GMG to showcase solutions for the packaging industry at drupa 2020

drupa 2020 – hall 5, stand D38

GMG at drupa 2020

GMG is taking a broad stance at drupa. Besides, the company’s stand in hall 5, stand D38, the company will be highlighted at the drupa touchpoint packaging hall 3, stand B30 and in the dna – drupa next age – area, hall 7, stand D10. Their stand in hall 5 offers plenty of space for exciting discussions with GMG’s color management experts.

Mastering multicolor production

The trend toward digital printing in packaging production is progressing rapidly. The multicolor solution from GMG ensures not only the smooth integration of digital systems in conventional environments but also guarantees consistent results across all systems.

Efficient pressroom management thanks to reliable proofing

Packaging printers experience more pressure on deadlines than ever. And the highest quality must be delivered in the shortest possible time, which means there is no time for multiple rounds of corrections at the proofing stage. Perfect conditions for GMG proofing. With exact predictions of the printing results and reliable handling of spot colors, makeready times, and machine downtimes are minimal.

Color-accurate prototypes for a reliable approval process

It’s much more than just an impression of the final product – with the award-winning solution from GMG, packaging mockups can have unmatched color accuracy. This color reliability and accuracy simplifies production greatly as there are no more misunderstandings, and expectations are clear. An essential part of this solution is the GMG Calibration Creation Wizard. It is a smart tool that won the Innovation Award at Labelexpo Europe 2019.

Digital ink drawdowns

This new solution from GMG creates reliable color references from customer spectral data. The visualization of an individually designed ink recipe with the help of the digitally produced color card revolutionizes the dialogue between ink lab, printer, and client. Time-consuming color approval rounds reduce, and the tolerances agreed before print. This improved process reliability not only increases efficiency in the ink lab but also on the printing press.

Sophisticated image preparation in prepress

Achieving the best possible results in image processing using Adobe Photoshop often relies entirely on the experience of the operator. Changes affecting individual color channels, for example, are usually demanding, very time-consuming, and often require several proof steps. A smart tool can help: with reliable soft-proofing function and profiling from GMG.

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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