Line O Matic’s stationery-making machines at PrintPack 2022

Meet the paper converting experts – Hall 9B Stand F25-26

Line O Matic’s Fully Automatic Exercise Book Machine will be on display at PrintPack 2022 Photo: Line O Matic
Line O Matic’s Fully Automatic Exercise Book Machine will be on display at PrintPack 2022 Photo: Line O Matic

Ahmedabad-based Line O Matic said to be one of the world’s leading manufacturers of machines for manufacturing paper stationery, paper converting and packaging, will again participate in the PrintPack India exhibition. PrintPack India 2022, from 26 to 30 May, is taking place after a delay caused by the Covid pandemic. There seems to be quite a bit of pent-up energy amongst exhibitors, printers, and converters to show and discuss what’s new and to network. For the exhibitors, it’s an opportunity to show developments made over the past three years since the previous PrintPack India event. 

Line O Matic is a regular participant of PrintPack as it is at international shows such as drupa in Germany. This time, in Greater Noida, it will be displaying its paper stationery machinery at Stand F25-26 in Hall 9B. In addition, the company will also have a catalog presentation of its various ranges of paper stationery equipment. Line O Matic is committed to helping its customers produce high-quality products safely, efficiently, and sustainably.

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No restrictions on travel in India

Dilip Golani, senior manager of marketing at Line O Matic, expressed his excitement about the forthcoming event and said, “This event is happening after the long Covid break, and we are expecting to meet with our existing as well as prospective customers and to have good and genuine leads from the show. Furthermore, this event will be actually beneficial to generate the leads from India and overseas as there is no such restriction on traveling, so we may see a good flow of visitors in this show as this is the first show happening in corona time and expecting a good number of onsite deals.”

“We are expecting genuine business visitors during the show from companies and their decision-makers who have kept their projects on hold due to Covid-19. And, as per the current situation, there is no problem that we are seeing in this industry – as paper and printing are both are essential products,” he concluded.

Note: The IPPGroup will be publishing the PrintPack India Show Daily on all five days of the event from 26 to 30 May 2022. Our May issues of Indian Printer and Publisher and Packaging South Asia will also contain previews of the event.

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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