Events & Exhibitions

Media Expo 2016, New Delhi records maximum exhibitors

Innovations give signage professionals a distinct business advantage Organised by Messe Frankfurt, Media Expo in its 29th edition, returned to New Delhi with a spectrum of innovative products and technologies from leading companies from India and overseas. JYANESWAR LAISHRAM and ABHINAV MALLIK report the three-day expo, held from September 29 – October 01, 2016 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. Across the show floor of 12,444 sq m in three halls, Media Expo 2016 in New Delhi brought an array of showcases revealing latest signage technologies and products with a cohesive approach to boost the business of PSPs, sign makers and others to a new echelon. More than 175 exhibitors, consisting of big machine manufacturers, channel partners and OEMs, participated in the landmark expo.

The new-age signage innovations were offered by exhibitors from India and offsore countries like UK, China, Japan, South Korea, Philippine and others brought to display. “The expo is positively growing year-on-year; this year, the exhibition floor has grown 30 percent from last year and 20 percent in number of exhibitors,” said Raj Mahek, executive director, Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd.

MAJOR SHOWCASES

At the expo, FUJIFILM India unveiled its ‘Made in India, Made for India’ eco-solvent printer—Vybrant 1800. “We had already announced the launch of the printer earlier at our demo centre in Mumbai; and this introduction is for the northern Indian market,” informed Yasunobu Nishiyama, MD, FUJIFILM India Pvt Ltd. He added that the printer is their indigenously born first eco-solvent baby in India and they are looking ahead to introducing upgraded models of the same technology. Also shown at the company’s stall was Acuity EY, equipped with the company’s award-winning Uvijet inks.

NEGI Sign Systems & Supplies pulled crowd with the introduction of its Negijet TX R-1900 direct textile printer and Negijet Starfire 3000 Series, alongside a line of its existing printers designed for varied range of applications.

With the introduction of the new RJ 1016V UV LED curing flatbed printer, Mehta Cad Cam Systems demonstrated its spectrum of machines, designed for different activities including CNC routing, laser engraving, etc. According to Shailesh Mehta, director, Mehta Cad Cam Systems Pvt Ltd, the newly introduced RJ 1016V is engineered to offer the best cost vs performance value in the market. Mono Sign Systems introduced UNO Series—an LED module with no requirement of ‘power supply’ as it runs on direct current consuming only 220V. Saurabh Agarwal of Mono Sign Systems explained that the new LED module would save cost, power and labour. A big crowd puller on the other side of the show floor, Sun Sign & Technologies announced its latest product SENFA Decoprint, a complete textile media range for almost all possible applications, which include backlit displays, interior walls, events, fine art reproduction and outdoor displays.

With the launch of UJF-3042 MkII UV-LED inkjet flatbed printer, Mimaki India displayed its range of machines, which included the TX300P-1800 direct-to textile printer for on-demand production. Tomohiro Ikeda, MD, Mimaki India Private Limited, said the newly introduced UV printer is for high-quality and highly accurate prints and he expressed his delight about the expo’s good footfall. Showcased attractively at the stall of Britomatics was a BriteJet 3000 Series with Konica E512i (32pl) printhead. Sumit Dev, director, Britomatics India Private Limited, revealed that more than 50 printers of the model have so far been installed countrywide.

Providing a complete portfolio of large-format and flatbed printers as well as materials, JN Arora showcased a long line of machines for diverse applications, comprising Coltex sublimation printer, HandTop flatbed inkjet systems, Siser’s digital thermo transfer textile media for both plotter cut and printable range, among many others. Vimlesh Arora, MD, JN Arora, said the company’s participation in the expo was a big opportunity for them to unfold a fresh spectrum of technologies and machineries triggering a new revolution in sign making. Crowd that thronged the company’s stall was impressed with the unique features of Coltex sublimation system and another crowd pulling Smartjet UV LED curing flatbed printer.

In the league of major show-stoppers at the expo was Roland DG, which along with its Indian channel partner Apsom Infotex presented a line of machines, among which TrueVIS VG-640/540 print-and-cut eco-solvent printer pulled the crowd. “We are showing here some new products that we premiered at drupa 2016; it’s good to see crowd swarming around our showcases,” told Deborshi Paul Choudhury from Apsom Infotex Ltd.

At an adjacent stall, Colorjet stormed the show-floor with the announcement of new printers, technologies and ‘an attractive scheme’ for those investing in the upgraded version of Neptune printer shown during the expo.

Caldron was another big showstopper as the company introduced a portfolio comprising CJ 8000 dual purpose roll-to-roll and flatbed printer, HS-M3015B plates and pipes fibre cutting machine, among others.

RICOH India, on the other side, introduced its RICOH Pro L4160 at the expo. About it, Anuj Gupta, regional business manager-North Production Printing Business Group, RICOH India Limited, said trade visitors showed ardent interest in the company’s new and versatile wide-format system.

Showing its ever popular cutting plotters, among which the new Graphtec CE6000 and FC8000 Series was the products of attraction at the expo, regular participant Keith Electronics attracted a host of serious trade visitors. “This show is always turned out to be a good platform to introduce our new range of high quality, highly reliable and easy-to-operate cutting plotters,” Raj Chopra, director, Keith Electronics Pvt Ltd.

With the announcement of its Mimaki dealership, Vee Kay Enterprise also unpacked two new quality printers—IDS-3300 UV roll-to-roll 3.2 m long printer and Ultra-Jet 512i high-speed solvent printer.

PRINTING SYSTEMS

Fresh at the expo from EPSON were three new SureColor 64-inch printers designed for high-quality graphic production. The newly unpacked printers from the company were EPSON S40670, S60670 and S80670, all equipped with PrecisionCore printheads. Yet another show-stopper at a nearby stall was Arrow Digital that physically demonstrated a line of high-end printers, including an EFI VUTEk GS 1625 LX Pro UV hybrid printer.

PICOMAX Pro with Konica Minolta 512i/512/1024 printheads was the new launch from Macart Equipments, a renowned manufacturer of wide-format machines in India.

Showing its line of solvent and eco-solvent printers, along with a bunch of spare parts, Daksh Enterprises offered an exclusive set of systems. While, Konica Minolta Business Solutions India marked an offbeat presence at the expo. In this respect, Manish Gupta, senior product marketing manager-PP, sales & marketing from the company, said a lot of wide-format printing firms are users of their digital presses—that’s why it made sense for them to take part in the signage expo.

CUTTING, BENDING & FINISHING

APL Machinery, a leading manufacturer of UV curing and coating systems, demonstrated its fully automated high-speed UV coating machine with precise registration, among other machines at the expo. “This machine can be used as offline coater for UV and aqueous coating as well as primer on a range of applications including posters,” explained Abhishek Paul, director, APL Machinery Pvt Ltd. In addition, the other machines on display at the company’s stall consisted of DIGI UV System, 3D UV curing system, Roller coating machine, among others.

STLT (Sahajanand Laser Technologies Ltd), among the big show stealers, demonstrated its huge Infinity Fibre metal cutting system. Benson Polymers showcased the company’s Polyfix, an instant glue cyanoacrylate adhesive solution and other products designed for fabrication of signage and display items.

LINE OF MEDIAS

Among the exhibitors displaying a versatile range of printing media or materials included Pioneer Polyleathers Limited, Qurex Flex, ITMS India, Sun Printable Fabrics, Dinesh Acrylic House, Sunlex Fabrics, and Aditya Impex.

