The industry looks forward to PAMEX 2024 Mumbai!

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PAMEX 2024, the most valuable printing exhibition, is continuing on the story of ‘Convergence in Print’, with innovations from Print, Labels, Flexible Packaging, Corrugation, Textile Printing & Signage on display. But that’s not all, visitors can expect many cutting-edge technologies at the show.

World over the growth in the printing industry is driven by a flourishing label and packaging segment. The trend is also visible in India as it witnesses new innovations, mergers, expansions and even diversification of other printers into labels. This is reflected at PAMEX too, which will have an array of label presses and allied solutions on display in the 2024 edition that is scheduled from 6-9 February, 2024 at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai.

At PAMEX 2024, attendees will have the opportunity to witness some of the most innovative and futuristic print technologies in the industry. These technologies are paving the way for the future of printing, offering improved efficiency, versatility, and quality.

3D Printing: One of the noteworthy technologies that will be showcased at PAMEX 2024 is 3D printing. This revolutionary printing method allows for the creation of three-dimensional objects by layering materials on top of each other. From architectural models to customized prosthetics, 3D printing has the potential to transform various industries.

AR printing: Another cutting-edge technology to look out for is augmented reality (AR) printing. AR printing combines print with digital content, allowing for interactive and immersive experiences. This technology opens up new possibilities for marketing, education, and entertainment, as printed materials can come to life with virtual elements.

Flexible electronics: Flexible electronics have revolutionized various sectors by offering lightweight, bendable, and low-cost electronic components. The display at PAMEX 2024 aims to highlight the potential of these technologies in enhancing printing processes and creating new opportunities for the industry.

Attendees will have the opportunity to explore various applications of flexible electronics in print, including flexible displays, sensors, RFID tags, and wearable electronics. The exhibit will feature real-life examples of how these technologies can be incorporated into packaging, signage, labels, and other printed materials to enhance functionality, interactivity, and aesthetics.

Moreover, the display will showcase the materials and manufacturing processes behind flexible electronics, providing valuable insights into the advancements in substrate materials, conductive inks, and printing techniques. Experts and industry leaders will be available to provide detailed explanations and address any queries regarding the integration of flexible electronics into print.

Digital printing: Furthermore, attendees will also have the chance to witness advancements in digital printing. With faster printing speeds, improved color accuracy, and enhanced variability, digital printing is revolutionizing the printing industry. From personalized marketing materials to short-run packaging, digital printing offers flexibility and efficiency, allowing businesses to meet the demands of today’s fast-paced market.

Sustainability: Lastly, PAMEX 2024 will showcase advancements in sustainable printing technologies. With an increasing focus on environmental consciousness, the print industry is embracing eco-friendly solutions. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore sustainable printing options, such as water-based inks, energy-efficient printers, and eco-friendly substrates.

Here’s a brief display profile of few exhibitors at the show:

Webtech International Machineries will unveil its latest LABELTECH X2 SERIES Flexographic Printing Machine at Pamex 2024 Mumbai. “Designed with cutting-edge technology and industry-leading features, the X2 SERIES represents a leap forward in flexographic printing,” shared Shiv Nandan Singh, COO & Executive Director of the company. “This state-of-the-art machine combines precision, speed, and versatility to meet the dynamic demands of label printing. The attendees of PAMEX can witness firsthand the machine’s capabilities, from efficient job changeovers to its robust construction, exemplifying durability and reliability,” he added.

Nippon Color is set to demonstrate the capabilities of their digital label finisher, the VD-330, at PAMEX 2024. This advanced machine performs various functions, including unwinding, laminating, digital die-cutting using multiple blades, matrix removal, slitting, and rewinding or sheeting of rolls measuring up to 340mm. It serves as an ideal solution for label printers utilizing digital label presses, facilitating a streamlined digital workflow with an exceptionally quick time to market.

Moreover, Nippon Color will present upgraded CTCP and Thermal CTP plates designed to significantly enhance the productivity of offset printers and plate trade shops. These advancements aim to maximize printing runs while minimizing rejection rates. Their product range also includes Cron CTP machines, Luescher Hybrid CTP systems, Konica Minolta Digital Spot UV Varnish and Foiling solutions powered by MGI, Screen Digital Label Press, and Hanglobal Inkjet solution for Publications.

