The ‘Big Boom’ in the retail segment has proven a boon for all the allied industries…and it’s raining gains all the way. One sector, which is gaining max out of this trend, is wide-format printing. Seeing this positive trend, companies, like Jumbo Digital Prints, are installing wider and faster machines. More recently, the company is in the limelight for installing the first NUR Expedio, 3.2m, UV roll-to-roll hi-speed printer in India.
Established in 1996, New Delhi-based Jumbo Digital Prints Pvt Ltd, a name synonymous with the quality prints today, is a dream company of the entire Jumbo Team, with Umesh and Gulshan at the helm, who knew that they have a long way to go.
Starting with just one Encad machine, today they are wellequipped with the latest technology in the wide-format printing, a full spectrum of hiquality printers from Mutoh, HP, Soljet, etc, ranging from 4ft to 10ft wide and skilled personnel to execute growing demand for display stands and innovative PoPs. And now, for their ongoing quest for quality – the recent addition to this list is NUR Expedio.
On asking about the reason for opting NUR Expedio, Umesh quickly replied “Quality and pollution free,” and added, “All our customers demand hi-quality and are very conscious about their brand position and they want best output for their PoP and visual communication needs. We are primarily into portable display systems, but we also offer general branding services like hoardings and banners. For us, quality output has been the key to success and NUR Expedio fits the best. We got ISO 9000-2001 certification in 2004.”
“With this printer we can now offer quality with quantity. It is a 10.5-foot (3.2-meter) superwide inkjet production printer, which uses UV-curable inks. The machine is the first dedicated rollto- roll, superwide-format UV inkjet production press equipped with back-to-back print facility and ensures environmentfriendly operations and media versatility to provide high quality indoor and outdoor applications. And 8-colour printing at 720 dpi, state-of-the-art software and high speed will help in serving our clients best,” Gulshan added. Vis-à-vis flatbed printers, how do you rate the roll-to-roll machines? “Actually, we cannot compare flatbed with roll-to-roll UV printers, as they both have their individual applications. At one point they overlap, at another, they are totally different. We felt the need for better and faster output as all the applications cannot be done on flatbed. Flatbed has an advantage for architectural set-up; but for dayto- day showroom printing jobs, we needed a very high-speed printer. And with its roll-to-roll speed, quality, environmental friendliness and ability to print on virtually any media available, it will ensure NUR Expedio prints a unique position in the wideformat inkjet production printing marketplace.
While business is always a priority, the concern for the environment and health of their workers have never been ignored at Jumbo Digital Prints. “The UV printers are environment-friendly and they have no health hazards for our workers. So, it is an added advantage with this printer,” added Gulshan.
According to Umesh, NUR Expedio is a value addition to their fleet of machines and is the technology of the future. “There is a growing concern for social responsibility among corporates.These companies are highly quality conscious; and at the same time, they also care for environment,” Umesh added. “With environment-friendly PoP branding, a brand manager will be happy fulfilling his social commitment towards environment”
In this price-sensitive market, what would be the cost per square feet for this machine? It varies from media to media, and quantity also, so it’s really difficult to give exact pricing, but it would be extremely affordable and value for money proposition,” told Sandeep, taking the dream forward.
In the Middle-East and European countries, UV prints are encouraged for indoor prints in shopping malls and coffee shops, so there is increasing demand for UV printing. Such trends may soon start off in India in near future and Jumbo Digital Prints seems ready to take up the challenge. “We believe preparing in advance for the future always helps, so we are ready to adhere to such regulations and ecofriendly recommendations, if they are introduced in India. And even now, they are good to follow as well,” he added.
Jumbo Digital Prints is a complete branding solution provider with a wide range of display items to complement display prints, panels and signs, be it in aluminium, wood, acrylic, metal or combination of two or more. Little wonder then that their clients include multinational corporations and top-of-the-line Indian blue-chip companies. The recent NUR Expedio installation would definitely give them a boost to their already impressive client base.