Screen Print India New Delhi has been moved to December 2021 and will take place alongside Gartex Texprocess India, while the Mumbai edition will be held in April 2022. The hybrid trade fairs aim to bring the industry together for crucial sourcing and learning opportunities and create synergies between sector players of garment manufacturing and textile printing segments.
Messe Frankfurt India has announced that the first hybrid edition of Screen Print India New Delhi, which was initially planned in August, will now be held from 3 – 5 December 2021 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.
Screen Print India will showcase a series of knowledge sessions and live demos
The decision to move the dates of the fair aims to provide more time and flexibility for exhibitors to plan their participation while enabling organizers to create a business environment that is strongly conducive to host the fair. Following the New Delhi edition, the Mumbai edition of Screen Print India will be hosted as a hybrid fair from 21 – 23 April 2022 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, alongside the Gartex Texprocess India Mumbai edition.
Across the three days of the exhibition, the virtual format ofScreen Print India New Delhi will showcase a series of knowledge sessions and live demos and place a key emphasis on product showcases and exhibitor search. The physical format in parallel will provide a first-hand experience of witnessing the products live and interacting with the exhibitors face-to-face. Furthermore, the physical exhibition will be organized under the parameters of MFI SafeConnect, thus ensuring a secure B2B networking experience.
The hybrid edition of Screen Print India New Delhi will be hosted alongside Gartex Texprocess India to benefit printing professionals who are commonly engaged in both textile and screen-printing segments.
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.