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New Products & Trends

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    With the new Neverstop portfolio of Laser Printers, HP aims to address the SMB’s requirement of high-quality, high-volume, hassle-free, affordable printing solutions. 

    The new printers are available across online and offline retail channels

     

    In an attempt to increase the adoption of printing in the SMBs segment, HP India has introduced high capacity and cost-effective, Laser Tank printer ‘Neverstop’, specially designed for SMB customers. Post the GST implementation, the printing need of SMBs have surged significantly, thereby to meet this growing demand and address the pinpoints coming from the burgeoning SMBs, HP has introduced Laser Tank printer.

    In the Indian market, HP has a strong legacy in the printing business since 1989. It is safe to say that one out of every two printers sold in India is from HP. From the strategy perspective, HP continues to innovate from the core printing requirement as well as redefine and disrupt the printing category. In line with its plan to expand the laser printer portfolio, the company looks to redefine the SMB segment’s printing need.

    Talking about the current trends in the printing industry, Leo Joseph, Senior Director – Printing Systems and Solutions, HP Inc India, says, “We have been constantly working towards making our products relevant in the future. We are seeing a lot of shifts in the industry, the way we live and work. We call it the ‘One Life’ which is basically the same device we have at home or in the office. There are a few things happening as a trend; one is obviously the rapid urbanisation where we are witnessing a lot of small cities getting bigger in size. There are now a lot of opportunities in the cities and migration rates are getting high. The second one is the changing demographics in the country. The third one is innovation accelerator. For example, an innovation which used to happen once in every 20 years now happens in every two-three years. These are being driven by startups and SMBs customers. They play a big role in day-to-day innovations.”

    Sat, 06/07/2019
  • 314

    Logitech revealed the VR Ink ‘Pilot Edition’, a stylus built for art and design in VR. Built with SteamVR Tracking tech, the stylus works similarly to a typical SteamVR controller, but affords the natural precision that comes with precise finger control. While it works well for drawing in the air, a pressure-sensitive tip also makes it great for drawing (and potentially evening writing) against a physical surface.

    Aimed toward enterprises using VR for digital design workflows, Logitech says that it plans to bring the VR Ink stylus to market in the near future. For the company, today’s announcement of the ‘Pilot Edition’ is about getting the word out and soliciting interest from companies who want to use or integrate apps with the VR Ink stylus.I got a hands-on demo of the VR Ink Pilot Edition and came away suitably impressed with what Logitech has put together, both in performance and functionality.

    Though it’s ‘just’ a stylus, the VR Ink has a surprising number of controls built right in. On the sides where you grip the stylus are two grip pads which can be squeezed as a form of input. On the top where your index finger rests is a pressure sensitive button at the front, an oval-shaped trackpad/button in the middle, and a smaller menu button in the back. There’s also on-board haptics, and the end of the stylus has a pressure-sensitive tip which allows for pressure-sensitive writing against physical surfaces.

    It’s definitely bigger than a regular pen or pencil, but actually impressively compact when you consider all of the electronics that need to fit inside, and easy enough to grip just as you would a real writing implement.

    The whole stylus uses SteamVR Tracking tech (supporting 1.0 and 2.0 base stations), and it can be easily used to draw lines in the air in art and design apps. For that purpose, it does feel more natural to use the pointy end of a stylus for tracing lines than using a big controller which restricts finer motions to wrist control, whereas a stylus benefits from fine finger control. Many readers on this site will be familiar with painting or drawing in 3D using VR, but the more exciting part of VR Ink is its ability to also draw precisely against a flat surface.

    The stylus is a tool that’s been around for a millennia, and for good reason—the ‘free’ feedback of actually pushing a writing implement against a surface works perfectly in conjunction with the fine motor control that our fingers are capable of.

    To make a stylus really work for surface drawing in VR, you need a lot of precision, and so far the VR Ink has impressed on that front. Largely driven by SteamVR Tracking, but undoubtedly assisted by the stylus’ pressure-sensitive tip, drawing against a table feels really natural. I’m by no means a digital artist who spends every day with a Wacom tablet, but I’ve used my fair share of tablet PCs with active digitizers (including the Surface Book as my primary laptop), and VR Ink’s drawing and pressure sensitivity felt very comparable.
     

    Thu, 20/06/2019
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    Elkos Pens team is excited to introduce Trend, its new ball pen as an extension to their wide range of office and classroom products.

    Featuring an attractive foil design, Trend is crafted with Korean technology with long lasting refill and well-designed scientific rubber grip for hassle free & smooth writing.                                   

    The trendy look, metalized font cone and unbreakable pc cap is all about huge on performance and look hence, differentiating it from the rest.

    The brand has always been a mark of excellence and has endeavored to deliver the best offering to its consumer. 

    These innovative foil designed pens capture the essence of brand. While a smooth writing experience remains the key buying factor, the new trend is being set to meet the demands of a growing class of consumers who are conscious of the designs and brands they use. 