INK RANGE

FUJIFILM Sericol India, a renowned ink major, showcased infinite solutions of its widely-acclaimed Color+ Series inks designed qualitatively for different wide-format technology printheads, namely, Dimatix Spectra, XAAR, Seiko, Konica Minolta, RICOH and Epson.

SAM-INK range from Inkjet Systems attracted visitors looking for quality inks. Another exhibitor introducing a range of solvent-based inks at their stall was Navratan Specialty Chemicals.

Among those showing premium range of inks at the expo was AT Inks, which presented high-end products comprising Quattro, Duos and Cobalt, suitably designed for varied printheads including StarFire.

CHINESE PAVILIONS

Presence of a band of Chinese exhibitors made the perfect diversity in the expo. The offshore exhibitors showed a gamut of products consisting predominantly of printing media and LED components. The overseas participants were collectively allocated in the strategically devoted ‘Chinese Pavilions’ stalls.

‘We are pushing latex into different markets’: Puneet Chadha

HP at its stall had shed some light on ‘latex’ technologies, about which Puneet Chadha, director-market development, Graphics Solutions Business, HP (PPS APJ), said that the technology has been successful for their customers for years. “Latex is so versatile in terms of printing on all substrates. So, our customers have done fantastic jobs using this technology,” he shared. At the expo, HP introduced HP Latex 500 Series, upgraded versions of HP Latex 300 Series for unattended printing, and HP Latex 1500 Series for high-volume production.

“Now, latex applications are visible in all parameters, be it in billboard, fleet graphics, transits and all high-volume jobs; we are seeing penetration of the technology into different markets,” asserted Puneet. Latex technology now covers a lot of innovations, including wall art (using HP Wall Art media), interior decors, fleet graphics and canvas prints, all churned on flatbed printing platform. “In order to make our customers grow hand-in-hand with us, we organise brand engagement seminars called ‘Innovations Win’ in major cities. Our customers through these seminars could show what they produce to reach out to brands. On this front, latex technology is very successful,” narrated Puneet. And on the other side at another stall of the company, HP also presented two new versatile Designjet post-script printers.
New arrivals from Monotech Systems

Three brand new printers from Monotech Systems drew crowd at the expo. The three newly unpacked machines from the company were: Pixeljet UV LED RTR with RICOH printhead; Pixeljet Satrfire Series with Spectra printheads; and Pixeljet Jumbo Series with KM 512i printheads. In addition, the company showcased also other systems at its stall, such as Pixeljet ECO 1800TS with RICOH printheads, Canon iPF 8410SE system, among others.

Taking to Sign & Graphics, TP Jain, MD, Monotech Systems, said they would plan to bring up next big technologies for the wide-format market, particularly in the hybrid domain. “We have already penetrated into the flatbed domain and a lot of our machines are now running in several signage firms all over the country; now, our turn to focus on hybrid models, combining the technologies of roll-to-roll and flatbed,” he narrated. Fresh innovations from Monotech Systems would also be in the realm of double-sided flatbed printing compatible with new and better set of media for nigh-end graphic applications, including outputs for in-store displays.

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 February 05, 2017 at the India Exposition Centre, Greater Noida, India.



This conference is a must-attend event for developing invaluable cooperation, partnership and exchange with the 'Who's Who' in the printing industry fraternity. 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 you to find the exact product you need for your business. This print conference will raise and debate critical issues facing our 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) and PRIMIR, the premier market research association of the graphic communications industry.

Contact NPES India Director Vinod Vittoba at e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Mobile: +91 9818278460.
To register for the NPES Print Business Outlook Conference 2017, visit:
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Brand owners explore HP’s new print possibilities

Showing a broad scale of possibilities in digital printing, HP Inc India has recently invited a host of brand owners to one of its ‘Innovations Win’ event series organised at Gurgaon, Delhi-NCR. At the occasion, innovations in graphic art applications revealed, citing new prospects in the areas of retail, food, beverage, FMCG and others. The event essentially focused on new business opportunities for brand owners and marketers. More than 100 brand owners attended the HP’s ‘Innovations Win’ event, and the attendees experienced solutions from different industrial segments, which included general commercial printing, designs, signage displays, labels, packaging, publishing and more. Addressing the gathered crowd, François Martin, global marketing director, graphic solution business, HP Inc, appreciated the Indian graphic art market for its high growth rate and promising economy.

Cake-cutting session in celebration of HP DesignJet’s 25th Year AnniversaryAt the networking event, also showcased were a varied array of applications including POPs, backlit displays, textile prints, corrugated graphics, signage items and other allied domains like label and packaging, general commercial printing, etc. “As brands today talk about engaging, immersive and delightful customer experience, HP is uniquely positioned to fulfill this need with our rich digital printing portfolio,” asserted Nancy Janes, Global Graphics Business Development Director, HP Inc.

In the subsequent session, Puneet Chadha, director, market development, graphics solutions business, Asia Pacific and Japan, HP Inc, shared insights of the importance of innovation in reaching out to the customers today and how advanced and differentiated printing applications could help brands develop a stronger brand recall with end customers and establish a competitive edge in the market.

The overall presentations at the landmark networking occasion were followed by guided tours to application areas showcased by the partnering companies. The participating brand managers engaged in rich and meaningful conversations with some of the HP’s leading PSPs, exploring new ground for digital printing avenues for their brands.

PackPlus 2016 in New Delhi brought newer novelties on A bigger show floor

Subsequent to the success of its previous edition, PackPlus 2016 returned to New Delhi, with 30 percent bigger show floor, featuring array of new innovations stages by 325 exhibitors, comprising manufacturers and machine distributors, technology companies and an allied lot. Print & Publishing brings a brief report of the total packaging and supply chain expo, organised from July 27-30, 2016 at Pragati Maidan, NewDelhi, showing more than 200 live running machines and several fresh technological attractions. In a gross show floor of 14,000 sq m area, PackPlus 2016 was concurrently organised with SupplyPlus and CartonTech. Visitors at the expo got an opportunity to experience the showcases by leading Indian packaging and supply chain leaders as well as many from offshore countries, such as China, South Korea, Taiwan, among others. “This year, PackPlus is totally sold out! We are all set for a record-breaking edition,” shared Neetu Arora, president, Print-Packaging.com (P) Ltd, the organisers of PackPlus 2016.

Launch Platform

PackPlus 2016 was designed as a strategic launch pad for a range of new products and technologies. Several exhibitors unpacked their new products during the four-day expo, among which a spectrum of packaging displays, a line of high-speed solvent-less machines, slitting high-speed servo packing machines, range of shrink and stretch wrapping systems, got major attention. Also the expo revealed innovations in inkjet applications as well as concepts comprising innovative plastic fitments for flexible, bag-in-box, spout sealing machines, among others.

Jayesh PathareShowing its versatile range of solutions that boost productivity and profit of flexible print and converting processes, A.T.E. Enterprises Private Limited introduced its ViewAXIS MEGA web video system, designed for image rotation, horizontal and vertical flips, in four X and Y directions memory positions for easy and quick access. “This new web video system is featured with a viewing area of 128 (w) and 96 (h) mm; it has matrix camera with 8x zoom and LED strobe with variable intensity,” remarked Jayesh Pathare, vice president, Print and Packaging Equipment, A.T.E. Enterprises Private Limited.

