Steadfast in its commitment to lead by innovation and provide seamless experiences to its consumers, Canon India announced the first installation of its flagship imagePRESS C8000VP in West Bengal at Mantra Designers & Printers, Kolkata. Acclaimed for its unique value proposition, the machine was inaugurated in the distinguished presence of Mr. Puneet Datta, Senior Director of Professional Printing Products (PPP), Canon India and Mr. Amit Roy Proprietor at Mantra Designers and Printers.
Enticing the attention of the professional printing industry, the imagePRESS C8000VP has yielded over 100+ installations across India. The flagship printer is built to efficiently cater to the latest production demands and easily handle quality jobs on a wide range of substrates, enabling unprecedented image production quality and capability to print on a host of media. Its unique value proposition allows imagePRESS C8000VP to cater to the specific requirements of multiple commercial print and packaging applications.
Expressing his views on the growing market demand for the series, Mr. Puneet Datta, Senior Director, Professional Printing Products (PPP), Canon India said, “At Canon, we thrive to delight our customers spread across geographies with latest technology and innovation in the professional printing space. Kolkata is a vital market for Canon, and we have installed multiple machines in this market in the past few months. We are excited to reinforce our footprint in West Bengal with the installation of imagePRESS C8000 VP in Kolkata. Featuring proven technologies from the successful imagePRESS product line-up, the imagePRESS C8000VP maintains high productivity and delivers vibrant output by smoothly integrating into existing workflows. This installation is a shining example of the success of our imagePRESS series and a symbol of Canon’s strong commitment to the Indian market. We are positive that the installation will prove to be an important milestone in the growth journey of Mantra Designers & Printers and will further help them to gain strong acceptance among customers.”
Mantra Designers and Printers is a one-of-a-kind new-age printing and designing space located in Sealdah, Kolkata, Asia’s largest printing, paper and publishing district. Fiercely committed to the mission of providing customers and businesses the access to exceptional quality digital printing, Mantra aims to elevate the printing experience for everyone. Positioned at the crossroad of Baithakkhana Road and Surya Sen Street, it is a shop easily accessed by trains, buses, metro and all other forms of transportation.
Speaking at the installation of the machine, Mr. Amit Roy, Director, Mantra Printers said, “Over time, we have witnessed a growing demand for color consistency across a wide variety of media, but there wasn’t any solution which catered to this specific requirement. On the basis of our extensive industry research & personal technical evaluation, it became evident that imagePRESS C8000VP is number one, especially in terms of media versatility, duty cycle, quality and consistency of prints. Canon has always been well-known within the industry for its range of technologically supreme and reliable products-all of which gave us the confidence to install it. We are extremely delighted to be the first printing house in Eastern India to partner with Canon on this unique industry opportunity. We are looking to usher in a new age of digital printing in the region. The imagePRESS C8000VP is engineered for demanding production environments and we are positive that it will enable us to drive more revenue opportunities by delivering outstanding print quality on a wide range of media.”
Canon imagePRESS C8000VP has been perceived as a distinguished machine in the digital press segment, meeting the evolving needs of the professional printing space. With an aim to deliver printing excellence, the printer is especially designed to meet higher production volumes for both commercial and in-house print service providers without compromising on quality. The printer features an extensive range of Canon’s recently developed innovative consistently vivid (CV) toner which improves transfer efficiency for enhanced colour consistency and accuracy across a wide variety of media. The printer comes with 2400 x 2400 dpi resolution enabling even higher precision in the printing of text and images.
Key Features of imagePRESS C8000VP:
Optimum Productivity across all Media Range
Equipped with a speed of 80ppm, the machine offers an optimum productivity across an extensive media range up to 350gsm. With a Dual Fixing unit with enhanced cooling capability, the machine delivers better mixed media handling, while an external heat belt ensures stable fixing performance at high speed.
Exceptional Print Quality & Consistency
iPR C8000VP is equipped with innovative technologies, which will ensure state-of-the-art quality from first to last print without compromising on productivity. The machine uses Canon’s newly developed innovative consistently vivid (CV) toner which improves transfer efficiency for enhanced colour consistency and accuracy across a wide variety of media. The printer comes with 2400 x 2400 dpi resolution enabling even higher precision in the printing of text and images. An in-line spectroscopic sensor and new Multi-Density Adjustment Technology (Multi D.A.T) will also deliver real time colour calibration to ensure consistent quality day after day – with minimal operator intervention.
Flexible Media Versatility
The imagePRESS C8000VP supports extensive range of media including texture Papers and have capabilities that enable the creation of extensive and innovative applications. The machine has various media handling technologies like Suction Feeding, Straight Paper Path & Best in Class Front-Back Registration technology which helps to produce better finished products.
Dinesh Nair Appointed as Director for Consumer Business Lenovo India
Global technology leader Lenovo has appointed Dinesh Nair as Director, Consumer Business for India region. Dinesh succeeds Mr. Shailendra Katyal, who has recently been appointed Site Leader for Lenovo India and Managing Director of Lenovo’s PC and smart device business in India.
