There has never been a visitor promotion program like this in India before! Never before has the Indian Master Printers Association made such a strong effort to meet its constituent members across this large country and to listen to them and to invite them personally as they have to the upcoming show in Mumbai with 275 exhibitors, next month.
Tushar Dhote is among those who have led this huge effort of printer meetings in the Southern state of Kerala; in a ten city tour of Maharashtra; and, now across the Hindi heartland in Uttar Pradesh. This is a great sign of activism and unity which should inspire printers across the country to come to Pamex not only to see the latest products on display from leading international and Indian suppliers of equipment and consumables, but also to take part in the Print Business Outlook Conference being organized by the BMPA and NPES on 16 December 2017 at the Lalit Hotel in Mumbai.
To register for the exhibition www.pamex.in. To register for the conference please www.npes.org.
Print Yatra tours Gorakhpur to rousing response After a visit to the iconic Geeta Press, a tumultuous welcome awaited the Print Yatra from the Gorakhpur Printers Welfare Association (GPWA). The General Secretary of GPWA presented shawls and bouquets to the Yatra team. Printers at Gorakhpur were excited to know and understand about AIFMP and Pamex’17. Starting with seminar on GST, members were informed and invited to visit Pamex to which 10 members pre-registered on the spot. Further the Print Yatra visited Basti before returning to Lucknow. Today is the grand finale at Kanpur.
2023 promises an interesting ride for print in India
Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and
multi-channel IPPGroup. While the print and packaging industries have been resilient in the past 33 months since the pandemic lockdown of 25 March 2020, the commercial printing and newspaper industries have yet to recover their pre-Covid trajectory.
The fragmented commercial printing industry faces substantial challenges as does the newspaper industry.
While digital short-run printing and the signage industry seem to be recovering a bit faster, ultimately
their growth will also be moderated by the progress of the overall economy. On the other hand book
printing exports are doing well but they too face several supply-chain and logistics challenges.
The price of publication papers including newsprint has been high in the past year while availability is diminished by several mills shutting down their publication paper and newsprint machines in the past four years. Indian paper mills are also exporting many types of paper and have raised prices for Indian printers. To some extent, this has helped in the recovery of the digital printing industry with its on-demand short-run and low-wastage paradigm.
Ultimately digital print and other digital channels will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future. For instance, there is no alternative to a rise in textbook consumption but this segment will only reach normality in the next financial year beginning on 1 April 2023.
Thus while the new normal is a moving target and many commercial printers look to diversification, we believe that our target audiences may shift and change. Like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.
Our 2023 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock and reconnect with your potential markets and customers. Print is the glue for the growth of liberal education, new industry, and an emerging economy. We seek your participation in what promises to be an interesting ride.