Tecnau & Konica Minolta partner for “Spring Forward with Tecnau” live virtual event

The event on 24 June will showcase Minolta’s sheet-fed inkjet printer

Tecnau & Konica Minolta virtual event will be streaming on 24 June, 2021
Tecnau & Konica Minolta virtual event will be streaming on 24 June, 2021

In a first-ever virtual opportunity, Tecnau and Konica Minolta will showcase leading-edge end-to-end digital printing solutions at Tecnau’s live virtual event, “Spring Forward with Tecnau,” taking place on 24 June. Registration is now open (Click Here)!

Konica Minolta will present live their latest innovations in sheet-fed inkjet printing, headlined by a demonstration of their AccurioJet KM-1 LED UV InkJet press.

Tecnau will be demonstrating the Stack 1212 cutting and stacking system

The company will demonstrate its recently introduced Stack 1212 cutting and stacking system for printed B2+ sheets. Stack 1212 is a cost-efficient solution featuring a small footprint, quick and easy job changeovers, and a capable stacker for discrete, offset stacks.

What makes this a unique, “can’t miss” event is that the company will be finishing the same AccurioJet KM-1-generated applications that Konica Minolta will be running at their demo center, providing a virtual demonstration of exactly how this work would run in a production environment.

The joint event will be live-streamed from the Tecnau Experience Center (TEC) in Italy and Konica Minolta Center. The session will last 75 minutes.

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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