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Unprecedented footfalls make Printpack India 2022 a success!


15th PRINTPACK INDIA visitors’ footfall overpowered the heatwaves and Corona predictions, counting to 1,03,412, from 52 countries.

PRINTPACK INDIA 2022 (May 26-30, 2022), which recently concluded on a positive note at India Expo Mart in Greater Noida (Delhi-NCR), brought the zeal of in-person exhibition after a gap of three years of pandemic break.

“In spite of many obstructions in the execution of the project and postponement on two different occasions due to Covid-19 and lockdowns in the country, we have been able to book total area of 60,340 Sqms for this edition which was more than the area sold out during the previous edition. The overwhelming support received from the exhibitors has given us strength to take up even more challenging jobs in future. Thanks a lot, to the industry colleagues, exhibitors, visitors, staff and the venue for the grand success 15th PRINTPACK INDIA,” said Rakesh Sodhi, President IPAMA.

It has been reported that, 1,03,412 visitors have visited the exhibition from 52 countries. Limited invitation were sent to the overseas market due to covid restrictions and perceptions of the countries. 487 companies have participated with their latest technology-based machines and other related products. The profile of the exhibition included printing, packaging & flexible packaging, corrugation, label printing, screen & textile printing, signage & led, paper & non-woven, pre-press, digital, post-press, converting, services & software, consumables & spares and allied machines and more.

Other programmes…

During the exhibition, conferences, seminars, B2B Meets and other related programmes were also organised by different Associations and Institutions.

In every PRINTPACK INDIA, IPAMA bestows lifetime achievement award to honor the outstanding leaders who have made significant contributions in the field of printing and packaging industry over their lifetimes. Lifetime achievement awards were also presented to the following industrial stalwarts during the inauguration of 15th PRINTPACK INDIA: Dutta Deshpande, Pratham Technologies Pvt. Ltd.; S.S. Maan, Maan Machine Tools; Shanti Pal Ahuja, Multitech; K.G. Suresh, Autoprint Machinery Manufacturers (P) Ltd and Ramendra Singh, Sond Engineering.

Besides above, IPAMA also recognized top six companies, area wise, during Inauguration. These included: NBG Printographics Machinery Co. Pvt. Ltd., Imaging Systems, The Printers House Pvt. Ltd., Sodhisons Mechanical Works, VIG Graphics Pvt. Ltd. And TechNova Imaging Systems (P) Ltd.

Deals sealed…

It has also been reported that exhibitors sealed business deals worth around Rs 2,000 cr during the first four days of the expo. The exhibits instill a new momentum of business in the post-pandemic market.

Monotech Systems launches new presses at Printpack 2022

-Showcases complete range of Digital Printing, Digital Print Enhancement, and Super Wide-format UV Inkjet Printing, Large format Scanning & Printing solutions.

With two stands at the show, Monotech Systems launched JETSCI knowzzleJet High-speed Inkjet Web Press – Color and PixelGlow UV and Foiling System at the show.

“At Printpack, we are focusing on CMYK+ and high-speed inkjet printing. For CMYK+, we are showcasing Scodix products for embellishment as well as indigenously manufactured PixelGlow for entry-level market, with a speed of about 100 sheets/hour for embossing and foiling for commercial printers. In addition, we are showcasing Ricoh Pro C7200 Color Digital Production Press which is CMYK+ press, which can print special colours like gold, silver, white, neon or varnish, which gives a different dimension to print,” shares Tej Prakash Jain, Managing Director, Monotech Systems.

“At our other stall, we are showcasing Pixeljet miniRTR 6ft. UV LED Roll-to-Roll Printer; Pixeljet UVmini Entry-level UV Flatbed Printer which has CMYK and white and varnish. We can do raise effect on any flexible or rigid media. We are also showcasing Canon IPF series printer which can print fluorescent colours, besides Canon PlotWave 3000 Laser Multifunction System and Canon TM 5300 Large Format Printer,” he shares.

“We are getting very good response at the show and have bagged good number of deals,” he adds. “PixelGlow has been a showstopper and we got very good interest from the visitors as this is very affordable but very professional in terms of the quality.”

On asking about the impact of Covid, Jain shares, “We focused on new product development and inkjet is our core technology on which most of our products are based.

