PAMEX 2023 draws massive crowd, multiple machines deals signed

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An industry brimming with optimism gives a huge thumbs up to PAMEX 2023, which was successfully held from March 27-30, 2023 at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai. Featuring more than 450 exhibitors, the exhibition presented a largest gamut of LIVE running machines and innovative products & solutions from the industry. An array of exhibitors reported multiple number of deals at the show.

PAMEX 2023 was a success even before the show opened its doors to visitors on the 27 March. The optimism that was detected among the printers in the roadshows across the country leading up to the event was also evident among the exhibitors. It had visibly manifested in the investment that they had made in setting up their customized booths.

“The enormous turnup from the industry people can certainly be attributed to the path of revival of the markets and return to normalcy,” said Raveendra Joshi, President, All India Federation of Master Printers (AIFMP) and Chairman, PAMEX.

The inauguration…

The good cheer and bonhomie were infectious and percolated into the inaugural function. Though the start was suitably solemn, with the address by Raveendra Joshi that was followed by messages by Prof. Kamal Chopra and Manoj Mehta, Past President, AIFMP & President, Forum of Asia Pacific Graphic Arts (FAPGA).

Raveendra Joshi, in his inauguration speech,welcomed and appreciated the participation from the industry. In his address, Manoj Mehta mentioned how the show has grown over past editions in terms of area and the number of exhibiting companies. He also added that the special zones for product and technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Flexible Packaging and Labels added lot of value to the Show.

The dignitaries at the function included Raghabedra Baruah, General Secretary, AIFMP; P Chander, Imm & Past President, AIFMP; Nitin Narula, Vice President (North), AIFMP; Bidyut Ranjan Nag, Vice President (East), AIFMP; Anant Vishwanath Joshi, Vice President (West), AIFMP; Rahul Mahajan, Joint Secretary, AIFMP; Rakesh Sondhi, President, Indian Printing Packaging and Allied Machinery Manufacturers’ Association (IPAMA); Sandesh Tere, President, Screen Printer Association of India (SPAI) and Manish Shah, Vice President, Indian Corrugated Packaging Machinery Manufacturers’ Association (ICPMA), joined by Tushar Dhote, Co-Chairman, PAMEX-AIFMP and Anil Arora, Director, Print-Packaging.com Private Limited.

Visitors galore…

Even while Tushar Dhote, Co-chairman, Pamex led the dignitaries on a guided tour of the exhibition, the visitors started filling in the halls making the exhibitors busy, and it stayed that way for the next four days till the curtains came down on the 2023 edition of PAMEX. During these days 33,812 unique visitors had been recorded.

The visitors came from all over the country and abroad. At least 31 Indian states and union territories and 28 countries were represented among the visitors. The feedback from the visitors was unanimous in the appreciation of the value they got from the visit. “World class!” remarked a visibly impressed Ramesh Kejriwal, Chairman, Parksons Packaging- who spent several hours at the exhibition.

While, Vikram Sarin, VIG Graphics, Faridabad, Haryana, said, “PAMEX is always a prolific platform and productive meeting point for the printing and packaging industry. It is quite interesting to meet the industry people after the long pandemic shutdowns and slowdown”

The expanse…

The show had grown by over 25% over the previous edition and boasted of over 450 exhibitors. Running machines all over the three halls added to the allure. Many products were launched for the first time in the Indian market. All the action was captured on the four large screens adorning the exhibition for all the visitors and exhibitors to witness.

Exhibitors’ speak…

The exhibitors spoke eloquently about the quality of visitors and the amount of business that they concluded on the grounds itself.

Zhongke India offered its comprehensive and complete range of packaging solutions which are integrated and well supported such as Automatic rigid box machine, High speed dry lamination machine, Automatic hotstamp foiling and die cutting machine, Litho laminator,Corrugation production line, Paper carry bag machine, Collapsible box making machine, Multi utility casemaker, Window patching machine, Box assembly machine, Folder gluer, Label converting machines, Food packaging machine, and many more.

“At PAMEX this year, our focus was on showcasing sustainable and low-wastage machines. The show has really been successful for us as we sold nine of our machines here,” shared Pooja Rajpal from Zhongke India.

