Golden Print & Pack installs Konica Minolta AccurioPress C12000

Company is presently using five Konica Minolta presses

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Konica Minolta AccurioPress C12000 at Golden Print & Pack plant. Photo IPP

Noida-based printer Golden Print & Pack recently installed a Konica Minolta AccurioPress C12000 printer. The company, which was established in 1997, has used a series of presses to date but it’s the performance of Konica Minolta’s products that has left no scope for any complaints.

Anil Chauhan, director of Golden Print & Pack, commenting on their previous presses, said, “We have used a variety of presses such as mini offsets, presses from Xorex, Ricoh, and more. The first Konica Minolta press we installed at our plant was the Konica Minolta Bizhub Press C8000 printer, which was launched in the year 2006. It’s been around 15 years since we’ve been using the C8000 press.”

Elaborating on the utility of the Konica Minolta press, Chauhan said, “We got the C8000 press installed from Konica Minolta. And in the span of the last 15 years, we have sent every other press to an early retirement. At the time being, Golden Print & Pack uses only Konica Minolta presses. We have five of its presses up and running at our plant.”

Konica Minolta’s presses have given no problem to date, Chauhan said, in addition the company also benefits from the annual maintenance contract since all of the current in-use presses are from the same company. “This has enabled Golden Print & Pack to enhance its production capacity and meet the requirements of customers on time,” Chauhan said.

Haryana Offset Printers

Haryana Offset Printers is another firm owned by Anil Chauhan, providing solutions for all types of digital post-press equipments and parts. This firm producing qualitative services pan India was incorporated in August 2001.

“Our customer base is very wide for post-press equipment. We have sent machinery to Chennai, Kolkata, Kanyakumari, Ahmedabad, Jammu, and many cities in Uttar Pradesh. We can say for sure that our trading portfolio is expanding. We trade machines such as auto-feeding cutting machines, label sheet cutters, lamenting machines, glue binding machines, and more. Our team works in close coordination with our clients to meet their expectations and offer cost-effective ways of promoting their business,” he added.

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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