On other side of the show floor, Mehta Cad Cam unpacked its range of competent inkjet, laser marking and coding machines designed for printing and finishing in packaging production. “In the earlier editions of the expo, we presented only our CNC routing machines for cut-processes in packaging; but this year, we introduce our marking and coding systems to which a number of packaging firms from all over the country react positively,” said Shailesh Mehta, director, Mehta Cad Cam Systems Pvt Ltd.

AutoPrint introduced its new print inspection system, CHECKMATE 50, a new revolution in imaging technology for defect free print products with 100 percent accuracy.

“CHECKMATE 50 can inspect print defects and foil errors as the machine can segregate good and defective sheets neatly into different shacks,” detailed KG Suresh, joint managing director, AutoPrint. CHECKMATE 50 accepts maximum carton size of 400x500 mm.

Key Showcases

Amar Supena, a Delhi-based supplier of machines, such as water-cooled inter deck UV systems on offset machines for online UV printing on MET PET materials, showed an array of innovative solutions that comprised laminated sheet separator (3600 sheets/hr) as well as metal halide lamps, UV lamps, belts for curing systems, among others.

Naph Graphics pulled crowd with its high-speed slitter rewinder, SLITLINE-35, designed to slit plastic films, flexible packaging laminates, paper and aluminum foil-based laminates, etc. “SLITLINE-35 is compatible with almost every material; the machine is designed suitably for various industrial segments,” told Harish Bansal, MD, Naph Graphics. The maximum web width of the slitter rewinder is 1300 mm maximum unwind diameter of 1000 mm.

At the show, Vijaya Grafiks redefined carton making. Prashanth Kumar of Vijaya Grafiks Inc said, “With continuous upgradation in technology and quality, our machines are capable to run PET/PVC carton, duplex carton and tri-ply cartons as well. Specially designed unit for crash lock bottom cartons ensure production at very high speed. Vijaya Grafiks recently installed its Window Patcher with Liner Carton Attachment running successfully at SG Enterprises, Ahmedabad.

Provider of wide and comprehensive range of printing and packaging services, with automation advancements in production process, Rave Packaging, a packaging unit of Rave Scans Pvt Ltd, showcased a spectrum of innovations in UV coating, laminations, metallised effects, among many other ground-breaking applications for a number of corporate customers in different market segments.

ISHIDA India announced the upgraded DAC-GN with improved performance for any production line in any manufacturing environment. While, QuadTech presented the new ink control software, ColorTrack with InkControl, which facilitates fast, accurate, press-side correction of ink formulation—defined to be a complete ‘colour expert in a box’. In a unique offer, SAIF ZONE (Sharjah Airport International Free Zone), a centrepiece of the Government of Sharjah’s commitment to free trade, announced ideal business platform to launch local and global operations for a number of international companies in Sharjah.

Providing a range of adhesive tapes designed for various industrial segments, such as automobile, food packaging and others, PANAMAX with its sister concern SUNWAYS, showcased a wide range of products. Quite a crowd-puller on the show floor, Bakshi Mark demonstrated Markcon (Kawasaki) automated conveying solution with integrated turnkey systems. The live demo of the automated conveying system pulled crowd. The system is custom designed, engineered and integrated to optimise operations from unloading of raw materials, loading of finishing goods, storage of finished items and more.

Zhongke, one of the leading manufacturers of rigid box making machines of different sizes, marked a significant presence at the expo with on-site demonstration of its ZK-660AN fully automatic rigid box making machine. The machine is capable to handle 250g/sq m paper in maximum. Rohit Rajpal of Zhongke India expressed his delight of being at the expo.

Finished Packaging Solutions

Under the finished packaging solutions, a line of machines for high visible blister packaging systems from leading companies were showcased. In addition, premium tin box packaging, 100 percent recyclable honeycomb packaging solutions, specialty zipper bags, PE/PP zipper profiles, shrink and wrap around labels and many others were attractively displayed.

HP, showing innovations and best-in-class technologies, presented the capability of its new family of HP Indigo presses in label and packaging productions. Samples being printed on a wide portfolio of HP Indigo presses of varied configurations were shown at the company’s stall, signifying competencies of HP Indigo 20000 Digital Press, which is designed for medium to long-run heavy production, HP Indigo WS6800 Digital Press for short to medium-run jobs, and most of all, most productive in the family, HP 8000 Digital Press is capable to handle the longest and most demanding jobs in narrow web label printing.

From automatic water soluble laminating machine, UV varnishing machines, poker-matching machine, die-cutters up to rigid box maker, gluers thin blade rotary slitter to stripping machines, Ample Graphics demonstrated a complete range of packaging solutions.

Naveen Goel with his sonGlobal award-winning packaging company Any Graphics showcased its proficiency in key innovations in a wide range of products comprising mono-cartons, dome logos, panel overlays, tags, manuals, warranty seals, promotional POPs, etc in a way that the products stand unique among competitors. “Among the latest innovations we introduce to the market include hologram effects, Fresnel lens packaging and customised raised feel effects,” mentioned Naveen Goel, director, Any Graphics Pvt Ltd.

Other showcases…

Among the other key showcases are embossing, crystal UV coating and velvet coating machines with related products. Various supply chain and automation companies also showcased their remote access and gateways solutions for packaging. They presented activated roller belt technology, collapsible doors, dock levelers, door automation solutions as well. The list doesn’t end here; there are loads of attractions with plentiful of showcases at PackPlus 2016.

Machines Sold

During the expo a number of machines were sold, see pics on right, among which Mumbai-based Summit Mod-Styles invested in Longxingsheng Machinery’s fully automatic rigid box making line, which Ample Graphics had put up on display at its stall. Among the other machines sold at the show included three of Naph SLITLINE 35, a high-speed slitter rewinder, designed for slitting varied range of materials, such as plastic films, flexible packaging laminates as well as paper and aluminium-based laminates in accurate precisions.

On the other side of the show floor, Kody Equipments had also sold its versatile S-737 slitter rewinder to Orient Press Ltd, a Mumbai-headquarter packaging major with branch office in Noida. At the stall of ACE, Excelpack shrink packaging machines were purchased by customers from north India and one from Kolkata. Avtar Mechanical Works was elated for selling its flexographic machine to New Delhi-based Surbhi Impex.

Bisleri had invested in JP Engineers’ automatic rinsing, filling and capping machine—RFC (30x30x10) 150 BPM—designed for counter pressure filling carbonated soft drinks and sodas. RITOMATE International sold automatic grooving machine. Salimar Offset, one of the leading packaging majors in New Delhi, purchased XUHAI KZ1200 Automatic Grooving Machine, of which RITOMATE International is a sole Indian distributor. The machine is featured with 1.5 KW/380V motor power and capable to run at 40m/min to produce maximum 800x600mm.

Team of Print-Packaging.com – organisers of Pack Plus 2016

International Packaging Conclave

On the sidelines of PackPlus 2016, International Packaging Conclave 2016 was organised in Phoolwari Convention Centre at Pragati Maidan. The conclave focused on print optimisation and colour management for flexible packaging, exploring how the finally converted package in every instance should be able to preserve brand equity and deliver a consistent brand experience across printing processes, substrates, inks, colour rotation and myriad other inputs.

These days, consumers are becoming cautious and choosy. Converters have issues with maintaining all colours within the approved range whilst maintaining balance between print elements and their shades. “In such an environment, colour management and packaging design becomes crucial for brand managers to maintain integrity across a brand family,” says Debabrata Deb of Future Formats, a packaging consultancy firm that has been involved in putting together the conclave.

