Techkon to discontinue support for its older SpectroDens model

Techkon at drupa 2020

Techkon SpectroDens
Techkon SpectroDens

Techkon recently announced that it will discontinue its support for firmware updates and upgrades for the previous model as of 1 June 2020. The current SpectroDens new generation model has had three successful years in a row since its market launch. Several customers have already switched to SpectroDens 4, the latest model in the offering.

A news from the company stated, “As our focus of development is on the new generation model, we will discontinue support for firmware updates and upgrades for the previous model as of 1 June 2020. For the last time, we offer our customers a chance to expand the functionality of the old basic or advanced device. If upgrading the device no longer pays off due to age and companies prefer shifting to the new generation model, we are offering lucrative offers till 1 June 2020.”

Techkon at drupa 2020
Techkon at drupa 2020

Techkon at drupa 2020

Techkon will participate in drupa 2020 in hall 9, stand 9-A21. At drupa, the company will demonstrate measuring devices and new software solutions with unique functions. The news released by the company further adds, “If you buy a new device now, the new drupa functions will be available free of charge.”

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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