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Digital printing boom in City of Taj!

Situated on the banks of river Yamuna in northern region of Uttar Pradesh, Agra is a well-known tourist destination. The city is also becoming a hub for digital print service providers as there is a lot of demand for short-run, faster turnarounds and good quality prints. Here’s more on the same. Tourists flock to Taj Mahal as moths are drawn to the flame. Infact, a visit to Agra is a must for all national and international tourists. Besides, Taj Mahal, there is much more to see in Agra. One industry that is definitely flourishing in Agra is the photo printing segment, which is now going more towards digital printing. Also, seeing the trend towards smaller print runs in commercial as well as label printing market, many digital printers have sprung up. Here, Abhinav Mallik of Print & Publishing met a few digital printing service providers in Agra to know more about this flourishing trade. Excerpts.

GM Graphics
–First printer at Sanjay Place

Sanjay Place is considered to be a printing hub in Agra, housing more than a ton of printers, catering to not just signages, but also offset and digital. One such printer here is GM Printers, which is known to be the very first one to house in this printing hub of the city in the year of 1991. GM Graphics has a line of clients which includes corporates and government bodies. Gopal Maheswari, the owner of the firm, shares that LIC, SAIL, OSE are some of their regular clients.

Gopal has 3 offset (single color), one 4 colour Konica Minolta 528 installed at his 10 workers backed facility. “There is a need for an association for the betterment of printers in Agra,” said Gopal.

Speed Color Lab
–A vintage colour lab

A vintage color photo lab enthralling in the Agra’s photo market since 1988, Speed Color Lab has come a long way. It was earlier known as Kala Kunj, located at St John Chowk Crossing. The height of its prominence can be estimated with the fact that even the Agra authorities hired them as official photographers for several international delegates meets at Taj Mahal. During the course of that period, the color lab has a bag full of memoirs of more than 125 foreign Prime ministers and Presidents including Vladimir Putin, Bill Clinton, Lady Diana and German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, amongst others.

In a tete-a-tete with the owner of this Color lab, Sanjay Goyal shared that they remain booked all year round and this being the marriage season, is the busiest. The color lab has introduced modern imaging solution and also sells an array of photo frames at their outlets.

Talking about the set up, Sanjay shared that the lab is equipped with two Xerox 700 digital colour press. The machines deliver quality CMYK prints. Besides, they also house two photo printing machines from Noristu Japan. A much grounded person, Sanjay has maintained his age-old tradition of photo business by keeping ignited the same beam of photography in their core business form.

The company is diversified not only in Agra, where they have four big units at the city’s prime spots, Speed Color Lab has made their presence in other cities like Mathura and Firozabad.

Priya Lall Grand Sons
–A century old photo lab, now run by eighth-generation

Making use of their photography skills, Vikas Khandelwal, the 8th generation owner of this one century old photo business, has taken the business to a next level of success. From a photographer to a well-known photo lab, the journey has been phenomenal.

The company has diversified into three units of Digital studio cum photography store in the vicinity of Sanjay Place, Agra. Established by his father of great grand-father some 138 years ago, the Priya Lall Grand Sons has transformed itself into a well managed, highly acclaimed photographic printing solution provider in Agra.

The diversification started with a photographic printing machine, QSS machine in 1990, which is still running successfully. Around 11-12 years back, the digital studio installed color printing machine from Xerox, which was a dry digital printing machine.

Shedding light on their assortment of quality printing machines, Vikas shared that they house Xerox digital printing machine, one unit each of Konica Minolta and Noritsu Photographic Printer, apart from this, there are few more allied photographic printing machines. At present, they have a team of 25 people, diversified in 3 units, spanning an area of 14,000 sq ft.

Though photographic printing remains their core business, the company has recently diversified to print shoe labels, tags and stickers and others. Bugati is one of their top-notch clients in the shoe label industry.

Xerox Colour Centre
–More into colour and map printing

As the name goes, Xerox Colour Centre is a digital colour lab. The proprietor of the PSP, RK Gupta shares that they started the company in 1998 with the installation of a color copier machine from Xerox which was then followed by other color copier machineries from Konica Minolta, Canon and HP in the coming year.

Majorly focusing on the color printing, Gupta has infused several services under his printing umbrella within this a span of two decades, which includes Computer designing, CADD, plotter prints and colour as well as black-and-white map copy. Talking about their core mode of business, the printer has strong agro-based clients who generally ask for their products’ labels as well as tags and others in color. Other well-known clients include ASI, ADRDE and L&T.

Gupta expressed concern over the need of a well-incorporated governing body to bring uniformity in these sporadically spread digital printers in Agra. At present, this 20 employees backed PSP has no plan to extend anywhere in near future, all they want to do is to augment more clients under their printing business.

Dayal Printers
–Offset-cum-digital printing set up

Setting a perfect example of offset blended with digital printing service provider under a single roof, Dayal Printers has served both government bodies as well as corporates in Agra. Ably run by Ritesh Dayal Agarwala, the company was started by his great grandfather BD Agarwala in 1939, the year when the world was about to face sequel of World War.

At present, Dayal Printers is facilitated with Xerox 550 digital color printing machine, besides a 15”x20” single color offset press. Business cards and other lesser volume printing job works constitutes their work profile. At present, this 1100 square feet print facility has 8 workers who are well trained to meet clients’ specific requirements. Ritesh looks forward to install more digital printing machines, preferably refurbished ones.

Bhanu Media Center
–Striving to excel

A unit of family-owned Dhanwani printing center, Bhanu Media Center has embarked successful market outreach by providing qualitative digital printing services. Talking about their present facility, Suresh Dhanwani, the owner of the Bhanu Media Centre, shared that they have full colour printing machines viz. Xerox Color C 60 and Xerox Versant 80 Press. In a recent development, Suresh has placed order for a Konica Minolta 1080 which can be seen at the facility within a couple of months.

The PSP is engaged in commercial jobs which include walk-in customers as well as their set of clients. Established in 1999, this print service provider has 12-15 employees and it’s trying its best to spread its wings.

SG Digital Machine’s
–Journey from a digital service provider to a stationery supplier

From a complete digital printing service provider to a well-known stationery supplier, the journey of SG Digital Machine’s has been remarkable in a span of 12 years. Established in 2005 with the installation of Canon 6060 black-and-white printer and Canon 1155 color printer, the company has come a long way. The company now boasts of ultra-modern printing machineries viz. Konica Minolta Bizhub 220, Konica Minolta Bizhub 405 and MFC-J3520 InkBenefit from Brother.

In order to meet black-and-white print needs for walk in customers, the PSP has an array of IR (Image Runner) series of printing machines from Canon viz. IR 6000, 2870, 105, 2525 at the facility. More recently, they have added thermal printing machine at their facility, told Sachin.

Darpan Printers
–working effortlessly 24x7

While talking about the printing industry of Agra, we cannot fail to mention Darpan Printers, which houses two Adast Dominant multicolor offset machines. The printer, who is better known for making use of every single minute and which claims to be active 24x7, has recently installed a multi color Komori Enthrone 429 20”x29” sheet fed printing press. The printer is situated at one of the prime spot of Agra’s Loha Mandi, has 350 to 400 agents in their loop which includes some of the big shots like Max Media, Medi Pack and Technocrat. At present, they have a team of 65 people and the company is planning to install one more Komori press with the same configuration.