We stepped up our R&D to focus and came out with very strong printers in POD, label and wide format printing.”

“Digital printing industry will see very strong growth coming forward as we see the response at the show. Ricoh is getting very good response from commercial printing.

Our Jetsci family has come up with JETSCI knowzzleJet high-speed Inkjet web press – Color for book printing. This will impact the publishing industry as this is the way forward. We already have some successful installations which will bring momentum,” he adds.

As a message to the industry, he shares, “Look beyond CMYK and adopt digital platform to enable them to sustain growth and stay relevant when the complete industry ecosystem changes.”

Here’s a glimpse into the display profile @ PRINTPACK INDIA

Under the theme ‘Print and Beyond’, Xerox India at PRINTPACK INDIA 2022 showcased its Iridesse Production Press with the whole range of pre-press and post-press solutions, helping its customers jump into the new revenue stream. The role of florescence upon CMYK is the area of enhancement, said Shankaracharya Laskar, Sales Director, Technology and Channels, Xerox India Limited, adding that they aim to empower their customers to gain beyond the conventional line of business as Xerox’s solution is not just the press but also an eco-system and an integral part of how business can grow to another level. Shankaracharya mentioned that the high footfalls at PRINTPACK INDIA 2022 signified the market re-opening and a right time for customers to look at the way they differentiate themselves with innovations in the market.

Mukul Luthra, Managing Director, Artize Die Makers, said, “This is an exhibition after 3 years due to COVID but we are getting good response and it’s a great opportunity for us to meet our new customers and the old customers. Also in last 2-3 years, because of Covid, a lot of things have changed. A lot of developments have been done in the industry. The volumes have gone up and a lot of printers have also grown because in the paper packaging industries, e-commerce is playing a very important role. So the product range which we are displaying here is majorly related to long-run jobs and we have done a few developments like easy fix plate, lower stripping frame for the stripping of an automatic machine. We’ve also done a few embossing and foil stamping innovations, which is very interesting for a lot of printers to see. So, overall, we are looking forward for a great response at the show. Pandemic has been tough for everybody, but our work has been growing because we supply for long run packaging products. But, there was a challenging time as the raw material prices have been increasing and so have been the logistics prices. We also we also started another facility in Vapi Gujarat, which has also become operational just 10 days back.”

While Jyoti Mishra, IMEA Marketing Manager, HB Fuller, said, “At Printpack, our key messaging is ‘Going Green.’ We are introducing a solution for food-safe paper straws, sold under the Swifttak brand, as the government has banned the use of single-use plastics from July. We are also launching several products for ecommerce segment as ecommerce is also moving from plastic to paper. We are offering a complete line of pressure-sensitive adhesives under the Swiftmelt brand that enables the bonding of tough substrates for a variety of applications, including pressure-sensitive tapes or labels, container labelling, and courier bag applications. Additionally, H.B. Fuller is introducing a metallocene range of solutions for bookbinding applications. Its metallocene-based hot melt adhesives offer several advantages in the production process and end-use applications, such as lower coat weight, increased adhesion strength and robust temperature resistance. This improved adhesion also contributes to prolong the product’s life and ensure durability. Another example of this technology is that it enables the recyclability of books and reduces adhesive consumption, which are important factors for the graphic arts industry. At Printpack, we are here to learn new technologies, meet our customers and knowledge-sharing.”

Prasanta Sarkar, General Manager – Technical (Offset Inks), Huber Group, said, “Globally, the commercial printing industry is coming down while the packaging industry is growing at a double-digit for the last 10-15 years. This trend will continue for another 10-15 years. At Huber, we are focusing on safety of consumers and sustainability. We are presenting MGA (low migration and low odour) inks, which guarantee safe and sustainable food packaging. These MGA portfolio ranges from the fast setting offset ink MGA NATURA, which is designed for the safe printing on the non-food contact side of food packaging, to the recently launched ink series MGA CONTACT, which allows safe and vivid printing on the inside of paper and cardboard food packaging. In addition, we offer eco-friendly non-food packaging inks such as PACKAGING PLUS and ECO-PERFECT-DRY. As a highlight, we are also showcasing the relaunched series RAPIDA ECO, which is now designed mineral oil-free and, thus, one of the fastest vegetable-based inks for sheet-fed printing available on the market. We also have a complete range of UV LED inks for low-energy curing system, besides inks for water-based flexo.”