Fujifilm focused on solutions for both analogue and digital printing

Fujifilm India Pvt Ltd showcased its extensive line of offerings, including the flagship Revoria Press PC1120, a 6-colour print engine which brings unrivalled expressive power to digital printing. The machine has garnered phenomenal traction within the printing industry. It is a 6-color print engine with a high-speed printing of 120 ppm even when printing in 6 colors. It supports a broad range of stocks: 52 gsm lightweight paper, 400 gsm heavy weight paper, minimum 98 x 148 mm and up to 330 x 1200 mm.

The company also launched the ZX Superia Processless Plates and showcased the Flenex Water Washable solutions at the exhibition in India, with an eye on the changing market trends in analogue printing domain. FUJFILM India’s Graphic Arts product portfolio includes more than 30 products ranging from High Quality Thermal Plates, Toner & Inkjet Digital Presses, Wide format UV Inkjet systems, Water washable flenex technology, PWB Films to PressRoom Chemicals.

Priyatosh Kumar, Head of Department, Graphic Arts Division Fujifilm India Pvt Ltd said, “At Fujifilm, we have always focused on bringing better and smoother systems that empower our customers and helps them to produce high quality results. Our strength lies in our diversified portfolio catering to all ends of the printing industry. We are entrenched in the graphic arts industry, where we offer both analogue and digital printing solutions.”

DGM showcased their flagship and largest selling product SmartFold 1100SL Automatic folder Gluer with all capabilities into it. “We concluded deals for five machines at the show: Sattik Packaging, Kolkata has booked SmartFlute X 1450 Automatic Flute Laminator fully servo driven with 160 meters/min. Santoshi Enterprise has booked our die-cutter folder gluer. While, DesignoXperts, New Delhi has booked SmartFold fully-loaded machine. MJ Global, Noida has ordered diecutter from us. Raj Pactech, Gujarat has ordered SmartFold 1100 PC Automatic folder gluer,” shared Puneet Kumar Aggarwal, MD Indian subcontinent, DGM.

Digiflex offered digitalflexo plates, SBL diecutters, hot foil stamping, folder gluer, sheet fed gravure, micro embossing, used CI flexopresses, used narrow webpresses, used blown film press,consumables & parts. Muralidhar Nalli, CEO at Digiflex, shares that PAMEX is one of the must-attend event of the industry.

EFI team was present at their partners’ stands, viz. Canon, Minosha, Monotech and Xerox during the exhibition showcasing their software solutions.

Memory Repro Systems has launched the first ever Lay Flat Book Binder manufactured by an Indian company. “We are proud to introduce this first ever indigenously manufactured book binding machine at the PAMEX 2023,” said Sanjeev Chadha, Managing Director, Memory Repro Systems Private Limited. This new Lay Flat Book Binding machine is perfectly engineered for binding a diverse range of books, such as photo albums,children’s lay flat books, etc.

Other range of pre and post press machines and equipments on display at the stand of Memory Repro Systems included rigid box making machines, gluing machine with conveyer, solution for magnet pasting in fancy rigid boxes, semiautomatic sheet pasting machines, semi-automatic magnetic pasting machines, box forming machine, corner taping machine, among others. Sanjeev informs that they are quite happy about the return of PAMEX after the long pandemic break.

VINSAK displayed its new range of Label Finishing Equipment that prints QR codes, High Build Varnish, and Digital Cold Foiling. The company has launched a new High Build System for label embellishment and tactile inkjet. On live demo was USAR, which is slitter rewinder, die cutting, semi rotary die-cut, 100% inspection/inkjet system that can be configured as per customer requirements. Also on display is VINSAK TTR,which has been developed to offer a robust tabletop re-winder with many features normally found on larger and more expensive inspection/slitting equipment.

Insight Communications introduced Atexco VegaPress-440/660 industrial inkjet commercial printer for the on-demand book printing market. On the newly launched inkjet printer, Ajay Aggarwal, Managing Director & CEO,Insight Print Communication Private Limited, shared that the machine is a gamechanger in book printing and it gets great achievements of comprehensive book printing and production.