Graphic Media Hub
–New but quality at par

Graphic Media Hub can be counted as one of the flourishing entrepreneurs in Agra who has defined a new section of digital printing. Erstwhile, working as a graphic designer in Speed Color Lab, Piyush Garg established this company in the year 2014 to tap the biggies of the corporate world. Vishal Megamart, Aditya Birla, Yepme, Pantaloons are enlisted in their consistent client list.

Piyush shared that they excel in barcodes, stickers, tapes as well as wrapping papers – all produced through digital printing.

At present, they house Xerox 550, Xerox 5745, and more recently Xerox 560. On asking about their loyalty to a particular company ‘Xerox’, Piyush shared that he finds it quite easy to get good after sales service of Xerox, besides the machines being user friendly. On asking about his future plans, Piyush replied that they are planning to install a laser cutting machine for designing and cutting of shoes.

WAN-IFRA India 2017 scheduled to organise in Chennai

After its successful Kolkata debut last year, WAN-IFRA India returns to Chennai after a gap of five years. The 2017 edition of the conference has been scheduled in the South Indian city from September 12-14. Being the much sought after annual conference for news publishing industry in South Asia, the three-day event will pull world.leaders in news media business in a common place. Based in Paris and Frankfurt with subsidiaries in India and Singapore, WAN-IFRA (World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers) is a global organisation of the world’s newspapers and news publishers. Now that the association has completed 25 years of its popular WAN-IFRA conference, the upcoming Chennai edition will mark the Silver Jubilee Celebrations, which is planning to be executed in a new and refreshing format.

To be organised from September 12-14 at ITC Grand Chola in Chennai, WAN-IFRA India 2017 is expected to draw a host of more than 400 decision makers, which include managing directors, CEOs, editors, production directors and other senior executives from the news media industry.

The conference will have a series of segmented programmes.

In the scheduled programmes, WAN-IFRA India 2017 will bring ‘World Editors Forum – South Asia Summit’ for the first time to India. The popular Printing Summit Conference, two pre-conference workshops, networking dinners and expo will complete the event. Considering the demand to be closer to the conference venue, the expo will have limited number of booths interconnected with the conference. The conference venue ITC Grand Chola hotel is the largest and ultra-modern hotel in Chennai.

While the conference and an expo lie on the sidelines will take place on 13th–14th September, the pre-conference workshops will take place on 12th September, all at the same venue. A visit to a modern printing plant in Chennai is also planned on the last day of the event, 14th September. The booking for expo booths open now and the conference offers various sponsorship opportunities for suppliers to highlight their presence and brand image. For booking for the expo booth and other related enquiries, write in at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Mobile devices: becoming the life line for the printing industry

Life has changed with the use of mobile devices. Now everything is available at our fingertips. That’s why organisations are rethinking how to use mobile devices to engage with their customers and other stakeholders, and printing is no exception, finds out Varsha Verma. It is estimated that around 80% of millennials keep their smartphones by their side 24x7. Almost 80% use their phones before making a purchase. What’s more? Almost 90% of smartphone users begin their search as brand-neutral and 51% of users have discovered new companies and products through their mobiles.

Thus, mobile has changed the way we shop and access information. The world has converged into our hand-held device, making it an important tool for marketing.

Innovation is a key to growth, competitiveness and success for any organisation. It also pays to be cost-effective. Service providers, thus, need to embrace mobile technology for their benefit. Mobiles can not only help them drive business for their organisation, but can also enhance their customer base.

Apps for print service providers…

For this, print service providers can offer mobile apps, though which customers can order print on the go. They can also browse their website and order through PC and tablets. This print app needs to be fully integrated into its print production workflow of the organisation, so that customers can order inventoried or print-on-demand print materials online. This app will offer supply chain management benefits such as waste reduction, output security, time-saving and also cost–effective. It will also offer real-time analytics.

QR codes…

Another important use of mobile is of course the cross-linking with printed materials. For example, many brands are including a QR code on all printed promotions, which can be scanned to bring the user straight to a personalized web page. Also, apps can be used for loyalty rewards, unique offers, promotions, and digital receipts. Vouchers and loyalty statements can be then created, printed, and mailed directly to the customer.

Augmented reality…

Use of Augmented reality (AR) in print is another booming trend. AR is a technology that allows a camera on a webcam or mobile phone to overlay a picture or piece of other digital content onto the camera display. Thus, marketers are using codes, icons or pictures in the printed collaterals, which people can scan on their mobile, which then takes them to relevant web pages. Thus, brand owners can add video clips, 3D models, games, enhanced photographs that move and speak to the AR code – thus enhancing the printed material.

Thus, service provides need to make investments in infrastructure and understand that mobile is an integral part of any customer engagement. So, let’s use the technology for the betterment of our industry.

Products galore @Printpack India 2017

Acme Machinery Pvt Ltd (Hall 10 Stall F-34A) has planned to introduce a new Carton Folder Gluer Machine which is quite compatible to make large cartons, featured with tuck in type or automatic bottoms. These machines find wide application in the packaging of products like of pharmaceuticals, detergents and other FMCG products.

Alpap Group (Hall 9 Stall E-32A), being a consistent dealer of TechNova, deals in all sorts of their products for the Indian market, including chemicals, films and blankets.

And Global Sales Corporation (Hall 9 Stall E-72) has planned to showcase several types of plastic sheets like PVC, PP, PET,

Polycarbonate, Polyester Clear & Metallic which are used in screen, offset and digital printing & packaging industries.

Anika Cards and Crafts Pvt Ltd (Hall 7 Stall D-27) will showcase pressroom chemicals viz. Gums, Plate cleaners, Food additives and other printing chemicals.

Pune based Arofine Polymers (Hall 3 Stall B-24) has planned to showcase Arocryl 355 & Arocryl 455 (Lamination Emulsions). Apart from that, there is a line of other products, that one can see, which include Acrotech UV 265 / Arobond 555/ Arocom 7 / Acrosol 21 / Arovyl 817.

Artize Die Makers (Hall 9 Stall E-18) is a specialized manufacturer, exporter and supplier of all allied die products including wooden dies, bakelite dies, paper cutting dies, Laser die embossing dies and screen guard. The company is planning to launch Steel Counter Plate, which is precisely designed for long running jobs sufficing creasing solutions.

Being in the printing and packaging industry for more than four decades, AS Print Aids Pvt Ltd/ Capital Graphic Supplies (Hall 1 Stall A-22), the supplier of the world-class brands for print and packaging industry, will showcase steel rulers form Martin Miller, besides machines for all pre and post print applications. The company will also offer post press solutions and waste evacuation system from Hunkeler AG. The company offers innovative print and packaging solutions from CITO SYSTEM, ECOSYSTEM, TRESU Group, RICHLY TOP, MOLL, DROHMANN, PRINT GUARD, CUTLINE PENTA, DELTA, TRSUK, Kirk- Rudy and Perivo.

Associated Enterprises (Hall 1 Stall A-18A) is one of the very loyal and consistent exhibitor, which has been taking part in the Printpack India 2017 since its inception i.e. since 1993. At the 13th Printpack India 2017, the company is bringing on board high speed auto corrugation line, Shaftless Mill stand and Touch screen model and Sheet cutter. Apart from those above mentioned machineries, there will be machineries for slitting, slotting, scoring and flexo printing and Flap gluing.

