Q.I. Press Controls (QIPC-EAE) installs five new equipments

Indian printing centers renew their automation

Q.I. Press Controls delivered printers at Yadanarmoe Printing House
Q.I. Press Controls- Engineering Automation Electronics (QIPC-EAE) India mRC-3D for color register

Q.I. Press Controls – Engineering Automation Electronics (QIPC-EAE) received no less than five orders for new measurement and control systems from India in the past period. The Dutch specialist for the printing industry continues to be an important partner for many companies during the current crisis period. Jyoti Book Depot, Hexagon Print & Pack, Sristi Graphics, Spenta Multimedia, and NAPH Graphics call on QIPC-EAE to further optimize the operation of their systems.

Rakesh Dave, managing director of QIPC-EAE India

The orders come from both new QIPC-EAE users and existing, satisfied partners. “We are very grateful that customers are putting their trust in us even during this pandemic and global crisis,” said Rakesh Dave, managing director of QIPC-EAE India. “We have done our best and brought the projects to a successful conclusion.”

Jyoti Book Depot, Hexagon Print & Pack, Sristi Graphics, and NAPH Graphics are four trusted QIPC-EAE users. They all decided to further expand or renew their automation. Jyoti Book Depot in Jalandhar, a QIPC-EAE user since 2013, had two mRC-3D cameras for colour register control installed on their new TPH Orient press. Two mRC-3D cameras for colour register control were also installed at Hexagon Print & Pack in Palgar. Sristi Graphics has ordered two IRS-cameras for their new press for register and cut-off control. And NAPH Graphics had two mRC-3D cameras installed on a press that will eventually be used by Saraihgat Photo Types.

In addition, QIPC-EAE also announces the arrival of a new user during the current pandemic. Spenta Multimedia in Navi Mumbai replaced its existing register system on its Mitsubishi Diamond press with three mRC-3D cameras for colour register and cut-off control.

Q.I. Press Controls develops and delivers innovative, high-quality optical measure and control systems. It is globally active in the newspaper and magazine printing industry. Its total solutions are supported by a worldwide service network. These reliable systems are proven in the market of existing and new printing presses.

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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