Konica Minolta shows range of presses at Pamex 2023

Focussed on customers- existing, potential and resellers

Konica Minolta stall at Pamex

Konica Minolta participated in the premier printing exhibition – Pamex 2023. With all the big players from the industry present, showcasing its range of digital and label presses. The event was organized at the Bombay Exhibition Center, Mumbai, from 27-30 March 2023.

Konica Minolta used this as an opportune moment to showcase their printers, such as Industrial printers (IP) and Professional Printers (PP), In IP, AccurioLabel 230, AccurioShine 3600, along with their digital die-cutting solutions and Professional Printer (PP) AccurioPress C12000 with IQ-501.

The company emphasized the extensive benefits of their digital press, the Accurio Label 230, for their customers regarding productivity, flexibility, and stability to meet growing market needs. Konica Minolta showcased 6 sheet-fed Profession Printers and 3 Industrial Printers along with finishing accessories, to make Pre Press to Post Press setups with ample business opportunities in the Printing Market.

Speaking about the event, Katsuhisa Asari, managing director of Konica Minolta India said, “We are delighted to receive such a positive response from all potential businesses in the region. The exhibition has given us an insight into how Konica Minolta is enabling businesses in the printing segment to expand their operations.”

“At the same time”, he adds “it has given us new viewpoints/areas in which we can develop and modify our products that further assist our user base. We, at Konica Minolta India, believe that trust is the best medium to grow success. In tandem with this as our core value, we have well-positioned ourselves in providing office automation and digital printing solutions that aid us in bolstering our credibility amongst our esteemed partners and resellers. With our solutions and products, we are committed to assisting businesses in achieving their sustainability target.”

Konica Minolta also demonstrated their AccurioShine 3600 and AccurioPress C12000 as tools for digital label production. The AccurioShine 3600 is a pioneering technology that customers could use for building 2D and 3D gloss effects on their products. With customization and personalization at the forefront of Konica Minolta’s offerings, they cater to the ever-growing demand for tailored printing solutions that enable customers to address the increasingly complex requirements of modern-day printing.

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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