Packaging printing seminars in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore


Heidelberg India, with a significant presence in the packaging printing segment, organized a knowledge-sharing seminar titled “Print, Pack, Fold”, in New Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore. The event also served as a platform to announce the tie-up between Heidelberg and China’s MK Masterwork Machinery. The first of the Heidelberg India’s Print, Pack, Fold seminars was held in New Delhi on July 20, and the sessions were successfully repeated in Mumbai and Bangalore, on July 22 and July 24, respectively. The event witnessed enthusiastic participation from the printing fraternity across India, The speakers focused on productivity & quality control, Packaging printing solutions, UV solutions and pharma folding.

Team Heidelberg interacting with audience in Q&A session.

Peter Rego, general manager – sales, Heidelberg India, set the ball rolling with stunning statistics on the Indian printing industry and outlined Heidelberg’s growing market share in the Indian market. Ashokan Krishnamoorthy, deputy general manager – Prepress solutions, Heidelberg India, and Udo Fiebiger, regional business manager, sheetfed solutions, Heidelberg Asia Pacific, kickstarted the presentation in all three locations. The duo touched on a diverse array of topics including Print shop management, prepress and digital print workflow, make-ready optimization, colour, quality, machine operation and a full range of services using Prinect.

An array of printed products produced with value additionsMark Christian Hogan, global sales head – postpress solutions, Heidelberg, announced that Heidelberg’s joint venture with China’s MK Masterwork Machinery would focus on the R&D and production of die cutters and folder gluers such as the Promatrix 106 CS and the Diana. “Heidelberg will provide the sales, service and spare parts logistics for these machines worldwide,” he stated, before adding that the new Promatrix and Diana Folding carton gluing machines that Heidelberg would be selling in India, would address quality and reliability requirements for short-to-medium runs in pharma folding, making life a lot easier for pharma converters.

While, Michael Gao from MK Masterwork, China, delivered a presentation on MK Masterwork and its wide range of packaging solutions. Thomas Gohl, sales manager for Asia Pacific, IST Metz, a leading UV supplier from Germany, discussed energy-saving benefits and other pros and cons of the three different types of UV technology — UV LED, low energy UV, and full UV. In essence, Gohl emphasized on using the appropriate type of UV for each application with examples. Every presentation was followed by an open Q&A session to allow one-to-one interaction between printers and the speakers.

On a fast-growth curve, packaging printing offers explosive market potential for new entrants. The seminars served to reinforce Heidelberg’s extensive experience and knowledge in packaging & UV, which is backed by the company’s installation of more than 400 printing units in the past 6 years.

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