Leading offset printing and allied machinery manufacturer Autoprint Machinery Manufacturers Pvt Ltd (Hall 11 Stall I26) will showcase Autoprint Repetto 80 die-punching and creasing machine, designed to handle even the most intricate and detailed designs. This reliable and high precision die punching machine is the perfect answer to meet the growing demand of medium and large format printers as well as packaging units.

Swiss company Baumer India Pvt Ltd (Hall 9 Stall E-23) offers gluing system, quality assurance systems, camera verification system and Braille inspection system. The firm is the prime manufacturer, exporter and supplier of several precision based entities in their products line, including sensors for all types of machines and encoders for heavy duty applications. The products attributing Baumer’s gluing system are hot melt applicator, cold glue applicator, web gluing system and PUR Glue application.

The company also offers Glue division disc, Glue vision jet and Tracking and ejecting sensors for print and packaging machines viz. laser copy counter, sheet detection and pile height detection. Adding a new leaf to their product line, the firm is all set to showcase Xtend P series at the upcoming Printpack India 2017.

Ubiquitous for delivering quality based complete range of pre-press, plate-care and press-room products for offset printing, Bromide Color Chemicals (Hall 10 Stall F-4) has been consistently serving the printing industry since 1979, maintaining a same lineage of alcohol free offset printing.

At the Printpack India 2017, one can see Bromide Chemicals presenting a fresh range of founts for alcohol free printing and CtCP, CtP Thermal and violet plate developers at their stall.

Chemline India Pvt Ltd (Hall 9 Stall E-27) has been a consistent participant of Printpack India Expo, delivering quality based comprising adhesive and coating for paper printing. This year, Chemline will offer Cool bind series of Hotmelt, adhesive perfectly blended for a smooth book binding, water based varnishes blended precisely for high paced online applications, apart from UV Varnishes for duct, labels stocks and others.

Talking more about the products in detail, the showcasing products have some superfine attributes making them a perfect pick for all printing procedures. Cool binding series of Hotmelt adhesive are precisely manufactured to give better mileage, enhancing the performance of printing machineries. Targeting several courier bags, automotive and shoes industries, specialty hotmelt adhesives are quite adept in fixing rear and front head lamps, air filter bonds and finishing carpet back coating.

Creed Engineers (Hall 14 Stall G7-9) will showcase Vinsak Usar upgradable slitter and rewinder. This machine is upgradable to add diecutting, Variable data printing with drying and 100% inspection. The company will also launch Kama flatbed finishing systems, and will also offer Lombardi Synchroline UV flexo press, Lead laser DLE, Schober cutting and punching equipment, ABG finishing solutions, Iwasaki offset press, etc.

Manufacturer of plastic, zinc molded and steel components for control panels, Darshana Industries Pvt Ltd (Hall 10 Stall F-59) will offer an array of well designed fresh range of locks, latches, handles, hinges and clamping connectors. The company also offers custom designed accessories in stainless steel.

Within a short span of time, Dizario Machinery (Hall 9 Stall E-19) has embarked their own image by providing a gamut of machineries for almost every printing and its allied industry. The company is a leading manufacturer and supplier of Anilox Coating Module, Roller Coater Machine, Screen Printing Machine, Table Top UV Curing Machine, UV Conveyor, Auto Hood Lifting UV Curing Machine and UV Curing System. The company is ably run by Salim Zafar, the CEO of the company and is backed by a team of skillful professionals meeting consistent quality without any aberration. Adding more vibrant products in line, Dizario Machinery has planned to add Screen Printing Machine, UV dryer with stacker, Anilox coating attachment & Interdeck system in its highly defined products lineage which are going to be showcased at the Printpack India 2017.

DR Optical Disc India Pvt (Hall 3 Stall B-9A) will showcase UV Lamps and UV Transformers. The company’s UV transformers can be used in all types of UV curing system viz. UV Curing machine, inline UV system, UV Hoods and UV interdeck systems. Quite compatible for long range of wattages, the lamps are precisely designed to perform 24x7. The company is a distributor of American Western Quartz's UV Curing lamps specified for all sizes.

Empowera Technographics (Hall 3 Stall B-10) will showcase UV Coating and Aqueous Over Print Varnishes. Instituted in 1976, the company has been serving indigenous chemical industry for more than two decades. The firm finds its place amongst several industries for their outstanding chemicals solutions viz. textile, wood furnishing, sports goods, paint, printing, construction and packaging.

Esko (Hall 1, Stall A12) will showcase its X and XE-10 series of Kongsberg cutting table, besides its range of software for folding carton industry. Though the X-series of cutting table will be showcased at Esko’s stand, the XE-10 series will be showcased at the stand of their partner TechNova Imaging.

The Kongsberg X cutting table comes with a wide range of specialty tools. These tools offer speed, power and flexibility to handle a wide variety of materials, such as corrugated, folding carton, solid board, foam, coating blankets, wood and a long list of plastics. While, the Kongsberg XE Series is a smaller format platform digital cutting & sample making table, designed for fast, high-quality sample making.

Five Star Machinery (Hall 3 Stall B16) will display hydraulic programmable paper cutting machine, automatic perforation machine, double-head stitching machine and wiro inserting machine.

Fresco Print Pack Pvt Ltd (Hall 9 Stall E-2) will showcase synthetic paper bags, specialty papers, tipping films and rope handles.

The Graphic Arts division of Fujifilm (Hall 7 Stall D-12A) will offer solutions for workflow, remote monitoring, colour standardization, pressroom products, CtP, proofing, digital printing, wide format and more. Fujifilm Speciality Ink Systems is a leader in the development of UV inks for wide-format applications. Fujifilm has earned the trust of graphic professionals by taking the lead in providing reliable and convenient solutions that raise productivity and quality.

Fujifilm established in 1934 has believed in innovation and creation of new values through leading edge and proprietary technologies. Their corporate slogan is “Value from Innovation.” Along with expressing Fujifilm’s commitment to continuously creating innovative technologies, products and services that empower the potential and expand the horizons of tomorrow’s businesses and lifestyles, the slogan also encapsulates the company’s desire to combine their original technology with human resources, expertise and technology from around the world both internally and externally to innovate.

Delhi-based G.B. Tech India (Hall 9 Stall E-57-59), well appreciated for its products’ dimensional accuracy and ability, has been consistently taking part in the Printpack India show for many years, showcasing their high end machineries. This year also, the company has planned to showcase all sorts of binding machine, lamination machine and their accessories, ID Card Machine, and copier machine.

Gemco Controls Pvt Ltd (Hall 14 Stall G-3) will display DC Panels at the Printpack India 2017.

A consistent exhibitor, Global Printech (Hall 11 Stall I-20) has been taking part in the exhibition since 2011, exhibiting their products as well as increasing their customer base. This year at the expo, the organisation has some key products on board viz. BOXMATE- Korea – blank separator (semi/fully automatic), Yintech thermal/UV CtP, Vulcan Rubber Blankets (self imported), Coating, UV Blanket, Blanket Barring, Web spare parts and CtP Consumables.