Nirav Parikh, General Manager (Marketing), Line O Matic Graphic Industries, said, “Post Covid, this is the show where we are expecting to meet our existing customers as well as new companies interested in stationery and converting machines. We are focusing on competitive paper converting and stationery machines. This is our 25th year, so we have planned to put forward a different product proposition to our customers, which will be announced later.”

This year’s main theme of Printpack 2022 participation for Toyo Inks was green & sustainable solutions. “We are also showcasing a lot of products, starting from low migration inks to cobalt- and mineral-free inks, barrier coatings, UV inks and coatings, liquid inks, solvent-free lamination, pressure sensitive adhesives and many more,” said Abhishek Lad, Manager – Exports & Inkjet Inks, Toyo Inks. Toyo has been constantly adapting to the market and developing new products for its existing and potential customers. “In the previous Printpack that took place in 2019, we launched our UV made in India product basket, which was a huge success. And after a hiatus of 2 years, you will witness our launching two more new products – water-based flexo and UV flexo inks made in India. Initial feedback of these products from customer tests have been very positive and we are confident that these products will flourish in the market. We are showcasing eco-friendly products such as water-based inks, biomass products along with a range of coatings which will support better recyclability. Toyo Ink Group Sustainability Vision TSV2050/2030, which was introduced this year by our parent company, has set forth an ambitious target to make our production operations carbon neutral by 2050, and these product launches ensure that we are on the right path,” he added.

Deshbandhu Sharma of Imprint shared, “We are the only one in the country to manufacture this product and this is the place to meet all our existing and new customers in one go and to enhance our brand image.” Talking about the impact of Covid, he shared that it was a tough time for everyone but gradually things improved for printing and packaging sector. We are actively into exports and so it was a great support for us.

Pratham Technologies showcased a multitude of products at the show, These included modular Outsert Folding Systems, introduced in 2018. “Our machines covers everything from 10 to 24 folds with Round Pile Feeder and 10 to 18 folds with a Flat Pile Feeder option,” told Varad Deshpande, Chief Operating manager, Pratham Technologies. Also on display was Automatic Insert Folding Machine, which is a combination of parallel folds (according folds) and cross folds (width-wise folding). Two machines are arranged in such a manner so as to facilitate parallel and cross fold in a single operation. Insert machines available with three different feeder categories friction feeder, vacuum feeder, and pile feeder to handle bible, maplitho, and art paper. Such models are available from 4 folds to 8 folds in standard, deluxe, and pro model. “We got lot of inquiries from our existing customers and well as prospective customers,” he added.

Natraj Industries was offering its corrugated board and box-making equipments. According to Hitesh Nagpal, Director- Marketing, Natraj Industries, “We are participating in Printpack since 1990, when corrugation industry was just 5-10% of the industry. Now, it is around 35-40% of the industry. Our customers are based all over India and we have good number of exports as well. We have nearly 150 people in our sales and service team.”

Kapoor Imaging is a leading solution provider for offset printing for newspapers, commercial and packaging printers. “We are now getting into digital printing as well. We have tied up with Konica Minolta for digital presses. We are present here to meet our customers,” told Sharan Kapoor, Executive Director, Kapoor Imaging Pvt Ltd.

Autoprint Machinery Manufacturers was represented by Popli Graphics at the show, which offers a wide range of flexo, offset and screen solutions for the printing industry. It represents some of the top brands of the industry like DuPont, Esko, TechNova, Autoprint, Huber, Siegwerk, 3M, Colors,

Lohmann and DIC. “This time we wanted to showcase all that we have in our umbrella,” said Sanjeev Popli of Popli Graphics. At the show, visitors could see live demo of Dextra 80 die-punching & creasing machine from Autoprint. The display from DuPont included environmentally friendly Cyrel Fast TD 2000 and Cyrel Easy plates. Visitors will also discover software solutions for design, prepress, workflow automation and colour management from Esko at Popli Graphics’ Printpack stand.