    There is an increasing move towards look and feel of the products that one uses, as it viewed as an extension of ones personality and has become a part of ones lifestyle.said Mr. Vijay Singh, Assistant Manager- Marketing, Elkos Pens Ltd.

    Packaging:
    1pcs Single Box
    10 pcs hanger/10 pcs card pack
    100/100 pcs Inner Box
    800/1200 pcs Master Carton 

    Pricing and Availability:
    Elkos Trend ball pens is now available with retailers across India. It has been priced very competitively. You can follow the latest company updates on https://www.facebook.com/elkospens

    Thu, 16/05/2019
  • 224

    Pelikan pen company is on target, introducing its Special Edition series 600 Vibrant Orange pen collection in perfect synchronicity with the season.

    Orange is the color of fall, from pumpkins to turning leaves, from lengthening russet shadows to the glow of a Harvest Moon. And the Germany-based Pelikan pen company is on target, introducing its Special Edition series 600 Vibrant Orange pen collection in perfect synchronicity with the season.

    Pelikan, of course, is not the only brand to offer an orange fountain pen. The Italy-based Delta pen company, as an example, created the Dolcevita collection a number of years ago, and it was one of the first contemporary luxury pen companies to do so. The vivid color was suggestive of the sunny disposition its name conjured (the translation of dolce vita is “sweet life”) and the bright orange and black pens always brought a smile to my face.

    Other luxury brands, too, have offered—and continue to offer—orange writing instruments. Caran d’Ache’s Leman collection includes a lovely Saffron pen whose barrel is a spicy shade of orange paired with a silver cap. On the opposite end of the price spectrum is Retro 51’s super-affordable Tornado collection, with its Classic Lacquers series including an orange-colored rollerball or ballpoint. As a timely aside, Pantone, in its Fall 2018 Color Trend Report, named Russet Orange as the new bold hue, noting, “This forest floor orange speaks to earthen warmth.” Pumpkin spice latte, anyone?

    This Souverän® 600 is crafted from a bright orange acrylic, and it apparently took several tries to achieve the perfect hue of bright fall leaves. Just like those leaves, the color is highly nuanced. 

     

    Sat, 17/11/2018
  • 173

    Scriba is a Bluetooth stylus that features a capacitive tip and works in conjunction with sensors.

    If you are presently scratching your head and thinking what this alien-looking handheld device is, then you would be surprised that it is a capacitive Bluetooth stylus with an ergonomic design. Yes, it is conventional capacitive stylus with a twist. It works together with Bluetooth and a couple of sensors to give your artistic hand a freedom of speech.

    Confusing right? Actually, you have to see and use it to believe it.

    The Scriba is a new-age digital stylus. Researched and developed by a Dublin-based architect, David Craig. Craig was responsible for a number of high profile projects, including the competition winning design for the U2 Tower. Following the slowdown in construction, he looked for a new challenge.  A regular user of digital tools in design, he observed that the traditional styli were little more than digitised versions of pens and pencils. He then saw an opportunity for a new type of tool and built a new type of digital stylus that is designed around the user. Scriba is proclaimed as the world’s most innovative digital stylus and has won many design and innovation awards.

    David got in touch with us and wanted us to have a glimpse of the product that he thinks could see a new place in a market like India. After using it for a few days, we were impressed. However, we did feel the product does have a few more iterations to consider.

    Tue, 28/08/2018
  • 174

    The Choose Water bottle, developed by a British scientist James Longcroft, aims to replace plastic bottles and help save the world’s oceans from plastic waste.

    The outer case is made from 100% recycled sustainably sourced paper pulp, while the waterproof inner lining is made from fully biodegradable and sustainable materials – the exact details of the composition is a closely guarded secret whilst patents are still pending. The company claims the inner lining is actually beneficial to the environment, neutralising soil acidity and providing nutrients to aquatic environments.

    All elements of the bottle will fully biodegrade within ‘a few months’, whether they end up in the ocean or landfill. They don’t leave behind toxic micro-particles, or leach heavy metals into the environment

    The steel cap on the bottle will also rust and fully decompose within a year whereas, plastic usually takes hundreds of years to break down.

    Longcroft, who lives in Scotland, is finalising patents and started crowdfunding in order for the bottles to be mass produced and stocked in supermarket shelves. He has raised just over £35,000 and expects the water bottle to be launched in September 2018.

    Tue, 28/08/2018
  • 175

    HP has launched four new Ink Tank Printers in India for Home and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) users. The wireless HP Ink Tank 415 and 419 printers are aimed at MSMEs as they are said to print thousands of pages at "ultra-low" cost-per-page. There are also the HP Ink Tank 315 and 319 printers, which are priced at Rs 11,845 and Rs 12,513 respectively. 

    The Key features include:

    Mobility Optimized with Wi-Fi Direct

    Driving Businesses with High-Quality Ink

    Smooth Operations with a Spill-Free Refill System

     

    Product Pricing and Availability in India

    The new HP Ink Tank Printer series, which also includes the HP Ink Tank 315 Printer and HP Ink Tank 319 Printer, are now available in India through qualified channel partners or directly through HP.

