Papyrus expands digital printing business
Sri Lanka's leading fine paper supplier Papyrus Papers (Pvt) Ltd.,
has opened a larger, better-equipped Papyrus Print Point outlet in
Colombo, significantly expanding its operations in high-end digital
This follows the creation of a new company, Papyrus Print (Pvt) Ltd.,
as a specialist in on-demand digital printing focussed on the 'quick
print' customer segment.
The 3,000 square-foot Papyrus Print Point at the intersection of
Daisy Villa Avenue and the Galle Road at Bambalapitiya houses a
sophisticated HP Indigo Digital Press recently imported by the company
for the new location.
"The new state-of-the-art machine uses advanced HP electroink
technology and digital offset process to deliver outstanding on-demand
offset quality prints with HP Indigo's best-in-class color accuracy and
consistency, with the advantage of variable printing on virtually any
paper, board, or a wide range of substrates including specialty media,"
an official from the company said.
"Over the past 10 years, Papyrus Papers has supplied the paper for
some of the most creative and demanding print jobs undertaken in Sri
Lanka," said Ashan Abeyesundere, the company's CEO. "While continuing to
support offset as well as digital printers with the finest papers
available, we have identified a demand for greater creativity,
versatility, flexibility and quality in the quick-print market. The new
Papyrus Print Point is intended to serve this segment, leveraging the
capabilities of the HP Indigo Digital Press."
He said the company also planned to fully explore the potential for
variable printing, in which elements such as text, graphics and images
may be changed from one printed piece to the next, without stopping or
slowing down the printing process.
The Papyrus Print Point will also help customers create products like
unique photo story books with double-sided printing, customised
stationery, business cards and a wide range of communications tools that
require customised printing, Abeyesundere said.
Best known as the sole agent in Sri Lanka for the European heritage
fine paper brand Conqueror, Papyrus Papers celebrated its 10th
anniversary in June 2012. The company recently adopted a vibrant new
logo to support its plans to expand beyond fine paper into allied areas
of business, such as digital printing.
Papyrus Papers is also the authorised distributor in Sri Lanka for
more than 30 million royalty-free and rights-managed stock photography
from Glow Images and Photosindia.