Investors would like to know how colour management increases sales, profits and ROI. In this respect, the conclave examined and provided suitable viewpoints and solutions as more than 25 experts from the industry would unite for the day-long sessions where more than 200 delegates including brand owners, package converters, packaging technologists, procurement professionals, print specialists, managers, pre-press experts, designers, material & equipment suppliers and consultants were attended.

In three different sessions, keynote speakers at the International Packaging Conclave 2016 narrated how colour science and workflow discipline unlock the door to the wonder of colours, driving exciting first moment of truth for awestruck consumers.

The Keynote Session on Brand Management of the Future and Evolution of Flexible Packaging and Printing was given by Amitava Ray, Uflex Ltd.

The first session focused on Pre-Press, Colour Management, and Workflow. The session chairman was Hiro Fukui San (Itochu), Unicharm India Limited (Mamy Poko Pants), while the panelists included Ajay Rajvanshi, Nestle India Ltd; Jason Zhao, DuPont Advanced Printing; Pranav Bhalara, Balaji Multiflex (P) Ltd; HS Arun, Esko Graphics India (P) Ltd; and Vidhu Gautam, Kodak Singapore Pte Ltd.

The second session focused on Implementation of Colour Management in Print. The session chairman was Anil Namgude, Trigon Digital while the panelists included Tristan Zesiger, Windmöller & Hölscher; Dr Gary Mort, Seigwerk India Ltd; Felix Pinto, X-rite Pantone; Vinay Nalawade, Parakh Agro Industries Limited; and Jignesh Hirpara, Jayshri Propack.

The third session focused on Design, Colour and Print Innovation. The session was chaired by Naresh Khanna, Packaging South Asia while the panelists included Shyam Sunder BK, Tata Elxsi Ltd; Prof Dr Akshay Joshi, PVG’s College of Engineering and Technology, Pune; Aditya Pangikal, Schawk India (P) Ltd; Manoj Bisht, Paharpur - 3P; and Kiran Prayagi, Graphic Arts Technology & Educations.

The theme of the closing session was Brand Owners Expectations from Packaging Designers and Converters by Ankur Malhotra, Abbott India (P) Ltd while Suhas Kulkarni, Windmöller & Hölscher India (P) Ltd spoke about Implementation of Colour—The Way Forward.


The Big Book of Packaging launched

The most awaited book The Big Book of Packaging, written by Sandeep Kumar Goyal of Packaging Connection was released during the expo. The book is on ‘Packaging Education’ and its content is based on valuable discussions and surveys on the packaging industry and professionals. Sandeep Kumar says that the book is a great effort by hands on packaging professionals to simplify packaging. “The content is simple, usable and systematic. I am sure this will raise the standards of packaging to a next level,” he said.


‘Packaging 4.0—India Perspective’ @ AIA Pavilion

Packaging machines are a vital part of production process in the consumer goods industry. They often work in multi-shift operations, so that malfunctions in them have to be met with swift response. In this regard, Packaging 4.0 is an open forum for the Indian packaging machinery suppliers and end users. At the pavilion of Automation Industry Association (AIA) during the expo, ‘Packaging 4.0—India Perspective’ represented the shift towards new wave automation technologies that provide clear diagnostic and remedial strategies. A host of automation leaders spoke about the concerns related to the Indian machine manufacturers and buyers of integrated lines.

Founded in 2004, AIA is India’s apex automation industry body of nearly 40 high-tech automation companies.

No more hangars, only permanent structure for exhibitors @ PRINTPACK INDIA 2017

Organised by Indian Printing Packaging and Allied Machinery Manufactures Association (IPAMA), the 13th edition of Printpack India will see better infrastructure and more participation.

Hall No 1,3,5,7, 9, 10, 11 & 12 for PRINTPACK INDIA 2017)The 13th Edition of PRINTPACK INDIA will be held from February 4-8, 2017 at India Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noida. During its earlier exhibitions, Hangars were been constructed for accommodating some of the participants/exhibitors due to shortage of covered space at the Expo Centre. On the request of the Association, the Expo Centre had constructed 6 new pillar-less exhibition halls with the height of 13 mtrs, fully equipped with ultra modern facilities, for holding national and international events at a much higher scale. The load bearing capacity of the new halls is around 30 tons/per sq. mtr, which fully meets the requirements of the machinery exhibitions like Printpack or Plast india.

Various new facilities are also being planned for 13th PPI, hopefully the exhibitors will enjoy in the forthcoming event.

Newly Constructed Halls, India Expo Centre & MartConfirmed Exhibitors (As on 31st August, 2016)