Monotech Systems launched PixelFoil—a foiling solution designed specifically for screen printers. PixelFoil is a cutting-edge solution that provides screen printers with the ability to produce stunning and intricate foiling effects on a wide range of substrates, including paper and plastic. With its user-friendly interface and advanced technology, PixelFoil makes it easy for screen printers to create high-quality foiling effects quickly and efficiently. One of the key features of PixelFoil is its ability to create variable data foiling effects. This means that screen printers can easily produce personalized and customized foiled designs for their clients, which is a valuable advantage in today’s competitive printing market. “We are thrilled to introduce PixelFoil to the screen printing industry,” said TP Jain, MD of Monotech Systems. He adds,“With its advanced technology and user-friendly interface, PixelFoil is a gamechanger for screen printers who want to add foiling effects to their designs.” The company also sold two RICOH Pro 7200X digital presses to two companies—Kamala Press, Varanasi and Aakar Print Pack, Dhule, Maharashtra. This RICOH Graphic Arts Edition digital colour production press is a game changer in the high-textured photo and packaging printing market. It can print up to 85 ppm on a wide variety of stocks up to 360 gsm, with ‘white ink’ option using the fifth colour station. Printers can diversify their print capabilities with an increasing range of special colours, clear and neon options.

NBG Printographic Machinery Co Pvt Ltd announced the introduction of the range of latest packaging print & converting machines. The range includes roll-fed flexo printing machines, roll-fed & sheet-fed square bottom paper bag machines,automatic high-speed rigid box making machines, and folder gluers & die punching machines.“We are thrilled to be part of PAMEX as this expo has turned out to be a right platform for introduction and presentation of our flagship machines. This year we are quite happy about the footfalls we receive and reunion with our existing clients as well as potential clients,” said Bharti Aggarwal, Sales Director, NBG Printographic Machinery Co Pvt Ltd.

TechNova offers analogue and digital printing solutions

At PAMEX, TechNova Imaging Systems Private Limited showcased Kratos (thermal zero-process, direct-on-press digital plate), HP Indigo 6K (narrow web digital press for labels, ThermoStar T9 HS (high speed thermal platesetter), range of Green Chemicals (IPA reducing & eliminating fountain solutions, VOC-free washes & cleaners, aqueous & UV coatings) and Konica Minolta AccurioPress C4080 (Digital Colour Production Press).

Sheena Parikh, Joint Managing Director, said, “The industry trend is to enhance offset and integrate digital. We were the first ones to bring Indigo machines in India, which were earlier offered by Landa. We look at the customer needs and forecast the future and bring those solutions for them. So, we have digital printing machines and digital print media as well.”

While CS Ramakrishnan, CEO & Director, TechNova Imaging Systems ,shared, “Print is here to stay. Post Covid, the industry has changed. The sectors which are growing include packaging in both monocarton and flexible packaging. India might become a huge export hub for packaging. In book publishing, there is a lot of shift happening from China to India, so it is also on the growth path. In commercial printing, we are also seeing a lot of hybridisation in the industry. Another trend in the industry is that people are now looking for more and more green products. It is a huge area of focus for us. Printing industry has lot of carbon footprints and we are now looking at cutting those footprints.”

“In this regard, we offer Technova Kratos Thermal CTP Plate. We also offer green printing solutions for the newspaper industry,” he added.

Sahil Graphics showcased a host of products for paper-bag making machines. The showstopper was SBM 460, which is a one-stop solution for paper-bag manufacturing. The machine can manufacture paper bags in a single pass, including the paper handle. According to Shariq, Overseas-Head, Sahil Graphics, “This is a new machine in A series and this was developed keeping in mind the demands of the customers, who wanted a machine which is fully automated. This is manufactured in India and it is a very robust machine. We have finalised a sales deed with a customer in Mumbai for SBM 460.”

The Printers House was giving live demo of Orient folder gluers at the show. The company bagged order for two Orient folder gluers. “We have also launched digital book printing machine at the show. The machine garnered good interest from the visitors,” shares Pankaj Jha, General Manager – International Business, The Printers House (P) Ltd.

Line O Matic launched new machines for packaging

Line O Matic Graphic Industries, one of the world’s leading machinery manufacturers in stationery, converting, packaging, and printing segments and having 3000+ successful installations in 80+ countries across the globe, added Square Bottom Paper Bag Machine and Automatic Reel to Reel Flexo Printing Machine in their portfolio. The company showcased Square Bottom Paper Bag Machine – Crown RB200 & Automatic Reel to Reel Flexo Printing Machine – STM 125.

Line O Matic got a very good response and a good number of inquiries in PAMEX. Line O Matic also got very good feedback and reviews from existing paper bag manufacturers and got on spot order booking of 10 machines.

