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Product launches and live demos to be main attractions at PAMEX 2015

As everything starts moving in full pace for PAMEX 2015, one of the greatest expos on the printing and allied machinery industries, overall excitement is palpable as the core group members recently gathered for its second meeting in New Delhi. The gathering brought out brainstorming sessions and drew roadmap for the successful hosting of the trade exhibition and the concurrent conference.
The pre-exhibition gathering for PAMEX 2015 to be held from December 09-12 at Bombay Exhibition Centre was attended by over 30 leading printers, suppliers and media persons including representatives of Cambridge Press, Dewan Offset Printers, Dhote Offset, Foil Printers, India Printing Works, Insight Communication & Print Solutions, Konica Minolta Business Solution, Memory Repro Systems, Monotech Systems, Nippon Color, NPES, Paper Bind, Pressline India, Print & Publishing, Provin Technos, Sahil Graphics, Shalimar Offset Press, Sri Durga Polymers, Sumi Publications and The Jeyagraham Arts Crafts.

The 1st newsletter released at the hands of AMSG Ashokan.Spirit of the attendees at the august gathering was set by an eloquent welcome address by Anand Limaye, hony general secretary of All India Federation of Master Printers (AIFMP), in which he briefly traced back the history of PAMEX. He also shared the rationale of moving the event to Mumbai in its 10th edition and predicted a closer co-operation with Indian Printing, Packaging and Machinery Manufactures' Association (IPAMA) that would benefit their respective events as well as the exhibitors and visitors of both the exhibitions – PRINTPACK INDIA and PAMEX.

Opening of the meeting was marked with the release of the PAMEX Preview Newsletter (first of the three series) by AMSG Ashokan, chairman, PAMEX Organising Committee, as he presented the first copy of the newsletter to Satish Bajwa, vice president, IPAMA. Further in the follow-up session, Tushar Dhote, co-chairman of PAMEX Organising Committee presented updated details on the stall booking status and promotional campaigns successfully carried out till date. He also outlined the international conference planned on the second day of PAMEX 2015 at the exhibition venue itself before opening the forum to a freewheel discussion.

The core group was overwhelmingly buoyed by the decision of shifting the exhibition venue to Mumbai. In a moving recount of his regular participations in various editions of PAMEX, Bal Krishan Khindria, managing director, Memory Repro, spoke of how the entire industry was enthused with the move. The group recommended a series of grassroots level campaigns to be carried out across Maharashtra, Goa and Gujarat to attract larger number of visitors this year. Also suggested during the meeting was a systematic campaign to be carried out by covering B-towns all over the country, especially in the south and outreaching to international visitors from Gulf, East Africa and the neighbouring countries. “Mumbai is ideally located to draw visitors from these regions and efforts should be made to get the largest pull,” suggested Anuj Mehta from Paper Bind International Pte Ltd.

Tushar Dhote updates the gathering“Running machinery or live demo is the life of a printing exhibition. The prime locations in the hall should be reserved for the exhibitors that commit to display live running machines and launch new products,” opined Kishore from Monotech Systems and it was a view shared by almost all present at the gathering. It was discussed that as a corollary, tight monitoring of procedures for octroi and hassle-free movement of exhibits through the border check posts and on site handling should be ensured by the event managers.

In his closing remarks, Ashokan thanked the gathering for its contribution in providing an insight into the concerns of the industry and promised to design a promotional campaign and a conference that would take into account all the inputs received from the core group. He also expected this interaction to be an ongoing process and continue through a WhatsApp group on social media network. For further details contact Varsha Pal at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Indian printers shine at HP Digital Print Excellence Awards 2015 - Asia Pacific and Japan

–Indians grab 19 awards at the show!

