New flatbed printers at EFI stand

EFI talks and discussion at FESPA 2019


EFI is launching its latest flatbed printers that offers greater productivity and perfect registration at its Stand E10 in Hall 5 during FESPA 2019, Munich. EFI is also hosting seminars for its visitors during which the company’s product experts will give solutions for print and soft sinage at FESPA Trends and color LAB theaters.

On 14 May 2019 at 11:30 a.m., Mike Wozny presented ‘Growth Opportunities and Big Profit in Soft Signage’. On 15 May 2019 at 10:30 a.m., Micol Gamba will talk about ‘Innovation in Green: Direct Sublimation’ and on 16 May 2019 at 10:30 a.m. Gamba will discuss ‘Speed Up Your Print Process with the EFI Reggiani TERRA Pigment Solution’. Frank Janssen will talk about ‘How the Disruptive EFI Nozomi Technology Changes Your Corrugated World’ on 16 May at 11:00 a.m.

On 16 May at 12:00 p.m., Frank Janssen will discuss corrugated business and on the last day, 17 May at 1 p.m.,Ken Hanulec will host a discussion on ‘How to Create a Future for Printing Companies’ and at 2 p.m. Frank Tückmantel will lead a discussion with print leaders.

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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