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Pamex 2017 edition to be bigger than before!

Building on the incredible success of last edition, Pamex is all set to raise the bar in 2017, with 5500 sqm already booked a year ahead the Show. The show will take place at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai from December 18-21, 2017.

Organized by All India Federation of Master Printers (AIFMP) in association with Print- (P) Ltd, the 2015 edition of the show witnessed over 300 exhibitors and 20441 trade visitors.

This year, industry titans like Insight Communication & Print Solution India, Konica Minolta Business Solutions India, P S Graphics, Pratham Technologies, Excel Machinery (Guj), Monotech Systems, TechNova Imaging Systems, Techno Graphic Services India, Megabound (India), FujiFilm India, Provin Technos have already booked a larger space.

“Pamex is set to grow atleast 50% over the 2015 edition in terms of exhibitor space. The prodigious success of previous edition is reason behind enormous bookings a year ahead the show. It should attract twice the visitors. We can see phenomenal enthusiasm among people from the industry who are eagerly looking forward to it. Not only the old participants but many new companies are signing up. Pamex is extensively promoted in neighboring countries like Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, China and UAE to enhance the international characteristics of the event. Pamex’ 17 will have more launches and latest technology on display, offering more business opportunities,” said Neetu Arora, director of (P) Ltd.

PrintFair gears up for its 2017 edition

PrintFair is all geared up for its succeeding edition happening along with PackPlus South and SupplyPlus South from April 7 -10, 2017 at BIEC, Bengaluru.

PrintFair’s earlier edition that happened at HITEX, Hyderabad was a great triumph. It was visited by numerous industry veterans and closed some remarkable deals and also generated a lot of opportunities for its participants.

This year as well, the show is set to mark new record of sales and provide next level of opportunities for its exhibiting companies. Some of the leading players to count on are R K Label Printing Machinery, Inssta 3D Print, Flexography India Press, Bhogle Engineering Works, Essen Graphics, Mehta Cad Cam Systems, Abhikruti Digi Soft, Mohansons India, Bodhi Professional Solutions, APL Machinery, Eureka Trading, and Hewlett-Packard India Sales Private Limited.

The show will be a promising platform for the latest technology and provide solutions for various printing segments like UV interducts, LED UV systems, UV coating & curing systems, dry lamination machines, printing materials, software solutions, paper cutting machine & finishing equipment, pre press, RIP workflow proofing packaging solutions, laser engraving machine, used offset printing machines, sysnthetic paper, thermal lamination machine, stickers & label printing machinery, stamping, die cutting machines, 3D products, 3D visiting Cards, 3D image change products, 3D software training, photopolymer plates, flexo solvent recycling.

“The print industry in Karnataka is huge and very advanced when it comes to technology. PrintFair will provide a lot of scope for the potential visitors to scale and explore new developments. The show is all set to mark a new milestone,” said Neetu Arora, director of (P) Ltd, organizer of the Show.

Strategic planning for the development of printing industry

The Printing Technologists Forum conducted a lecture meeting on Strategic planning for the development of the printing industry. The speaker Prof Dr B Brahadeeswaran divided his presentation into three parts: Introduction to Strategic Planning, Steps in Strategic Planning and From Strategic Planning to Strategic Management.

Introduction to strategic planning

What is Strategic Planning (SP)? Why should it be? When should it be done? Who should do it? Strategic Planning is a future oriented process within an organization, which specifies what it wishes to become and how it proposes to get there. In a printing press one has to ask, “Where are we now” and “Where we want to go”. Parameters may include no. of clients, variety of jobs, no. of jobs, type of printing, type of machines, investment mode, etc. When should SP be done? Now it should be done. Who should do it? Mostly senior managers. They should inform the stakeholders. Who are the stakeholders? They are internal and external. Internal are again bottom up or top down model. Bottom up are all staff and customers. Top down are senior managers. The impact of development will that all stakeholders will proactively anticipate change and ensure all in bottom up optimize, initiate its resources and maximize production.

Steps in strategic planning

Eight steps are involved in strategic planning, which include initiating SP process; clarifying mandate; developing vision and mission statements; conducting SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) analysis; identifying thrust areas; formulating goals; specifying objectives; and developing work and action plans.

FRPM strategic planning to strategic management

The steps involve preparation of a SP, dissemination of it to all stakeholders, implementation of SP, monitoring SP, evaluation of results, revising SP, institutionalising strategic management process. Guidelines for effective functioning of Strategic Management Group (SMG) should be formulated. By monitoring, structured meetings and recording and reporting, SP should be sustained.

–D Ramalingam

Apsom Infotex acquires Delhi based UV Printers

UV printing is a sunrise segment in the wide format printing industry on account of its ecological benefits and versatile printing ability across all signage formats with the added advantage of constant color deliveries.

In this backdrop, Apsom Infotex, the largest distribution organization for leading brands like Roland and Colorjet has acquired Delhi based UV Printers, the sole distributors of Dilli, Korea – a technology leader in the UV printing segment.

UV Printers, founded by Kirti Vijay Sharma, is the leading supplier for UV Printing solutions in various segments like signage, glass, ceramic tiles, furniture & fixtures etc. and bring to the table, more than a decade of experience.

The entire range of UV printing solutions from DilliUV, Korea will now be marketed by Apsom Infotex Ltd. under the able leadership of Kirti Vijay Sharma.

“The large format printing business is moving into the consolidation phase, and it was the right time for UV Printers to associate with Apsom Infotex for enhanced reach and driving business synergies so that we can offer better value preposition to our customers,” said Kirti Vijay Sharma.

MS Dadu, founder, Apsom Infotex, added, “Acquisition of UV Printers – industry leaders in UV printing business is the strategic decision for us, today success is all about offering more value to your customers at the same price and the acquisition of UV Printers enables us to do that. This shall further give us boost to maintain our leadership position so that we continue to offer more and more value to our customers.”

JN Arora upbeat in dealership of HandTop and POLYPRINT

With the constant addition of new machines to its ever expanding product line for the graphic art industry, JN Arora Group has now positioned itself as a one-stop solution provider for signage firms. The company has tied up with HandTop, distributing a versatile line of UV printers for diverse applications. “HandTop is a Shenzen-based company known for its internationally acclaimed UV printing systems. The brand is rated high for unmatched performance, enhanced reliability and competitive price,” said Aashish Arora from JN Arora.

“HandTop machines are steady and cost effective; the portfolio consists of Kyocera Series and RICOH Gen-5 UV Series available in true flatbed and hybrid models,” mentioned Aashish, adding that the portfolio is going to magnify with the addition of two new 3.2m and 5m roll-to-roll models. Just recently, JN Arora had catered their first HandTop Kyocera Series flatbed printer at Bahadurgarh in Haryana.Kyocera Series is an entry-level flatbedUV LED printer designed perfectly for those looking for new start-up in ‘flatbed’ job.

Polyprint is from Greece and JN Arora Group has installed over 10 units of their popular TEXJET range in 2016. The application is very diverse on stitched T shirts, pullovers, denims, and on diverse fabrics including cotton, polyesters, lycra, wool and leather. Their most popular model Texjet Shortee will be on display during Printpack 2017.

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