  • 3S Graphic Solutions
  • A.S. Print Aids Pvt. Ltd.
  • Abhikruti Digi Soft
  • Acme Machinery (India) Pvt. Ltd.
  • Advanced Graphic System
  • AG Services
  • Alpna Visual Packaging Aids
  • AND Global Sales Corporation
  • Anika Cards N Crafts Pvt. Ltd.
  • APL Machinery Pvt. Ltd.
  • Arofine Polymers Pvt. Ltd.
  • Arrow Multimedia
  • Associated Engineering Corporation
  • Associated Industrial Corporation
  • B & R Industrial Automation Pvt. Ltd.
  • Bagempam Industries
  • Baumer India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Bhogle Engineering Works
  • BK Gears Pvt. Ltd. (BKG Corrugated)
  • Bromide Color Chemicals
  • Compact Print Tech Pvt. Ltd.
  • Computer World
  • Condot Systems Pvt. Ltd.
  • D.D.M. Graphic
  • Darshana Industries Pvt. Ltd.
  • Designnbuy Webtoprint Pvt. Ltd.
  • Dizario Machinery
  • Electro Mec
  • Empowera Techniorganics Pvt. Ltd.
  • Excel Machinery (Guj.) Pvt. Ltd.
  • Fair Deal Engineers
  • Falcon Vacuum Pumps & Systems
  • Five Star Printing Machinery Co.
  • Friends Engineering Company
  • Fujifilm India Pvt. Ltd.
  • G.B. Tech (India)
  • Galaxy Printers
  • Gemco Controls Ltd.
  • Global Printech Graphics
  • Grafica Flextronica
  • Grafik Machinery Exchange India
  • Graphics Impex Services
  • Grover Industries
  • Gurleen Engineers
  • Guru Nanak Printing Machines Mfg. Co.
  • Harbhajan Singh & Co.
  • HB Fuller India Adhesives Pvt. Ltd.
  • Hi-Tech Systems PFE Pvt. Ltd.
  • Hm Web House Pvt. Ltd.
  • Hubergroup India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Hy-Tek Print Mac
  • Imtech Marketing Services
  • Indo Asia Machines Corporation
  • Indo Poly Machines Corporation
  • Innovative Flexotech Pvt. Ltd.
  • Insight Communication & Print Solution India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Intimate Machines (P) Ltd.
  • Ionic Chemicals Pvt. Ltd.
  • Jai Mata Engineering Works
  • Janatics India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Janta Printing & Packaging Machines
  • Joy D-Zign Engineers Pvt. Ltd.
  • Kanishka Polymers Pvt. Ltd.
  • Karamson Engineering Works
  • Kiran Consultants Pvt. Ltd.
  • Kohli Graphic Systems
  • Lakshmi Trading Company
  • Laser Die Tech
  • Line O Matic Graphic Industries
  • Machines Dealer
  • Malhotra Graphics
  • Mamata Enterprises
  • Manugraph India Ltd.
  • Mark VI Trac Systems
  • Matrix Cutting Tools Pvt. Ltd.
  • Max Rollers
  • Megabound (India) Pvt. Ltd.
  • Megtec Systems India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Memory Repro Systems (P) Ltd.
  • Monotech Systems Ltd.
  • Muller Martini (India) Pvt. Ltd.
  • Multi Hitech Inc.
  • Muskan Graphics
  • Narsingh Dass & Co. Pvt. Ltd.
  • National Machinery Works
  • NBG Printographics Machinery Co. Pvt. Ltd.
  • Newsweb Engineers Pvt. Ltd.
  • Novurania SPA
  • Om Vir Print O Pack Pvt. Ltd.
  • Omkar Engineering
  • Origami Machines Pvt. Ltd.
  • Pack Master (India)
  • Pan Graphics Machinery
  • Pankaj Trading Co.
  • Paper And Label Converting Technologies
  • Paper Processers
  • Parma & Parma (India) Pvt. Ltd.
  • Pidilite industries Ltd.
  • Poddar Card Pvt. Ltd.
  • PPEM India
  • Pragati Corporation
  • Prakash Offset Machinery Pvt. Ltd.
  • Pratham Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
  • Precise Graphic India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Precision Electrical & Mechanical Works
  • Preet Machinery Corporation
  • Pressline India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Printing Machinery Engineers
  • Print-O-Bind Technologies
  • Print-Packaging.Com Pvt. Ltd.
  • Provin Technos Pvt. Ltd.
  • PS Graphics
  • QIPC EAE India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Quadtech Inc.
  • Qutub Impex Pvt. Ltd.
  • Radix Enterprise
  • Radix Software Services Pvt. Ltd.
  • Redlands Machinery Pvt. Ltd.
  • Reprographic Systems & Supplies
  • Reves Techpack Pvt. Ltd.
  • RISO India
  • Robatech India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Robertson Machinery Company
  • Romco M Offset Pvt. Ltd.
  • Ronald Web Offset Pvt. Ltd.
  • Royal Enterprises
  • RRM Trading Co.
  • Saawariya International Sahil Graphics
  • Satish Chemicals
  • Shailja Papers Ltd.
  • Shanghai Rocky Adhesives CO., Ltd.
  • Shanghai Wity IM & EX Co. Ltd.
  • Sheth Printograph Pvt. Ltd.
  • Shield Alloy Products
  • Shreeji Cut & Bend
  • Shri Vinayak Packaging Machine Pvt. Ltd.
  • Sigma Rollers Pvt. Ltd.
  • Sodhisons Mechanical Works
  • Sona Commercial Pvt. Ltd.
  • Sond Associates (Engg.) Pvt. Ltd.
  • Stallion Innovative Machines
  • Sudershan Paper Mart
  • Sunlan Chemicals
  • Sunway Industries
  • Super Bond Adhesives Pvt. Ltd.
  • Technoshell Automations Pvt. Ltd.
  • Technova Imaging Systems (P) Ltd.
  • Tex Year Industrial Adhesives Pvt. Ltd.
  • U.V. Graphic Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
  • Unique UV and Light Pvt. Ltd.
  • Unitech Organics Pvt. Ltd.
  • Unittex India
  • UV Printers India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Vallava Graphic Machinery
  • Veekay Industries
  • Vijaya Grafiks Inc.
  • Viva Graphic
  • VR Print N Pack
  • Zeneses Polymers
  • Zenith Rubber Pvt. Ltd.

PAMEX 2015 creates new record with unprecedented sales & deals!

Coming just a few months ahead of drupa and at the end of the year in 2015, the tenth edition of PAMEX held from December 9-12, 2015 at Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC), Mumbai saw a record number of deals being finalised, setting the stage for what could be the biggest year for the Indian industry in 2016. Uddhav Thackeray innaugurating PAMEX’ 15 exhibitionSuccessfully and meticulously organised by All India Federation of Master Printers (AIFMP) and Print-Packaging.com (P) Ltd, PAMEX ’15 left an impeccable impression in the minds of exhibitors and visitors. While, the exhibitors were happy to meet good number of serious and quality visitors to the show, the visitors were impressed with a plethora of new launches and live demos, which helped them make purchase decisions at the show itself. The exhibition reported 20,441 unique trade visitors and featured 300+ exhibitors, 200+ running machines and 75+ product launches.

The inauguration…

The show was inaugurated by the chief guest, Uddhav Thackeray, president, Shiv Sena. Sharing his appreciation and pleasure in being invited to flag off the event, being a printer and publisher himself, he said, “It is an honour to inaugurate PAMEX and I thank AIFMP for inviting me. Printing industry is a very big industry and it deserves to get its due recognition.” Earlier, the chief guest had arrived to a tumultuous traditional Maharashtrian welcome. Sunil Garg, honorary general secretary-AIFMP, welcomed the dignitaries and exhibitors to PAMEX while Tushar Dhote, president, Mumbai Mudrak Sangh and co-chairman, PAMEX, highlighted how PAMEX 2015 was a step forward for printing shows. Shyamal Chandra Basu, president, AIFMP delivered the presidential address.

Wide display…

It was a digital feast at PAMEX 2015 as all the leading global players were there with product launches of their latest offerings. Leading the pack was HP with its Indigo 10000 Digital Press being displayed for the first time in the country. Konica Minolta launched JetVarnish 3DS and bizhubPRESS C1100/C1085. Adding to its popular SureColor series, EPSON introduced SureColor SC P9000, which is designed for the most exacting colour proofing applications and many others like in-shop branding.

Xerox presented the capability upgrade of Xerox Versant series 2100 and 80, where the kit can now print banner sizes (330 x 660 mm) in production mode. Ricoh, that was also co-partnering the event, displayed the all new Ricoh Pro C9100 series and the C7100x presses even as it also launched its RICOH MP W8140SP, an easy-to-use and cost effective MFP, tailored to cater highest level of detailing with high speed and productivity, suitable for engineering and architectural applications like maps and graphs.

EFI CEO, Guy Gecht was present himself to launch the MATAN QW inkjet printer, with ‘white ink’ feature, showcased for the first time in the region. Canon launched the muchawaited imagePRESS C10000VP.

Among other launches, Reprographics India launched the KIP 800 colour series printer. Newstech, dealing in products for offset processing and related activities, introduced a set of fountain solutions (Stabilat H-8000 and Unifount), low odour Uniwash, a CFC free solvent-based blanket and roller washes. Fully automated cross strapping machine for magazine and NTPJ-100 paper jogger table for both newspaper and magazine were some of the new launches at the show from Newstech.

Bodhi Professional Solutions (P) Ltd launched VeriPak 3D, a complete 3D visualisation tool for graphics professionals in the print, packaging and labeling industry. AGS introduced the PDF and print inspection software that is aimed at the packaging market and helps the converters to check their PDF files at the pre-press stage and during actual printing for various errors in the text as well as colour, thus avoiding a lot of rejections.

Provin Technos launched Foildex, a cold foil and UV cast and cure systems from Diversified Graphic Machinery (DGM). Proteck Machinery, distributor of postpress machines from Horizon, highlighted the RD 405 a rotary die-cutter and Smart Finishing Solution which has folding, stitching, binding and sheet processing system, to cater to the e-commerce and digital segments respectively.

