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PrintPack India preview: 23-28 February, 2013

20 February 2013

PrintWeek India team of Rahul Kumar and Supreeth Sudhakaran collate the must-sees and highlights from leading names of the industry who are exhibiting at the six day show

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A S Print Aids/Capital Graphic Supplies

Hall H3 / Stall J-19/21
A S Print Aids/Capital Graphic Supplies will co-exhibit with CITO Systems and representatives from its principal partners would be present on its stand to interact with the customers. “We will have a stall of 56 sqm in the name of Capital Graphic Supplies and AS Print Aids; out of which 24 sqm will be earmarked in the name of CITO Systems. Justo Yufera i Ponte, technical sales manager of CITO will be present at the show. In addition, representatives from our other principals such as Hunkeler Far East, Tresu and Serviform will be interacting with visitors. We will also be displaying Ecologica – an automatic bending machine at the stand,” says Arun Gandhi, director, Capital Graphic Supplies.
Product(s) to watch: Ecologica – automatic bending machine.
Contact: Arun Gandhi +91 9811018617, 9811088878, Email: info@cgsasp.com, arungandhi@cgsasp.com
 
Abhikruti Digi-soft
Hall 5 / Stall C07/05
Abhikruti Digi-Soft will display its new designs and printed colour shades for designers. The company is also planning to launch an online edition for upcoming designers.
Abhikruti provides ready- to-use instant colour images, designs and artworks for DTP units and graphic designers. The well-arranged instant colour images and design come in easy-to-use DTP pack of DVDs that cover 60 sections and also carry colour reference book.
Product(s) to watch: New designs and printed colour shades 
Contact: S Vijaya Sarathi, +91 8662439327/abhikrutidigisoft@gmail.com
 
Acme Machinery (India) 
Hall H3 / Stall J-20/28
Acme Machinery (India) has been catering to the Indian print industry since 1958, manufacturing and exporting a wide range equipment for paper and board printing; and packaging and converting. According to the company, its their inherent commitment to deliver quality products that adhere strictly to customer specifications, which has earned it  an invaluable reputation in the global market.
Product(s) to watch: Carton folder and gluers; exercise notebook making; automatic double reel ruling; paper cutting machine.  
Contact   +91 22 2403 7398, 2403 8823/ acme@acmeindia.com, machinery@acmeindia.com 
 
Adco Print Pack India
Hall H2 / Stall H16/14
First timer, Adco Print Pack India will display its machinery for print, food, pharmaceutical, pulp, bottling unit, and other allied industries. Established a decade ago, the ISO 9001:2008 company manufactures the equipment at its plant in Faridabad. According to Sonu Yadav of Adco, “All our products are manufactured by a team of skilled experts, following norms and guidelines laid down by the industry.” He adds, “Our company is equipped with a team of professional experts and experienced engineers who are well aware of the latest market trends and technology, and accordingly fabricate the products, so as to meet customers’ requirements.”
Product(s) to watch:  Paper cup making machine, paper plate making machine, thermal lamination machine, screen printing machine, shrink packing machine, slitter machine and cold lamination machine.
Contact: Sonu Yadav +91 9911655525, 9953884421 / adcoprintpackindia@gmail.com
 
Advanced Graphic Systems
Hall H3 /Stall J-20 / 16 and 18
In July, colour management solution provider, Advanced Graphic Systems (AGS) signed a distribution agreement with France-based Alwan Color Expertise (ACE). Vishnu R Kamat, associate vice president – sales, Advanced Graphic Systems feels that adapting technologies, which can help printers save on the wastes and raw material, is a direct way of managing costs. At PrintPack India, the company will display a fleet of solutions launched at Drupa by its principle partners such as X-Rite, Alwan, ColorGate and Ink Pre-setting (CIP3) connections. This include CMYK ink optimiser software, Print Standardiser software, densitometers, spectrodensitometers, auto tracking devices, plate readers, colour management software from X-Rite, and RIP cum proofing software for inkjet, digital, large format printing for standardising proofs to match to offset printing standards from ColorGate.
Product(s) to watch: ColorGate and Ink Pre-setting (CIP3) connections.
Contact: Vishnu Kamat +91 9223191789, 584 / vishnukamat@agsindia.com, santhosh.kp@agsindia.com
 
Aim Graphic Machines
Hall H2 / Stall H17/08
A prominent manufacturer, exporter and supplier multi-colour web offset printing machines for newspapers, periodicals, book printing and commercial printing, Aim Graphics Machines have been a regular at the PrintPack India shows since the the company’s beginning in 2002. Aim Graphic Machines has strengthened its operation with investment in technologies, human resource and brand imaging. Anwar Ali of Aim Graphic, says, “We never rest on our past laurels. We constantly push our limits to exceed the aspirations of our customers.” Among Aim’s customers are – Brilliant Printers from Bengaluru; Vasant Printers and SKV Offset from  Chennai; Ajanta Offset from Hyderabad; Darbari Offset from Kolkata and Ravi Offset from Agra.
Product(s) to watch: Web offset presses – 4 Hi Tower and 3-Color Satellite; and 1/8 paper folding machine.
Contact: Anwar Ali +91 1292211163, +91 9350857392/ info@newswebengineers.com
 
Alliance Printech
Hall H3 / Stall J-19/18
For Alliance Printech, established in 2007, this will be the first PrintPack India show. The Faridabad-based Indian manufacturer is a supplier of narrow and mid-size web printing, business forms presses, slitter rewinders, and printing machines, offline numbering machine, pack collator and paper collator system. The company recently unveiled a new series of Ace flexo web presses, and launched its in-line flexo press at the Labelexpo India 2012. At PrintPack India, the company will showcase the Ace presses, available in 10inch and 20inch width, which the company claims are moderately priced with futuristic features, besides range of its other equipment.
Product(s) to watch: Ace flexo web presses and other converting equipment.
Contact: Jatinder Kumar Julka +91 98115 12099/allianceprintech@gmail.com
 
Amit International
Hall H2 / Stall H-17/14
 The representative for Shinohara has been connected with the graphics art industry business since 1954, marketing Adast Dominant range of sheetfed offset printing machines in India. Amit International has been participating at PrintPack shows since 1996 and at this show, the company will, besides Shinohara and Adast showcase machines from manufacturers like Heidelberg and Komori. The company has installed more than 100 four- and five-colour Adast Dominant presses in India besides second-hand Shinohara offset machines in Maharashtra. “Even now, we sell from our stock, secondhand Adast Dominant machines imported from Europe,” says Asit Jain, one of the two brothers, who are the directors at Amit International. “These machine are checked by Adast engineers,” he says. Jain’s brother Amit, says, “Original and imported spares, services and installation are provided by us for Adast and Polly machines all over India,” adding, “we also provide secondhand Heidelberg machines which are checked by Heidelberg Engineers in Europe.” According to Jain, there is a demand for younger model and the chances of technically sound machine sales are very bright. “Keeping with the trend, we try our best to offer machines which are completely checked by authorised technical persons in Europe,” he says. Amit International’s future plans include a tie-up with packaging machinery manufacturers.
Product(s) to watch: Special deals on imported Adast kit.
Contact: Amit Jain +91 9810037638 / shinoharaindia@gmail.com
 
Anil Agencies
Hall 3 / Stall B-06/05  
The firm is a trading group which specialises in international quality papers, premium fine papers, packaging and binding boards, covering and binding materials, adhesives, printing inks, binding accessories and rigid box making machines. According to the company, it is committed to providing a one-stop solution by offering a wide range of products for the graphic industry.
Product(s) to watch: The firm will have on display BILT, Smurfit Kappa paper products, FibreMark, Sakata Inx, Synt3 coated and coagulated polyurethanes among others. 
Contact: Mohit Jain +91 11 41704555, 41705046/info@anilagencies.com 
 