Looking to current global trend, the company feels that there will be very huge demand of square bottom paper bag machines as gradually single use plastic will be banned and demand of paper bags will get increased.

To make paper bags with different types of printing, the company has introduced an automatic reel to reel flexo printing machine which can be used for different applications like plastic printing, non-woven printing other than paper printing.

The main benefits of Line O Matic Machines are its built quality i.e. sturdiness, use of world renowned brought out components, ease ness in operation, higher production, compact in size as well as prompt after sales service and availability of parts as and when require to customer.

Line O Matic sold both showcased machines to an Ahmedabad-based company.

Autoprint Machinery Manufacturers Pvt Ltd has launched two new machines at the show –Autoprint Fine Coat 105 Drip Off and Dextra 80 HF. “This is the first time a drip off product is available in India for the size of 105. Infact, we would be the first in South East Asia to make this product. It took us 18 months to develop this product,” shared CN Ashok, Managing Director, Autoprint Machinery Manufacturers. “We have already sold the machine displayed here and got as many as 10 strong leads,” added KG Suresh, Jt Managing Director, Autoprint Machinery Manufacturers.“Even Dextra 80 HF is the first machine in India which is an automatic punching and hot foiling machine. We got good response for this machine and have sold the machine displayed at the show. We got strong leads for the machine as well,” adds Ashok. Another new product at their stand was Autoprint Prinsor which prints variable data, inspects it and sorts between good and bad. “This is very important because variable data printing is fast catching up and packaging industry requires such kind of machine. It can be retrofitted to existing lines or used as a standalone machine. What is unique in this machine is the fact that it has a 1-inch printhead, which enables to print 1-inch QR code,” adds Suresh. The company also displaying a basket of products at the show.

Italy-based manufacturer of luxury photobook binding systems, Marcello Strada s.r.l, is expanding its global presence by entering the Indian market. With distributors in 122 countries worldwide, Marcello Strada s.r.l is now seeking established distributors in the photo imaging space in India. “We are excited to bring our luxury photobook binding systems to the Indian market along with acid-free adhesive cardboard sheets,” said Alessia Strada, Director of Marcello Strada s.r.l.

Ample Graphics sold their B flute corrugation line to Award Offset. The company also displayed Automatic High-speed dry lamination machine with hot knife, Automatic Flute Laminator and Automatic Rigid Box Machine machine. According to Sachin Kala, Director, Ample Graphics, they had a very successful participation at the show.

HP India was present at the show, in collaboration with Redington and TechNova, showcasing two different digital presses for commercial printing solutions and labels. The HP Indigo 7K digital press for general commercial printing applications was displayed at the Redington stall, while the HP Indigo 6K digital press for labels and packaging printing applications was highlighted at TechNova stand.

Minosha India Limited showcased a line of RICOH Pro Digital Presses, including the advanced RICOH Pro C7200X. “Our installation of RICOH Pro C7200X across India has been picking up over the years,” said Prem Kumar, Sales Manager – Production Printing, Minosha India Limited.

Konica Minolta offers a bouquet of machines

Konica Minolta demonstrated a bouquet of products at PAMEX. “We were supposed to showcase Accurio Label 400, with white colour printing capability at the show. But, unfortunately, we could not showcase it but nevertheless the visitors are witnessing the CMYK version of the machine at the show. Printing white ink was one of the requirements from label converters to print on transparent substrates and Accurio Label 400 has high productivity to cater to the requirements of mid- to high-volume label converters. We now have two machines in this segment – entry-level and mid-level. The machine also has inline colour management to reproduce accurate colours,” shared Manish Gupta, Head Of Marketing at Konica Minolta India – Production & Industrial, Konica Minolta India.

“We are demonstrating all the product & solutions in pre-press, press & postpress at PAMEX. We have the Accurio Pro Solutions with full range of color&mono printing including MGI Label printing machine,” he added.

“PAMEX has been good for us and we got good inquiries for production printing and MGI label printing machines. Customers were very happy with the AccurioPress 6272P, which is a dual engine system based on the highly successful single engine AccurioPress 6136P. This flagship monochrome product provides our customers with best-in-class productivity, reliability,durability and automation. The press prints 272 ipm duplex to meet extremely tight print deadlines, especially for book printing and transactional printing,”he added.

