Sahil Graphics – Hall 3 Stand B28-30 at PrintPack India 2022

Showcases latest design development of square bottom paper bags

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Sahil, vertical head- marketing at Sahil Graphics standing in front of the paper bag machine in hall 3 stand B28,29,30 at PrintPack India 2022. Photo IPP

Sahil Graphics has come up with numerous machines for making paper bags in Hall 3 Stand B28-30 at PrintPack India 2022, at India Expo Mart, Greater Noida. The latest design development of square bottom paper bag machines is relatively new in the market. Last year, the firm started manufacturing machines and is now showcasing them at the event.

Sahil Graphics has a complete solution for making paper bags in-house, from printing and pasting to handle fixing. There are several Chinese machines for making paper bags in the market, but Sahil Graphics manufactures make-in-India machines, giving massive competition to the Chinese manufacturers. In terms of financials, the cost of both the Chinese and Indian machines is equivalent. Moreover, our machines are good in service and response time, and Indian customers are now purchasing the indigenously crafted machines,” says Sahil, vertical head of Marketing at Sahil Graphics.

A shift in the technology paradigm

There is a technological shift in the market from conventional mechanics to modern and advanced technology. Sahil told IPP that people made paper bags manually ten years back, but the retail industry adapted and moved towards technology with the passage of time. Today, the machines are automated, which enhances the production of paper bags by leaps and bounds. Now, one can make up to 1,50,000 paper bags a day from a single machine. The erstwhile production of paper bags was too low, around 10,000 to 20,000 paper bags a day depending on the number of hands. With technological advances and automation, the cost of paper bags has gone down immensely and set a stage for the market. 

Sahil Graphics manufactures and supplies offset printing machines, flexo roll to roll printing, non-woven bags, paper bags, paper cup forming, and paper straw making machines used for making D cut bags, W cut bags, grocery paper bags, shopping paper bags, paper straws, paper cups, printing non woven bags, newspapers, calendars, posters, magazines, and journals.

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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