APL Machinery
Hall 1 / Stall A02/08; A02/05; A03/06 and A-01/06
APL Machinery, the New Delhi-based manufacturer of UV coating curing systems, screen printing, post-press, PVC profile printing and non-woven bags machines will join hands with Germany-based Vegra to establish Vegra APL Printing Solutions, which will be formally announced at PrintPack India 2013. Vegra is a manufacturer of dispersion coatings, fountain solutions, specific purpose coatings, cleaning and maintenance products and printing aids. At the show, APL will also demonstrate  its latest models in screen printing and latest technologies for coating effects.“We will conduct live demonstration of the fully-auto UV coating and curing machine, and semi-auto DG UV coating and curing machine for UV applications. We will also display Vegra APL products, which are the result of a joint venture of Vegra Germany and APL. This will enable us to offer total solutions for print finishing,” said CP Paul, director at APL Machinery. Elaborating on the launch of the new company, Rajiv Kapoor, CEO, APL Machinery, said, “Demand of today printer is to give special effects and that is only possible with right machinery and consumables else the effects cannot be achieved. APL is a leader in UV machines and Vegra in print finishing consumables. The JV will provide a single point contact to all our customers for print finishing applications.”
Product(s) to watch: UV coating curing systems, screen printing, post-press.
Contact: Rajiv Kapoor  +91 9811048306/ rajiv@aplmachinery.com
 
Apsom Infotex
Hall 1 / Stall A02/01 
The New Delhi-based representative of Japanese wide-format print equipment manufacturer Roland, Apsom Infotex is all set to display Roland’s presses – the LEC-330 and VS-640 presses. These presses are available with optional metallic and white ink configuration. “It allows a larger colour gamut on CMYK with white and gloss varnish, coupled with the facility to print on almost any substrate (including most polycarbonates), making it ideal products that allows users to value-add and generate considerable savings,” says Gulshan Kumar, business development manager at Apsom. Apsom will also showcase the recently launched Soljet Pro 4 XR-640 and Roland Eco-Sol Max2 white and metallic silver inks for the XR-640 printers. According to Kumar, these inks combined with the XR-640, can produce high quality, large scale images in a shorter time than the machine’s predecessor. “There’s more flexibility with the resolutions so you can use that to speed things up, but it’s the overall package, which combines printer, ink and RIP that makes everything faster,” says Kumar.
Product(s) to watch: Soljet Pro 4 XR-640.
Contact: Gulshan +91 9310196600 / admin@apsom.com 
 
Associated Engineering Corporation
Hall 7 / Stall D12/07
One of the regulars at PrintPack India shows, Associated Engineering Corporation (ACE) will showcase its latest equipment in printing, corrugated board and box making, packaging, binding and allied machines. Vinay Kumar Gupta, CEO at ACE, says, “Products such as flute laminators, folder gluers, slot die-cut and thin blade slitters would be the highlight of the show and our focus would also be on corrugation box manufacturers.”
Product(s) to watch: Jumbo die-cutter, hot-foil cum platen die-cutter, programmable paper guillotine, thermal cum cold combo model laminator, semi-auto corrugation line.  
Contact: Sukhdev Kumar Gupta/Vinay Kumar Gupta +91-183-2580540, 2580340, 5099085/ sujata@jla.vsnl.net.in
 
Autoprint Machinery
Hall 3 / Stall B04/02
During the last edition of PrintPack India, Autoprint Machinery showcased the Dion 450 four-colour offset printing press and the show stealer Fine Coat 50. At PrintPack India 2013, Autoprint will show the improved Dion 450+ four-colour printing press and the upgraded Fine Coat 80+ – the UV and aqueous coating machine. The company will also launch its print inspection machine Checkmate 65 during the show. Besides, it will also showcase, automatic die-punching machine Repetto 65 V2 and variable data printer Reckoner VDP 65. For Autoprint, PrintPack India shows have always been a great forum to showcase its products. “We expect a positive impact this time too,” says B Vijay Kumar, senior manager for marketing support at Autoprint. “As a manufacturer, we are focused on providing innovative products at affordable cost.” Post the show, Autoprint plans to invest in R&D of print inspection, affordable four-colour press and post-press machine segments. “We aim to clinch the title of Asia’s number one printing machine equipment manufacturer in the next five years,” says Kumar.
Product(s) to watch: The Dion 450+ four-colour printing press and Fine Coat 80+ UV and aqueous coating machine.
Contact: C N Ashok/B Vijay Kumar +91 422 2212416, 2216750/info@autoprint.co.in 
 
Baumer India
Hall H2 / Stall H18/06
The Baumer Group is leading producer of  of sensors, shaft encoders, measuring instruments as well as components for automatic image processing. Vaibhav Kulkarni of Baumer foresees growth prospects in quality assurance products and cold glue systems for packaging industry. He also adds that printers should adopt automation technologies to manage costs, shortages and also to reduce final cost. At PrintPack India, Baumer will display the digital technology Glue Gun P600 that was also highlighted at Drupa. In addition, the company will launch its latest controller technology in glue application:  Controller XPE04/08 along with its other products such as cold glue systems and various quality assurance products. 
Product(s) to watch: Glue Gun P600 and Controller XPE04/08.
Contact: Vaibhav Kulkarni +91 9371611352 / sales.in@baumer.com
 
Bobst
Hall 5 / Stall C08/06
Bobst has been an active participant in PrintPack India since 1996. In this edition of the show, the finishing machine expert will focus on showcasing its innovations and capabilities, and try to convey the message that being cost effective and productivity is the key to face challenging times. On PrintPack India, Venugopal Menon, vice president for BU sheetfed-Indian sub-continent at Bobst, says, “Customers come to see new possibilities and solutions, which can help them in their businesses. But we have a 24x7 show open at our Competence Centre in Pune where we showcase the latest converting solutions in folding carton and the doors are always open for anyone wanting to see the machines in action and want to see their own jobs running. So shows alone can’t help us build business.” Talking about the debate over the venue change, he says, “We feel it will be a challenge to get customers to such a remote destination. Facility and space at Noida has been a major challenge for exhibitors to showcase machines inside halls. Many of them have had to settle in external hangers. But we all wish for the show to be a success as a lot of money and effort will go into putting up this show.” Talking about the emerging trends in the industry, he adds, “Customers are looking at automating their finishing process with less dependency on labour. They want productive and reliable equipment to meet the JIT (Just in Time) deliveries and price pressure demands from their customers. Also zero fault packaging techniques is another trend that I have seen.” “We see the opportunity in unorganised players getting into organised segment and with larger players consolidating the market. Print packaging firms have realised the need to have a good production work flow and better organisation and practises like GMP and adopting new quality accreditations like  UGRA, BRC-IOP, ISO 9001 etc. Few firms have also gone for SAP implementations which help them to be more organised, cost-efficient and provide better services to their end customers,” he adds. 
Product(s) to watch: Die-cutting machine from Bobst
Contact: Venugopal +91 9822504359 / puneet.aggarwal@bobstgroup.com  venugopal.menon@bobstgroup.com  Pooja.Pimpodkar@bobst.com
 
Boxtech Bangalore
Hall H2 / Stall H16/08
Making its debut at the show, Boxtech, the manufacturer of carton folder gluer will showcase a range of its products. Established in 2000, the company claims to have over 150 installations in India and overseas.
Product(s) to watch: Boxtech BT - series high-speed automatic carton folder and gluer; and Boxtech cash cover folder and gluer.  
Contact: Ajay Nayak +91 80 28364387 / info@boxtech.in, sales@boxtech.in
 
Canon India
Hall H3 / Stall J-19/21
During the last PrintPack India show, Canon’s stall saw the launch of 53 products, as part of Canon and Oce combined portfolio. The launch included Oce’s web-fed ColorStream digital press. At this show, it will showcase colour and mono presses with solutions and applications, which will be running live. The company will also be showcasing its fleet of wide-format products. According to Puneet Datta, assistant director for marketing and sales at Canon India, “Digital is the buzz word today.” Terming the last big show, Drupa as a sort of digital Drupa, he says, “While inkjet digital presses are the future, laser technology too has matured and now we can achieve offset like quality with these equipment. Transition of more and more percentage of print from offset to digital is inevitable.“ He, however, felt that in India offset printing rules the roost and it may continue for many years. “It will be interesting to see how offset printing industry reacts to it to the digital technology and its advantages. We will need to wait and watch.” Datta adds that POD is the answer to high raw material costs and shortages. “POD can really help to reduce storage costs. Digital with value added propositions can help achieve both the objectives of POD and cost recovery as it will help PSP’s to charge more to their end customer rather than getting into price war and putting pressure on profit margins.”
Product(s) to watch: Colour and mono digital presses.  
Contact: Gurjit Singh Dhingra  +91 9810409223 / gurjit.dhingra@canon.co.in
 