Adding more options for the new entrepreneurs, Graphics Impex Services (Hall 10 Stall F-58-60) has planned again to display some of refurbished used machineries exclusively in the in and post press category. The service provider has been well appreciated for their qualitative service in the printing industry.

Huber Group (Hall 7 Stall D20) offers NewV, a unique family of UV inks that offers a multitude of advantages: fresh, intensive colours, excellent flow properties, consistently high quality. At the same time, NewV is suitable for use with a multitude of different substrates and printing processes, from offset, letterpress and flexo through to hybrid printing. This becomes a single product series on the market that let’s one master almost all UV jobs.

Huber also offers PACKAGING PLUS, next generation eco-friendly inks for high end packaging printing. The offered inks are cobalt free, mineral oil free and fast setting.

Ideal Enterprises (Hall 14 Stall G-42A), being the chief manufacturer and distributor of rubber and self inking stamps, will showcase a wide assortment of stamps and impressive castings.

Janatics India Pvt Ltd (Hall 5 Stall C-9) has planned to showcase some of their regular as well as some newbie add-ons.

It is a leading manufacturer of pneumatic products in India. The company will also showcase Air filter and Air regulators.

Jindal Offset India Pvt Ltd (Hall 10 Stall F-66-67) is a major importer cum dealer of NEW CE Certified office equipments like Thermal Laminators, Paper Cutters, Perfect Binders, Digital Creasing Machines & Corner Cutters. The company also imports used offset printing machineries and binding equipments. At the upcoming Printpack India 2017, the organisation has planned to bring on board Automatic Creasing Machine, used Adast printing machine, thermal lamination machine and paper cutting machine.

Karamson Engineering Works (Hall 1 Stall A-23), a Delhi based organisation, has extended their products line by adding Heidelberg spare parts for printing machineries.

Kinetic Rolls Pvt Ltd (Hall 9 Stall E-12) is the leading manufacturer and wholesaler of wide assortments of printing and packaging rollers.

Being the post press manufacturer and supplier of wide line of printing allied products, Laser Die Tech plans to display Laser Die, CNC Stamping and Pertinax.

Since 2015, Kapoor Imaging (Hall 3 Stall B-14), in collaboration of USA based RBP Chemicals, has been manufacturing best-in-class pressroom chemicals for the Indian market. Making its Pan India presence more substantial, the company has planned to present several different products in discrete categories. In the press section, they are showcasing blankets for Can Printing, and in the pre press, there is UV Setter, while in the consumables category, there will be live demo of special fount from RBP. The firm is also set to contemplate launch of a UV Printer (Large Format) at the show.

In a 227 sq m stand, Line O Matic Graphic Industries (Hall 3 Stall B1) will offer complete solution of manufacturing exercise notebook. The company manufactures automatic reel to sheet ruling/flexo printing machine (HT 91, SHS 104, SHS 120 models), staple pin exercise notebook machinery and exercise book binding machine (model UNO B104).

Laser Technologies (Hall 14 Stall G12) will launch a new generation of laser cutting and converting machine. The display will include Flexi-600 laser cutting and engraving machine, PaperOne-5000 and PaperOne-3500 laser converting machines.

Mark VI Trac System (Hall 9 Stall E-29) will display WEBER range of variable data inkjet printers. Apart from this, there is also a plan to showcase Mark VI’s printers precisely mounted on their off-line conveyers with camera verification system. The products are well designed and are highly facilitated for delivering an extra high performance, rock solid operating system and are backed by user friendly German software.

As the name goes, Max Rollers is one of the prominent suppliers of printing consumables in Delhi, offering a wide assortments of rollers.

Being one of the leading manufacturers of complete hard-case solutions for the book binding industry in India, Megabound India Pvt Ltd (Hall 3 Stall B-15) will showcase fourteen machineries at their stall.

Memory Repro System (Hall 5 Stall C-18-24) important products at the fair will be high-speed carton inspection machines from Beijing Sino MV Technologies; rigid box-making plant; fully automatic thermal lamination machine auto feeder; automatic case-making machine and different range of video punch and bender for sheetfed and web offset.

The showcase will include a debut of their complete rigid box making machine.

In a 225 sq m booth, Monotech (Hall 7 Stall D16-17) will showcase a variety of products in various categories – offset, digital enhancement, digital finishing, wide format, 3D printing, labels and packaging. These will include not just global brand products but also Made in India products.

Muller Martini India (Hall 5 Stall C8) manufactures paper inserting systems, mail room delivery systems and other printing related equipment. The company enables connectivity between machine supplier, book producer and their customers as well as connectivity of the production components concerned as most of the Muller Martini machines are governed by motion control technology.

Multi Hitech Inc (Hall 9 Stall E-50) will display magnetic and printing cylinders, mechanical and electrical spare parts of Heidelberg, displays and SGA.

Naph Graphics (Hall 14/G-21A) has been serving the printing industry for 20 years, meeting their clients’ specific requisites. The company is exclusively counted for delivering best-in-class offset printing presses and is going to showcase the same at the upcoming Printpack India 2017. These offset printers are precisely designed for use for printing newspapers and periodicals of medium sized editions. The products on showcase will include Koncept (4+4 printing with underneath reel stand), 4 Hi Tower (4+4 printing web offset presses), Koncept Penta (4+1 Printing Web Offset Presses), Mono Unit (1+1 printing web offset presses) and Folder printing machine.

This year, Narsingh Das Co Pvt Ltd (Hall 7 Stall D-9) has planned to showcase paper board, covering material, adhesive and binding material at their stall.

With a tagline ‘Ahead of our time,’ Novurania SPA (Hall 9 Stall E-24) focuses majorly on the innovative projects, embarking some state-of-the-art machineries finely tuned as per the industrial requirements. The organization with its qualitative printing blankets, delivers some of the most cost-effective as well as unique solutions for the offset and packaging industry by using sinkless technology. The company offers NTR 150 Series for dedicated UV printing and coating, which will be a star attraction at the show. A hassle free machine, the NTR 150 retains minimum image retention, embossing and is also easy to handle and clean, giving more life to the printing blankets.

Param ERP (Hall 3 Stall B6) will showcase the cloud version of its flagship solution enterprise resource planning software for packaging, corrugated, publishing, commercial and narrow web flexo label printers. The software covers various business operations from order management, costing, quotation, job ticket, inventory, sales, purchase, scheduling, production, quality control, CRM, dispatch and account management.

Prakash Offset (Hall 3&14, stall B11 & G26-28) will debut Newslight 36, ideal for newspaper printing with high usage of technology and quick changeovers. With a speed of 36,000 copies per hour, it is a fully shaftless machine with full touchscreen control, automatic flying splicer, spray bar dampening system and automatic ink curves.

Pratham Technologies Pvt Ltd (Hall 10 Stall F-46-48) is showcasing Automatic Leaflet Folding Machine Model PGV-PF-618, with BFC-615 Cross Folding Unit featured by pressing unit, taping, and vision inspection system with vertical stacker.

The company launched Supersort “Carton Inspection System” in 2015, Feb in collaboration with Vision Experts, Germany.

The system is precisely designed to identify all sort of deviations in printing, die cutting, foiling, UV coating embossing, braille embossing and separate them from the good cartons.