Thane-based Shreeji Corporation, which has a strong presence in the digital printing & print finishing equipment market, is fully geared up to present a string of new products and innovations at PAMEX 2024. Krunal Jasani, Director, Shreeji Corporation, says that among the line of machines and technologies they are going to showcase as key products during the expo will be two new highly advanced and efficient SAGA finishing machines.” Shreeji Corporation is one of the biggest channel partners of Xerox, EPSON and SAGA in India.

Krunal adds, “The two new SAGA products to be revealed at the expo are a flatbed cutter and an ‘Absorbed’ sheet cutter. The new flatbed cutter can take up to 3mm thick materials. It has additional advanced features for auto die-cutting integrated with paper feeding and scanning creasing and cutting systems. On other hand, the ‘Absorbed’ sheet cutter has independent software integration with multi-function and wide model compatibility.” In addition to being a channel partner of leading international brands, Shreeji Corporation boasts of its own Finitura brand of cutter, binder, creasing machine, thermal laminator, etc.

Mehta Hitech Industries Limited (formerly Mehta Cad Cam Systems Private Limited) has set everything to present some new technologies and trends in corrugated board printing during the PAMEX 2024. In this respect, Shailesh Mehta, Director, Mehta Hitech Industries Limited, conveys, “Our journey so far has been extraordinary, and we are excited to reveal a new corporate identity that resonates with our dedication to delivering the best possible hitech solutions, proudly Made in India, Made by Mehta. At PAMEX 2024, we will be marking our participation in our new avatar of Mehta Hitech Industries Limited, showcasing some of our technological advancements and innovations in corrugated printing. The corrugated printing solutions from Mehta will redefine what corrugated packaging players can pull off at a new level to beat every cut-throat competition in the market.”

Komori India, a subsidiary of Komori Corporation, Japan – world largest manufacturers of Offset Printing Machines — will be participating in coming PAMEX 2024 in Mumbai, wherein there will be no products on display this year but only catalogue stall with PAN INDIA Sales Team, Technical Experts, Product Manager, Japanese Experts on the stall. “As such there will be no product display or launches of new products in PAMEX – but surely in drupa there will be new launches,” shares Stanley Decastro, Komori India. During the show, entire Sales Team with Indian & Japanese experts will be available at stall to cater to the requirements of all Packaging, Commercial & Publishing sector customers.“PAMEX is important exhibition for Komori India since last many years as we were able to close good nos. of orders and expecting same this year too. It’s because we get many prospects during and after PAMEX Exhibition,” shares Stanley.

Condot Systems will be presenting its complete range of products and technologies at PAMEX 2024. Nandkishore Borade from Condot Systems Pvt Ltd, informs, “We have the complete portfolio of machines, equipment and technologies for diverse segments, such as variable data printing, packaging graphics, consumables, workflow & software, print & verification solutions, among others. Our aim is to fulfill the demand and desire of every single visitor coming down to our stall during the expo in Mumbai.”

TechNova’s stall at PAMEX 2024 will sport a multi-faceted approach that is holistically aligned with future sustainability. The company’s TechNova E.D.G.E in which every letter stands for a unique approach, such as E.D.G.E stands for Excellence in all business processes, Digital solutions that power automation, precision & seamless workflows, Green solutions for sustainability goals, and Ecosystem of consumables, equipment, software & services, will be the company’s foremost key highlight at PAMEX 2024.

“TechNova EDGE offers numerous innovations and improvements across its offerings, ensuring a continuous evolution of customer experience across Consumables, Equipment, Workflows & Software, Value-Added Services, Advisory Services, Conservation, Sustainability & Automation, Seamless Supplier Experience, Go Green with TIE, etc,” informs Deepak Chawla, GM, Marketing & Corporate Communications, TechNova Imaging Systems (P) Ltd.