Chemline india
Hall 3  / Stall B06/01
Manufacturer of specialty industrial adhesives, coatings, thermal lamination films, protective films and label stocks, Chemline made its PrintPack debut in the last edition of the show.  The company, which had participated in Drupa 2012, plans to highlight the same products at PrintPack this year.
“As we have wide range of applications, we would be displaying a section of our products such as Hot Melt Pressure Sensitive Adhesive (HMPSA), Dry Lamination adhesives (DL), and Hotmelt Book Binding SW (64). The potential target customers for us would be label stock and gum sheets manufacturers, lamination jobbers and book publishing companies,” says Shuchi Gupta, AGM – sales and marketing at Chemline India. The company claims that Hotmelt book binding (HMBB), Hotmelt pressure sensitive adhesive (HMPSA), UV and aqua coatings and varnishes hold growth opportunity in the upcoming future.
Product(s) to watch: Hot Melt Pressure Sensitive Adhesive (HMPSA)
Contact: Suchi +91 9650067772 / exportscoord@chemlineglobal.com
 
Condot Systems
Hall 5 / Stall C08/04
Condot Systems was founded in the year of 1994 by young technocrats for contact coding systems. These systems are used to print the variable information like manufacturing data, maximum retail price and expiry data on any porous or non-porous materials. The necessity of marking of variable information is increasing fuelled by a growing market. Condot’s products are used for numbering, bar-coding, mailing application, A3 and A4 variable data page printing and package coding. These products are based on HP – TIJ technology, a water-based, small drop size, high resolution inkjet technology. The benefit of this technology it uses water-based ink which can print on most of the paper labels of any size, mono carton, unit packs or shipper cartons. It is environment-friendly water-based ink will not have any odour or unwanted fumes in the packing area of pharma drugs. Condot Systems will showcase its package coders and variable data printing solutions at this year’s PrintPack India show.
Product(s) to watch: Inkjet coding machines for monocartons and unit packs.  
Contact: Mukesh Patel 9820131656/cspl@condotsystems.com
 
DB Engineering
Hall H2 / Stall H18/02
DB Engineering, a company under the Beri Group of Industries, specialises in cutting tools in India. At PrintPack India 2013, DB Engineer will bring to its stand, a range of cutting tools for metal paper, printing, packaging, plastic, wood, rubber and allied industries under the brand Atlas. Established in 1951, DB Engineering has five production units in and around New Delhi, spread over an area of 120,000 sq/ft. The production facility boasts of heat treatment and cryogenic technology, CNC machines, turning centres and grinding machines. The company serves customers in over 60 countries.
Product(s) to watch: Atlas knives and blade.  
Contact: P K Bhatnagar +91 11 41616454, 26386454 / sales@skberi.com
 
Duratech Automation
Hall 7 / Stall D12/05
Duratech, which produces machines under the brand name of Duratech, will display its all-in-one textile printing machine Texprint at PrintPack India. Simultaneously, the company will also showcase its semi- and fully-automatic screen printing machines at its stand. Sandesh Tere, managing director, Duratech, has been talking about the need for automation in every aspect of printing from a long time, and feels that 2013 will show conspicuous signs of the industry moving towards digital and automation technologies. “As per my point of view the key trend for both manufacturer and customer would be industries getting digitalised and automation in every operation of printing. Printers should adopt automation as a strategy for profitable printing,” he says.  
Product(s) to watch: Texprint
Contact: Sandesh Tere +91 9326475124 / info@unitech-india.net
 
Easeprint Solutions
Hall 5 / Stall C-08/07A
With more than two decades of experience in printing industry, Easeprint Solutions provides software solutions for small and medium print houses. The company has participated in all the PrintPack editions since 2009. Sanjay Handa of Easeprint feels local exhibitions make major impact on regional industry and many who could not visit Drupa take benefits of these exhibitions. With the development of its new line of product portfolio, Easeprint aims to participate in Drupa 2016 and highlight these products focusing on the Asia, Africa and Middle East market. Asserting the need for automation in all aspects of production, Handa says, “A need is the way for requirement, and we hope that people should start understanding the need and demand of automation by cutting manpower cost and implementing the centralised informative systems.”
At the eleventh edition of PrintPack India this year, the company plans to highlight its offset printing estimation and management information solution that has been developed by print professional with an experience of over two decades. 
Product(s) to watch: Easeprint’s customisable Print MIS.
Contact: +91 9871982321 / info@easeprintsolutions.com
 
Electromec
Hall 3 / Stall B04/08
Electromec has been part of five editions of PrintPack, and therefore, K Mohamed Ismail feels that technology, automation, and management education is need of the hour for ushering the industry towards a robust growth path. At the eleventh edition of the show, the company is planning to display its one, three and six clamp perfect binders, automatic case maker, edge squaring machine, nipping machine.
Product(s) to watch: Three and six clamp perfect binders
Contact: K Ismail  + 91 9367423564 / electromec@sify.com
 
Elesa and Ganter India
Hall H1 / Stall H13/10
After years of collaboration between Elesa and Ultratech Service for distribution of Elesa production in India, three years ago, that relationship became a partnership through creation of the branch Elesa and Ganter India. Elesa specialises in a series of handles, knobs and standard handwheels for industrial machines. At the show Elesa and Ganter will be targeting OEMs of pharma and food packaging markets with their products. According to Dharmesh Topkhanewale of Elesa and Ganter India, the company has recently added several new products to its 16 product categories.. Elesa and Ganter India is a joint subsidiary of two of the world market leaders for standard elements. Elesa+Ganter from Italy and Otto Ganter from Germany, who have worked together for over 35 years and have built up an international sales network in order to be close to their end customers. 
Product(s) to watch: A series of handles, knobs and standard handwheels for industrial machines. 
Contact: Dharmesh Topkhanewale  +91 9717100118 / info@elesaganter-india.com  
 
Eureka Machinery
Hall H2 / Stall H-17/09A
Bengaluru-based Eureka Machinery is the distributor of offset printing machine and post press machinery manufacturers such as Shanghai Eureka Machinery Import and Exports, Hans-Gronhi Graphic Technology and Zenbo. Satish BS, managing partner, Eureka Machinery Corporation feels that to cut on costs, printers need to invest on new finishing equipment which will reduce labour, wastage and deliver consistent outputs. 
At PrintPack, Eureka plans to launch its three new machines: Programmatic Paper cutting machine K-115CDh, Programmatic 3 Knife Trimmer S28D, and Paper folding machine ZYHD660. Satish says, “Among the displays, the standout products are the cutting and 3KT machines since these are manufactured by Eureka Machinery, China, and have sold in over 40 countries worldwide, with few OEM. These products are CE certified with all automations and features available at par with any European or Japanese manufacturers.” 
Product(s) to watch: Programmatic Paper cutting machine K-115CDh and Programmatic 3 Knife Trimmer S28D. 
Contact: Sowmya N S +91 9019722556 / sowmya@eurekamachinery.in
 
Esko
Hall  H3 / Stall J20-02
Esko (then Barco) has been a regular exhibitor at the PrintPack India shows since its inception. The end-to-end packaging solutions provide will highlight its Suite 12 and Kongsberg XE10 digital finishing and sample making solution with ArtiosCad structural design software for folding carton convertors. According to Shrihari Rao, sales director for South Asia at Esko says that automation is the ‘in thing’ from both suppliers and customers point of view. “In today’s fast moving world, taking waste out of process is the key to make a business profitable. Customers (in packaging supply chain) want to connect with each other and collaborate in a seamless fashion,” he says. At the show, Esko will work on this need and will address this need with its Suite 12 software solutions, mainly Automation Engine and WebCentre. “Mind to market is our forte in the packaging print world  ” says Rao. With FDI in retail soon becoming a reality and in a space where industry is looking to consolidate, everyone is keen to equip their infrastructure with the latest and best. “To draw attention from the opportunity, it is important to embrace best practices. At Esko we see our solutions in software and equipment, a great opportunity in our customer’s area of operation.”
Product(s) to watch:  Suite 12 and Kongsberg XE10 digital finishing and sample making solution with ArtiosCad structural design software for folding carton convertors.
Contact: Shrihari Rao +91 80 435 20 111/ rao@esko.com
 