Pressline India (Hall 14 Stall G27) will display Pressline Silverline with inbuilt remote management system. The company has recently introduced remote management system called See My Machines. With this system, one can get information such as machine output, operating speed, process variables, hours in operation and downtime regardless of where one is. One can also receive alerts if operating thresholds are breached. Access machine-related data such as maintenance records, service and user manuals, spare parts information and warranty details are also available from a central secure location.

Printing Machinery Engineers (Hall 3 Stall B-19) is a well known trader and supplier of the web offset spare parts. At Printpack India, the company will unveil their exclusive feeder unit complete with feeder head and printing spare parts.

Provin Technos Pvt Ltd (Hall 1 Stall A-14) will have a 60% bigger booth size (250 Sq. Meters) compared to PrintPack 2015 and will showcase a brand new RMGT 920ST-5+coater -UV press alongwith fully refurbished Ryobi 3304 HA and 3302 (refurbished at Provin Facility). Provin will also showcase the Multi-wave length LED UV curing system for the first time in India.

RMGT 920 series is the most preferred 36 inch press in Indian market with around 75 installations across India, 38 of which have been installed in last two years. RMGT 920 series comes built in with various innovative features for a very cost effective and productive operations in a printing press. From 2 colour onwards, the press can be supplied in any configuration with Inline coating system and Convertible Perfecting.

RMGT is the joint venture company between Ryobi Ltd and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Printing and Packaging Machinery Ltd Japan.

Rado Packaging (Hall 10 Stall F-28) is known as a quality-keen importer and supplier of high end machinery and equipments. Acting as a consistent importer of Tarng Yun Co Ltd, Taiwan, this year at the expo, the packaging kingpin has planned to showcase Vision Plate punch machine, Powder extractor systems, Dampening Filtration and plate Mounted machines. These assortments of imported machineries are precisely designed for Sheet fed offset machine.

Romco India will offer a new range of offset printing machines from DGS Graphic, a Gujarat based enterprise involved in manufacturing as well as trading offset machinery.

Radix Enterprise (Hall 9 Stall E-15), a Gujarat based company, has planned to launch their very first 100% fully automatic album making machine, UV and IR dryer machine and Specially designed photo book binding machine. Unlike last expo, this year the organisation will display an upgraded version of new UV coating machine, well equipped with smarter functionalities.

Redlands Machinery Pvt Ltd (Hall 9 Stall E-47) is well known for its best in class automated print finishing and packaging equipment at a very effective and competitive price. This year, Redlands will debut Multi layer UV 3D Printing machine imported from Japan’s Uchida Global and digital printing machine and Print cutting machine from post print global head Mohr.

Reynold Graphics Pvt Ltd (Hall 14 Stall G-41) will offer spare parts for printing machines, rubber blanket, reel shaft and other allied machineries.

A leading manufacturer and exporter of newspaper, book and magazine printing machine, Ronald Web Offset (Hall 14 Stall G-30) will showcase their web offset machine as well as their folder.

RRM Trading Co (Hall 9 Stall E-55, E-53) will showcase UV Ink, Varnishes and Stamping foil at Printpack India 2017.

Meeting diversified rollers demands of the printing industry, Sigma Rollers Pvt Ltd (Hall 1 Stall A-7) has become a benchmark for quality printing rollers. At this upcoming show, the company is offering installation ready rollers, Heidelberg rollers as well as Newsline roller at their stall.

Owing to changing market scenario and varied customer demands for complete solution under one roof, Daya and Sodhisons have combined their respective synergies, experience and expertise of 50 years in newly formed company called Shenso Graphic Solutions (Hall 5 Stall C12) and together will launch high end machines covering majority of solutions under one roof. KDX automatic thermal lamination machine is a very high end machine produced under European Technology Collaboration for Metalised Polyester Film, Hot Knife Cutting system and with electro magnetic heating system at speed of 100 meters/minute and accuracy of +/- 1 mm. While, Luster Carton Inspection Machine is a sheet-fed printing quality inspection machine, useful for pharmaceutical cartons and tobacco boxes. It is able to inspect defects like streak, missing print, dirty spot, splash, mis-registration, colour deviation, miss stamping, improper position of stamping, concave-convex and foil stamping deficiency. The function of variable data inspection enables it to read codes, analyse code level and inspect other code defects. Also on display would be Rogler ERP Software from Austria to cater to all print related requirements and Zhengrun Rigid Box Making machine by Sodhisons (model RB6040). The full-automatic paper box forming machine is composed of Gluer (the paper-gluing unit), Quad stayer (four-angle sticking unit), Spotter (the positioning-sticking unit) and Former (the box forming unit), which are controlled through a PLC in a linkage mode.

Daya has also exclusively tied up with Italian Photostory for fully automatic photo book binding machine for layflat albums and hard books/ coffee table books with perfect creasing & folding in both reel and sheet format, suitable for all Digital Prints. Photostory system is based on “sandwich technology” using cardboard in between the prints. “Our key strategy to participate in trade show is to display our technological capabilities for meeting present and future demands of our customers. “Our objective is not for Point Of Sale but to understand the changing market demands and give solutions in cost effective manner. Secondly, it’s a platform for networking, collaborations and public relations with all our present and future customers, shared Sonal Sheth of Sheth Printograph.

Established in 2006, Stallion Innovative Machines (Hall 5 Stall C-1-2) has emerged as a highly acclaimed entity in the notebook manufacturing industry, with more than 500 machines installed in India and around 50 across the world. Within this course of period, the firm has emerged as the sole provider of automatic solutions for post press industries.

Stallion is well-known for its innovative & outstanding machines all-over the world, retaining a consistent pledge to deliver new invention every year. At the upcoming Printpack India 2017, the firm is all set to catapult Semi-Automatic Stitching Line, a qualitative and cost-efficient online solution for wire stitched books. The upcoming stitching line will be equipped with programmable wire stitching, folding, edge squaring, front cutting and separating unit. The wire stitching is an Auto-feed, Programmable unit providing superb stitching finish by Deluxe or Hohner stitching heads in minimum make-ready time. Apart from this, the company will showcase their entire product range, consisting of M30 STITCHmaster Programmable Heavy Duty Wire Stitching Machine; TAPEMASTER Spine Taping Machine; PINmaster Wire Stitching Machine; and SAMRAT Digital Cutting & Gluing Machine.

Suba Solution Pvt Ltd (Hall 5 Stall C-16) will showcase Quality Inspection System, Automatic foil stamping cum die cutting machines.

Meeting versatile requisites of packaging industry for sealing, bundling and holding products, Sunways Industries (Hall 9 Stall E-61A) is all set to showcase their own masking tapes, natural coated masking tapes, industrial masking tapes, adhesive masking tapes and self adhesive masking tapes.

Techno Graphic Services India (Hall 10 Stall F35-37) will launch SBL Automatic Die Cutter, which is quite adept in stripping at a speed of 8000 per hour. There is also a heavy duty automatic laminating machine in the pipe line for water based and thermal operations. The lamination machine is modeled as KYEK-82DK of size 820x820mm and can run at a speed of 60 m/ min, on paper weighing 100-500gsm.