Colorjet had three strategically located stands at the show. According to Narender Mattoo, Deputy General Manager, Colorjet, “This year we have segregated all the products in three different segments. We are

now entering into label segment. We are also focusing on applications, on educating customers what the machines can do for them and how they can earn from it. We are also focusing on consumables as well. We have tied up with the best suppliers in the world. In the next 2-3 years, we will be focusing on innovations, new technologies as far as printing industry is concerned.” On asking about the impact of pandemic, he shared, “We became more cost-efficient and focused on innovative solutions to survive in this pandemic.” For the labelling segment, Colorjet showcased OKi 1050, Oki 9542, Affima L901 and Roland BL20. While, for signages, the company displayed Vulcan, UV Verv Mini and Vulcan 320. The company also displayed Roland VG 360, RF640, LEF300, SG2540 and LEC2330.

Sahil Graphics offers non woven bag making machine, non woven printing machine, paper bag making machine, paper cup making machine, paper straw making machines.”We are offering Made in India products at the show. The response at Printpack has been amazing and we sold a lot of machines at the show. We are also here to present ourselves as a brand, which is known Pan India. SBM 360 paper bag machine has been a showstopper for us,” tells Sahil of Sahil Graphics.

“We are showcasing some of our softwares, which are used in packaging pre-press, besides two digital cutting machines for packaging as well as digital printers to cut paper, films, etc. We are also displaying cutting machines for acrylic and other rigid materials,” tells Tushar Pande, Director, Emerging Graphics. “Apart from these, we launched two new machines – Hanway digital printing machine for corrugated printers and CI Flexo from Expert, Italy. We got good response for both these machines.”

UV Graphic showcased 7 machines at the show, offering a complete solution for labelling. “These include Ultraflex UFO 10-colour flexographic with label printing, die-cutting and hot foil stamping machines, rotogravure machines, 100% defect detection machines, video plate mounter, cleaners, in-mold label die-cutting machine. The response at Printpack has exceeded our expectations,” told Abhay Datta, Director, UV Graphic Technologies Pvt Ltd.

VINSAK displayed the USAR (Universal Slitter and Rewinder, VINSAK Tabletop Re-winder, VINSAK Roll Lifter (VRL Series). The company launched VINSAK High Build System for label embellishment and tactile inkjet. “VINSAK High Build System allows you to print high build braille or tactile heights of up to 260 microns at 50 meter per minute. It has been designed with a modular approach and can be populated with a single or double print bar,” told Ranesh Bajaj of Vinsak India Pvt Ltd.

Max Rollers was offering assortment of rubber rollers, chrome rollers, SS rollers, etc. at the show. According to Sandeep Aggarwal, Max Rollers, they are a regular exhibitor at Printpack.

“The pandemic did not affect us as our demand for rollers did not come down. But, since the raw materials prices are growing, the industry is reeling under pressure. We are here to meet our customers,” he said.

Vig Graphics Pvt Ltd launched their indigenously manufactured 3ply/5ply Flute Laminator Machine. “Our skills lie in having the expertise to provide you with complete automation solutions for your existing plant and machinery and enhance your experience by offering customized solutions to achieve your goals,” said Geeta Sahni of Vig Graphics, “Pandemic gave us time to study and research the product we contemplated manufacturing in India and we’re now ready to hit the market and showcase our products in full swing. Our machines have already been sold across India.”

NBG Printographic Machinery Co Pvt Ltd offers packaging and label printing machines, paper bag machines, paper and film converting machines, besides newspaper and textbook printing machines. “We have been into packaging for the last 10 years. We are the leading machinery manufacturer and supplier of the machines. We have a diverse portfolio and visitors to Printpack are happy with the live demos of our flexo and paper bag machines. We sold a couple of machines at the show,” shared Nitin Garg of NBG Printographic.

SRK Technology did not display any machines at the show but were there to meet their customers. According to Rajesh Agarwal, SRK Technology, they offer machines which are not easily available in the market.These include gold foil, sheet-fed gravure, foil stamping in flexible packaging, to name a few.

“We are displaying carton-folder-gluer with advanced features, which are competent to international manufacturers. We are also displaying liner carton cutting machine which has window patching with inline carton cutting attachment. We have launched carton or tray erecting machine or the clamp shelf pasting machine for the food packaging industry. The response has been very good and I got very serious inquiries.

We have sealed a few deals at the show,” told Prashanth Kumar BR of Vijaya Grafiks. Associated Engineering Corporation offers a range of printing, corrugating board and box making, bindery, print finishing and allied printing and packaging machinery.