“Automation will be the key driving factor for printing industry to reduce production time and less dependency on manpower. For this, we are offering an array of softwares at the show,” concludes Manish.

Xerox presented its end-to-end production technologies ranging from the Xerox flagship Iridesse Production Press with the ability to print 10 colors and six in a single pass, Versant280 and PrimeLink C9070 both with 11 colors options and 4 Specialty Colors in a single pass that will redefine the DigitalColor prints with stunning fluorescent colors complemented with brilliance of white and metallic hues of gold, silver enhanced with clear output for their customers backed with the benefits of automated workflows resulting in lower cost and optimum utilization of their invaluable time.

Nippon Color booked an order for Konica Minolta Accurioshine 3600 powered by MGI for Navratan Offset. Working as an offset printer and packaging converter for the local market since last 30 odd years, Varun Agarwal of Navratan offset along with his brother Tushar, have now decided to venture into digital print finishing to provide exclusive and premium packaging amongst other branding solutions to their existing and new set of clients. Nippon Color also sold six units of Cron CTCP to Punjab Kesari Group. Cron’s UV CTP products are designed to provide flexibility and quality for all offset printing applications. With a platform that is easy to service and highly cost efficient in design, these CTP engines, together with comprehensive automation options, offer fast, productive UV plate production across a wide range of formats from A3 to VLF.

Komori India showcased Komori KP-Konnect to discover print production issues and streamline print production. As per Sangam Khanna of Komori India,“KP-Connect Basic is a service that improves productivity by allowing Komori and the printing company to share detailed press operating information and by making printing operations visible in the safe environment of the cloud. The printer’s own improvements as well as data based press and process improvement methods from Komori are presented.”While, KP-Connect Pro is printing task control software positioned between the MIS and the production site that makes complex task control visible and enables anyone to share the latest operating information in real time.

BOBST demonstrated its highly-versatile and advanced NOVAFOLD 50, 80 & 110 folding gluing and folding carton system. Sachin Patil, Area Sales Manager – TSM Sales BUPC – Folding Carton says this newly launched machine is suitable for the Indian market. NOVAFOLD 50, 80 & 110 folding gluing and folding carton system creates a wide range of box styles, using diverse materials, at high speed. “This machine is easy to operate and it delivers consistent and superb end-product quality,”informs Sachin, adding that the machine is made with BOBST innovations driven by the needs of customers and brand owners.

Representing the world’s renowned brands like CITO, LeadEdge, Policart, Esterlam, Renova, Hunkler and others, Capital Graphic Supplies/ AS Print Aids Pvt. Ltd (CGSASP) presented a complete range of cutting edge technologies for digital finishing, mailing, die cutting and many other solutions for packaging applications.“PAMEX has always turned out to be the right networking point for meeting the right customers and it is also the right platform for promotion of our products,”said Arun Gandhi of CGSASP Private Limited. He further mentioned that at PAMEX 2023 CGSASP is promoting its new collaboration with LeadEdge, a leading supplier of corrugated printing & flexographic solutions and materials. The key highlights of products from CGSAP at PAMEX 2023 included Policart Anvil covers and no crush wheels, among others.

Emerging Graphics introduced award-winning CAD/CAM software EngView suite for the package & display designer. Tushar Pandey, Director, Emerging Graphics India Pvt Ltd, remarked, “This newly launched EngView designer suite is specialised software for boxes and POP/POS display applications. It supports a wide range of materials for folding cartons, corrugated boards, rigid boards and others.”

Drupa focuses again on Indian community

At PAMEX, Sabine Geldermann, Director drupa, Portfolio Print Technologies, Messe Dusseldorf GmbH, shared, “It is fascinating to meet the Indian manufacturers at the show. drupa is in full swing and we are building momentum. We have close to 1,000 exhibitors and we are so pleased to see that India is amongst the top 10 exhibiting nations. Since 1951, when drupa took place the first time, India has been an important exhibiting nation and visiting nation. We are getting prepared and looking forward to meeting Indian community again in May 2024. We are celebrating the India Day again at drupa and AIFMP is going to have their Board meetings and bringing in a huge community to drupa. So it is going to be an iconic event again.”

