Screen Print India & Gartex – Mumbai 19 to 21 March 2021

Screen Print and Gartex Texprocess India in Mumbai

Gallery of innovation print products at Screen Print India
Gallery of innovation print products at Screen Print India

India’s leading exhibition for screen, textile, sublimation, and digital printing technologies – Screen Print India has announced new dates for its Mumbai edition with a promise to keep the industry abreast of the rapidly changing screen printing business landscape. The exhibition will be held in parallel with Gartex Texprocess India, from 19 – 21 March 2021 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai.

Messe Frankfurt India has announced the new dates for the Mumbai edition of Screen Print India, which will open its doors alongside the premier trade fair for the textile industry – Gartex Texprocess India in March 2021. With the gradual re-opening of commercial activities and businesses, the co-located fairs will enable the industry to channel their efforts back towards business development. The show fits the needs of screen printing, textile and garment manufacturing industry players as it gears up to bring the production and manufacturing value chain under one roof.

The focus segments under Gartex Texprocess India will draw attention to innovations in the garment and apparel machinery sector. The product launches and live demos at Screen Print India will enable business visitors and traders to track advances in digital textiles and screen-printing. The secure, business-focused ambiance will enable both printing and textile sector players to showcase, source, and strengthen their supply chains. They will keep pace with the shifting demand for screen printing, textile printing, digital, and sublimation technologies across other sectors.

Screen Print India will host a series of sessions on processes and innovations related to the graphics industry. A key highlight of this successful trade fair is the Screen Print Excellence Awards that upholds a strong tradition of honoring technology inventors and trailblazers in the screen-printing industry. With this in mind, the Mumbai edition will curate a select SPI Gallery to showcase award-winning pieces of screen-printing excellence.

Screen Print India, which is also marking its launch in New Delhi in December 2020 has received the support of leading industry associations including Screen Printing & Graphics Association of India (SGAI), South Indian Printers Association (SIPA), Madurai Screen Printers Association (MASPA), Tirupur Export Knit Printers Association (TEKPA), Tirupur Export Printing Managers Association (TEPMA) and Offset Printers Association (OPA). From technologically advanced to environmentally sustainable solutions, the platform through both its Mumbai and Delhi editions, promises to be a one-stop sourcing platform to cover a broad gamut of products in the screen, textile, sublimation and digital printing technologies.

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital 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.

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As the economy approaches real growth with unevenness and shortages a given, we are looking forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again appointed to produce the Show Daily on all five days of the show from 26 to 30 May 2022.

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