The HP Digital Print Excellence Awards are created to recognize exceptional achievements and innovations made by printing companies from across Asia Pacific and Japan. This year’s award – which attracted more than 380 entries from 16 countries across the region - represents the eighth HP Digital Print Excellence Awards for HP Indigo and the sixth for HP Sign and Display.
The list of winners for HP Indigo awards included:

Grand Winners

  • Photo Book – Art: Canvera Digital Technologies Private limited (India)
  • Labels – Wine & Spirits: Supastik Labels (Australia)

Creative Awards

  • Calendar: Ishida Taiseisha Inc. (Japan)
  • Special Application: Nabe Process Corporation (Japan)

Photo Book – Art

  • Winners: Shenzhen YUTO Packaging Technology Co, Ltd (China); Canvera Digital Technologies Private limited (India); Ishida Taiseisha Inc. (Japan)
  • Special Recognition: Nulab Group (Australia); PT Bintang Sempurna (Indonesia); Adorama Lifestyle Photo Printing (Indonesia); CyberPrint Co ltd (Thailand); Chinh Duc Pte (Vietnam)

Photo Book – Consumer

  • Winner: Asia One Printing Ltd (Hong Kong); Klick Digital Press (India)
  • Special Recognition: Nulab Group (Australia); Xiamen Wiener Cultural Industry Co, Ltd (China); PM Digital Products (India); CyberPrint Co Ltd (Thailand)

Photo Book – Premium

  • Best Use of Media: Savithri Digital Print Press Pvt Ltd (India)
  • Winner: Zhengzhou Today Culture Education Printing Plate Marking Co, Ltd (China); Gee7 Printek Pvt Ltd (India)
  • Special Recognition: Nulab Group (Australia); Beijing Chuangxianhe Puye Printing Co, Ltd (China); Asia One Printing Ltd (Hong Kong); Thomson Press (India) Limited (India), Savithri Digital Print Press Pvt Ltd (India)

Books and Manuals

  • Best Ink on Paper: Shanxi Chengfang Printing Materials Co, Ltd (China)
  • Winner: Hebei Lingxiu Digital Printing Co, Ltd (China); C&C Joint Printing Co,(Guangdong)Ltd (China)
  • Special Recognition: Shanxi Chengfang Printing Materials Co, Ltd (China); Macromedia Digital Imaging Private Limited (India); Chanakya Mudrak Pvt Ltd (India); G.A. Printing Inc. (Philippines)

Limited Edition and Art Reproduction

  • Winner: Nulab Group (Australia); Zhengzhou Today Culture Education Printing Plate Marking Co, Ltd (China)
  • Special Recognition - Aakruti DigiPress Private Limited (India)

Marketing Collateral

  • Winner: Printonica (India); Aakruti DigiPress Private Limited (India); Snapy (Indonesia)
  • Special Recognition: Shanxi Bright Graphic Systems Co, Ltd (China); Asia One Printing Ltd (Hong Kong); PT Bintang Sempurna (Indonesia)

Self Promotion

  • Winner: Shenzhen YUTO Packaging Technology Co Ltd (China)
  • Special Recognition: Nulab Group (Australia)

Leaflets, Flyers, Brochures

  • Winner: ARS Group Ltd (Hong Kong)
  • Special Recognition: PT Bintang Sempurna (Indonesia)

Restaurant Menu

  • Special Recognition: Chanakya Mudrak Pvt Ltd (India)


  • Winner: Ishida Taiseisha Inc (Japan)
  • Special Recognition: Macromedia Digital Imaging Private Limited (India); Printonica (India); Artclick Ltd Co (Vietnam)

Events & Campaign

  • Special Recognition: KHL Printing Co Pte Ltd (Singapore)

Labels – Food

  • Winner: Pyramid Labels Industries SDN BHD (Malaysia)
  • Special Recognition: Hally Labels Ltd (New Zealand)

Labels - Health & Beauty

  • Winner: Thaiprasert Labels Co Ltd (Thailand)
  • Special Recognition: Hally Labels Ltd (New Zealand)

Labels – Industrial

  • Special Recognition: Honsen Printing Industries Pte Ltd (Singapore); Pyramid Labels Industries SDN BHD (Malaysia)