Visitors to the forthcoming Printpack India will also have the opportunity to hear about the latest range of Trelleborg offset blankets for the newspaper, commercial print and packaging sectors. The company’s industry-leading Vulcan products can be seen on the stands of Viva Graphics (Hall 10 Stall F-65) as well as Krishna Graphics (Hall 3 Stall B-2C), while the Rollin range will be displayed by Nulith and Integra Graphics. Maniraju Bora, sales and technical director – South West Asia, says, “The Indian market is an increasingly important one for Trelleborg, which has invested a great deal of time and effort during the last year in order to strengthen its position. In addition to ensuring that there is a solid network of dealers throughout the country, Trelleborg has improved its own infrastructure to deliver quality products and services.”

Visitors to Printpack India can hear about new blankets and products shown for the first time in India, the latter including the Vulcan Irio, a pre-coating blanket designed for use during pre-coating and cold foil applications. The new Vulcan Sunrise and Rollin Suntech are 1.95 mm blankets designed for the latest UV applications, such as LE/HUV and LED UV. Providing all of the benefits of the Dynatech System, such as excellent smash and edge mark resistance plus better vibration absorption, the new blankets enable first class solids and halftone reproduction, eliminating ink back-trapping and embossing.

Unittex India (Hall 1 Stall A-5) will showcase Non-woven Paper, apart from their regular products on display.

Working actively in the printing and packaging industry, Valco Melton Engineering India Pvt. Ltd. (Hall 10 Stall F-42) provides state-of-the-art machines. Valco Melton is one of the world's leaders in adhesive dispensing machinery, vision inspection and electronic monitoring systems for quality assurance. From box manufacturing to making baby diapers or even assembling toys, they specialize in the design and manufacture of quality assurance and dispensing systems that apply, monitor and verify liquids or adhesives to seal, box, package, carton, stick, bind, tape and even add perfumes or lotions within a wide variety of packaging machinery, paper converting, non woven, graphic arts, woodworking, and specialized product assembly categories.

Vallava Graphic Machinery (Hall 1 Stall A-9-10) offers an excellent range of Modular Film Cold and Thermal Laminating Machines, for the stationery and packaging industry. The company also offers a complete solution for hardcase binding. At the show, the organisation will offer live demos of their several well-engineered hard case makers.

Vee Kay Enterprises (Hall 10 Stall F-1) is one of the prestigious digital printers providers in India. Always pledged to provide qualitative products cost-effectively, the enterprise has been well acclaimed by their loyal clients. Adding more to their product line, this year the company will showcase Mimaki Printer, UV machine and Textile Printing Machine at their well settled stall at the Printpack India 2017.

Vijaya Grafiks (Hall 1 Stall A-21) offers Folder Gluers for straight line and Crash lock bottom cartons, quite easy to handle and manufactured by international quality standards. The company will showcase Carton Folder Gluer, Liner Carton Machine, Window Patching, Carto Strippers and others.

VR Print and Pack (Hall 9 Stall E-65) will offer a complete solution of packaging for products like mobile accessories, dry fruit boxes, cosmetics, packed foods, etc. Most recently, the organization has annexed unique set up of semi-automatic rigid box plant, letting them to manufacture more durable packaging boxes.

Webtech Engineering Private Limited (Hall 14 Stall G-27A) is coming up with a new set of two color offset printing machine with variable data printer. The printer is compatible to give output from roll to sheet.

Zenith Industrial Rubber Products Pvt Ltd (Hall 1 Stall A-18) is showcasing Superflex roller at the show.

Marking their very first presence at Printpack India 2017, Zhongke India (Hall 07 Stall D19) is showcasing automatic rigid box machine. Zhongke India is a joint venture of Zhongke China and its Indian partner, headed by Rohit Rajpal. The newly introduced automatic rigid box making machine is quite adept to produce wide variety of boxes retaining variegated shapes, sizes and styles depending of clients’ specifications.

At the show, Zhongke will also exhibit two dry lamination machines from the group company Zhongke Yongshun Machinery. The machines are well acclaimed in the Indian Market, being energy efficient. Besides, visitors can benefit from interactive session and Live Demo at the show.

While, Zund India Pvt Ltd (Hall 10 Stall F-41) is planning to showcase their state-of-the-art and the most innovative tech backed digital cutting technologies with 16 different sizes ranging from 1330 x 800 mm to 3210 x 3200 mm. These include Zund Cutters which are powered by the user software Zund Cut Center ZCC with its user friendly interfaces. Owing to their modular working design, Zund cutting systems can be easily tailored to the specific needs and dynamics of several market segments.

Konica Minolta@ Printpack India 2017

Konica Minolta will showcase its cutting edge industrial printing solutions including bizhub PRESS C1100; bizhub PRESS C1060; bizhub PRESS 1250; MGI JETvarnish 3DS and also their workflow solutions including CS Remote Care Global Services; Accurio Pro solutions suite and Infinite Web to Print solutions.

With an industry leading speed of 100 papers per minute in vibrant colours, bizhub PRESS C1100 offers a 1200x1200dpi resolution with 8-bit processing for polished, lively images fetching the owner with significant competitive advantage. The SEAD IV Screen-Enhancing Active Digital Processing System also stables the image during long press operations.

While, the bizhub PRESS C1060 Digital Printing Press furnishes an impressive print output rate of 60 pages per minute with excellent colour image quality. The machine with its user friendly touchscreen controls offers a maximum of 7,500 sheet paper capacity for long and consistent press operations. The bizhub PRESS 1250 Digital Printing Press offers print speeds of up-to 125 pages per minute and comes an unprecedented monthly duty cycle of three million outputs as well as real time image density and toner ratio sensors to offer maximum consistency and stability during long press operations.

MGI JET varnish 3DS can transform a standard printed output into a high quality spot UV printed sheet or further into a high margin 3D embossed output with a varnish of up-to 100 microns, making the colours look more vibrant. The inkjet spot UV coater embedded in the JETvarnish 3DS furnishes the flexibility of two powerful and in demand digital finishing outputs including traditional flat spot UV coating and new 3D digital effects. The machine is tailored to receive inputs from the digital machines as well as offset. The machine also features digital foiling and embossed foiling.

Highly accommodating for print shops of differing size and sophistication, the AccurioPro platform’s modular design is crafted to furnish end-to-end workflow automation. The solution also ensures that PSPs can harness as little or as much of the solution as per existing requirements.

While, CS Remote Care Global Services is an automated monitoring and communication solution serving as a bridge between Konica Minolta’s output devices and Konica Minolta Service Organisation. It also conducts regular checks to identify any technical issues and consumable depletions and performs corrective operations to rectify them.

It also helps manage your devices conveniently by minimising undesirable downtimes, getting rid of the trouble of making service calls manually “We are excited to be a part of this global exhibition where we will demonstrate our leading industrial solutions which reflect our workforce’s dedication to set trend setting benchmarks in the printing industry. We will continue to expand our footprint in the industrial printing space to ensure a holistic development of the printing business in India,’’ said Yuji Nakata, managing director, Konica Minolta India.

