Bobst to show diecutter and folder gluer at PrintPack 2022

Novacut 106 and Expertfold will be on display at Hall 9B Stand F34

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Bobst is going to show its Accucheck inline inspection system at PrintPack 2022 Photo: Bobst
Bobst is going to show its Accucheck inline inspection system at PrintPack 2022 Photo: Bobst

Bobst, known for providing services in label, flexible packaging, folding carton and corrugated board industries in India, is again participating in PrintPack 2022. This time, the company will be showcasing the newly-made diecutters and folder gluer at the show in Hall 9B, Stand F34. In addition, Bobst team will be there at the exhibition to prepare, produce, maintain, and optimize production workflow with various solutions. 

At PrintPack India 2022, the company will showcase their third-generation Novacut 106, which was launched in 2020. On the folder gluer front, they will show Expertfold, which is equipped with the newly launched second-generation Accucheck inline inspection system. Both the machines will be running with jobs during the exhibition. 

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Bobst shows curiosity to meet their customers

PrintPack is resuming after almost 3 years. People are now keen to visit such exhibitions where they get an opportunity to see new technological developments in the industry and meet the exhibitors in person. This time Bobst is planning to meet their prospective customers and engage in fruitful discussions for the future growth of their businesses and the industry.

Venugopal Menon, zonal business director at Bobst India, commenting on his expectations for the exhibition and said, “PrintPack is considered one of the biggest in our industry, and Bobst has been participating in it for many years. Here, we expect to meet our existing customers and prospective customers looking to diversify into the packaging business, associates to partner with us and more. We feel people visiting the exhibition are serious buyers who want to understand, make good decisions in selecting the right equipment for their businesses, and treat the exhibition as the right avenue for the same.”

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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