Messe Frankfurt India has announced new dates for the 2020 edition of Screen Print India, trade fair for screen, textile, sublimation and digital printing technologies. The exhibition, which will mark its launch in New Delhi this year, will join Gartex Texprocess India, from 17 – 19 December 2020 at India Expo Mart, Delhi-NCR. The trade fair was originally scheduled for March.
As per Messe Frankfurt India, in the present situation, the exhibition will play a critical role in bringing together key industry players for knowledge-exchange sessions on topics related to the graphics industry, and aims to provide exhibitors and visitors with the latest trends.
“Screen Print India 2020 will make its debut in New Delhi alongside Gartex Texprocess India 2020, thus bringing latest advancements and machinery in sectors like textile printing, screen printing, digital and sublimation under one roof. Leading manufacturing brands will conduct live demos of their latest technological offerings to potential business visitors and traders during the three-day event,” it said.
Also, Screen Print India 2020 will host Screen Print Excellence Awards to honor technology inventors within the screen printing industry. The awards will also feature a special “SPI Sample Gallery” showcasing award winning pieces of screen printing excellence.
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.