First ever international Print Research Conference in India

Romancing Print 2015 – 21st Century Printing


Due to the developments in technology, it is difficult to foresee where the world printing market is heading. What will be the survival point for the existing printing units against the internet? How can one survive in the increasing global competition? There may be many such questions every printer wants to understand. It is essential to prepare the printing and packaging industry of India to withstand these challenges and to invest in the right and future technologies in print.

Taking all these aspects in mind the All India Federation of Master Printers (AIFMP) is going to organize the annual event ‘Romancing Print’ on 24 and 25 February 2015. This year the theme will be ‘21st Century Printing’ and will be organized in collaboration with the Department of Printing Technology, Guru Jambheshwar University of Science & Technology (GJUS&T) at Hissar, Haryana to educate the Indian printers about these developments and to prepare them for the future challenges.

In this first ever research-oriented international conference in India, technologists and ‘print pundits’ from across the globe will be invited to share their views and to educate the Indian printers about the future trends of the printing and packaging industry. Wang Yongsheng – China, vice chancellor BIGC (Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication); Sidney Bobb – UK, chairman BAPC (British Association for Print & Communication); and chairman ACCC (Association of Colour Communication Centers); Yen Chen – China, president, China Print Academy; Håvard Grjotheim – Norway; CEO 07 media and president of Intergraf; Beatrice Klause – Europe, secretary general, Intergraf; has already consented to be present. World renowned Frank Romano, RIT professor Emeritus, USA and Modern Day Gutenberg; Benny Landa also consented to submit their research papers on the subject. Also, confirmation of professor Hubler of Germany is awaited any moment.

The conference is going to be a milestone for the printing and packing industry of India. More than 550 participants are expected to attend the mega event from across the country. The event includes presentations by the resource persons both from India and abroad and research paper presentations by the faculty members, researchers, industry experts, and students across the nation and printing of all the conference proceedings and research papers in the shape of a book to be released at the time of the conference.

In 2024, we are looking at full recovery and growth-led investment in Indian printing

Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and multi-channel IPPGroup. It created the category of privately owned B2B print magazines in the country. And by its diversification in packaging, (Packaging South Asia), food processing and packaging (IndiFoodBev) and health and medical supply chain and packaging (HealthTekPak), and its community activities in training, research, and conferences (Ipp Services, Training and Research) the organization continues to create platforms that demonstrate the need for quality information, data, technology insights and events.

India is a large and tough terrain and while its book publishing and commercial printing industry have recovered and are increasingly embracing digital print, the Indian newspaper industry continues to recover its credibility and circulation. The signage industry is also recovering and new technologies and audiences such as digital 3D additive printing, digital textiles, and industrial printing are coming onto our pages. Diversification is a fact of life for our readers and like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

India is one of the fastest growing economies in nominal and real terms – in a region poised for the highest change in year to year expenditure in printing equipment and consumables. Our 2024 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock – to emphasize your visibility and relevance to your customers and turn potential markets into conversations.

– Naresh Khanna

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