Konica Minolta displays printed samples at Screen Print India in Mumbai

Connecting printers to print buyers

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Left to right: Ashish Joshi and Vijay Kamat Konica Minolta Business Solutions India

At Screen Print India 2022, Konica Minolta India displayed samples of applications printed on its industrial printers. Screen Print India 2022 was held at Jio World Convention Centre in Mumbai from 12-14 May. 

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“By showing the high-end digital print applications at our booth at Screen Print India, we are trying to make these more visible to brand owners and corporates so that they can connect with the printers who are using our industrial printing machines,” says Vijay Kamat, product manager IP – PP & IP marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions India. 

Kamat said that the samples displayed were printed using industrial printing solutions MGI Jetvarnish, roll-to-roll Accuriolabel 230 label digital press, and the KM 1e. The samples were printed at the Konica Minolta demo center. 

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Printed samples at Konica Minolta stand

Konica Minolta got a very good response at the expo and met a number of visitors during the three days. “Initially we were apprehensive about participating in Screen Print India because the Indian economy was coming out of a long pandemic. However, with the kind of response we have received at the expo has been fantastic which justifies our decision to be here. We have got a lot of enquires and we are working to connect print buyers to printers,” Kamat said. 

Kamat said that the company booth was designed to display print applications, and the company got a lot of inquiries about the machines as well. “We are seeing that customers are now ready to invest in digital presses as the industry recovers. Short-run volumes have increased manifold,” he said.

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