet-fed inkjet printing solutions, benefiting from reduced wastage and shorter time to produce & ship. The VarioPrint i300 series is helping customers change the economics of digital print production by transforming blank sheets into growth of revenues & profits.”

Canon VarioPrint i300 is a highly productive inkjet engine which is capable of printing full color B3 Size sheets with superior near offset quality on both uncoated and offset coated papers. With the VarioPrint i300 series, one can increase productivity by printing more than 4Mn to 6 Mn A4 images in a month and witness unparalleled uptime of more than 90%. Its unique aqueous based inks produce sharp and vivid print quality which surpasses any other inkjet system in this space.

Key Features of VarioPrint i300:

  1. Extreme Application Flexibility 

    True application flexibility opens up extensive and profitable business opportunities for high quality, across wide range printing from transactional to book printing.

  2. Innovation with Proven Technology 

    Innovative inkjet system incorporates a range of proven Canon technologies for excellent printing on a broad set of media offers unrivalled quality, productivity and sustainability.

  3. Maximum End-to-end Productivity

    End-to-end automated workflow, intuitive operation interface, optional inline finishing options and robust reliability combined to deliver uninterrupted production with impressive speeds.

  4. Quality Assured from Start to Finish

    Optimized print quality at perceived 1 200 x 1 200dpi via inkjet drop size control with print head nozzle monitoring and automatic failure compensation to ensure quality result every time.

  5. Versatile and Flexible Media Handling

    Excellent result on wide range of media including woodfree, inkjet treated, offset uncoated and offset coated stocks; standard sheets, tabs and NCR media are supported as well.

About Canon Group

Ever since its foundation in 1937, Canon is guided by the “Kyosei” philosophy of living and working together for the common good. Canon strives to create and deliver world-class products, becoming a top global corporation by diversifying into new business fields throughout the world. Focusing on optical technologies, Canon produces office equipment, consumer and professional imaging devices, network cameras, healthcare and industrial equipment. Through the close connection between its global head office in Tokyo and regional headquarters in America, Europe, Asia, Oceania and regional headquarters in Japan, Canon combines its global and local operations organically. In 1996, Canon launched its Excellent Global Corporation Plan with the goal of serving the society with advanced technologies and becoming a trustworthy and responsible corporate citizen. The year 2016 was the first year of Phase 5 of the Plan. Currently, Canon boasts a strong global presence of 376 subsidiaries all over the world, supported by 197,776 employees. (Data as of December 31, 2017)

About Canon India

Canon India Pvt. Ltd., a 100% subsidiary of Canon Singapore Pvt. Ltd., is a world leader in imaging technologies. Set up in 1997, Canon markets over 200 comprehensive range of sophisticated contemporary digital imaging products and solutions in India. The company today has offices and warehouses in 14 cities across India and employs over 1000 people and over 850 channel partners. Canon India till date has opened over 250 retailer stores accredited as “Image Square” across 100+ cities in the country. Canon India’s service reach extends to over 633 towns covering 18,957 PIN codes across India - which comprises of 250+ Camera collection points, 16 Camera repair centers, 279 Printer repair centers, 191 Copier, Scanner and Large Format Printer Sales & Service dealers. (Data as of September 16, 2020).

In sync with its corporate tagline- ‘Delighting You Always’, reinforced by World class technology, Canon offers an extended product portfolio, including copier MFDs, Managed Document Services, Printers, Document and Cheque Scanners, Digital Cameras, DSLRs, Cinematic Imaging Products catering to the multiple market segments of consumer, SME, B2B, Commercial, Government & PSUs.