Focus on textile printing, soft signage at Pamex 2024

6-9 February 2024 in Mumbai

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Apart from labels, flexible, corrugation and cartons, Pamex has extended its focus on textile printing and soft signage in the upcoming edition.

The 2024 edition of the Pamex printing show – which covers labels, cartons, flexible packaging, and corrugation – will extend its focus on textile printing and the soft signage industry. The event, organized by the All India Federation of Master Printers (AIFMP) in association with Print-Packaging.Com, will be held from 6-9 February 2024 in Mumbai.

The Indian Printing Industry has witnessed increasing cross-segment migration, especially after the pandemic. The changing dynamics of the industry were highlighted at Pamex 2023, which dedicated an exclusive hall to labels and flexible packaging. This year’s theme was ‘Convergence in Print’. 

As a natural progression in the continuing story of convergence, Pamex has extended its focus on textile printing and soft signage in the upcoming edition, the organizers said. 

Textile printing

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The textile printing machinery segment will feature the manufacturers and providers of textile printing solutions, including digital printing machines; sublimation printing, DTF & DTG, heat transfer machines; flatbed and rotary screen printing and more.

Driven by the advancements in printing technologies and increasing disposable incomes of the consumer, the Indian textile printing market is growing at 7% every year. While there is a growth in the use of a range of technologies, including screen and sublimation printing, the demand for digital printing technology, growing at 17%, is outstripping others as it allows for greater flexibility and efficiency in production. 

The textile printing machinery segment will feature the manufacturers and providers of textile printing solutions, including digital printing machines; sublimation printing, DTF & DTG, heat transfer machines; flatbed and rotary screen printing; fabric label printing machines; textile printing consumables, including inks, chemicals, and auxiliaries.

Soft signage

The soft signage industry in India is valued at around Rs 1,750 crore and is growing at a CAGR of 10%. The growth in the industry provides an attractive service opportunity for sign printers looking to expand their offerings, while the textile printers are seamlessly able to move into this new business.

However, some of today’s sign and display service providers are also using their systems to expand into fabric and garment printing as well as commercial or home décor applications. The commercial printers facing growth challenges in their segment, find both textile printing and soft signage printing easy to diversify into.

The displays in the segment will include digital soft signage printers; digital and screen fabric and textile printers; heat transfer machines; printheads and software; solvent-based, eco-solvent-based, UV curable, and latex inks; dyes, toners, and cartridges; polyester-based and natural fiber textiles and blends and other PVC-free media.

PAMEX 2024 will thus cover the entire gamut of print, including labels, cartons, flexible packaging, corrugation, textile printing, and the soft signage industry.

The show will be held from 6-9 February 2024 in halls 1,2 & 3 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai. The show will feature more than 500 exhibitors and is expected to attract more than 40,000 visitors from all over India and neighboring countries.

In 2024, we are looking at full recovery and growth-led investment in Indian printing

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India is a large and tough terrain and while its book publishing and commercial printing industry have recovered and are increasingly embracing digital print, the Indian newspaper industry continues to recover its credibility and circulation. The signage industry is also recovering and new technologies and audiences such as digital 3D additive printing, digital textiles, and industrial printing are coming onto our pages. Diversification is a fact of life for our readers and like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

India is one of the fastest growing economies in nominal and real terms – in a region poised for the highest change in year to year expenditure in printing equipment and consumables. Our 2024 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock – to emphasize your visibility and relevance to your customers and turn potential markets into conversations.

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