Vinay Gupta, CEO, Associated Engineering Corporation, shared, “It has been a wonderful experience here. We have a big display for post press for the corrugated industry.”

Memory Repro Systems unpacked a complete new range of machines with innovative solutions for commercial, packaging & digital segments with live demos. The company pulled crowds to its display of newly launched automatic rigid box making machines suitably designed for production of jewelry boxes, mobile phone boxes, sweet boxes, fancy gift/electronics/cosmetic boxes, etc. “Automation is the theme of our overall exhibits at PRINTPACK INDIA 2022,” said Sanjeev Chadha. MD, Memory Repro Systems Private Limited. Automatic visual positioning with robotic arm in Repro machines ensures accurate placement results in consistent & high quality boxes output.

Showcasing a basketful of solutions catering to different requirements of customers and how automation can help them gain efficiency and productivity, Konica Minolta India presented AP6120, C7100, C4080, C4065, C83hc and C12000. “We are demonstrating our greatest and latest technologies encompassing innovative ideas,” said Katsuhisa (Kurt) Asari, Managing Director, Konica Minolta Business Solutions India Pvt Ltd, He added that his new role as captain of the ship in the Indian market is hoping for new growth in overall business.

JN Arora: perfect partners for Oki label printers in India

At Printpack, the stall of JN Arora attracted a lot of visitors. One of the major highlights of their stand was Oki label printers.

Mathais Millitzer, Vice President MEITA Region, OKI Europe Ltd. shares that their partnership with JN Arora is relatively new as Oki is relatively new in the segment but interestingly, the partnership started very well and they are happy to have such kind of a strong partner in India to develop our business here.

“We believe that in the label and 5-colour printing market, India is one of the strongest and fastest growing country. After the Covid fall down, it is interesting to see how India has come back to normal. The speed of recovery of business is phenomenal here. That’s why, Oki label solutions are sitting very perfectly in this increased business opportunities, in areas like oil, soaps, seeds, tools, all of which need a label. Also, customisation have become the buzzword. It has become important to print labels in-house and in short runs. Lower quantity with higher flexibility is the key – this is exactly where Oki Pro1050 fits perfectly. This state-of-the-art 5-colour printer’s unrivalled media handling allows users to take on new creative ideas and complex jobs with ease. So, it is important for us to have a strong partnership with all our Indian business partners,” he shares.

“In India and other SAARC countries, the future is very promising. I can see the power of engagement of small and medium businesses as to how fast they want to recover, how much engaged they are, their entrepreneur spirit to get things done is exactly where our solution fits here,” he continues.

“Our solutions are present for a fast growing niche segment and they can bring enormous opportunities for the end user. Our partnership with JN Arora has been doing well as they know the country best and they have the right knowledge and know the ins and outs of the market. They generate leads and it’s a mix of our online and offline marketing activities, shows and partner events, through which we engage with the customers. We also communicate the success stories we have,” he adds. “We offer the right expertise to set up the machine for the customers, where needed.”

Aishwaray Arora of J. N. Arora & Co. Pvt. Ltd, adds, “Besides the sales, we offer technical expertise to our customers. We test a lot of media at our in-house demo centre and work in conjunction with our partners to share our know how to develop products specially compatible with the machine. So, we give an end-to-end solution to the client. We have a very robust testing procedure and before we sell anything, we test it thoroughly at our demo centre.”

To which Mathais adds, “We are here not to sell machines or media, we are here to sell customised solutions meeting the individual needs of each and every end user. That’s why it is important for us to have a strong partner in India.”

“Oki machines are like Swiss army tools, they can do a multitude of jobs. The machine itself is a solution,” says Aishwaray. With minimal training required and flexible configuration the Pro1050 Label Printer delivers internal label printing capability across a broad array of different tasks. They can be used for multiple uses from product labelling to food, beverage, cosmetic, electrical device and horticulture…the opportunities are endless. “Superb media handling capability makes it easy to print on a huge range of media including textured papers and synthetics with white, clear, opaque or coloured substrates. With a minimum volume of a single label and no set up requirements, labels can be highly tailored to specific campaigns or customer requirements,” he shares.

