Pamex to offer a sunny start to 2020 for printers

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The International Exhibition on Printing & Allied Machinery Industries is scheduled to happen from 6-9 January at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai.

The Indian printing industry is increasingly being driven by growth in packaging and labels. The rising demand fuels growing opportunities and therein leaves a lot of scope for new products, services and solutions. Pamex provides a global platform to these innovations and developments.

In the backdrop of the successful last edition, which featured 350+ exhibitors, 75+ product launches, 200+ running machines and several other attractions, recording an unprecedented footfall of 25,223 visitors, Pamex 2020 aims to be even bigger.

The exhibition will showcase next-gen technologies from worldwide solution providers across various categories like prepress, in-press and postpress segments. The show will host dedicated pavilions for label and narrow web printing and presses; paper and board converting and corrugated machinery and equipment. Flexo and gravure printing, digital presses, web offset presses, sheet-fed offset presses and signage machinery & process equipment will be widely displayed at the event.

More than 100 companies have already booked their stands at the next edition. To name a few of the leading companies, Canon India, Konica Minolta, Ample Graphics, Condot Systems, PS Graphics, Mehta CadCam Systems, Monotech Systems, Technova Imaging Systems, Grafica Flextronica, Autoprint Machinery Manufacturers, Hitech Systems Pfe, Alpna Visual Packaging Aids, Intec Printing Solutions and Xerox India are already on board.

The promotional activities of Pamex happen all through the year, with the team travelling across the world for printing, converting and several other related industry exhibitions like IGAS 2018, Japan and All in Print China 2018.

To know more about the developments at Pamex, follow their event page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pamex2020/ or write to shantanu@print-packaging.com

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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