Excel Machinery (Guj)
Hall 5 / Stall C-09/02
Vadodara-based Excel Machinery specialises in manufacture of automatic packaging machinery including automatic die-cutting machine and automatic punching machine for packagers engaged in providing paper packaging to pharmaceutical, food and beverage industries. At the show, Excel will showcase its flagship automatic die-cutting machine, Maxima Exb-35. “We have added features which assist smooth operation and self-diagnosis for faulty set-ups plus various safety measures to the machine,” says Jitendra Patel. The company has sold 52 machines since its humble beginning in 1987; ten of which were notched last year. “We have provided an option in die-cutting segment to the Indian packaging industry,” he says. “In terms of precision and performance, we are not far behind the European machine, but in terms of value and return on investment, we are certainly a better option than most Chinese machines.” The last three years has seen Excel investing Rs 2-crore in expanding its plant both in machinery and space. “Our machinery that produce the die-cutting machines are automated, which enables us to produce more. We are now producing 18 machine per annum, and are targeting production and sale of 25 machines next year,” says Patel.
Product(s) to watch: Maxima Exb-35.
Contact: Jitendra Patel +91 2764 286307, +91 98250 60276 / excel_maxima@hotmail.com
 
Fair Deal Engineers 
Hall 5 / Stall C08/05
Fair Deal Engineers will launch several new products at Printpack India, confirms Dharmesh Arora, managing director, Fair Deal Engineers. The company will showcase sheetfed offset presses, non-woven bag printing machine, poly bag printing machine, pocket and wallet envelope making machines, variable data printing machines, and automatic perforation machines at the show. Incepted in 1978 as ancillary of various refrigerator and automotive companies; Fair Deal entered printing industry in 1995 after launching a series of sheetfed presses. With his years of understanding of the industry, Arora feels that a majority of printers are now ploughing back profits to expand facilities and production. Thus, pointing a move towards a growth story for the Indian print and packaging industry.
Product(s) to watch: Offset presses with perforation, numbering and double side printing
Contact: Dharmesh Arora +91 0129 4100234, 4023234, 9810608509,  9810158509/ info@fairprintindia.com
 
Falcon Vacuum Pumps & Systems
Hall 1 / Stall A01/07
Haryana-based Falcon Vacuum Pumps & Systems will showcase a range of its vacuum pumping solutions that are used in printing and packaging industries catering to pharmaceutical and food industry, among others. Established in 1981, Falcon manufactures and exports a variety of pumps including oil lubricated pumps, rotary vane type pumps and other industrial vacuum pumps; and side channel blowers at its production facility in Faridabad. Falcon has plans to launch upgraded side channel blowers in the near future.
Product(s) to watch: Vacuum pressure pumps; dry vacuum and dry vacuum pressure pump.
Contact: Amerpreet Singh +91 129 4026023, +91 9811693351/tkbind@hotmail.com
 
First Paper Idea India
Hall 5 / Stall C-09/02A
First Paper Idea has announced an exclusive alliance with GMP to bring its laminating technology to the Indian subcontinent. As part of this alliance, First Paper Idea will now be selling the entire range of GMP machines along with high quality GMP lamination films. Anuj Mehta, CEO, First Paper Idea, who had participated in Drupa 2012 feels that there were several ‘wow’ technologies during the show but is still sceptical about these technologies becoming a near-future reality. For the company this will be the second PrintPack and the biggest ever since its inception. With 126 sqm stand at the show, the company is poised to showcase its new portfolio of PUR binders for mid and high volume book printers and print-finishing solutions for digital printers and quick printers.
The product showcase would include GMP’s Surelam II 540, Protopic II 540 Dual And Duplex lamination machines, Paperbind Procut Titan 265 cutter, PUR System 444 Plus, DPC 375 AF modular design crease folder, and GW 6000 Numbering System from Graphic Whizard.
Product(s) to watch: PUR System 444 Plus and Surelam II 540.
Contact: Anuj Mehta  +91 9899111300 / info@paperbind.in
 
Fujifilm India
Hall 7 / Stall D-12/08
Fujifilm India will be using the PrintPack India 2013 platform to unveil its latest strategy for digital printing solutions as well as a launch platform for a brand new range of high performance Acquity series printers. Padmakar Ojale, vice president at Fujifilm India says, “With its market leading R&D investments in inkjet printhead and digital ink technologies, Fujifilm is focused on becoming the global leader in inkjet printing technology for the commercial, packaging and wide format market segments.” Fujifilm will showcase Acuity LED 1600 ranges and along with Mimaki wide format inkjet printers (latex and solvent series printers). “The show brings together in one place all the solutions and innovations in large format digital printing,” says Ojale. The Acuity LED 1600 is capable of printing at a speed of 20 sq/meter per hour on a wide range of media of up to 13mm thick using high-speed inkjet print head and high sensitivity UV ink among others. “These features give users the ability to produce high value-added promotional tools, thus providing powerful support for expanding their business into new markets,” concludes Ojale.
Product(s) to watch: Acuity LED 1600.
Contact: Padmakar Ojale / Anil Singh 8879000536 /+91 8588814521 / anil.singh@fujifilmindia.com/contact@fujifilmindia.com
 
Five Star Printing Machinery
Hall 3 / Stand B05/03
KS Khurana of Five Star Machinery feels that packaging and stationary, exercise and notebook making machines are moving towards strong growth. “Next year, the company is planning to introduce two new machines and in coming five or ten years we will be manufacturing machines which are still to be manufactured in India sectors like labels, packaging and print finishing,” Khurana says. At PrintPack, Five Star Machinery will launch its automatic stitching and folding machine, which was also showcased at Drupa. The company will also display its book binding solutions for soft and hard cover books such as wiro, spiral and wire stitch, print finishing machines like round corner, title creaser and perforator, foil printing machine, exercise book stitching and folding machine, paper cutter and board cutter, paper drilling and gluing machine and double wiro inserting and binding machine.
Product(s) to watch: Automatic stitching and folding machine.
Contact: K S Khurana  +91 9814052520 / khuranaks@glide.net.in
 
Fortec
Hall 7 / Stall D12/02
Fortec is a leading manufacturer of semi-automatic hard case binding and casemaking machines. At PrintPack, the company will display its standard products such as case-making machines, case-in machine and joint-forming machines. Fortec has also plans of launching a machine at the show, the details of which are still under wraps.
Products to watch: Hard case binding machine.  
Contact: Rohin Kumar +91  9943011755, 9943929555 / rohin@fortec.in  
 
Galaxy Propac
Hall H2 / Stall H-17/07
Galaxy Propac, which has recently ventured into packaging segment, will focus on Eltosch UV equipment and carton inspection machine from Shanghai Yoco. The company’s director, Neeraj Dargan, says, the same machine which was displayed at Drupa 2012 will be on show at PrintPack India 2013 but with upgradations. “The software of inspection machine has been improved to achieve higher inspection capabilities and transport system.” says Dargan. “The customers today are looking for greater automation and consistency to reduce manual intervention,” he adds. Galaxy caters to the mono carton industry and machinery which provides value addition on print. “This is going to be the core area of growth,” says Dargan.  
Product(s) to watch: Eltosch UV equipment and carton inspection machine from Shanghai Yoco.
Contact: Neeraj Dargan +91 11 47200936, 47200937 /del@galaxypropac.com
 
Grafica Flextronica
Hall H2 / Stall H17/09B
Specialised in the manufacture and supply of a wide range of state of the art screen printing machines for various applications, cylinder presses, textile printing machines, roll-to-roll sheet fed screen printing machines, UV curing machines, screen making equipment, accessories and allied products, Grafica Flextronica has been part of the PrintPack India since 2005. At its stall in PrintPack, Grafica will display live demonstrations of its cylinder press with inline UV, camshell and Nano series machines such as Nano-Print, Nano-Print Plus, Nano-Screen Maker 5-In-1, Nano-Sharpener and Nano-UV, besides huge collection of screen printed value addition samples. “We will also pictorially exhibit our entire range of screen printing machines and allied products including our new Nano-Printex,” says Bhargav Mistry, managing director of Grafica. 
Product(s) to watch: Cylinder press with inline UV and nano-print plus.
Contact: Keyur Vashi +91 9920466617 / sales@graficaindia.com
 