In the sheetfed offset segment, Komori’s Enthrone press were running live demos at the Insight Communication’s stand while Provin Technos was promoting the Ryobi Indo Polygraph Machineries (P) Ltd, while several Indian made presses vied for the visitors’ attention.

Various types of Label presses were on offer in the stands of Standard Printer Providers, Provin Technos, Genius Flexo, Global Graphics, RK Label, S Kumar and the Malaysian exhibitor, Sen Label Machinery. Among the several companies offering corrugated box making machinery were Acme Machinery Company (P) Ltd, Acme Machinery India (P) Ltd, Associated Engineering Corporation, Flexography India Press, NBG Printographic Machinery Co (P) Ltd, Pack Link Industries, Sodhisons Mechanical Works, Suba Solutions Private Limited and Harbhajan Singh & Co.

Pratham Technologies, the manufacturer of paper folding machines, displayed its carton sorting system- Supersort. Beijing Daheng Image Vision Star JP420 carton inspection machine that detects defects in print, foil & emboss registration as well as in lamination at one go, was on display at the SL Kulkarni’s stand. The machine that was destined for the TCPL plant at Silvassa was inaugurated for demonstration by the MD of the company, Saket Kanoria. Autoprint showcased the recently launched Checkmate 50, the carton inspection machine along with Dion 450 NX, a four-colour nonwoven bag printing machine at their stand in the exhibition. Line O Matic Graphic Systems exhibited its latest and upgraded notebook making machines.

Chinese companies @ PAMEX

Chinese companies had a significant presence at PAMEX. While many of them were present with their distributors, over a dozen companies were also participating directly. Dongguan Hongming Machinery showcased its line of HM-ZD rigid box making machines which are available in fully automatic and semi automatic versions. Anco Development was promoting its automated bending, notching, lipping and straight cut machines. Zhejiang Ruian Dapen Printing Machinery displayed its touch screen system paper cutting machines. A leading multi colour offset press manufacturer of China, Jianxi Zhonjing Group was testing the waters with an information booth. Zhejiang Salili Machinery presented its line of package craft solution and gift box binding machines. Dongguan Tengfeng Machinery Co Ltd, was displaying a high quality rigid box making machine. Haiyan Huada Ink Chemical Co Ltd had displayed its range of Offset and UV inks and Shenzhen Mansion Technology Limited was promoting its range of adhesives and consumables.

Deals finalised…

The highlight of the exhibition was the record number of sales, deals and business happening on the grounds of BEC. To name a few, Autoprint Machinery Manufacturers Ltd, Insight Communications, Anil Agencies, Pratham Technologies (P) Ltd, Stoosa, Ample Graphics (P) Ltd and Monotech Systems Ltd closed several deals at the event. RICOH sold 27 units to customers from all over India. Canon received the order of its all new imagePRESS C10000VP and Oce PlotWave 500 from the Mumbai-based Bharat Copy Centre (P) Ltd.

Insight Communications & Print Solution India (P) Ltd. sold Komori Enthrone 429 to Adinath Print Services, Mumbai on the first day itself. By the end of the show it had closed orders for six Komori presses and three Kodak CtP plate setters. Provin Technos (P) Ltd, reported orders for three Ryobi series presses.

S Kumar Multi Products Pvt Ltd sold Zonten LRY-330/450 stacked flexographic press to four printers – Printotech, Ludhiana; Silvasa Flexible, Vapi (Gujarat); Dinsin Labels Pvt Ltd, Mumbai; and Mamta Graphics, Pune.

The German company MBO’s subsidiary Herzog+Heymann sold M8.40 outster insert systems to Hyderabad-based pharma packaging firm Temple Packaging during the show.

Grafica Flextronica closed orders for two cylinder press with inline UV and complete screen making set up, six sets of Nano Print with full screen making set up and UV, and nine Nano Print Plus with screen making set up at the exhibition.

Kunal Enterprises announced its new partnership with Toppan Printing, Japan and showcased its range of products including the EP-Pak. APL Machinery announced Vishal Graphics as its partner for catering to the western market and were seen together promoting their LED UV lamps at the show. The most exciting announcement for the industry was the setting up of Indian JV- Zhongke India (P) Ltd, by the leading Chinese company and their display of complete range of equipment including two Case Makers, Rigid Box Maker and a lamination and grooving machine.

Exhibitors’ share…

The heavy footfall, that too of quality visitors, was the imperative element behind the success of the show. “The quality of crowd has been encouraging. The good number of footfalls on week days proved that we had very serious customers,” said CN Ashok, Autoprint Machinery Manufacturers. “We were very excited with the overall footfalls and arrangement of PAMEX ’15. Participation in such strategic expo would enhance our presence in the Indian phrama product packaging market,” shared Dirk Stuhmeir, MD, Herzog+Heymann.

EFI, exhibiting at PAMEX for the first time, found a very positive reflection from potential trade visitors at the show. “I see a stimulating economy in the Indian market for which we are making our investment at the utmost level,” said Stephen Green, vice president, Asia Pacific, EFI.

HP India, which had been the knowledge partner of PAMEX promotional roadshows, hosted a knowledge session for cosmetics brand owners and agencies at its stand, showcasing the possibilities in labels and packaging using HP digital printing technology. “PAMEX was a very special show for us in a lot of ways and we displayed the star of our portfolio - Indigo 10000 using the show platform for the very first time,” said Bhavna Saluja of HP. “We’ve had a wonderful show and the response has been great!”

Narendra P of Pragati Offset (P) Ltd, Telangana attended the show as a visitor. “Seeing is believing! This is what I would say about this PAMEX edition. I see all new developments in the printing and packaging segments. The range of box-making machines on display is tremendous. I’m totally impressed,” he shared.

T Sivaraj of Vilvram Graphic Traders, Karur, another visitor at the show was very impressed with the arrangements. “Firstly, I would like to appreciate the organisers for such a wonderful show with an excellent arrangement. The showcase of an array of advanced (digital) printing machines is simply amazing,” he said.

Conference….

A one-day International Technology Conference, organised by Mumbai Mudrak Sangh (MMS) was held concurrently with the second day of the exhibition. The event was attended by more than two hundred delegates from the industry.

On a concluding note…

“The enormous success of PAMEX 2015 will act as the strong base for the next edition of the show, where people will get to see more from the Indian printing industry. The unprecedented amount of sales that has happened at this edition of the event pictures the rising graph of the industry. With the industry, the show is bound to grow,” said Anil Arora, president, Print-Packaging. com (P) Ltd. PAMEX ’17 will be back in Mumbai two years later from December 18- 21, 2017. The industry waits in anticipation!



RICOH reveals complete printing portfolio

A newly launched monochrome MFP (multi-function printer), digital full colour production presses, a large-format Latex printer... a complete gamut of printing machines packed the stall of RICOH India at PAMEX 2015. When inquired about new among them, Umang Singhal, national business & marketing manager, Production Printing, RICOH India, revealed that the RICOH MP W8140SP is the fresh arrival in the Indian market, premiering at the show. “This new easy-to-use and cost effective MFP has been tailored to cater highest level of detailing with high speed and productivity, suitable for engineering and architectural applications like maps and graphs,” he explained.

The company also showcased its largeformat Latex printer—RICOH Pro L4160, which is an ideal machine for signage and display graphics. Hugely versatile, this Latex printer is featured with RICOH Gen 5 printheads that can create a droplet as small as 4 pcl, resulting in smoother colour gradation.