Ample Graphics Pvt. Ltd., green & sustainable packaging solutions provider, will offer affordable and latest technologies for packaging requirements at PAMEX 2024. They will offer live demo of automatic rigid boxes manufacturing and lamination machines at the show. The company offers complete range of Fully Automatic Vertical type Dry Lamination Machines with Hot Knife & Chain Knife Cutting Systems. They also offer Fully Automatic and Semi-Automatic lines for production of Gift Boxes, Mobile Boxes, Cosmetics Boxes, Wine Boxes, Food Boxes (for sweets & chocolate).

Creating a platform to enhance value-based business with high- quality and substantially-innovative graphic prints, Konica Minolta is using PAMEX 2024 to reveal its line of highly competent production and industrial presses. “Our key products to be presented during the expo will include the AcurioPress Series presses for colour production. In addition, some of our industrial systems like iFoil One, AcurioShine 3600 and JETvarnish 3D will also be part of the major highlights at our stall during the expo,” mentions Manish Gupta, National Marketing Manager – PP & IP, Konica Minolta Business Solutions India Pvt Ltd.

Konica Minolta AccurioLabel Series, which are toner-based production label presses, will also be part of the key highlights at the company’s stall during PAMEX 2024. In addition to all these key production presses, Manish states that there will be full-fledged presentation of workflow and automation solutions from Konica Minolta for trade visitors from diverse market segments during the expo. PrintXpress – Innovation in Print Reviving, Konica Minolta’s campaign that brought cutting-edge technology to the hinterland of India, will also be Konica Minolta’s highlights at PAMEX 2024.

Alliance Printech participated in 2023 for the first time and is coming back in 2024 with even bigger plans. “We will take centre stage at PAMEX by introducing the Novasmart – Multi substrate Flexo label press and ACER – label inspection Slitter Rewinder, setting new standards in label industry,” shared Jatinder Jhulka, Founder of the company.

Celebrating its ‘40 Years of Being Your First Choice in Digital Cutting,’ Zund India will be demonstrating the flagship S3 Series digital cutter along with a host of productivity enhancing software. Zund S3 Series is a compact, flexible, and economical digital cutting system engineered with extraordinary modularity. Prasanna Venkatesh, Managing Director, Zund India Pvt Ltd, says S3 boasts modular design for maximum flexibility and speed.

Available in six different cutter sizes, Zund S3 offers users the perfect machine size for broad range of applications. It’s intelligent, efficient, and ready for the future. In addition to S3 digital, Zund India at its stall in PAMEX 2024 will also be showcasing a host of productivity enhancing software, which automates production workflow from data import and optimization to cutter control and production monitoring. Prasanna conveys, “Come and experience live how it helps increase your productivity & efficiency.”

Intergraphic Sales & Services will promote Weigang and Pulisi Label Printing Press at the Show. “We are thrilled to be back at PAMEX and look forward to another landmark edition,” said Amit Sheth, the CEO of the company.

Heidelberg India will be showcasing the offerings of Heidelberg and Gallus Solutions, encompassing Prinect, Service, and Consumables solutions. Samir Patkar, President Heidelberg India, expressed optimism about the show, noting, “We are participating in PAMEX after a long time and have high expectations in terms of the quality of visitors.”

The Printers House will display Orient Jet L & P Series, the disruptive Inkjet Printing Machines for the label segment. “It is fully made in house providing market leading ROI’s in terms of capex and opex. Our digital machines are also available in a single and 4 color with the Orient Jet C series,” said Kohli.

Vinsak India will feature Rotatek, Iwasaki and Lombardi Label Printing Presses. “Labels and Packaging continue to grow year-on-year and has attracted printers looking to diversify their portfolio and insulate their businesses from technology risks,” said Ranesh Bajaj, the Director of the company.

With an unwavering commitment to innovation and RICOH’s legacy spanning 29 years, Minosha’s stall at PAMEX 2024 will be themed as ‘The Legend Is Here.’ This theme pays homage to RICOH’s global reputation and Minosha‘s dedication to showcasing the rich history and cutting-edge innovations that have established RICOH as a legendary name in both Office Automation & Commercial Print segments. The spotlight of Minosha’s exhibit will be on two groundbreaking RICOH machines- the Pro C9500 and Pro C7500 production printers. These two products, hailed as one of India’s premier production printers and recognized in five prominent publications, cement their position as a printing powerhouse.