As a message to Indian printers, Mathias says, “ Keep on going and don’t hesitate to call our partners in India for your customised printing solutions.”

New from Naph Graphics at the expo were a drum slitter rewinder and flexographic press. Newly launched Naphlexo 804 is a bespoke machine that can cater to different segments as per customer requirements. With speeds up to 150 mpm, the machine can handle substrates ranging between 12 and 200 microns and can handle plain, coated and metalized films, foil and paper laminates, paper and board. A big name in web offset press manufacturing, Naph Graphics diversified to the packaging and converting industry in 2016. Praveen Kumar, Director-Marketing, Naph Graphics Pvt Ltd, said they are also planning to increase the speed of the drum slitter which runs at the speeds up to 350 m/min.

Vallava, a manufacturer and supplier of printing and binding machines, pulled crowds during the expo. The company showcased its range of entry-level printing and binding machines, which include multi-stationery binding machines and others. “Our machines are engineered using optimum-grade components and advanced technologies in compliance with the international quality standards. All our machines are appreciated for their robust construction, low maintenance cost and excellent performance,” said Murugan, Managing Director, Vallava Graphic Machinery. Vallava sold 25 machines during the PRINTPACK INDIA 2022.

Minosha, a strategic partner of RICOH Asia Pacific, participated in the expo in a big way, showcasing line of RICOH presses. The company aims to help their customers to optimise the utilisation of network resources and manage device usage more proficiently.

Prasanna R, Business Manager – Production Printing, Minosha, said that they have been in partnership with RICOH over the last 13 years and they have installed around 700 presses across the country. “We are now into new swing to meet the fresh requirement of our customers and all the old machines in their facilities will be upgraded,” he added.

Hitech Systems at the expo launched three new machines—two digital presses and a die cutting machine. In addition to the crowd-pulling machines and technologies, Hitech hosted a team of 12 students from the Pusa Institute of Technology who were trained and educated during the expo. “The expo provides a prolific platform where the young printing professionals can learn new technologies and ways to indulge in business and client interaction,” said Parag Shah, CEO, Hitech Systems.

Other crowd pullers at the expo were Heidelberg, HP India, Muller Martini, Print Generic Systems, Box Tech, Kruze Tech, among others.

Arrow Digital, a leading channel partner of EFI in India, demonstrated the EFI Pro 16h LED UV hybrid printer. Sanjay Bindroo, VP-Sales, Arrow Digital Pvt Ltd, said the hybrid inkjet printer is strategically designed with complete stimulus features to assure the lowest total cost of ownership, superior image quality and access to the widest range of substrates and applications including flatbed printing on materials like corrugated boards. Also, showcased by the company at its stall was the ArrowJet Aqua 330r with water-based pigment inks, powered by Memjet.

Showing a whole gamut of machines for signage and other commercial applications, Mehta Cad Cam Systems demonstrated its flagship machines viz. Prime 3204K, Rasterjet 2513 and others including a range of laser and CNC machines. Shailesh Mehta, Managing Director, Mehta Cad Cam Systems Pvt Ltd, mentioned that visitors around the company’s stall were highly impressed with the machines and technologies they presented. Mehta Cad Cam boasts of manufacturing a range of machines indigenously at its state-of-the-art facility in Ahmedabad.

Targeting the corrugated industry, Zund India demonstrated one of its S-Series flatbed digital cutters. “The show pulls crowds, who are focused and eager to find the latest technologies to push the bar of innovations to another level in the post-pandemic time,” said Prasanna Venkatesh VA, Managing Director, Zund India Pvt Ltd. He further mentioned that the market is now quite open and industry people are ready to connect all over again for a new sunshine in business and expo like PRINTPACK INDIA 2022 provides the platform for networking and revival.

Kongsberg is another exhibitor from the signage segment which unleashed some precision-cutting solutions and systems. Physically the company demonstrated Kongsberg X-Edge, a system with running speeds of 30 m/min with acceleration of 0.3G. “This system can handle a full spectrum of display, signage and packaging materials from kiss cutting vinyl to heavy duty milling,” mentioned Mohammad Rafiq Shaikh, Sales Leader, APAC, Kongsberg. He added that the trade visitors at the expo are smart and ready to invest in new machines and technologies.