Umang explained that RICOH C7100, which pulled a huge crowd on the show, is specially equipped with fifth station to provide an additional clear and white toner in addition to the standard CMYK, suitable for printing all sorts including package prints. At PAMEX, the company sold 27 units: Three units in the East (two colour mid-production machines, one 5100); Five units in the North (two 8100 monochrome machines, one 9110s, one 5100s, one high-production colour 9100); Seventeen units in the South (sixteen 8100 monochrome machines, one colour 5100s); and Two units in West (one five-colour 7100x, one colour 9110s). The collectively total of the deal was worth Rs 7.5 crore! This is indeed one of the milestones RICOH India has ever made in a trade expo.


Konica Minolta Unveils MGI JETvarnish 3DS with iFOIL

Konica Minolta Business Solutions India Pvt Ltd launched JETvarnish 3DS with iFoil inline digital foiling module to help printers expand their services to include new amazing spot UV and 3D tactile varnishing capabilities. The JETvarnish 3DS takes digital spot UV coating to a new dimension, featuring increased output for flat spot UV jobs and elegant 3D raised effects. This luxury, tactile finish allows users to differentiate themselves to gain new customers and venture into new markets.

In-line with the JETvarnish 3DS, the iFoil module uses a revolutionary new digital process which produces hot foiling without the use of dies, plates or make-ready. From magazine covers, books, brochures, labels, to invitations and packaging. It provides critical customization and “Foilon- Demand” (FOD) as well as Variable Data Foiling (VDF) options for mass personalisation of every piece produced.

Utilising MGI’s patented inkjet engine technology, the JETvarnish 3DS can accommodate sheets from 8x11.8-inch up to 14.33x40-inch and substrate thicknesses from 135 to 450 gsm. The 100 percent digital JETvarnish 3DS uses no plates or screens and has virtually no make-ready, ideally suited runs from one to thousands, with full variable data capabilities. JETvarnish 3DS is an environmentally friendly solution that also features solventfree coatings and a closed-circuit system that eliminates waste.

With speeds of up to 2300 A3 sheets per hour for flat spot UV coating, the JETvarnish 3DS is fast machine complementing both offset and digital presses and allowing commercial printers to increase their productivity while boosting their margins and differentiating themselves from their peers.

In 3D mode, the JETvarnish 3DS can apply digital effects up to 100 microns in thickness, producing visually stunning, tactile effects. It can coat directly onto digital prints (dry or liquid toner) with no lamination required and the ARC camera system ensures precise registration to printed sheets. The JETvarnish 3DS’s variable data feature allows for full personalization capabilities resulting in maximum marketing impact.

Yuji Nakata, MD Konica Minolta Business Solutions Pvt Ltd, said, “We are extremely glad to launch JETvarnish 3DS at Pamex 2015, the mega event for printing in Asia. Recently we had introduced our 3rd generation of high-chroma production printing systems in Rajasthan Photo Fair 2015. With our new generation of Konica Minolta’s production printing systems, we not only offer our customers, impressive colour reproduction over a wide range but also enable colour users to get the best out of printed documents in a fantastic quality.”


Zhongke India redefines standards of rigid box making

With its complete and comprehensive range of packaging machines, Zhongke India redefines the standards of retail packaging solutions. Shown distinctively amid the crowd in a big way during the recent PAMEX 2015 in Mumbai was the company’s large portfolio of machines covering entire gamut of rigid box manufacturing, which consists of highspeed, high-volume precision lamination, automatic die-cutting, grooving, among others. The company’s highly efficient ZK Series for fully automatic rigid box/case making machines and others of varied configurations and models pulled the crowd during the expo.

“We are happy to be in the Indian packaging market, which is now rapidly progressing. In this, we are overwhelmed with the ‘Make in India’ venture in the country,” said Peikuan Yu, MD, Zhongke China. The ultimate mission of Zhongke is to offer precision and premium packaging solutions for customers who search for world-class standards. “With all our machines, it’s possible for our customers to get end-to-end solutions for rigid box making under one roof,” mentioned Rohit Rajpal, director, Zhongke India Pvt Ltd. Products of well-known international MNC brands like iPhone and iPad are packed in rigid boxes manufactured by Zhongke.


SRK Technology redefines packaging solutions at PAMEX 2015

Presenting a whole gamut of what all required in highend finishing solutions for packaging, New Delhi-based SRK Technology presented its dexterity during the recent PAMEX 2015 organised at BMC in Mumbai. The company presented its ever popular technologies of automatic die-cutting, auto stamping, Automatic Lamination(both solvent free & water-base glue, folder gluing, window patching, among others. Among the major attractions presented by SRK Technology at the expo included Steienmann Digital coater DMax and PUR & water base Lamination machine, NIKKO JY-106T from YOCO, which is capable of taking up a maximum sheet size of 1060x750mm and runs at the die-cutting speed of 7500 sheets/hour both die-cutting and foil stamping.

SKR Technology has partnered with the overseas companies like Steinemann, YOCO, MTM, Paperplast, Pantec, Albo System, Gockel and All in Print. Overall impression at the company’s stand during the expo were the flaunts about the water-base & thermal laminators from MTM, Steinemann Sunflower 120-PUR sanding machine, YOCO FS-500 automatic print inspection machine, among others. “We have tied up with some of the leading overseas manufacturers of machines for packaging prints and finishing; and our aim is to provide our clients the best of technologies and service in the industry,” said Rajesh Agarwal, director, SRK Technology. Some of the leading printers and print finishers catering professional solutions for printing, finishing or converting high quality products for their customers are in the clientele of SRK Technology. To pick up a few from the list, TCPL Packaging, ITC Ltd, Parksons Packaging, Edelman, Cambay Technopak, Maipal and Sai Packaging are few clients with which SRK Technology has closely been associating for years. Rajesh Agarwal asserted that they have been partnered with overseas companies on exclusive basis to ensure reliability and continuous knowledge.


Canon launches imagePRESS C10000VP

Canon launched the ‘eagerly-awaited’ 1000 ppm colour digital press from Canon— imagePRESS C10000VP. Pointing at the newly unpacked imagePRESS, Puneet Datta, director, PPP Group, Canon India, said, “The professional printing industry is evolving at a fast pace and technological innovations are key driving factor to run parallel with the market demands and trends. As keeping pace with our customers’ evolving preferences, we continuously innovate and bring in versatility to our product offering.” He added that imagePRESS C10000VP is Canon’s new endeavour to tap the country’s ever expanding professional printing segment while ‘continuing legacy’ of developing best of the best technology in the best product form.

Certainly, this newly unpacked imagePRESS C10000VP is a continuing legacy, built on Canon’s success of the imagePRESS range and the digital press has set new standards in imaging quality and productivity with new technological innovations. In fact, the press is designed to meet the increasing demands for higher production volumes from professional printers. Moreover, imagePRESS C10000VP can deliver prints in 2400x2400 dpi, a choice of new front end controllers based on EFI Fiery FS200 Pro platform that enables the press to streamline the workflow and media handling capabilities from 60 gsm to 350 gsm. Upgraded new on this newly launched imagePRESS C10000VP include a host of at least 12 new technological innovations over the earlier imagePRESS series, such as 6000 and 7000.


Visitors made a beeline for newly launched 3D printers @ Monotech

At PAMEX ’15, visitors showed a lot of interest at the stall of Monotech Systems Ltd, where 3D printers were on show. “We have a range of 3D printers, from entry-level to midrange level,” told Gurvinder Singh, director (sales & marketing), Monotech Systems Ltd. Another new crowd puller at the show was JetSci variable digital printer with a new physical platform.

