Ace Infotex shows Fayon’s laminators at Media Expo

Growing signage demand cheers up industry at live show

Ace Infotex shows Fayon’s laminators at Media Expo
Kiran Shah, sales manager at Ace Infotex, speaking about the Fayon lamination machines at Media Expo 2021

Ace Infotex is an Indian importer and exporter in the signage industry that manufactures machinery parts and ink for its customers. It focuses on products such as hot and cold laminators, EcoSolvent inks, cutting plotters, trimmers and spare parts. Kiran Shah, the head representative and sales manager of Ace Infotex has extensive technical experience in printing equipment.

Ace Infotex showing its availability at Stand A21

At the recent Media Expo, Ace Infotex presented hot and cold laminators, cutting plotters, and trimmers. Shah, introduced his company and products saying, “In hot and cold lamination, we are the pioneers in India, and we have a lamination machine from Fayon Digitech, which is the best Chinese company for hot and cold lamination. We are also focusing on the cutting plotters, solvent inkjet printers, and acrylic bending machines.”

Commenting on the Covid-19 situation and the exhibition’s footfall, he said, “This is one of the best expos of my life. We have received good response from the customers, and we were not expecting this before coming to this exhibition due to the lockdown in New Delhi. We have been regularly participating in the exhibition for more than 12 years. During the Covid period, we faced some challenges, but we managed to cope up with these.”

He concluded by saying, “The printing industry is growing more and more, and there is no end for this industry I think. The advertising and printing industry will never die. The future of this industry is very bright.”

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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