Labels – Non-Alcoholic Beverages

  • Winner: Hally Labels Ltd (New Zealand)
  • Special Recognition: Pyramid Labels Industries SDN BHD (Malaysia); Honsen Printing Industries Pte Ltd (Singapore)

Labels- Pharmaceutical & Neutraceutical

  • Winne: Labelmaker Group Pty Ltd (Australia)

Labels– Wine & Spirits

  • Winner: Supastik Labels (Australia); Wenzhou Haoge Anti-Counterfeit Technology Co, Ltd (China)

Folding Cartons

  • Winner: Winson Press Pte Ltd (Singapore)

Flexible Packaging

  • Special Recognition: Taiwan Lamination (Taiwan)

Flexible Tube

  • Winner: Taiwan Lamination (Taiwan)

Shrink Sleeves

  • Special Recognition: SATO PRINTING Co, LTD (Japan)

The list of winners for HP Sign & Display included:

Overall Grand Winner

  • Next Printing (Australia)

Creative Award

  • Next Printing (Australia)


  • Winner: Impression Creative Agency (India)
  • Special Recognition: Pinwheel Media Group Inc. (Philippines)

Corrugated Packaging

  • Winner: Next Printing (Australia)
  • Special Recognition: (China)

Outdoor Advertising

  • Winner: Macromedia Digital Imaging Private Limited (India)
  • Special Recognition: Union Inks and Graphics Philippines, Incorporated (Philippines)

Retail POP/POS

  • Winner: Next Printing (Australia)
  • Special Recognition: Macromedia Digital Imaging Private Limited (India)

Green Digital Printing

  • Winner: Next Printing (Australia)
  • Special Recognition: Next Printing (Australia)

Vehicle Graphics

  • Winner: Bokay Group (Australia)
  • Special Recognition: Union Inks and Graphics Philippines, Incorporated (Philippines)

Besides, Innovation leaders awards were also conferred.
These included:

  • Innovator Leader: Digital Transformation – Macro Media Digital Imaging PVT Ltd
  • Innovator Leader: Digital Transformation - PT. MEGAH NURINDO PRATAMA
  • Innovator Leader: Dare to Win - YL Image Graphics Sdn. Bhd.
  • Innovator Leader: Environment Guardian -Botak Sign Pte Ltd
  • Innovator Leader: High Pages Value – Film Screen Pte Ltd
  • Innovator Leader: Fastest Growth in Printing - Thumnaksilp Advertising Company Limited
  • Innovator Leader: Environmental Guardian -Q-Advertising Company Limited
  • Innovator Leader: Cross GSB – Scanwell Graphics Corporation
  • Innovator Leader: Leadership in Digital Transformation – Toppan Forms (Japan)
  • Innovator Leader: Leadership in Digital Transformation – Seikou (Japan)
  • Innovator Leader: Leadership in Digital Transformation – DNP (Japan)
  • Innovator Leader: high pages value applications – Tolot (Japan)
  • Innovator Leader: Dare to Win – AsukaNet (Japan)
  • Innovator Leader: Most Creative user – Yoshimura (Japan)
  • Innovator Leader: Most Creative user – Canvera (India)
  • Innovator Leader: Most Creative user – Glo Digital Press (India)
  • Innovator Leader: Dare to Win – Mazda Imaging (India)
  • Innovator Leader: In the Forefront of Technology - Teckwah Value Chain Pte Ltd (Singapore)
  • Innovator Leader: Dare to Win – Prestige Labels 9Singapore)
  • Innovator Leader: Dare to Win - GA PRINTING (Philippines)
  • Innovator Leader: First digital printer in Indonesia – Subur (Indonesia)
  • Innovator Leader: high pages value applications – X Graphics (Indonesia)
  • Innovator Leader: Outstanding Print Volume within 5 years of Indigo Business – Prima Graphia (Indonesia)
  • Innovator Leader: Leading GCP retail print shops in Depok City – Pt DasaPrima – Depok (Indonesia)
  • Innovator Leader: Breaking boundaries with One Stop & 24 Hour Service in the market – Bintang Sampurna (Jakarta)