Grafik Machinery Exchange India
Hall 5 / Stall C07/03
Grafik Machinery Exchange India has been manufacturing and exporting coating solutions like print plus coat; roller coater; UV curing system including interdeck UV; carton folder gluers; window patching machine;and liner carton machine. At the show, the New Delhi-based company plans to showcase these equipment, which according to Vimal Jain of Grafik Machinery, will be in accordance with such products shown at Drupa. “Certainly Drupa shows us the path but unfortunately the cost of capital goods showcased at the show is very high and can be afforded by only a marginal section of our industry,” he says. Grafik Machinery has been participating in PrintPack India shows since 2001 and has been eagerly awaiting for the show to start. “This event has great impact on our business as we plan to launch new products. Moreover, it feeds business for the next couple of years, if not more,” says Jain. Among those backing the move of PrintPack India to Noida, Jain says, “The environment at the India Exposition Centre, Greater Noida is apt to organise an industrial fair. In my opinion, now the Pragati Maidan is best for the shows of consumer goods. If we can go to Drupa, why we can’t we take a small ride up to Greater Noida for Asia’s biggest industrial show?” he questions. Established in 1989, Grafik has been following key trends in the industry, when introducing new equipment. “Right now the key trend is towards maximum automation at considerably low capital investment,” he says, adding, “in view of the increase in demand, which will be further fuelled by FDI in retail, the packaging sector will be print’s sunshine sector.”
Product(s) to watch: Range of coating solutions.
Contact: Vimal Jain  +91 98110 88668 / jainvimal@hotmail.com
 
HCL Infosystems
Hall H3 / Stall J-20/06
Distributors of Konica Minolta digital production presses, HCL was recently in news for installing the 1000th Konica Minolta Bizhub press in India as well as its partnership with Intec Printing Solutions, the manufacturer and distributor of extreme heavy stock colour digital printing systems.
Umang Singhal, product manager at HCL, says, “We see growth opportunity in segments such as photolabs, publishing houses as well as commercial jobbers with print shops. Robust growth is expected in the printing market and HCL is aiming to come at par with the increasing market growth rate and enter niche markets and capitalise on the opportunity of this growing sector.” At PrintPack, the company plans to continue its concentrated approach towards the mid and entry-level digital press buyers. At the show, HCL will showcase a new mono production printer launched at Drupa. In addition, the company will also display Colour MFD of Toshiba.
Product(s) to watch: Konica Minolta Bizhub mono-colour presses.
Contact: Ojasvi Arora +91 9871734429 
 
Hi Tech Systems
Hall 7 / Stall D11/05
A second timer at PrintPack India, Hi Tech Systems will display its strengths in the print finishing segment. The company, with its principals, had unveiled Kisun spot UV coater, Bacciottini creaser/folder, Tacho-Pur binding machine and Samed automatic hot glue back-to-back pasting machine. Few of these machines, along with several others manufactured by the company, are expected to make their appearance at PrintPack India 2013. The company expects that PrintPack India, which is perhaps the first major exhibition in Asia after Drupa, would impact its business positively. “We are sure post-Drupa a lot of deliberations have happened and now the time for decision-making has arrived,” says Parag Shah, managing director at Hi Tech. Though there were several companies attempting technology innovations and developments at Drupa, Shah says, these trend breaking technology is yet a bit far and at least three to five years away. “The major trends I have spotted is automation, expensive labour, scarcity of skilled labour, high competition forcing printers to become more efficient and quality conscious,” he says.
Product(s) to watch: Post-press kit for digital printed products.
Contact: Parag Shah +91 22 40049889 / hitech456@gmail.com/www.hitechindia.net
 
HP India
Hall 7 / Stall D 10 - 03
HP is one of the leading global provider of printing, computing and imaging solutions and services for business and home. At PrintPack India, the company will showcase its strength in commercial and packaging segment. Drupa’s second biggest exhibitor with more than 50 presses running at its stand will be exhibiting a fleet of solutions for commercial printing and packaging. “PrintPack is all about these two segments,” says A Appadurai, country manager – Indigo and inkjet solutions, Asia Pacific and Japan, HP India. At Drupa this year, we exhibited our portfolio for the packaging and labels segment, and the same will trickle down to Printpack, this year,” he says. “Folding cartons is  a segment which according to us has tremendous growth opportunity. We have started drifting from the usual ‘kirana’ (grocery) store experience to a retail mart experience. The packaging in the coming few years will play a very critical role in the off-shelf shopping,” he added.
Product(s) to watch: Indigo production presses.
Contact: A Appadurai +91 80 26129000 / appadurai.a@hp.com
 
Insight Communication and Print
Hall 7 / Stall D-10/01A
The New Delhi-based digital and offset specialist, Insight Communication and Print will be showcasing new technologies from Komori at the show, which will be its second experience. During last show, Insight and Komori felicitated 34 of its customers at a function in New Delhi. “We will be showcasing the new Komori LA 437, which is customised for India,” says Sangam Khanna, director at Insight. However, he says, the company will not be have the machine on display due to logistic constraints “It will be a catalogue stall.” Khanna however, feels that PrintPack is a gateway to Indian printing and packaging markets and that packaging, commercial and semi-commercial printing as well as publishing segments would benefit the most out of the technological advancements in the industry. 
Products to watch: Komori LA 437 multi-colour offset press.
Contact: Sangam Khanna +91 11 30882439, +91 9810670888/ sangamk@insightwithin.com
 
Kanthi Industries (Megabound) 
Hall 3 / Stall B04/07
After launching the the Kineta 550 automatic case making machine during the last PrintPack India show, Book finishing equipment specialist, Megabound, will be launching its new online casing-in and joint forming machines at PrintPack India 2013. “It probably was the only Indian manufactured automatic case making machine,” says N Srinivasa Reddy, managing director, Megabound. In addition to the new launch (yet undisclosed), the company will also be displaying its automatic case making machine CB-310, Active 800, Active Dual, Active case maker 4 Fold, Casing-In Plus; joint forming – JF500 and Book Round machines at the show. “We achieved instant success for our new launch during the last show, when we sold the machine we had on display, at the show itself,” says Reddy. Calling PrintPack India as the Indian Drupa, he says, “We are expecting more and more growth. The key trends which we are seeing today are quality and quantity in quicker turnaround of time. Drupa provided enormous amount of new technologies and also showed new world to the printing industry.” He also feels that the post-press segment will be witnessing a surge in the next five years due to greater emphasis on better finished jobs.
Product(s) to watch: Indian-made automatic case making and casing-in machines
Contact: Srinivasa Reddy +91 94480 63386 / megabound.blore@gmail.com
 
Infinity trade and marketing solution
Hall H3 / Stall J-20/05
Ayush Kapoor, director of ITMS, feels that although the trend of exhibitions is declining but he is very optimistic about print pack due to its brand value and historic facts.
This year, the company would highlight wide range of offset printing consumables, digital large format printing consumables, screen printing consumables. Since Drupa, the company has introduced varnishing plates as part of its product range. “Polyester back varnishing plates is replacement for fabric back varnishing blankets, as it offers perfect register on repeat runs due to non-stretch properties,” explains Kapoor. “Today when world is watching economic slowdown, we think opportunities in economy like India still need to be explored; also impact of FDI approval by government cannot be ignored. We also foresee see growth in packaging printing for next few years,” he says. Sharing the future plans of the company he adds, “We are expanding vertically with all high quality consumable requirements of quality conscious printers. We are expecting few foreign tie-ups any time soon.”
Product(s) to watch: Polyester back varnishing plates.
Contact: Ayush Kapoor +91 11 4578 9580/
ayushkapoor@itms-india.com
 
Jandu Engineering Works
Hall 7 / Stall D12/09
For this Noida-based manufacturing, exporting and supplier of printing, lamination, slitting, rotary label printing and die-cutting machinery including Flexo rotary label machinery, this PrintPack India will be the company’s attempt to showcase its range of products for the print and packaging industry in India. According to the company, the whole range of its product can be made available in various customised specifications at competitive prices.
Product(s) to watch: Rotary label printing machine.  
Contact: Baldev Singh Jandu  +91 9810121266 / bsj1951@gmail.com  
 
Jindal Offset
Hall H2 / Stall H18/10
Established in the year 1991, Jindal Offset is engaged in importing, trading, exporting and supplying used offset printing, paper cutting and paper folding machines. Used offset printing and binding equipment offered by them are procured from from USA, Europe, Australia, UK and Japan. The company has participated in the last two editions of PrintPack. At Drupa, a reputed Chinese company of which Jindal Offset is the India distributor launched its perfect binders, thermal roll laminators and cutting machines. Jindal plans to display the same machines at PrintPack. “We will showcase perfect binders, thermal roll laminators and small size cutting machines for digital presses. All these machines are made in China and are CE certified and meets the European Standards,” Jindal adds. Jindal predicts a strong growth in the market of used offset printing machines because of the cost factor. “In the current year, we think used offset printing machines will form a major 70% of our business pie, the rest 30% is what we plan to achieve from our business catering to the new Chinese binding equipments. In the next five years, the share of both these businesses to our revenues should be 50-50. I hope that in the next five to ten years, digital printing too will have a stronger market for refurbished machines.”
Product(s) to watch: perfect binders and thermal roll laminators for digital presses.
Contact: Vinod Jindal +91 9212212956 / jindaloffset@yahoo.com
 
