But more importantly, the number of exhibitors at PrintPack and the footfalls, up 30%, and sales figures expected to exceed Rs 250-crore, prove that brand PrintPack ensured the industry took a solid first step on the road to good health.
A look at the top newsmakers at PrintPack India 2015.
All the digital players at the show, from Canon to Konica Minolta; and from HP to Xerox did good business with an average of Rs 4.5-crore each. Canon sold all the eight machines on display at the show. Puneet Datta of canon says, "We expect a business of Rs 30million in the next month from the show." Xerox bagged multiple orders for Versant 2100 as well as the C60/C70, while Konica Minolta registered a "good response" for the Jet Varnish 3D.
Monotech did a business of Rs 11+ crore. This included. orders for 10 Konica Minolta kit; three BasysPrint, two Amsky flexo and one HDGE UV CTP systems; and two Pixeljet wide-format printers. There were rumours that the Scodix on display was also sold to a printer in Indore, but Monotech denied having made the sale.
Fujifilm, Kodak and TechNova were buoyed by good sales too.
The two press manufacturers, Komori and Ryobi, through their representatives in India, Insight Communications and Provin Technos respectively, did between Rs 25-crore to Rs 30-crore each. Both firms notched up double digit orders for offset presses. Goes to show there is no decline of traditional print.