An Old Revenue Model Returns

At this year’s WAN-IFRA World Congress in Washington D.C., it was announced that audience revenue exceeded advertising revenue for publishers worldwide for the first time in many decades. At the same event, Arthur Sulzberger said that during his tenure at The New York Times, advertising revenue has gone from 95 percent of total revenue for the company to less than half. The transition to audience revenue from advertising revenue is a reflection of the changes in the industry brought about by the internet and mobile delivery platforms, and the revenue shift is accelerating despite the growth in advertising technology and programmatic exchanges. A positive outcome of this trend is that products, both print and digital, will better serve the needs and preferences of readers instead of advertisers. Publishers that have invested in product development and added-value services are leading the industry in financial performance and audience growth. We believe this trend is valid for both national publications as well as regional and local publications.

The internet has changed two fundamental characteristics of the market for news media and content: the competitive landscape and the addressable market. Prior to digital distribution channels, the addressable market of a publisher was the footprint of their print distribution network. Only a few publishers have nationwide print delivery capability, and most publishers, particularly news media, are limited to their metropolitan areas or regions. When advertising revenue was high, it subsidised the cost of delivery, which caused the footprints of most publishers to grow beyond the area it would have been if determined by audience revenue alone. The economics of print distribution networks and print advertising, where a disproportionate share of revenue goes to the publisher with the largest audience, create an incentive for consolidation among print news media. That market dynamic has enabled most newspapers to achieve near-monopoly status in their markets. The mindset of these organisations was that all circulation was good regardless of the price, since that had been the winning formula in print. As digital distribution platforms emerged, they provided an opportunity for publishers to extend their addressable market beyond their print delivery networks, and most provided their content to the digital audience for free.

Digital advertising revenue will likely not flow to publishers to the extent it did during the print era due to the audience commanded by a few large technology firms. This is despite the emergence of new advertising technology and digital exchanges that reduce the friction of transactions and provide publishers access to nationwide advertising markets. Publishers will be able to earn premium advertising rates on inventory that they can define using their own audience data, but much of their traffic is from individuals they do not have a recurring relationship with and thus not much data.

These trends suggest publishers will be the next industry to transform their business through the use of customer analytics and yield management, following in the footsteps of airlines, hotels and others that segment their audience and price each according to their preferences and price elasticity. Those industries have desensitised the market to differences in price across customers by business-to-consumer companies, so individual customers will likely accept that publishers identify their high-value customers and treat them differently with an associated premium price. Similarly, publishers will identify customers with very high price sensitivity, whether it be from a lower valuation of the product and diminished willingness to pay or an income constraint that limits their disposable income, and target them with a lower priced and less-exclusive product.

The analytics publishers will need to achieve audience revenue growth will be focused on individuals and their behaviour as customers. Publishers will need to collect in one place the data on an individual or household wherever it exists in their organisation. They will need to form a holistic understanding of that customer’s experience, both from the content and advertising side, and from print and digital content consumption. Publishers will need to predict how individual customers respond to subscription offers and renewal price changes and adjust accordingly. Advertising revenue should not be written off altogether, and much of the analytics around audience will yield incremental revenue on the advertising side too through targeting of premium segments and the addition of offline customer information to the digital information they are collecting.

We believe that print and digital publishers can survive with most of their revenue coming from their audience. Leading publishers already have this business model, and in European markets where publishers never had the monopoly status most U.S. print publishers have enjoyed, publishers have long existed with 80 percent of their revenue from their paying print customers. We believe this model is more efficient and productive, with the audience and publishers benefitting from their direct financial relationship, than what has happened to the products and services provided by publishers focusing on advertising revenue. Ironically, the emergence of digital platforms may result in better print products.

–Matt Lindsay, Ph.D.
president - Mather Economics

Open Houses at Shenzhen (China) of rule processing and die shop

–demonstrated one of the world’s most advanced automated die-making equipments and machineries.