Joy D-Zign Engineers
Hall 7 / Stall D10/02
Joy D-Zign Engineers specialises in manufacture of book blocks suited to any kind of books – hard cover, perfect bound books, diaries, dictionaries, directories etc and finishing of cased-in books and stationery and exercise notebooks. At the show, the New Delhi-based company will showcase a range of its products. With an installation base of over 500 machines, the company claims to play a major role in the success and growth of publishing, book-binding industries; and exercise book/paper convertors for stationery.
Product(s) to watch: Solutions for book blocks.  
Contact:  Nidhi Singh +91 11 65366281, 65366282/info@joydzign.com 
 
KMI Business Technologies
Hall H2 / Stall H-16/04A
KMI, distributors of Konica Minolta digital production presses in India has lined-up three new launches for PrintPack this year. Nilesh Shah, director, KMI confirms that the company will launch KMI Colour Magic, KMI Photo Matching and KMI Exact Match at its stand. In addition to the launches, the company will highlight Konica Minolta Bizhub Press C6000 and Bizhub Press C224. Both these products were showcased by KMI at Drupa. Konica Minolta has been dominating the low production since October 2009. Nilesh Shah has always been vocal about the growth of digital printing in India. “Digital printing is experiencing buoyancy and will continue to do so. Production printing or large volume print customers have showed an upward curve in the recent times. To counter the high raw material cost and shortage that have been troubling the print industry, printers should adopt newer technologies such as digital,’ he says. 
Product(s) to watch: Konica Minolta Bizhub Press C6000 and C224.
Contact: D N Rajguru +91 9810349690 / rajguru@kmi.co.in
 
Kurz India
Hall 5 / Stall C07/08
Kurz, a major international supplier of hot stamping technology, will display its hot and cold stamping foils at PrintPack India this year. This will be the company’s fifth PrintPack India show. The company has more than 3,500 employees as well as nine production facilities located throughout Europe, the United States, and the Pacific region. It also has 19 international branch offices and 70 exclusive distributors with the ability to provide full-service solutions that match the requirements of each individual customer. SP Khatri of Kurz India, feels that new packaging solutions especially catering to cartons and label printers would see a surge in the next few years. The company’s hot stamping foils are utilised on a wide assortment of products. These include packaging, greeting cards, electronic devices, household appliances, cosmetics, textiles, furniture, automotive parts, and numerous other items.
Product(s) to watch: Hot and cold stamping foils.
Contact: A K Datta - +91 11 25170903 / sales@kurzin.com
 
Line O Matic Graphic Industries
Hall 5 / Stall C09/01 and C08/02
Line O Matic Graphic Industries is a prominent manufacturer and exporter of exercise book machine and cut size sheeter with ream wrapping machine, reel to sheet ruling machine, folio size sheeter, automatic counting and folding machine, central thread sewing cum folding machine, spine taping machine, pasting machine, hydraulic book press machine etc. PrintPack India 2011 saw the launch of RB 104 automatic exercise book machine with a reel width of 1040mm with a converting speed of 40 per minute. At this year’s show, Line O Matic will showcase the latest version of automatic exercise book machine RB 120 with a reel width of 1200mm.The company claims to have an installation base of over 1,200 installation worldwide.
Product(s) to watch: Automatic exercise book machine.  
Contact: Uday Patel +91 79 22841015, 22816601/2/3sales@lineomatic.com
 
Mahalaxmi Rubtech
Hall H2 / Stall H-17/04
Mahalaxmi Rubtech (MRT) is an ISO 9001:2000 certified public limited company, with long standing experience in the field of textile blankets’ manufacturing. Also, being a part of the reputed Mahalaxmi Group, which has been involved in manufacturing and marketing of textile, chemical and rubber products for over 40 years, MRT possess all the technical knowhow in this segment as well. 
 With European blankets being expensive and Chinese blankets being low on quality, Indian made blankets would be an alternative for Indian offset printers. At PrintPack India, the company will be displaying its offset printing blankets for various printing applications including, sheetfed, newspaper, UV, metal, plastic, packaging etc.
Product(s) to watch: Indian made offset blanket.
Contact: Dharmesh Bhan, +91 9825007850 / printline@mrtglobal.com
 
Manroland India
Hall H1 / Stall H-14/10
Pointing out the key trends Manroland has seen in the Indian print industry, Natasha Tandon manager – marketing and strategy, Manroland India says, “The Indian print industry is undergoing a rapid transformation with the entry of efficient and productive technologies in the fields of printing and finishing. Indian customers are increasingly investing in technology to upgrade their production facilities resulting in better productivity and higher cost efficiency. The quality outputs of the top Indian printers match stringent international standards and have enhanced export opportunities in this stream. Going forward, we believe that better technology will play a key role in the growth of the Indian print industry, with an increasing number of customers making discerning choices in their equipment and technology infrastructure to succeed.” Manroland web systems will highlight its revolutionary product range at PrintPack India 2013 including web presses, sheetfed presses, print consumables, and mailroom and sorting equipment from Böwe Systec. “Our special highlight for the show will be our Cromoman 4x1 web press with a floor mounted reel stand concept and economical and space saving design,’ says Tandon. In addition, the company will also highlight its press console system, which was launched for the first time at Drupa last year.
Product(s) to watch: Cromoman 4x1 web press and Bowe Systec mailroom systems.
Contact: Natasha Tandon +91 9811726450 / natasha.tandon@manroland.in
 
Malhotra Graphics
Hall H3 / Stall J-19/11
Malhotra Graphics will showcase latest digital finishing machines from Morgana, Ideal cutting machines from Krug & Preister, Eclipse digital label finishing machine from Impressions Technology, and VIP digital label printing machines. “We have been told about the world-class exhibition infrastructure at Greater Noida and so we have booked 112 sqm space to showcase our products. The stand-out products that will be displayed at our stand include Morgana’s Autocreaser Pro and Card Xtra Plus. Overall we do expect seriously interested visitors,” says Sanjay Malhotra, owner, Malhotra Graphics. Almost, all of these products were showcased and some even launched at Drupa this year. Malhotra feels that the most conspicuous trend in the industry is the move towards digital. “As in all fields, printing is also going digital. Customisation is the buzzword. Variable data, short-run personalised jobs, less wastage in terms of printing, finishing and logistics are the key requirements today.” As a vendor, the company sees growth opportunities in finishing solutions for digital printing and packaging. “In the future, we will refine our focus towards offering complete digital solutions for commercial print, display, packaging and label printing jobs,” he adds.
Product(s) to watch: Morgana’s Autocreaser Pro and Card Xtra Plus. 
Contact: Sanjay Malhotra, Taleena Alim +91 982081089 / sanjay@malhotragraphics.com
 
Manugraph 
Hall H1 / Stall H14/05
One of India’s leading web press manufacturers, Manugraph, would unveil a web press catering to the book printing industry at PrintPack. The other leading products which will be displayed include Smartline 4x1 web press and Dreamline 50 double-width single circumference eight-page newspaper press for flexible newspaper printing. At PrintPack India show, Manugraph will also promote Masterwork Machinery’s high speed automatic die-cutting machine, automatic platen foil stamping with hologram system, and the high speed automatic folding and gluing machine from Masterwork Machinery. Manugraph will run live demo of MK-1060MF automatic platen die-cutting machine with stripped and MK-420 automatic sheet inspection machine at the show. According to Manugraph, there are 1,500 Masterwork Machinery kit installed worldwide.
Product(s) to watch: Smartline 4x1 web press and Masterwork Machinery’s automatic die-cutting machine.
Contact: +91 9810016269 / info@manugraph.com  
 
Megtec Systems India
Hall H1 / Stand H13-14
Megtec, the Wisconsin-headquartered has established itselfin India under the aegis of Megtec Systems India, as a manufacturer of production solutions for printing and packaging applications: dryers, splicers, roll and web handling and conditioning systems. At PrintPack India, the company will show case the Megtec AR35-I automatic flying splicer. According to the company, the AR35-I is a simple and compact unit, ideal for printers with limited space, capable of splicing speed at 45,000 cph. The company has over 1,000 installations worldwide.
Product(s) to watch: Automatic flying splicer – AR35-I.
Contact: Madhav Athalye +91 20 30269603, 9822658554/indiasales@megtec.in
 
