DuPont participates in virtual drupa – 20 to 24 April 2021

DuPont to launch new products and present its latest innovations

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Bakul Darji and Ankit Darji with Dupont 2000 ECLF exposure system
Bakul Darji and Ankit Darji with Dupont 2000 ECLF exposure system

Neu-Isenburg, Germany, April 1, 2021 – DuPont will be participating as a Gold Event Partner in the virtual drupa show from April 20th to 24th.

DuPont will present the latest innovations for the Cyrel Solutions flexographic systems and launch new flexo plate and platemaking equipment offerings. Artistri Digital Inks will present its large portfolio of inkjet inks for commercial, packaging, and textile applications in the showroom and during interactive web sessions.

Sam Ponzo, Vice President, DuPont Industrial Solutions, has confirmed DuPont’s commitment to the virtual show, “As a key supplier to the graphic industry, DuPont has always enjoyed the personal interaction with customers and the industry at drupa. Furthermore, the exhibition served as a platform to introduce the latest technology developments. This time, drupa will be all virtual and we will miss meeting in one place and interacting in person with our industry peers and colleagues, but this does not change our focus. We are happy to be part of the first virtual drupa ever and interact with our customers and colleagues virtually.”

Visit DuPont’s show room and get insights into the latest technology and offerings of DuPont!In addition, Eric Beyeler, Marketing Manager, Artistri®️ Digital Inks will present in the Touchpoint Textile session “Make sustainability fashionable, make fashion sustainable.” In this talk, Beyeler will discuss how pigment inkjet printing in particular can deliver beautiful, durable printed fabrics, a low environmental footprint, and a short supply chain to the world of fashion and garments. Join his session on April 22nd at 1:20 p.m. CET. Please look for our web sessions, which will be the platform for new product launches.

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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Editor of Indian Printer and Publisher since 1979 and Packaging South Asia since 2007. Trained as an offset printer and IBM 360 computer programmer. Active in the movement to implement Indian scripts for computer-aided typesetting. Worked as a consultant and trainer to the Indian print and newspaper industry. Visiting faculty of IDC at IIT Powai in the 1990s. Also founder of IPP Services, Training and Research and has worked as its principal industry researcher since 1999. Author of book: Miracle of Indian Democracy.

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