Apsom at Sign India 2019, Chennai

Wide-format digital printing solutions

Apsom Infotex stand at Sign India 2019 in Chennai
Apsom Infotex stand at Sign India 2019 in Chennai

Apsom Infotex, the sole distributor of ColorJet India and Roland DG wide-format inkjet printers, will participate in Sign India 2019 at Chennai Trade Center, Chennai, with its comprehensive solutions in wide-format digital printing. The three-day fair will take place from 11 to 13 October 2019.

Apsom Infotex will offer live demonstrations of the ColorJet Verve LED, flatbed LED UV high-quality printer. The printer offers good productivity, versatility and prints on substrates like medium-density fiberboard (MDF), wood, glass, acrylic, aluminum composite panel (ACP), foam board, leather, PVC and ceramic tiles.

ColorJet Verve LED, flatbed LED UV high-quality printer
ColorJet Verve LED, flatbed LED UV high-quality printer

Also on display will be the ColorJet Neptune HQ 3.2 meters roll-to-roll eco-solvent printer. Suitable for indoor and outdoor signage printing, the printer is equipped with ColorJet Greentech technology and comes with odorless Restriction of Hazardous Substances (ROHS) compliant eco-solvent ink, making it less harmful to the environment and more beneficial for businesses.

ColorJet Neptune HQ 3.2 meters roll-to-roll eco-solvent printer
ColorJet Neptune HQ 3.2 meters roll-to-roll eco-solvent printer

Visitors will also see the live demonstration of Roland True VIS SG 540 printer/cutter. The True VIS SG-540 printer/cutter offers the required quality and versatility for new businesses or for those who are looking to expand their production.

Roland True VIS SG 540 printer/cutter
Roland True VIS SG 540 printer/cutter

Deborshi Paul Choudhary, business head, Apsom Infotex said, “Following the ban on plastic, we are focusing more towards sustainable and green digital printing solutions and constantly promoting the practice of environmental-friendly products. After great success at Media Expo, we are expecting a high chance in the realization of investments at Sign India.”

Apsom Infotex will be present at the event on their stand S17 in Hall 3.

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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