Sharing his views on the upcoming Exhibition, National Head – DC & PP Business, Sales – Minosha India Limited said, “Pamex 2024 marks a pivotal moment for Minosha as we eagerly anticipate the opportunity to present RICOH’s latest innovations on a prestigious stage. Our chosen theme, ‘The Legend Is Here,’ goes beyond a mere slogan- it embodies the essence of RICOH’s global prominence and serves as a visual representation of our dedication to delivering cutting-edge solutions to our valued customers.”

NBG Printographic Machinery will display a comprehensive portfolio for Label Solutions encompassing Printing, Finishing, Inspection and Converting. “We are delighted to exhibit at Pamex, India’s foremost exhibition dedicated to Paper Printing, Labels, Packaging, and Converting,” said Nitin Garg, MD of the company.

Flexo Image Graphics (FIG), which had a catalogue presentation last time, has taken a larger space to promote its flexo press and several other machines. Apex International will offer anilox- metering rolls and sleeves under the label segment of the Show.

Esko Graphics India will offer software solutions for the label converting industry in terms of streamlining processes, optimizing resource allocation, and leveraging automation tools, thus helping them to handle larger workloads without sacrificing quality or turnaround times.

Canon India is showcasing a line of its state-of-the-art production and large-format printers with an aim to provide comprehensive printing solutions for jobbers, copy shop owners, architects, photo labs, offset players, etc.The line will include the company’s newly launched talk-of-the-town Canon imagePRESS V1350 and Canon imagePROGRAF-TM-Series—both are designed to elevate the productivity & profitability of users to new heights. Other key products from Canon India at PAMEX 2024 will include Canon imagePRESS V1000, imagePROGRAF TX & TC Series printers, etc. The company’s stall will be divided into two zones showcasing the printers in each zone making as a one-stop solution for all.

Canon India launched its flagship imagePRESS V Series production printers at PAMEX 2023 with overwhelming response and with PAMEX 2024 the company is back with the renewed motivation and zeal to offer customised printing solutions to meet the needs of its customers and DELIGHT them as always!

UV Graphic Technologies will display Flexo Printing and UV Coating & Curing Machines at the Show. The company will also offer Digital Label Converting and Finishing Machines.


Monotech Systems to unveil revolutionary printing advancements

At PAMEX, Monotech Systems will be unveiling its latest technological marvels, the RICOH PRO C7500 – 11 colors digital production press and RICOH PRO C9500 – highly productive digital production press, both of which promise a host of unique features, enhanced productivity, and seamless upgrades on the go.

Live demonstrations of these cutting-edge presses will showcase their capabilities, highlighting their advanced features and performance. Among the spotlighted products is Monotech Systems’ very own PixelGlow, India’s first digital UV and foiling system, showcasing the company’s commitment to innovation in the digital print enhancement domain.

A special addition to the exhibit is the Screen Foiling System, accompanied by the Screen-printing system, making its debut appearance at Pamex 2024. These offerings represent a new chapter in Monotech Systems’ participation at the event.

In the realm of print enhancement, Monotech Systems will present an application gallery featuring Scodix – digital print enhancements for commercial printing and packaging, providing visitors with insights into the vast possibilities in this space.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to explore inkjet printing through an application gallery featuring JETSCI knowzzleJet – Inkjet Web Press, catering to monochrome and color print-on-demand book printing.

The label printing segment will feature an application gallery showcasing JETSCI Inkjet Label presses, demonstrating Monotech Systems’ comprehensive solutions in this niche.

The Canon large format multi-function system will be another highlight, offering visitors a firsthand look at its capabilities. Additionally, the Pixeljet LEO – 10 ft. UV Roll-to-Roll printer from the wide-format printing segment will be on display, accompanied by the Pixeljet UV printing application gallery.