On asking about the promotional plans for drupa in India, she shares, “In 2021, we had a digital experience of a 4-day virtual drupa but it cannot be a substitute of onsite event. We are in touch with major associations in different parts of the world for our promotional plans and India certainly is set for the same for autumn this year. The dates for promotional conferences will be available soon. We will be here soon to address and invite the nation to come again at drupa.”

As a message to the Indian community, Sabine says, “Don’t miss the opportunity as we are focusing on innovation, creativity, sustainability in printing and circular economy and of course the ongoing digitalization. If you wish to know where the industry is heading, then drupa will certainly give a competitive advantage.”

huber group Print Solutions presented its MGA (low migration and low odour) inks at PAMEX 2023. As a highlight, the ink specialist also provided information about the recently launched series MGA Food New and MGA Evolution, which are the first web offset inks for food-compliant paper packaging. Further more, huber group exhibited its eco-friendly non-food packaging inks such as Rapida Eco and Eco-Perfect-Dry.

Gayathri Machinery launched – CPCxPro, a next-generation Swiss-madephoto book creasing, perforating & cutting machine. Trade visitors were thrilled to grab new finishing solutions and product at the stand of Gayathri Machinery. The company also introduced its globally acclaimed Grover Stitching Wire, a new buzz in the book binding industry. “To my understanding we have around 40 percent market share of the stitching wire,” shared Uday Grover, Managing Partner, Gayathri Machinery. Salient features of Grover Stitching Wire include its superior galvanised coating to ensure rust resistance, bright silver finish, smooth surface free of oil & dirt, etc.

Megabound (India) Pvt Ltd launched Quick Box carton box making machine at the show. According to Srinivas Reddy of Megabound, “It is a multifunctional packaging machine with horizontal slotting and scoring, vertical slitting and creasing, horizontal trimming. Compared with traditional packaging equipment, it has a flexible dimension adjusting system. All settings can be entered directly through a touchscreen panel within one minute.”The company also displayed complete hard case binding solutions, casemaker, casing in, joint forming, case corner rounding, head & tail, perfect binding and rigid box complete solution.

Boxtech, a leading manufacturer of ‘Boxtech’ brand of carton folder gluer, cache cover & allied machineries, sold its folder gluer to Vihul Colorpack Private Limited, Nagpur. “It’s our pride to get such booking of our machine which we don’t display physically at the expo. Our customers trust the value and quality of our machines,” said Ajay Nayak, CEO, Boxtech.

Suba Solutions offered a host of products at the show, including Stripping and Blanking Machine –Blankwiser, Stripping and Blanking Machine- Pin Type, Automatic Die Cutter Machine, Speciality V-Cut WindowPatcher Machine and CartonErecting Machine. Vaidy of Suba Solutions shared, “We launched our all new Lamify Ultra Flute Laminator at the Show. We have received huge response for this and other machines on showcase.”

OMET SRL offers flexographic narrow web label and packaging printing press and combinated flexo / offset /rotogravure / inkjet / silk-screen narrow web label and packaging printing press. Pawandeep Sahni, OMET India, shared, “We exhibited for the first time at PAMEX and are really happy with the response. Printers are coming to us with relevant questions and they are happy to find the printing solutions here.”

Esko showcased how its latest software solutions deliver technology that makes it easier for packaging companies to connect its people and processes, to access data,automate operations and to drive operational efficiency. The Esko team presented demos and discussions of its latest innovations underlining how they can deliver workflow improvements to boost print productivity, plate room efficiencies and savings on waste. Arnab Maiti, Esko, shared, “We presented the Esko software solutions at the show and the amount of leads we collected here is huge. It has really been a wonderful show for us.”

Standard Printers Providers offers a multiple range of imported flexographic machines for printing and packaging segments. The existing product portfolio of the company consists of TAIYO high-speed servo driven UV flexopress for labels, films, laminates, mono cartons,etc; NICKEL

intermittent offset label press slitter rewinder & label inspection system; offline in-mould label production press; FUJI metal printing equipment and others. Gaurav Sachdev, VP, Standard Printers Providers said the PAMEX 2023 is a prolific meeting point for the industry people to meet all over again after a long and hectic pandemic break.

Arrow Digital showcased digital printing technologies for label and packaging industry at PAMEX. The company showcased ArrowJet 330R HybridPro, which is an all in one priming, printing and varnish machine for glossy durable labels, with a speed of 150 ft./ min.