And, it’s not just digital that Monotech is catering to, it has products for offset segment too. “Digital printers are now moving towards offset while offset printers are moving towards digital. Monotech has an advantage because it deals in both offset and digital machines. Our tie-up with Shinohara offset machines is a step in this direction,” he added. In this backdrop, the company was showcasing laser die-cutter from Shinohara, for which there were many inquiries.

Infact, the stall of Monotech was divided into two – one for the digital enhancement products like Scodix, cutter, creasing and laser die-cutting solutions and another for the digital printing machines and both the segments were pulling good crowds.


Xerox India launches banner printing option in Versant 2100 and Versant 80

Xerox India launched banner printing option in Versant 2100 and Versant 80 at PAMEX. Other devices like Colour 1000i Press with Gold, Silver and Clear Options and Xerox Colour C70, were showcased. The company also showcased its FreeFlow Core workflow solution for the first time in the country.

Speaking at the event, Balaji Rajagopalan, executive director, Technology, Channels & International Distributor Operations, Xerox India said, “We launched the banner printing capabilities in the Versant 2100 and Versant 80 and we believe that this option will further add a lot of value to our customers. This feature was well appreciated by customers and print providers at PAMEX. We also showcased the Freeflow Core workflow solutions for the first time in the country. Its automation toolset will remove costly manual prepress steps, reducing your costs and time it takes to get jobs through your shop. It will enable customers to free up resources from repetitive tasks and move them to higher value jobs. We also showcased two other key digital presses – ColourPress 1000i with Gold, Silver and Clear Options and Colour C70”

He further added, “We received a great response at PAMEX this year and had the privilege of meeting over 1000 customers and prospects on-ground. All the devices showcased were launched this year and they have performed exceptionally well in the market. We have already installed more than 100 units of C60/70 alone in 2015 and hope to replicate the success with all our other devices. We are already in the process of closing some deals soon. Customers, partners and print providers were excited to see the Colour Press 1000i and its exciting features. This device is the first in the industry to offer Pantone Metallic Gold or Silver Dry Ink at rated speed in addition to Clear Dry Ink which enables highlighting specific areas and also gives a raised impact with up to 7 layers.” This opens the door for new revenues by migrating lucrative foil stamping applications, such as invitations, certificates and business cards, to short-run, high-value digital production.

Multi-pass printing with these specialty dry inks adds an extra textural/dimensional feel and “pop” to documents for attention grabbing effects on a wide range of applications. Also present at the event was Raju GVSR, newly appointed associate director and head, Production Systems Group at Xerox India. He said, “PAMEX 2015 was a huge success for us. We showcased our key digital presses launched this year and we were happy to see the excitement showcased across partners to customers. Xerox has always been strong in the digital printing segment and has devices to cater to almost all categories of digital printing. With this strength, we gear up for 2016 with some more exciting product launches that will revolutionise the digital printing market.”


HP offers high-value commercial, labels and packaging solutions

At PAMEX 2015, HP showcased its Exhibitions flagship HP Indigo 10000 Digital Press along with other printers and presses from its Indigo, Latex and DesignJet portfolio. The company also planned a slew of activities to engage and educate the Print Service Providers (PSPs) involved in general commercial printing and labels & packaging helping them explore the immense possibilities with HP’s digital print technology and provide increased value to their end customers through unique application and improved automation. Visitors also had the opportunity to see the many high-quality applications achievable with HP’s innovative Indigo printing technology, as well as the numerous production benefits of digital printing at the HP booth, the largest booth at PAMEX 2015 covering 500 sq m Area.

HP Indigo 10000 Digital Press is a B2/750 mm (long side edge) press. The press has over 200 units installed in 35 countries including India and maintains all the capabilities distinct to the HP Indigo portfolio in a B2 format, to expand digital printing capabilities into previously traditional offset markets, providing high value applications with the widest variety of substrates and unmatched print quality, including spot colours, photo inks and white. Latest enhancements for the HP Indigo 10000 include additional ElectroInk inks, including white, light cyan, light magenta and spot colours; and HP Indigo Enhanced Productivity Mode (EPM), which eliminates black via three-colour printing and enables an increase in colour printing output by 33 percent. About 25 percent of pages printed on HP Indigo 10000 presses are now said to be done so using EPM.

“Print service providers in the country are constantly looking forward to expanding their services and add new capabilities to remain competitive in the marketplace. HP’s Indigo portfolio, is fuelling the industry transformation from analog to digital printing by helping PSPs expand their range of applications and offerings to their customers, increase capacity and go after high-value applications; thereby achieving new levels of customer satisfaction,” said A Appadurai, country manager, Indigo & Inkjet Solutions, GSB, HP Inc India. “Today, we enjoy a strong base of installed HP Indigo machines in the country and have been able to achieve unprecedented print impressions in India in 2015 alone; a clear testament to the trust and acceptance of the HP Indigo printers with our customers.”

Also on display, the HP Indigo 7800 Digital Press helps PSPs manage colour easily, with automated colour management aided by an in-line spectrophotometer, eliminating the need for manual colour manipulations. Media fingerprinting, 3D colour calibration, spot colour refinement and other advanced colour management tools ensure accurate colour matching on a variety of substrates, colour consistency across presses and sites.

Along with the two Indigo presses, HP also showcased the HP Latex 360 Printer, HP DesignJet T3500 production MFP and HP DesignJet D5800 production printer. HP Latex 360 printer powered by third-generation, water-based HP Latex ink technology prints up to 978 sq ft/hr (91 sq m/hr) and increases application versatility, from a wide range of flexible coated and uncoated materials including textiles and double-sided banners.


Condot Systems turns up with turnkey solutions for variable data printing

Those in grim pursuit of innovative technologies for variable data printing must go to Condot Systems, one of the leading providers of unmatched solutions for the same. The company boasts of its widely acclaimed machineries engineered for product identification market, marking and batch coding, variable data printing, transport and vision systems, among which some were put up attractively on display at the recent PAMEX 2015 in Mumbai. Ever since its inception, Condot Systems has marked its footprints spreading all across the globe over the last two decades. “Our product portfolio consists of variable printing machines and accessories like integration kits as well as end-to-end solutions for vacuum mailing tables, desktop printer conveyors and feeders,” mentioned Vijay Kamat, GM-marketing, Condot Systems Pvt Ltd.

At the PAMEX 2015, Condot Systems demonstrated its range of products, showing the state-of-theart technologies and pulling a huge crowd to the technical competencies of the products. “Profiles of our customers are quite varied as we cater our products and services to diverse industrial clusters. Some of the main areas of our coverage include pharmaceutical, FMGC and packaging companies, where we have marked our presence with a proven track record in providing ready solutions available for applications like serialisations, repeat and random numbering, batch & bar coding, mail address, brand loyalty, track & trace solutions, etc.” said Vijay.

One of the key products from Condot Systems, HSAJET is based on HP inkjet technology and highly demanded among professionals engaging in printing variable data, batch codes, multiple dates and time formats, etc. On an average, around 3000 HSAJET printers are installed every year across the world. And Condot Systems is a technology partner of HSA/HP, representing Asia, Middle East and Africa. Vijay appreciated the organiser’s of PAMEX for making the show well organised to pull the right lot of trade visitors.

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