While these products have been recently launched, they will be showcased for the first time at Pamex 2024. Monotech Systems aims to provide visitors with an immersive experience, introducing them to a complete screen printing to a foiling solution. As a leading manufacturer and one-stop solution provider globally, the company is eager to collaborate with visionaries looking to differentiate their businesses and stand out in the competitive landscape.


Pratham Technologies to launch automatic paper folding machine and robotic automation system

Varad Deshpande, Chief Operating Officer, Pratham Technologies shares their plans for PAMEX.

Briefly describe the main products and services your company is showcasing at PAMEX.

Varad: At PAMEX, our main focus is to introduce two new products – a fully automatic commercial folder and the double taping machine. Additionally, we’re displaying a 12 pocket outsert folder with 2 knives and a SuperInspect machine for printing QR code along with size and glue detection. We will also display a 6 pocket insert folder with a 53mm width.

What sets your products apart from competitors in the industry?

Varad: Our focus is on developing global quality products that are innovative as well as cost effective. Moreover, we are able to deliver them faster than our competitors. We intend to prove to the world what India is capable of.

Share the details of the live demonstrations or presentations at the booth?

Varad: We will have 15 minute demos of all our machines every hour at our booth. Additionally whenever our visitors and customers request a demo, we will be able to provide it to them.

How important is PAMEX for your company? What are your expectations from the fair?

Varad: We have been participating in PAMEX for the last 22 years, and every time we are able to display something innovative for our customers. PAMEX has always given us that platform to showcase our new products, features and innovations. This time as well, like last year, we are expecting an overwhelming response.

What are your plans for drupa?

Varad: We are participating in drupa after almost 16 years now. We are really excited, as we are planning to launch the Auto Tray Packer. In this drupa, the world will start looking at us as a global company in paper folding machines.

How do these offerings cater to the international printing market?

Varad: The world is moving towards automation, and we have to adopt to this change fast. Hence, we have decided to give special attention to add various automation centric features in our products that reduce human dependency. The ATP for example, will be an end of the line product that will pack the leaflets in the trays.

How does your company stay innovative and adaptive to global trends in the printing industry?

Varad: We constantly invest in our people, process and products. As we grow globally, we are mindful that we also need to be lean and flexible, and keep the entrepreneurship within the company alive. Just in the last year, we were able to make significant improvements in our outsert folder to make it more operator friendly and aesthetically better.

How do you plan to position your products/services in the international market?

Varad: Our USP is reliability, cost effectiveness, fast delivery and responsive customer service. We are always there for our customer to help them in every situation, whether it directly concerns us or not. That is why we dominate the Indian market. In the international market as well, we will stick to our strengths.

How does your company ensure that its products and services meet international quality and safety standards?

Varad: Yes, all our products are CE certified and thoroughly tested in our facility. Moreover, we manufacture global quality parts, and source only certified bought out parts like motors, belts, etc.

What challenges and opportunities does your company foresee in the global printing market?

Varad: As the printing industry becomes more consolidated over the years, individual printing houses will need to become more professional, cost effective, setup efficient processes while investing in automation and skilled manpower. I am sure that the next generation will be able to help facilitate this change.

Anything else you would like to add about the ground-breaking Automatic Paper Folding Machine and the upcoming Robotic Automation System for the packaging industry at PAMEX exhibition?

Varad: For the first time in our history, we are showcasing the complete outsert setup and launching the 2 new products – Automatic commercial folder and the Auto Tray Packer. I welcome you to our stall.


Emerging Graphics @ PAMEX

Based in Navi Mumbai since 2013 & engaged in offering packaging pre-press software solutions apart from digital cutters & inkjet printers for printing on corrugation, Emerging Graphics has their presence in Mumbai, Delhi & Bengluru with people for sales as well as support at all these locations. They have been servicing around 200+ clients across India & have been able to achieve complete customer satisfaction.

