Fujiflim will promote its Jet Press 720S press at Pamex 2017

Fujifilm Jet Press 720S press

Fujifilm India will be promoting its complete range of products at the upcoming Pamex 2017 show, which will be held in Mumbai from 18-21 December.

The company’s stand will be divided into three zones: wide format, offset printing, and digital offset (Jet Press 720S).

The machines that Fujifilm plans to display are the Acuity LED 1600 II with table and the Eastcom CtP Setter. Fujifilm will be showcasing different applications possible with the Acuity LED 1600 II, which it has never showcased before.

The highlight of the show will be the Jet Press 720S press. Although Fujifilm will not have the machine on display, it will be using platform of PAMEX platform to aggressively promote the powerful next generation B2 sheet-fed digital inkjet press. The press comes with a raft of technical enhancements that make short-run printing a breeze. Its quality, amazing uptime and true variable data printing make this press a production work-horse.

Fujifilm will also be running a virtual demo at its stand on 19-20 December at 11:30 a.m. and 03:30 p.m. The company will have a host of samples on display as well.

Fujifilm will be at Hall 5, Stand F-30.

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.

– Naresh Khanna

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