Prakash to unveil Newslight web offset press during Printpack

Printpack India 2019: Hall 7, Stand D6, 7, 14, 18; Hall 14, Stand J23


Haryana-based Prakash Web Offset, a leading manufacturer of web offset presses, will display its Newslight web offset press at the upcoming Printpack India 2019 show. The press runs at speeds of 40,000 copies per hour and is loaded with many features. In addition to the Newslight press, it will also showcase its flat bed diecutting machine, hot foiling machine with automatic feeding and delivery, laser cutting machine for labels and stickers, non-woven bag making machine with online printing, non-woven bag printing machine, laser marking machine and pad printing machine.


Apart from its broad product range, the company offers numerous technical highlights which open up new dimensions in the industry. The company is fairly positioned to meet the growing demands of the printing and publishing industry. Prakash manufactures high quality web offset presses for the newspaper, book and semi-commercial printing markets. All of its presses are built entirely in its in-house state-of-the-art production facilities. From boring to cylinder grinding, its large investment technology allows it to produce parts that meet the exacting standard required to build a precision printing press.

The company believes that innovation and growth are key to excel in the printing and packaging segments. Prakash has reserved multiple stands to showcase its products at the Printpack India show. It will be available in Hall 7, Stands D6, 7, 14, and 18. It will also display its products in Hall 14, Stand J23. Prakash expects that its new product range will be able to create good inquiries and secure many orders during the show.

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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