“At Pamex 2024, we will be offering live demonstrations of following software solutions: EngView CAD Software (For Folding Cartons, Corrugation, Rigid Boxes & diemaking); PaSharp Graphic Suite (graphic editor for folding cartons, labels & flexibles); SuperLine (anti-counterfeiting software for packaging & security printing); and Retouch Xpress (Photoshop EDITOR FOR FLEXO IMAGE editing). Apart from these, we will be displaying following machines at our booth: IECHO TK4S-2516 with Routing & auto drill bit changing and IECHO PK0705Plus Digital Cutting System with auto feeding. We will also have catalogue show &demo centre visit for following products: KingT Scanning Digital Printer and Haotian Inkjet Lable Press,” shares Tushar Pande of Emerging Graphics.

On asking about the show, he replies, “PAMEX is seen as good platform to reconnect with industry & customers. The show has been able to bring in reasonable foot fall with enquiries to work upon. We are optimistic about the show considering consistent growth of packaging. Pamex 2024 is scheduled at timelines which are little before drupa & it is a good stage to introduce new products here which can be introduced to market for their study. It will be easier for decision makers to evaluate options at drupa & to take forward projects. We just expect to get connected to growing industry & keep our portfolio informed to our audience. This expo will help us extend our product demonstrations to potential converters planning to invest.”

Talking about the industry, Tushar shares, “We think there is growth which is aligned with overall growth of our country. We are witnessing record number of start-ups & investments happening in the country. This is ultimately going to pass on share to each sector and so to packaging as well,” concludes Tushar.


Line O Matic @ PAMEX

Line O Matic Graphic Industries is one of the world’s largest & leading manufacturer of stationery, converting, packaging & printing machinery. “Our main products to be highlighted at PAMEX will be machinery for stationery, converting, packaging & printing segment,” shares Dilip Golani, Sr Manager – Marketing (Domestic). “Our commitment to excellence is evident in our focus on quality, performance, and unparalleled after-sales service.”

Visitors to PAMEX can experience engaging presentations showcasing their cutting-edge stationery, converting, packaging, and printing machinery.

“PAMEX holds immense importance for us as it serves as a platform to connect with both existing and potential customers. We anticipate meaningful interactions with genuine visitors from both India and overseas,” he adds.


Kodak to present innovative solutions for printers

At PAMEX 2024, Kodak will highlight the unmatched capabilities of its high-speed KODAK PROSPER Presses and Imprinting Systems. With the breakthrough KODAK PROSPER ULTRA 520 Press and the Kodak PROSPER 7000 Turbo Press, the world’s fastest inkjet web press, Kodak is well positioned to help printers add the most advanced digital capabilities to their offerings. Kodak will demonstrate the high quality of the PROSPER Presses with samples from a wide range of applications printed on different substrates.

Visitors to the Kodak booth will be able to see Kodak’s comprehensive CTP portfolio ranges from B2 size models to the world’s fastest platesetter in the B1 size category with a throughput of 84 plates per hour (KODAK MAGNUS Q800 with T-speed Plus Option) to the KODAK MAGNUS Q4800 Platesetter, the largest, highly automated CTP system in the world.

Kodak continues to lead the market with innovations in eco-friendly and resource-saving process free plate technology with the next-generation SONORA XTRA Plate. SONORA technology is the world’s most widely used and trusted process free plate technology. SONORA XTRA makes process free an attractive option for offset printers in search of a plate that reduces costs in both prepress and the pressroom without compromising print quality or productivity.

At PAMEX 2024, Kodak will also demonstrate the KODAK PRINERGY Workflow Solutions, which offer smart automation and support for analogueand digital printing processes. PRINERGY is available in the cloud, on premise or as a hybrid solution with subscription bundles, giving printers ultimate value and cost savings. The PRINERGY Platform is compatible with virtually all third-party software and equipment and connects with the broadest range of digital presses.

“As a supplier to the printing industry with its own subsidiary in the country for 50 years now, it is natural for Kodak to be an exhibitor at India’s premier printing trade fair. We look forward to informing PAMEX attendees from all over India and neighbouring countries about our highly productive, sustainable prepress and offset solutions as well as our groundbreaking high-speed PROSPER Inkjet Presses,” said Jenine Rose-Johnson, Vice President, Operations and Alternate Channels & Head of APR Sales, Kodak.

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