Amplify welcomes industry leaders

Amplify to hold live equipment demonstrations in the technology zone

Amplify is ready to welcome the top industry brands for the show
Amplify is ready to welcome the top industry brands for the show

The presenters of Amplify, the Print Finishing & Embellishment Event, the Association for Print Technologies (APTech), and the Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) are delighted to welcome the participation of printing and packaging industry leaders Xerox, Bobst, Konica Minolta, and W+D North America, as sponsors and exhibitors in the event set for 14-16 June at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Together with these recent additions to the lineup, Amplify will also showcase the products and services of noteworthy companies in the print finishing and embellishment space, including Canon Solutions America, Scodix, Baldwin, AMS Spectral UV, Heidelberg, Duplo, Harris & Bruno International, Infinity Foils, and Universal Engraving (UEI Group Companies).

Amplify will have various products and equipment on its display

Attendees will experience live equipment demonstrations in the technology zone from companies, including Kama, Absolute Printing Equipment, Rollem, Kurz Transfer Products, and Skandacor. The Mailing Pavilion, sponsored by the Envelope Manufacturers Association (EMA), will spotlight hot topics and trends in envelopes, direct mail, and data service industries, from exhibitors including Parkland Direct, Victor Envelope, and newly signed W+D North America.

Amplify sets its sights on raising the standard for metallic decorating techniques, folding and gluing, UV coating, laminates, laser cutting, binding, embossing, diecutting, and direct mail by showcasing the brands, products, equipment, software, and experts involved in the many processes. 


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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