World-class print and packaging solutions from AGS at PAMEX 2020 – Hall 1 Stand F07

Showcases its star offering for automated color control

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AGS team at Pamex 2020

Advanced Graphic Systems (AGS), one of the market leaders in color measurement in India, showcased its complete line of print and packaging solutions at PAMEX India, being held in Mumbai. The company’s star offering at the event was the unique X-rite + Digital Information. The combined forces of these powerful solutions allow automated color control with a Closed Loop Solution retrofitted for most offset presses installed in the field.
The new Xrite-DI solution helps in achieving an accuracy level of up to 99% by constant monitoring of the process. Also showcased at the exhibition were state-of-the-art products by the company’s long-standing principles, namely, X-rite, Digital information, Aoke, Tec4Check, GBOS, SHCC, CST and ColorGate.

Vishnuu R Kamat, senior vice president – Sales, Advanced Graphic Systems, said, “Every year we participate in PAMEX, which has been a great platform to showcase our world-class solutions in the world of print and packaging. As an Industry leader, it is important for us sustain the industry benchmark set previously and at the same drive the industry forward with new global solutions. With our star offering, X-rite + Digital Information, Aoke and Tec 4 Check, we aim to deliver the highest level of accuracy to further improve design and production efficiency.”

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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