Multiple wide format printing solutions to be displayed at Colorjet’s Printpack stand

Printpack India 2019: Hall 17, Stand H-17

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Colorjet, manufacturer of inkjet digital printers, will be displaying multiple printing solutions from its own portfolio and well as from Roland’s portfolio at the upcoming Printpack 2019, which will be held from 1-6 February 2019 in Greater Noida.

At the expo Colorjet will conduct live demonstrations of six different printers. On display will be the Vulcan 3.2-meter UV roll-to-roll printer from Colorjet for printing wallpapers, synthetic leather, and fabrics, among others. Also on display will be the ColorJet Verve LED- UV flatbed printer for printing corrugated boxes, foil papers, honeycomb boards, etc.

Another model on show—the ColorJet Polo HQ- 3.2-meter eco-solvent printer—prints fabrics, blinds, vinyl, among other such material.

The company will also showcase the Roland VG640 1.6-meter eco-solvent print and cut machine to showcase sticker and label application. Another Roland solution on show will be LEF300 13 x 30 inches desktop UV flatbed printer which is meant for packaging application; while Roland RF640UV 1.6-meter 4 color UV roll-to-roll printer can be used for printing on canvas, wallpaper, fabric and vinyl.

“Printpack is the right platform which opens more avenues for someone who is looking for new business opportunities. We will be looking to meet customers who want to shift from screen printing and offset printing to wide format digital printing,” says Abhijeet Kumar of Colorjet.

Colorjet will be in Hall 17, Stand H 17.

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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