The organisers…

The exhibition was organised by All India Federation of Master Printers (AIFMP) in association with Print-Packaging.com Private Limited. The next edition is scheduled from 6-9 February 2024 at the same venue of Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai. “With PAMEX 2023, the journey of Convergence has come midway! We look forward to the finale in 2024,” concluded Anil Arora, President, Print-Packaging.com Private Limited.


A glimpse of ‘deals’ at PAMEX 2023

  • Ample Graphics sold its B Flute Corrugation Line to Award Offset Printers, Silvasa.
  • Ashwin Enterprises sold thirteen machines including Vulcan SC350 and FC700 on the first day of the Show.
  • Autoprint Machinery launched and sold two machines at the show- Autoprint Fine Coat 105 Drip Off and Dextra 80 HF.
  • Bobst India signed three deals for its Bobst folder-gluer machines.
  • Boxtech Sealed a deal for its carton folder gluer with Vihul Colorpack Private Limited, Nagpur.
  • Chemo Graphic International sold its G-Series sample marker & plotter to Pooja Enterprises, Mumbai
  • Creofoil closed a deal of its Smartfoil machine.
  • DGM signed a total of 16 deals machines in the four days of the show, including SmartFlute X 1450 Automatic Flute Laminator to Sattik Packaging Kolkata; Die-cutter folder gluer to Santoshi; SmartFold fully-loaded to Enterprise DesignoXperts New Delhi, Die-cutter to MJ Global Noida and SmartfFold 1100PC to Raj Pactech Gujarat.
  • Emerging Graphics signed four deals for the PK 0705 Plus kit and two for Iecho BK4-1312.
  • Esko closed deals for flexo pre-press and platemaking technology with Calprin, Kolkata.
  • FILIGREE sealed a deal of HUATAI-760 automatic flatbed die-cutting machine with Creation Offset & Carton, Belgaum.
  • Fujifilm India sold two of the flagship Revoria Press PC 1120 to Indot&Foto Flash.
  • Global Print N Pack signed a deal for a KDX automatic lamination machine hot knife.
  • Gayathri Machinery sold Touchline CF 375 at the Show.
  • Hariram Engineering sealed deal for two machines HR201 and HR 109.
  • India cot sold its flagship foiling machine to Susobhit Printers, Haryana.
  • J K Steel Enterprises bagged multiple deals in the show, including one to Mumbai based Fine-Arts.
  • Komori India secured 20 deals for sheetfed offset printing presses
  • Konica Minolta closed a deal with Usha Prints from Bengaluru for its AccurioLabel 230.
  • MonoTech sold two RICOH Pro 7200X to Kamala Press, Varanasi and Aakar Print Pack Dhule, Maharashtra.
  • Nippon Color sold six units of Cron CTCP to Punjab Kesari Group.
  • Pinnacle launched its new foiling machine which is useful for screen as well as digital printing and sold fifteen of them.
  • Pratham Technologies announced the sale of ten machines by the end of the third day of the Show.
  • Print Tools closed a deal for fully Automatic Turret Rewinder to RX-LABEL USA.
  • Robus India confirmed orders worth INR 10 crore at the Show.
  • SASG sold three Dripmaster and screen-printing machine to Suraj Print Pack Ahmedabad and one of its LED UV System to Shree Varnishes, Hyderabad.
  • Sona Graphic Machinery sold Five machines- Heidelberg CD 102 5-Color coater, Komori L628 Lx, Heidelberg SorszAlcolor, Heidelberg SM 74 5-color and Heidelberg CD 102 4-color.
  • TechNova sold one of its buzz-creating flagship product Duplo DDC-810 digital spot UV coater to Bengaluru based MA Print.
  • The Printers House secured two orders for Orient presses.
  • UV Graphics sold its state-of-the-art ULTRAFLEX UFO flexographic film & label printing machine to Star Offset Sticker Private Limited.
  • Xerox sold more than thirty machines including Iridesse, Versant 280, Primelink C9070 production machines.
  • Zhongke India secured multiple orders for products from its comprehensive range of solutions, including automatic die-cutting machine, the WH-1050SS to Vadodara-based VS Packaging Companies like Alpana Visual, Canon, Fair Deal Engineers, Five Finger Exports, Impel Services, Keenmatics, Line-O-Matic, Minosha and Ronald Web Offset also closed several deals at the Show.

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