In today’s world of packaging, the die-cutting process is becoming more and more precise enough so as to produce perfectly shaped carton for end product to be packed. To make such fine cutting/creasing possible the role of accurate cutting die is equally important else the prefect die-cut is not possible. The role of most advanced rule processing equipment as well as the laser die-cut is extremely important. In Indian packaging sector, a good number of entrepreneurs have already invested in such capital intensive equipment. And the benefits of a perfect die are now available all over the country (though not enough as compared to the population of our country going for packaged products required everyday).

On the sidelines of recently concluded PRINT CHINA 2015 show in Guangdong, Print & Publishing editor SKK visited a most modern rule processing facility of Richly Top CNC Equipment (Shenzhen) Limited and die shop of Shenzhen Jialuo Laser Technology Co Ltd in Shenzhen, where Open Houses were organised attracting quite a few die-makers and distributors from India as well as other Asian countries.

Open House #1
Richly Top CNC Equipment (Shenzhen) Limited

A view of the assembly shop.Hong Kong based CNC equipment manufacturer with the factory and headquarter based in Shenzhen, China and founded in the year 2004, Richly Top established Shenzhen company (Richly Top CNC Equipment (Shenzhen) Limited) in year 2008 as a specialised manufacturer providing die-making industry world’s most advanced automated die-making equipment and machinery. Richly Top integrates marketing, production, self-development and self-design as its core of establishment and has become a well-known and well-recognised automated system development enterprise throughout the world.

The manufacturing facility under the brand name Richly Top produces almost 10 machines every month, having more than 10 models to offer. Their machines have various components coming from the specialized companies from China, Korea, Japan and Taiwan for the requirements of metal components, electrical parts, pneumatics and gearbox respectively. With a staff of around 30 technicians, Richly Top commands 40 percent of the production going out of China. Their assembly line is perfectly tuned so as to produce machines in a given target.

Detailed working demonstration to Biren Naykpura of Son N Naykpura Co, offering a wide range of wooden cutting dies in Vadodara and also seen is Arun Gandhi of Capital Graphic SuppliesRichly Top main products included, Ultrabender, Ultracutter, Ultrarouter, Rotary Ultrarouter, Future CAM software, etc. In year 2010, Richly Top established a subsidiary company in Mexico to fully cover the sales, service and machinery production for North and South America region. Richly Top owns a world-class professional research and development system and technology, which integrated the experience and expertise of the two founders in die-making industry and computer automated industry.

Throughout the years of establishment and development, Richly Top implements a globalize management strategy which further intensify the long term relationship and partnership between customers across Asia, Europe, North America, Latin America, Australia, and Africa. The company focuses its products production with high accuracy, high efficiency, and high quality which gained its recognition from professionals within the industry and the respect from competitors.

Discussion by participants in progress. Processed rule components.From the depth understanding and analysis of the industry, Richly Top developed and created the world first class die-making system and machinery. With the missions and responsibilities to improve and push forward the development of the whole die-making industry, Richly Top has become the industry leader bringing a fast development process for die-making industry.

New Delhi based Capital Graphic Supplies are their distributors in India.

Open House #2
Shenzhen Jialuo Laser Technology Co Ltd

A group photograph during the Open House.Shenzhen Jialuo Laser Technology Co Ltd is a joint venture enterprise established in 1994 with the paid-up capital of RMB9 million. Based on German laser cutting technology, the company developed their own brand laser cutting machines and laser cutting technology. The company has been working with German Lasercomb and Rofin Sinar for over 10 years and is supported by Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication which has advanced printing and laser cutting technologies. They are now manufacturing a series of laser cutting machines for cutting, etching, drawing, prototyping, etc. They can supply all kinds of equipment, subsidiary materials, professional training and high-quality after-sales services. Besides, they have one high quality die-board production base in China. The company is a leading supplier in China and their machines have been sold to Russia, South America, Hong Kong, Africa, Korea and Middle East.

A view of the shop floor of Shenzhen Jialuo Laser Technology Co Ltd.


Zhang Bin, general manager, Shenzhen Jialuo Laser Technology and Lisa. and  (right) Participants in the Open House

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