Konica Minolta has recently penetrated into the industrial printing segment in a stronger manner with the introduction of new production machines, such as PRESS C71cf, a digital production label press. “When we look at the growth perceiving in this segment over the last nine months, it is found that Konica Minolta has achieved more than 15 percent market share,” mentions Kuldeep Malhotra, vice president, sales division, Konica Minolta Business Solutions India Pvt Ltd. He says the C Series production presses from the company have increasingly been adopted all over the country. “PRESS C71cf is now increasingly demanded in the photo album market, which is a segment where people still keep investing, despite the demonetisation.”

Visitors can see Konica Minolta products at their stall in Hall 7 Stall D-12 and their distributors’ stalls: KMI (Hall 10 Stall F-53) and TechNova (Hall 10 Stall F-32) .


Kodak @ Printpack India 2017

Kodak (Hall 1 Stall A13) believes in the power of print – and in its future. That’s why they continue to invest in innovations that equip printers to offer their customer’s a range of new applications, superior quality, and increased speed and efficiency.

At Printpack India, Kodak will highlight a full range of industry-leading solutions – hardware, software, consumables, and services-- designed for customers in the graphic arts, commercial print, publishing and packaging sectors.

Pre-Press

On the pre-press side, Kodak will showcase its award-winning thermal CtP platesetters and portfolio of plate solutions. For over 21 years, Kodak has been a leader in the development of thermal imaging technology with over 21,000 CtP machines sold around the world. In 2016, Kodak released a host of new automation options to complement the KODAK TRENDSETTER and KODAK ACHIEVE CtP families.

For print service providers looking to build greater sustainability into their operations, Kodak will showcase its successful process free plate technology, SONORA. Over 3,000 customers around the world enjoy the benefits of Kodak’s SONORA Process Free Plates. With environmental sustainability at the forefront of more and more printers' strategic investments, we anticipate that 30% of Kodak's plate volume will be process free by 2019 as process free plates are quickly becoming a mainstream industry product. Kodak will also reveal two new plate product launches for the India market that set new levels of on-press performance for print service providers.

Flexo

Kodak’s Flexcel NX System ’16 and NX plates lead the quality brigade in flexo plate-making. The new FLEXCEL NX System ’16 builds on the award-winning NX Advantage technology, which includes advanced plate surface patterning capabilities to dramatically improve ink transfer efficiency in the broadest range of flexo printing applications. As Kodak and NX become a norm in India’s thriving flexibles and labels space, they look to build on the strong portfolio of our packaging solutions. For flexible packaging printers, the FLEXCEL NX System ’16 means cost savings and press efficiency by delivering ink savings, faster press operation, use of fewer colors and longer lasting plates in narrow, mid and wide web operations Digital Printing Print service providers that are interested in exploring the range of new services that digital printing provides will have an opportunity to hear about Kodak’s latest technology, the NexPress ZX Series Digital Color Production Press. The NexPress ZX series takes the versatility of the NexPress even further to include stunning opaque white and the ability to print on a variety of thicker, and synthetic substrates. These benefits make the NexPress a great fit for commercial and packaging environments.

Kodak’s Inkjet Presses and Inkjet Heads, the Prosper series of products, will also be highlighted during the show. Within the inkjet domain, Kodak caters to the high-speed newspaper, packaging, and commercial production, and with innovations such as XGV (Extended Gamut Varnish), the possibilities are endless.

Workflow

Last, and not the least, is Prinergy Workflow – the industry's leading prepress automation software that keeps costs, quality, and business risk in control. Kodak will bring the latest in Kodak Prinergy Workflow to the show and will talk about innovations, like Cloud Services and demonstrate how Kodak software solutions deliver even more efficiency, quality, and flexibility for print and packaging service providers than ever before.


NPES Print Business Outlook Conference 2017

In conjunction with the Printpack India 2017 show, the NPES Print Business Outlook Conference 2017, co-hosted by IPAMA and themed ‘Power up Your Printing Business… Innovate, Integrate, Motivate!‘ will be held on February 05, 2017 at the India Exposition Centre, Greater Noida, India.

This conference aims at developing invaluable cooperation, partnership and exchange with the ‘Who’s Who’ in the printing industry fraternity. Attendees can learn about the latest developments — not only in the local and national regions but, more importantly, across the globe — from the best technology companies and solution providers, enabling them to find the exact product they need for their business. This print conference will raise and debate critical issues facing the industry.

NPES Print Business Outlook Conference 2017 is co-organized by the Indian Printing, Packaging and Allied Machinery Manufacturers’ Association (IPAMA), and supported by the All India Federation of Master Printers Association (AIFMP), PRIMIR, the premier market research association of the graphic communications industry and International Color Consortium (ICC).


Complete combo from JN Arora at PRINTPACK India 2017

Blankets, UV curing systems, unconventional screen printing solutions and many more are what JN Arora Group is presenting at the Printpack India 2017. The company is introducing a rage of Vivid and Safira blankets as well as C&T Matrix creasing system during the expo. “C&T Matrix is a UK-based company; we are representing them in the northern Indian market,” said Aashish Arora from JN Arora.

JN Arora will also introduce a set of UV curing products from the Italian company Printability. “These UV curing products we are introducing at the expo are suitably engineered to meet the exclusive needs of those owning offset, gravure, screen and web offset printing systems,” asserted Aashish, adding that the products are commendable for value proposition as they enhance productivity and reduce power consumption.

In screen printing, JN Arora will present live demonstration of automated screen printing systems from Umrao Automation (Mumbai). “Umrao Automation’s screen printers are featured with UV curing system and inline auto take off mechanism,” said Aashish, adding that the screen printing machines are unique in taking special materials and many unconventional materials. JN Arora is presenting immense possibilities in printing at the Printpack India 2017 (Hall 3 Stall B-18).


Ricoh India@Printpack India

Ricoh India (Hall 7 Stall D-21) will showcase a 5-colour engine with the special colour - Neon Yellow - allowing print service providers to produce highly creative, eye-catching value-added print. The Neon Yellow toner has been developed for the fifth colour station on the Ricoh Pro C7100X series colour cut sheet digital production press. It will meet growing demand from the magazine, direct mail, retail and point of purchase markets for print that differentiates. It expands the colour gamut, enhances images and can be used as a solid or highlight or graphic colour. When combined with other process shades, it can create a neon palette. The toner is reflective under UV light to extend the range of printing possibilities offered by standard CMYK, white, or clear printing. This extends the variety of print possibilities. Print service providers can then develop more visually inspiring campaigns with their clients and deepen consumer engagement. The Neon Yellow toner is retrofittable, which means existing clients can expand the capabilities of the Ricoh Pro C7100X presses.

The company will also showcase Ricoh Pro 8200, a new black-and-white engine for book printing applications as well as high volume printing. RICOH Pro 8200 can print, copy or scan brochures, proposals, presentations and more with speed, ease and precision – without dedicated operator assistance.

Ricoh Company, Ltd, has recently announced to acquire AnaJet, the leader in direct to garment (DTG) printing. This acquisition is the latest strategic investment by Ricoh to strengthen its industrial inkjet business while enabling its customers to move forward new ideas and drive imaginative thinking. Located in the US, AnaJet will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Ricoh Printing Systems America, Inc. At Printpack, Ricoh India will showcase first direct to garment printer - Ricoh GJ5625 DTG printer.

