DS Printech China to be postponed due to Covid-19 resurgence in China

The expo was to take place from 6 – 8 August

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DS Printech China soon to take place in Shanghai
DS Printech China soon to take place in Shanghai

DS Printech China, due to take place in Shanghai from 6 – 8 August, will be rescheduled due to the recent emergence of Covid-19 cases in different provinces in China. A new date for the digital and screen printing fair will be announced shortly.

“In response to the relevant government authorities’ requirements on pandemic containment and to safeguard the health and safety of all attendees, we have decided to postpone DS Printech China to a later date,” Wendy Wen, senior general manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd explained. 

“The wellbeing of all our stakeholders is paramount, while we also wish to ensure the fair takes place at a time when participants will be able to travel safely. We appreciate the ongoing support and understanding of our exhibitors and visitors and hope to be able to announce the new details soon.”

DS Printech is a rebranded fair of CSGIA and Textile Digital Printing China

DS Printech China, a platform dedicated to the digital and screen printing industry, is a rebranded fair of two events: CSGIA and Textile Digital Printing China. The fair is co-organized by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, China Screen Printing & Graphic Imaging Association (CSGIA), and Guangzhou Teyin Exhibition Service.

The first edition after rebranding was successfully held in Shenzhen in October 2020. South China and East China are the two major markets for screen printing and digital printing in China. 

 

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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