Memory Repro Systems
Hall 3 / Stall B06/02
This New Delhi-based manufacturer of pre- and post-press machinery and consumables has been one of the founding member of IPAMA, according to Memory’s managing director, Bal Krishan Khindaria. “I was the first treasurer of the association,” he says. At PrintPack India this year, the company will display automated and manual case makers, casing-in machines, baking oven for CTP plates with on-line washing and gumming and conveyors, paper knurling machine,  video punch and bender, colour registration system for 4-Hi webs, gluing and pasting, plate cleaning machine, thermal lamination with auto cut, bundling and strapping and Sava blankets with barring. The company is also planning to display a flexo plate mounter, however, it hasn’t confirmed this as yet. Khindaria is happy that the show will be held at a much better, cleaner and environmental-friendly place. He says, “Although the venue is away from Delhi, both the exhibitors and visitors will be satisfied with the kind of facilities available. Only serious prospective buyers will make it a point to see the exhibits and not the general unconcerned crowd.” Khindaria says, digital printing will sooner or later will start influencing the Indian print industry and feels it high time print managers plan for digital or shift to packaging. “There will be many changes in the coming years. It will affect sheetfed offset. But the packaging will not be affected.”
Product(s) to watch: Pre- and post-press machinery; and consumables.
Contact: Sanjeev Chadha - +91-9810059182/sales@memoryrepro.com
 
Muller Martini India 
Hall H-1 / Stall H-13
At the Muller Martini stall, experts from the company will be available throughout the show for technical discussions and presentation on a wide range of Muller Martini products. According to Kunjay Shah, sales manager, Muller Martini India, its services was a tremendous success at Drupa 2012. “Continuing with this trend, Muller Martini shall also present the MMServices module at the PrintPack India.  This would be of great interest to existing and prospective customers of MM equipment – be it new, old or pre-owned machinery; in terms of optimizing operating and investment costs, securing productivity, quality and added value, providing reliable investment protection, and maintaining and increasing the profitability of existing equipment.
Product(s) to watch:  Range of Muller Martini print and post-press machinery.  
Contact: P R Laxminarayanan +91 9871594098 / prl@mmindia.com
 
Monotech Systems
Hall 7 / Stall D12/10
Chennai-based Monotech Systems operates four business vertical providing specialised solution for digital, pre-press, digital printing, wide-format graphics and industrial printing.  At the recently concluded Labelexpo India 2012, Monotech Systems launched a new series of its own manufactured high-speed inkjet printing systems. Of the three models that were launched, Jetsci-Yuv ran live at the show. At this show, Monotech will live demonstrate the Jetsci Y series of inkjet presses. For the present, these systems are available in single-colour. Monotech recently announced the installation of its first system, the Jetsci Yaq. According to TP Jain, managing director at Monotech, the Jetsci Y series is the most affordable, innovative and fastest inkjet printing solution to print variable data in narrow-format printing. “We are very happy to announce that the first installation of Jetsci Yaq has been running successfully for more than a month in production. We are looking forward to a great success in near future in this segment.” Besides, the inkjet systems, it will also showcase products and solutions for digital, pre-press, digital printing, wide-format graphics and industrial printing from manufacturers the company represents. 
Product(s) to watch: Jetsci Y series of inkjet printing solution.  
Contact: Kamala Kannan +91 44-28157894 / kamalakannan@monotech.in
 
 
Narsingh Dass and Company
Hall H2 / Stall H-17/03
Narsingh Dass and Company, the New Delhi-based specialist for paper and non-paper substrate and adhesive, has been a regular at the PrintPack India shows, having participated in all the shows till date. At this show, the company will showcase a complete range of product for print and packaging industry with special focus on its new range of environment-friendly cellulose-based films from Innovia, new innovative applications of Tyvek from DuPont and its adhesives ranges. “I believe over last few years, the quality consciousness among customers has improved and now they  are willing to pay a premium for quality products which help to improve  their product and productivity,” says Kapil Gupta, director of Narsingh Dass. He also feels that it is critical for all the members in the value chain to adapt better forecasting and planning tools to predict demand. “It’s very impressive to see that many printers are building world class facilities using latest print machines and post-press equipment.  Also there is a very strong desire to deliver value to customers at minimum cost and lowest wastage.” And Gupta is looking forward to the show in anticipation of good business. “We always look forward to PrintPack as we believe it’s one of the best shows in the Indian print industry. 
Product(s) to watch: Cellulose-based films from Innovia, Tyvek from DuPont and its adhesives ranges.
Contact: Kapil Gupta +91 11 23972050 / ndpl@narsinghdass.com
 
NBG Printographic Machinery
Hall H1 / Stall H14/02
Nitin Garg of NBG feels that Print industry is going through many changes. “I believe that print in the long run would continue to be a relevant medium for flow of information, however with internet and other such technologies becoming popular, we as manufactures and our customers have to adjust to a new normal,” says Garg. NBG has been part of all the post-1991editions of PrintPack India. In this edition of the show, the company plans to display, web offset press and converting equipment for cartons.
Comparing his different strategies for Drupa and PrintPack, Garg says, “Drupa for NBG as a company was targeted more towards our overseas customers and distributors. PrintPack being one of the most successful shows in India for the print industry gives us a real opportunity to showcase our products to clients from all parts of the country. Even though we did get to meet customers from India at Drupa as well, we hope to meet a lot more customers from all over India at Print Pack 2013.”
Product(s) to watch: Converting equipment for cartons.
Contact: Nitin Garg +91 9810401232 / works@nbgprintographic.com
 
Prakash Offset
Hall H2 / Stall H17/09
Prakash Offset, which has been a regular participant in PrintPack since 1994 will showcase sheetfed and web offset machines and is hoping to surprise with one more technology, which it will unveil at the show. Besides sheetfed and web offset machines, the company also offers Maxprint press and die-cutting machines; Ratan paper folding machines; a range of Welbound binding, trimming and gather machines; as well as Sudarshan cutting machines. Asked about his expectations from the show, Naveen Gupta of Prakash Offset, says, “In order to compete with Drupa we have to upgrade our exhibition venues. In India, I believe the India Exposition Centre is the best option available.” Revealing the future plans of the company, he say, “Next year, we will be more focused upon upgrading technology. In next five years, we will be in venturing in different fields and in next ten years, ours will be a global company.”
Product(s) to watch: Sheetfed and web offset machines and a surprise technology.
Contact: Naveen Gupta  +91-9871377550/naveen@prakashoffset.com
 
Pratham Technologies
Hall 1 / Stall A-03/03
Pune-based Pratham Technologies, the manufacturer of folding machines, inspection and mailing systems, will launch PGV 1618, automatic paper-folding machine at PrintPack India 2013. This machine is an upgraded version of their existing machine PGV 1215. Anant Salvi, manager-marketing, printing division, Pratham Technologies, said, “The PGV 1618 is a larger machine and is capable of creating 16 Z-folds with a maximum paper size of 450x750mm. The typical applications of this machine include pharmaceutical outsets, leaflets etc and targeted at customers who cater to export jobs.” Besides this machine, the company will also launch a taping machine for binding the folded leaflets with transparent tapes. “The machine works inline with folding machine so that the folded leaflets will not open and can stick on the bottle,” added Salvi.
Product(s) to watch: 16 Fold - paper folding machine with taping application
Contact: D H Deshpande/Sham Desai 9822267665, 9921009974/marketing@prathamtech.com, shamdesai2011@gmail.com
 
Precise Equipments
Hall H1 / Stall H-15/24
Mumbai-based Precise Equipments is one of the leading manufactures the foil stamping attachment for various letterpress and die-cutting machines in India. It has sold over 375 attachments worldwide during last 15 years.
 At PrintPack, the Precise will highlights a new ‘foil stamping attachment’ for the Heidelberg cylinder machines that the company has developed. “The new enhanced foil stamping attachment Parees can take jumbo foil roll in place of the small 240-metre rolls. This would reduce the down time drastically for changing the foil roll, increase the production and reduce wastage. We have made new type bed with provision to carry the foil beneath stamping dies,” says Nitin Patwardhan.
Product(s) to watch: Parees foil stamping attachment.
Contact: Nitin Patwardhan 
 
