Redington to show HP Indigo Digital Press at PrintPack 2022

HP Indigo at India Expo Centre – Hall 5 C16, C18, C20

Redington India to showcase its HP Indigo Digital Press at their stand in PrintPack 2022 Photo: Redington India
Redington India to showcase its HP Indigo Digital Press at their stand in PrintPack 2022 Photo: Redington India

Chennai-based Redington India is the authorized distributor in India who will represent the HP Indigo digital printing presses. Started in 1993 in the country, Redington aims to offer a robust technology-powered platform to enable a seamless flow of products and services.

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Redington India is a regular participant at PrintPack. This year, from 26 to 30 May 2022, when the show is happening after a long gap, the company will be displaying its HP Indigo digital press to showcase the innovation in digital printing.

Commenting on the audience, Manju Ramarao, director, Graphics Solutions Business of the company, said, “At PrintPack, we are looking for the print services and providers who come with the mindset of changing and adapting the new technology into business. We always believe in upgrading ourselves with the latest technology and innovative ideas. This show will be very helpful in terms of showcasing the strength of HP Indigo technology.”

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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