For map printing, the company will showcase Beluga series of printers, which include MP W7100/W8140 series of printers. MP W7100SP is specially created for the needs of CAD and PFP to increase the speed of high quality output and lower the cost. It offers high-speed monochrome printing at 10 ppm (A1 horizontal).While, the W8140 can offers high-speed monochrome printing at an output of 14 ppm (A1 horizontal)a.


Canon@Printpack India 2017

Canon India (Hall 7 Stall D-18) is all set to display a horde of both old and new products in wide-format as well as digital production printing segment, shared Puneet Datta of Canon India.

In the wide format printing segment, the company will display Canon image PROGRAF Pro series of 8-colour and 12-colour printers. On show, visitors can see Canon image Prograf Pro 560S, which delivers outstanding quality at high speeds and offering exceptional reliability. “We are looking for distributors or resellers for this series of printers,” added Puneet.

The company will also launch imagePROGRAF iPF 771E, CAD and GIS plotter designed with excellent quality and speed in mind. It has 5-colour Dye & Pigment ink system.

Also displayed will be Océ ColorWave 700 large format printing system, which is ideal for central print rooms and reprographers that want to offer new wide format services, like posters, roll up banners, artistic canvas, wallpaper and more with the Océ MediaSense technology which allows to print on thicker media, up to 32mil. It can print up to 13,650 ft. of media online with a 6 roll capacity for hours of uninterrupted printing.

Besides, the company will showcase Canon imagePRESS C800 series of printers, which include the launch of imagePRESS C850/C750/C650 digital color production presses. These presses offer outstanding quality, productivity, and versatility in a compact, scalable footprint. Designed for small-to-medium commercial, franchise, in-plant, transactional and quick printers, imagePRESS C850 Series is equipped to handle a variety of media options up to 110 lb Cover, including heavy, coated, textured stock and envelopes at an outstanding level of reliability and performance.

Also on display will be Canon imagePRESS C10000VP Color Digital Press, which has been engineered to deliver production printing excellence for the business advantage of its users. It can help commercial printers, in-plants, production hubs, direct mail and transaction print service providers to produce a broader range of applications in shorter turnaround times.


manroland Web Systems@ Printpack India 2017

manroland Web Systems (Hall 14 Stall G-32-35) is participating to enhance and build their brand visibility, reflect their strong hold over their sales and their efficient after sale services. The company will also highlight press consumables including blankets, rollers and press chemistry. Besides, they will try to reach out and connect to larger audience, touch base with new prospects and showcase technical breakthrough. The company will also utilize the platform to explain the concept of double width press. They will also offer retrofits and upgrades such as inline density control, inline registration control, etc.

Also on offer would be print services – a venture into service of non-manroland presses. Customers can access the wide-ranging knowledge and expertise of Manroland print consultants. Their extensive experience can be brought to bear on every aspect of print production, from plant set up through to staff training, to further ensure customers’ businesses reach optimum productivity.

Besides, Novexx Print & Apply solutions for the label market will also be showcased. The Print & Apply ALX Systems from NOVEXX Solutions are reliable, modern systems for any Print & Apply requirement. The ALX 73x and ALX 92x models are developed to fulfill today’s high standards for product labeling and identification as well as supply chain and logistic requirements.

The company has recently forayed into packaging printing with CROMOMAN press for the production of high-quality newspapers and magazines. More recently, the company has installed CROMOMAN 4x1 press at Namasthe Telangana. The press is also equipped with several automation systems such as an automatic web up device or the manroland web systems Inline Control Systems for colour register control with manual camera movement and cut-off control. The PECOM control system offers the best possible technology for easy operation and short make-ready and changeover times.


Roland DG & Apsom Infotex @ Printpack India

At Printpack India 2017, Roland DG and Apsom Infotex (Hall 10 Stall F25). This year Roland DG technology is offering attendees the best of both worlds; exhibiting the VersaUV LEF-20 and VersaCAMM VS-300i and sampling of VersaUV LEC-330 to provide solutions for multiple sectors of the market, from packaging prototyping through to quality labelling and customised packaging.

The VersaUV LEF-20 is a revolutionary desktop UV printer that has opened up a wide range of creative and personalized applications, enabling direct printing on endless variety of substrates and three-dimensional objects. Its variable data printing allows one to individualize each item with names, photos and other custom design elements making it an ideal solution for customized packaging. In addition to this, it can also print directly on gift items ranging from jewelry and accessories to photo frames, wedding favors, dishware and even fabric items such as leather wallets and purses.

While, the VersaUV LEC-330 is used worldwide as the optimal tool for packaging proofing, offering businesses a high quality, digital solution that can accurately emulate even the most complex of effects utilising Roland DG’s ECO-UV white and gloss inks. Developed with prototyping in mind, the LEC series fits neatly into any packaging workflow. For industry professionals, Roland DG’s technology offers simple digital prototyping at an attractive price. The LEC series offers an industry standard with colour accurate finishes in either a 33 or 54 inch size, and utilises LED lamps that generate very little heat; offering you businesses more energy efficiency and shorter set-up times.

Alongside this, Roland DG’s bestselling VersaCAMM VS-300i will also be available for demonstration, offering a compact and ideal solution for short-run or prototype label production, including luxurious metallic and white effects thanks to Roland DG’s ECO-SOL MAX ink. Roland DG’s VersaCAMM VS-i series also offers a high quality of production without sacrificing time; with print speeds of up to 26.9m²/hr in CMYK, as well as the included VersaWorks Dual RIP for even more time saved, the VS-i can provide a fast turnaround on a wide variety of print products.


SRK Technology@ Printpack India

Complete solution provider for post press converting equipment, SRK Technology (Hall 11 Stall I-29) offers lamination, die-cutter and also hot foil stamping, offline cold foiler, folder gluer, flute lamination, rigid box machines, pile turners, multilayer register hologram stamping machine as well as register lamination machine for lens films.

Established 10 years ago with Steinemann Technology AG, Switzerland with their famous PUR Lamination and UV coating machine, today, they are market leaders in lamination with most sold machines. Their customers include TCPL Packaging, ITC, Parksons Packaging, Edelmann, Pragati Offset, with multiple machines.

After the last Printpack India, the company added Yoco, the famous die-cutter and foil stamping company having maximum foil stamping machines in India. Yoco has a strong name in Indian printing & packaging industry for over 10 years in India. This Printpack India, the company will once again display the strength of Yoco die-cutter which will run on 7,500 sph at the show. Yoco machines have a strong export presence in over 70 countries which is largest by any South East Asian company.

Besides, MTM-water based lamination machine will be running live at their booth on high speed with flying knife. MTM is a strong name as they have sold over 50 machines in Europe and established their name in the world market. York print, NextGen printer and Exquisite in Kolkata are the proud users of this machine. Steinemann PUR Lamination machine is produced in their factory from the past 3 years under the name of Sunflower 102PUR. The quality is at par with any European product.

According to Rajesh Agrawal of SRK Technology, “We offer high quality low price product. For example we offer Yoco die-cutter and foil stamping machine. Now the price of our machine in comparison to European machine is almost half but productivity wise we are almost close to it. Many people give us the logic about resale value of the product. We have machines as old as 10 years in India and running on 6000sph and on the other side we have cheaper spares. In today’s stiff competition world, for smaller companies, the key to survival is lower capital investment and we are champion in this.”

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