New Delhi to host InterPrint Expo 2012 for the first time


To be organized jointly by Delhi Printers’ Association (DPA), and Offset Printers’ Association (OPA), Ludhiana at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi during September 14-16, InterPrint Expo 2012 is set to bring something for each and every printer of the country. As per Kamal Chopra, general secretary OPA, “After the success of PrintArt 2010 at Ludhiana, it was the demand of the exhibitors to organize the exhibition in a big way. Considering the necessity of the printers and demand of the manufacturing industry, it was decided to organize the next show in New Delhi under the name and style of ‘InterPrint Expo’ and in collaboration with the DPA – the Asia’s largest printers’ association.”

The show is being organized just after drupa 12 so that the Indian printers can get another opportunity to understand the latest developments in the printing industry. During all the exhibition days, a ‘Knowledge Centre’ will be working where industry experts/print pundits will guide the printers about what to buy, where to buy, etc taking into consideration the individual’s volume, location, size and financial strengths. Apart from this, on the spot financing and knowledge about export potentials and latest technologies will also be featured at the knowledge centre. This type of Knowledge Centre is being created for the first time in any print trade-fair in India. Speaking on the concept of knowledge centre, Arun Berry, president, Delhi Printers’ Association said, “We are asking the printers to submit their requirements and problems online at (, which will be forwarded to the concerned industry expert and such experts will be present during InterPrint Expo to guide and solve the problems of the printers.” Besides there will be regular seminars and lectures during all the three days about the things to come.

For the benefit of the printers, a ‘Used Printing Machinery Forum’ (UPMF) is being organized, again for the first time ever in India. Under this forum, a printer not only can get the knowledge about the availability of the pre-owned machinery, but can also offer his used equipment for sale. As per Kamal, “Looking at the emerging trends, UPMF is being organized during InterPrint Expo 2012. For the purpose, the data of printers interested to purchase/exchange the pre-owned machinery is being collected and we are inviting the used printing equipment dealers across the globe to offer and bid for such machinery.”

“The timing of the InterPrint Expo is coinciding with the two important events of the year scheduled to be organized in New Delhi,” conveyed Vinod Rajpal, chairman of InterPrint Expo. The International Conference on ‘Future of Print’ will be organized by Delhi Printers’ Association on September 15 where top international print leaders have been invited to share their views and to educate the Indian printers about the future trends of the printing and packaging industry and how to increase their export potentials. Another important event likely to be held in New Delhi during the same dates is the prestigious seventh National Awards for Excellence in Printing, presented by the All India Federation of Master Printers (AIFMP). With these star attractions, printers from across the country are likely to participate fairly in very large numbers in InterPrint Expo, making it one of the prime events of the year 2012 in New Delhi. InterPrint Expo 2012 is also expected to witness over 100 top Pakistani printers.

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