ColorJet India has unveiled its latest machine, the seven-colour Vulcan UV roll-to-roll printer, to the European market at Fespa in Berlin.
With prices starting at £85,000, the machine comes in three models - the 3.2m entry-level 3201 with seven Kyocera printheads, the 3.2m high-end 3202 with 14 printheads and the 5m 5002. Its Electro Static Absorber System (ESAS) absorbs static electricity from media, and is designed to improve productivity.
Having already registered interest from some European customers at Apppexpo in Shanghai, the Indian manufacturer hopes to properly introduce the technology to European markets with its German showcase on 15-18 May.
“We are coming to Fespa to show our serious intent to open up the European market with a price value on our products that offers customers a higher and faster return on investment,” said director Pavan Gupta.
“In the marketplace, the specific demand we have identified is for an approachable product that is not as highly priced as its competitors. With our products, a lot of new entrants can move into the new avenues of business due to low purchasing cost.
“ColorJet’s focus at Fespa is to introduce efficient Indian engineering into the UK and European markets and develop our relationship with the territory as a long-term business objective.”
The seven-colour (CMYK, plus light magenta, light cyan and white) Vulcan is adorned with additional technology to diversify its capabilities, including Colour White Colour (CWC), which ensures the colour hues of a print job remain the same when unlit in daytime and backlit at night, and Intelligent Pass Optimisation (CIPO) to maintain consistency in the printing of multiple print patterns.
Other machines on show on stand C21 in hall 1.1 include the TXF pigment ink digital printer for fabrics, the Metro production printer and the Aurajet 3.2m dye-sublimation printer. ColorJet machines all hold international accreditations including CE and BIS.
Currently boasting a 40% market share in its home country with 3,500 machines installed nationwide, ColorJet India is seeking to expand its offering out into international territories. At Fespa, it will look for distribution partners from across Europe to help sell its machines.
It employs 300 members of staff, with a number of dedicated innovation labs working on research and development.