    • The HP Ink Tank Wireless 415 Printer at INR 14,812
    • The HP Ink Tank 315 Printer at INR 11,845
    • The HP Ink Tank 419 Wireless Printer at INR 15,493
    • The HP Ink Tank 319 Printer at INR 12,513
    Tue, 28/08/2018
  • 167

    Kokuyo Camlin Ltd.; premier stationery brand has recently changed their packaging entirely after several decades. Now their whole stationery products are in vibrant green. Which is also very intersting as their product.

    Kokuyo Camlin Limited www.kokuyocamlin.com (formerly known as Camlin Limited)  is in the business of  marketing and selling of art materials and stationery products under flagship brands ‘Camel’ and ‘Camlin’ which have been in existence for more than 80 years .                                                       

    The company offers a wide range of products such as Fine Art materials, scholastic colours and stationery, hobby products, office products, writing and drawing instruments, adhesives and notebooks. Recently changed their packaging entirely after several decades. Now their whole stationery products are in vibrant green. Which is also very intersting as their product.  

    Saumitra Prasad is currently the Chief Marketing Officer of Kokuyo Camlin Ltd. His key responsibility is to drive the Kokuyo Camlin brand to unprecedented heights. Armed with an impressive track record of over 17 years in the FMCG sector, Saumitra has crossed several milestones with great ease. 

     

    ​Paper​ & Sta​t​ionery Samachar (PSS) got an opportunity to ​speak​ with Saumitra ​ji. Here ​are ​his view​s​ on ​the changes in Packaging “The aim is to strengthen the branding with fun icons communicating the brand philosophy of ‘Making Learning Fun’. There is a lot of R&D which has gone into the new look of school colour wherein both balance of green family colour is maintained bearing in mind the old packaging. At the same time new vibrant shade of green is executed to give a contemporary look to the iconic brand. The colour surely makes it standout in the retail shelves and grab the eyeballs. The brand will continue to thrive on its philosophy of ‘Making Learning Fun’ with state-of-the-art products to cater the demands of evolved consumers”.

    Mon, 27/08/2018
  • 194

    In a first of its kind venture, a city-based startup is making pencils with waste paper instead of using wood. The box used for the pencils is also made of non-plastic paper packaging.

    Lavinesh Dayalani, who is born and raised in Aurangabad, gave shape to his idea in March when he launched his Bhoomi Eco. He says, "A global study has revealed that every year 82,000 trees are cut down to produce more than 14 billion pencils in the world. Another industrial survey done at national level states that India has 1.5 million schools and students above 315 million. Indian schools have made the use of pencils compulsory till 4th standard. Therefore, the writing instrument industry in India is estimated at a whopping Rs. 2600 crore."

    The statistics led the commerce graduate to usher into the eco-friendly pencil industry. Bhoomi Eco, which has its manufacturing facility at Chennai, has women from self-help groups working for it. The women are engaged in rolling the paper around the graphite lead. We use paper rolling method with toxin-free glue. "This process keeps lead at centre and provides good grip and prevents from breaking," Lavinesh says.

     

    Fri, 17/08/2018
  • 181

    Elkos Pens is one of the most recognized writing instrument brands in India, introduces Ball pen - Zolo and Directfill pen – Elasto.

    Ball pen – Zolo has been designed for company’s young customers. The attractive foil design with animal print is sure to delight them. Zolo has been crafted using latest Korean technology and is available in 5 attractive body colour and 3 ink colour.

    Direct Fill Pen – Elasto has been engineered for smooth and fine writing. Elasto is Refillable ball pen with rubberized body and Fine point 0.7 mm tip. The two new additions in the company’s product portfolio offer consumers fresh options and adds an entirely new dimension to writing.

    Elkos Pens is one of the most recognized writing instrument brands in India. Over the last few decades the brand has been continuously expanding its range of products for use in the office and schools. Elkos introduces Ball pen - Zolo and Directfill pen – Elasto. Elkos Pens is a vertically integrated manufacturer with strong in-house research, product development and marketing capabilities. “Over the years Elkos has been offering world-class products and a growing distribution network, makes our products accessible across geographies. Elkos realizes the dream of high-quality writing instruments at reasonable price,” said Vijay Singh, Marketing Executive at Elkos Pen Ltd.

    ELKOS Pens Limited was incorporated in the year 2003-04 as manufacturer and exporter of ball pen, gel pen, direct fill pen, sketch pen and refills. ELKOS Pens has been certified by the standards of ISO 9001:2008 (QMS), awarded the prestigious Government of India registered One Star EXPORT HOUSE & has a distinguished honour of being stationery partners in reputed Indian educational institutes like IIT’s & IIM’s.

     

    To view entire range of products visit: www.elkospens.com

    Mon, 29/01/2018

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