Dinesh Nair has been an integral part of the Lenovo India consumer business for more than 11 years and has worked successfully across several roles. His most recent role was as the sales & channel management lead for Lenovo’s consumer segment in India. He has handled leadership responsibilities across offline general trade retail, distribution management, field sales, eCommerce, large format retail and category management, and has been a key contributor to the company’s growth journey in India.
“During this difficult time in India, we are working hard to ensure the safety of our employees, partners and customers and I am grateful that we have excellent leaders in place to bring our team together and offer this support. I am proud to hand over the reins of the consumer business to Dinesh. At the same time, this is a demonstration of our commitment to developing talent internally. I am sure he, along with the consumer leadership team, will propel the business to new heights,” said Shailendra Katyal, Managing Director, Lenovo India.
ASUS ROG Announces ROG Masters Asia Pacific eSports Tournament
ASUS ROG will host its first ROG Masters Asia Pacific eSports tournament from March to April 2021. Due to COVID-19 pandemic affecting travel around the region, the tournament will be conducted entirely online, with quarterfinal to final matches livestreamed.
The ROG Masters tournament will feature Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) as the official game title will provide opportunity to teams with enthusiastic players to pitch their skills against each other, as well as the best professional teams from their market and in the region.
The tournament will see various teams from 15 markets across the region vying for the chance to be crowned as the first ROG Masters Asia Pacific Edition CS:GO Champion.
The tournament will be played in three stages played over the course of 2 months:
- Country qualifiers
- Country finals
- Asia Pacific finals
Country qualifiers matches for India will start in the second week of April 2021; 8th April and the finals to be held on the 10th April. The India finals to find the top three teams to represent the country will be livestreamed live on 10th April.
Professional teams from across the region will be automatically placed into seeded positions in the country finals. This gives a greater chance for non-professional, enthusiast teams from India to get through the qualifiers and meet the pro teams in the country finals.
Country Champions will then go on to experience battling winning teams from other APAC markets in the finals that will be livestreamed during 22nd to 25th April 2021.
3 qualifying teams from India finals will stand to win US$800 for first place, US$400 for second place, US$200 for third place. They will then go on to the Asia Pacific finals with the chance to win the following prizes for the championship:
|ROG Masters APAC Championship||APAC Finals (USD/ team)|
Registration and Official Tournament Website
Registration for the first ROG Masters Asia Pacific tournament opens on February 8, 2021 at the tournament’s official website.
Registration closes on February 28, 2021 Further details, match schedules, pro team information as well as rules and regulations can also be found on the tournament website.
Garena Launches Free Fire South Asia Showdown: Battle of the Stars
Garena has announced the Free Fire South Asia Showdown: Battle of the Stars, Free Fire’s first-ever esports tournament for the South Asia region. Taking place on 6 February, the tournament will feature some of the gaming community’s favourite Free Fire streamers and personalities from India, Pakistan, Nepal, and Bangladesh.
The Free Fire community has continued to expand in South Asia and across the world, with the mobile battle royale game the most downloaded mobile game globally in 2020, according to App Annie. Through the Free Fire South Asia Showdown: Battle of the Stars, Garena will look to continue its efforts to excite and delight its fast-growing South Asian community with exciting Free Fire content, and to support and develop the incredible online community in the region.
The Free Fire South Asia Showdown: Battle of the Stars will feature a total of 12 teams. Each team will be led by one of the top 3 streamers from each of the 4 participating nations – chosen by public voting – in this epic clash to determine the best in the region.
The 12 teams will compete in the Battle Royale Squad mode for a slice of the 1 million diamond prize pool. The ultimate winner of this star-studded tournament will receive 500,000 in-game diamonds; the first and and second runners-up will be awarded 300,000 and 200,000 diamonds respectively.
The Free Fire South Asia Showdown: Battle of the Stars will feature some of the most popular streamers and personalities from across South Asia.
The team captains for each nation are:
- Total Gaming (19.4 Million YT Subs)
- Desi Gamers (7.8 Million YT Subs)
- Two-Side Gamers (6.85 Million YT Subs)
- Gaming with Nayeem (1.6 Million YT Subs)
- Illusionist YT (479K YT Subs)
- Gaming With Zihad (698K YT Subs)
- Sooneeta (3.26 Million YT Subs)
- Bshow Mgr (399K YT Subs)
- Tonde Gamer (2.37 Million YT Subs)
- RKG ARMY (1.77 Million YT Subs)
- Unusual Gamer (81K YT Subs)
- The Skinzo FF (75.5K YT Subs)
Fans can witness all the high-octane action by tuning in to the live broadcasts of the Free Fire South Asia Showdown: Battle of the Stars. These will be hosted on Free Fire Esports India YouTube and Facebook, Free Fire Bangladesh Official YouTube and Facebook, as well as on BOOYAH!.
To cater to the diverse South Asian community, the matches will be streamed with live commentary in 5 languages – Bengali, English, Hindi, Nepali and Urdu.
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