ESKO’s stall at the expo portrayed a integrated system of hardware and software solutions for the printing, packaging and label industries. The company presented itself under the theme ‘Digitise, Automate and Connect’. In this, Arnab Maiti, General Manager–South Asia, ESKO, mentioned that they are now concentrating on ‘automation’. AVT Inspection Systems Inc. (‘AVT’), a global provider of print inspection, process control and quality assurance solutions, is the key partner with ESKO for automation.

Canon India unpacked the world’s first aqueous pigment printer with fluorescent pink—imagePROGRAF GP-540. “This newly introduced Canon large-format printer is PANTONE-calibrated, licensed for PANTONE Pastels and NEON Guide Coat,” said Puneet Dutta, Senior Director – Sales and Marketing, Canon India.

Rakesh Dave, Managing Director, QIPC EAE India Pvt Ltd, said they keep increasing the installation base of the company’s automation systems at all leading newspaper houses in India. Supported by a global service network, the QIPC–EAE joint-venture delivers total solutions for web offset presses that would change the measurement and control systems market for newspaper printing and production forever.

Sigmarg, a leading manufacturer and exporter of web offset presses in India, re-assembled all over again in the post-pandemic time and moved ahead with niche newspaper press CRUSADER as well as the new design of its popular BOOKMARQ press. Rajesh Ghorpade, Managing Director, Sigmarq Technologies Pvt Ltd, said the PRINTPACK INDIA 2022 is the right platform to meet the right visitors in the right post-pandemic time.

Wolfgang Heisinger, Senior Product Manager, Newspaper & Packaging, Product & Business Development, manroland Goss Group, who said the products and solutions they offer are different for one country to another. “We present rollers and blankets for the newspaper and packaging segments at PRINTPACK INDIA 2022, which are suitably for our Indian customers. We offer our products and services in accordance to the demand and requirement of our customers in different markets of different countries, such as India, China or US.”

The first and foremost Indian manufacturer of web offset presses, The Printers House (tph) marked a big presence at PRINTPACK INDIA 2022, showcasing the prowess of its Orient web presses in a colossal stand.

Rishab Kohli, Director, The Printers House (P) Ltd, said the exhibition finally brings back the lost luster of physical expos and contentment of face-to-face networking among the industry people.

BALDWIN/Vision Systems – India is yet another prominent player which showcased some latest and advanced products and technologies for newspaper production. The key exhibits at the company’s stand at the expo included its highly-demanded colour inspection and curing systems for web offset presses. Raj Kumar Rana, Area Sales Manager, BALDWIN Vision Solutions Private Limited, said the market is now gradually opening up and it’s time to upgrade production plants of the newspaper houses with the latest machines and technologies for quality and innovative print production.

Amit Desai, Area Sales Manager, BALDWIN Vision Solutions Private Limited, mentioned that their newly unpacked UV lamp is designed suitably for all web offset presses of varied towers and configurations. He added that the need of the hour in the post-pandemic time is the adoption of new technologies to move business to another level.

MRL Printing Rolls was another crowd puller at the expo which attracted crowds to its showcase of a line of highly versatile rollers. Vipin Bhardwaj, Sr Marketing Manager, MRL Printing Rolls Pvt Ltd, said the newspaper houses need to upgrade the machines using latest parts and consumables. The company has been manufacturing heavy industrial rolls and also doing job work for various esteemed concerns. “We upgrade our rolls after getting feedbacks from our esteemed customers that include some of the leading web offset manufacturers in India and abroad, viz, tph, manroland Goss, etc.

Indo Poly Corporation gave the live demonstration of Poly Master Automatic Knife Grinding Machines (Model PM/60 EXPORT), which is most suitable for Re-Grinding for all Indian & Imported Paper Cutting Machines. According to Gaurav Mahajan of Indo Poly Corporation, visitors were also happy with the live demo of Poly Master Automatic Surface Cum-Edge Grinding Machines.

Capital Graphic Supplies was present with all its principals at the show. The company also focused on LeadEdgeFlexo APAC Pvt Ltd, which is a strong collaboration between LeadEdgeFlexo Ltd and CGSASP Pvt Ltd. for corrugated printing and flexographic printing supplies.

PRINTPACK INDIA 2022 unleashed a string of innovative products and technologies which are suitably engineered for upgrading the existing presses and overall business to another level.

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