Faridabad-based Shyam Techno Prints is a paper bag-making machine manufacturer. Established in 2019, just before the Covid-19 pandemic started, the company earlier produced consumables and spare parts. As the pandemic hit the nation and there was a total lockdown, the company stayed by supplying spare parts. It also made mask manufacturing machines during the pandemic. Since the Covid-19 restrictions were removed, the company resumed manufacturing machines to make paper bags.
Participating in the recently concluded PrintPack India for the first time the company booked many orders. To date, it has delivered 70 machines across the country, with many more in the pipeline.
“A company’s competitiveness is mainly determined by the quality of the products and services it delivers to its consumers,” said Deepak Saini, director, Shyam Techno Print. The company produces and manufactures its STP-PBM 0812/1018/1418/1824/1018P/1418P/1824P machines with options for single or multicolor flexographic printing or without flexo printing unit for automatic V bottom, square bottom, medical pouches, and many other applications. The paper thickness that can be used on these machines ranges from 30 to 120 gsm while the length of the paper can range from 80-610 millimeters, and the width from 60-455 millimeters. The machine can produce 900 paper bags in a minute.
The Shyam Techno Print paper bag-making machines produce bags without handles for food, shopping, grocery, and medical bags for X-rays and other sectors. The machine has side gluing and center pasting options for a variety of customer requirements.
The company buys adhesives from local manufacturers and also provides customers with the recipe to brew their adhesives at home, which can be a cost-effective solution. It uses Dolphin inks for printing paper bags and for its customer demonstrations.
Saini says, “One can kickstart a business with a minimal amount of Rs 5 lakh. Our machines can be available at a tiny amount from Rs 5-25 lakh for the smaller devices and for the big machines it can go up to Rs 45-55 lakh.”
The company has an expansion plan to grow its market in South India. It will participate in more exhibitions and plans to attend the PackPlus event in Delhi, taking place from 7-9 July.
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.