Precision Graphic Engineers
Hall 5 / Stall C08/07
This manufacturer of Eagle printing presses has participated in four PrintPack India shows since 1999. The company, which has been concentrating more on export markets in the last few fiscals, has decided to concentrate on local markets this year owing to economic concerns in the international markets. “While our commitment to export market hasn’t dampened, this year we are looking forward to local market also. We have already supplied sufficient machines in various parts of India last year but in last five-years we have exported 52 units to Myanmar, Sudan, Tehran, Nigeria, Ghana, Mexico and Congo,” says Yashpal Taneja, CEO, Precision Graphic Engineers. He foresees a tough time ahead for offset industry; especially for sheetfed offset printing machines manufacturers. “Major players like Manugraph and Max Print have already stopped manufacturing sheetfed presses in the country, facing tough competition from imported secondhand machines. We are concentrating on small printers who want to buy machines with low investment. In addition, we would continue to serve the industry with our multicolour machines with prompt aftersale service,” Taneja said.
Product(s) to watch: A range of Eagle printing presses.
Contact: Y P Taneja 91-129-2229730/precision_graphics_in@yahoo.com
 
Pressline  India
Hall H1 / Stall H14/01
Pressline, which has participated in all ten previous editions of PrintPack India, will display its automatic splicer for web offset presses with a facility to run double roll. In addition, the company will also launch a shaftless Prima tower. Asked if PrintPack India would be able to showcase new dimensions for the print and allied machine manufacturers like Drupa, Satish Bajwa, chairman and managing director, Pressline, says, “Many new technologies that we saw at Drupa are not meant for the “aam” printer and developing countries like ours.” He further adds, “We need to showcase new equipment suitable for the majority at shows like PrintPack India, which is emerging as one of the biggest exhibitions for the industry in South Asia.”
Product(s) to watch: Automatic splicer for web offset presses with a facility to run double roll.
Contact: Satish Bajwa +91 - 11 - 26943505, 26945505/bajwa@presslinindia.com
 
QuadTech 
Hall H1 / Stall H15/07
QuadTech will present its portfolio of press control technology under the theme ‘the power of better — people + technology = solutions’ at PrintPack. QuadTech will exhibit products for newspaper, commercial and packaging print markets, as well as participate in the NPES Print Business Outlook Conference on 25 February. New developments include the addition of water control to the colour control and web inspection system with AccuCam. Also, QuadTech is participating in the NPES Print Business Outlook Conference 2013, which is scheduled to be held on 24-25 February, 2013. Vince Balistrieri, director of engineering and general manager of commercial and newspaper will speak on the topic ‘new developments in press colour and waste reduction’ and Randy Freeman, vice president and general manager - packaging, QuadTech,  will speak on the topic ‘new developments in colour for flexible packaging printing’ at the two-day conference. 
Product(s) to watch: colour control and web inspection system with AccuCam.
Contact: Hemant Desai +91 9824040404 / hemant.desai@quadtechworld.com
 
Radixweb
Hall H1 / Stall 15/12
Radix is excited to be part of the second Printpack of the company. However, Naresh Bordia, vice president - business development of the company says that even though he is excited to be part of the new infrastructure but apprehensions over quality of facilities, level of client participation, safety, and security remain. At the show, the company will be showcasing OnPrintShop web to print solution to help printers go online and offer 24x7 personalised ordering. In addition, the company plans to launch CorelDraw Template Engine, regional language support (Hindi, Tamil, Gujarati, etc.) in online designer studio and Trade Printer Solution. “We will also launch for the first time in India an online photo album and variable data printing solution at very affordable pricing. Further, we understand the challenges of Indian printers and plan to offer free product set up and training,” he adds. Radix also plans to have a B2B meeting for Indian printers to explore opportunities in European markets. “One of our European print broker clients will visit Printpack with us to discuss opportunities and also look into tie-ups with Indian printers for outsourcing printing orders,” Bordia adds. 
Product(s) to watch: OnPrintShop and online photo album.
Contact: + 91 22 42537777 / sales@radix.co.in
 
Redlands Machinery
Hall 5 / Stall C-09/06
Redlands Ashlyn business group, which is renowned for activities mainly in print finishing and packaging machinery, analytical instruments, office automation and agricultural machinery has offshore offices and factories in China, UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria and Kenya. Redlands provides solutions to a wide range of post-press activities that cater to the basic as well as the advanced aspects of packaging and print finishing industry. With PrintPack 2013 in mind, Redlands recently opened an R&D, demo and training centre at Thrissur to train machine operators and service technicians. Redlands was established in 1996 in Dubai and it’s India wing was opened in 2006.
Product(s) to watch: Print finishing and packaging machinery. 
Contact: Ravi Shankar +91 9388260479 / sales@redlandsmpl.com
 
Riso India
Hall H2/Stall H 16/06
Terming its MZ series as “aam aadmi ka digital press”, Riso India will be present with its range of MZ series printer. According to the company, these printers capable of priting 7,800 prints/hour on a print area of 314x548mm area will re-define the efficiency of printing presses. With 2,500 paper feed tray capacity, it can print variable data and on envelopes.
Product(s) to watch: MZ series amd Riso ComColor range of digital presses
Contact: Ranjit Kadiroo +91 120 4721300, 9811159491/sales@risoindia.com
 
Robatech India
Hall H3 / Stall J-20/22
Making its debut at PrintPack India show, Robatech will be showcasing it range of gluing technology, which have been updated post-Drupa 2012. With customers looking for reliable and cost effective solution, we expect good business opportunity, says Jijesh Bhaskaran, technical manager at Robatech India. “Lots of manual jobs going to be automated, and we hope to play a big role in the same.”
Product(s) to watch: Range of glues.
Contact: Srinivas Bhairy +91 7738151070 / robatech.team@robatech.in
 
Ronald Web Offset (KK printing)
Hall H1 / Stall H14/04A
Ronald Web Offset, manufacturers of the Ronald brand of web offset presses, is gearing up for a PrintPack, which it believes would set the tone for more automated equipment in India. At the show, the company will display its Ronald 4-Hi tower web-offset printing press with various automation facility. Explaining how automation has started gaining lot of turf in recent times, Siddhartha Gupta, vice president - marketing, Ronald Web Offset (KK Printing), says, “Newspaper printers are not only trying to control materials wastage but also trying to improve overall getup of pages and printing quality. This paves us the way to make our machine more automatic and computerise in nature to meet the ever increasing demand of high quality printing and savings in wastages.”
Product(s) to watch: Ronald 4-Hi tower web-offset printing press. 
Contact: Adithya Gupta +91 9910306205 / ronaldweboffset@gmail.com
 
Shri Export Imports
Hall 3 / Stall B05/06
Shri Export Import is an importer and exporter of used printing and packaging machinery. With warehouses in USA and India, Shri Exports has been in printing packaging industry since 1965. Although the company has participated in several global exhibitions, this would be the first PrintPack for it as an exhibitor. Ashish Patel of the company feels that post press machines and material handling market have a bright future ahead. “In India, the number of postpress machines installed is very less compared to other countries. Therefore, in this PrintPack, we will have many postpress used machines. Few of them would be making their first appearance in India. We are expecting to finalise at least 10-15 deals in Print Pack and expect to have many more direct printer’s contact.” The company also has plans to open dedicated service centre with 24 hours support and training centre at its Ahmedabad printing company. 
Product(s) to watch: Deals on postpress equipment.
Contact: Mukesh Patel +91 9879941414 / shriexportimport@gmail.com
 
SL Kulkarni Cyril Graphic (Goss India)
Hall H3 / Stall J-19/24
Goss International will be exhibiting in association with its agent for India S L Kulkarni Cyril Graphics and focus on products ideal for the India market. Goss will present solutions for newspaper, commercial and packaging applications. This includes the latest additions to the Goss newspaper portfolio, the Magnum HPS press and the 4x1 Universal XL press. For commercial printing applications Goss will be emphasising the capabilities of its M-500 and M-600 press systems. According to Tim Mercy, vice president of commercial web sales for Goss International in Asia, PrintPack India offers a platform to address the specific requirements of this vast and varied market. “As one of the largest printing exhibitions in Asia, with a diverse appeal across commercial, newspaper and packaging applications, PrintPack is a very significant event in the Indian exhibition calendar. It provides a rare opportunity to catch up with industry representatives and address specific requirements, while also sampling the latest opportunities presented by the wider industry as a whole.” Goss International is also participating in the Print Business Outlook Conference organised by NPES, which runs concurrently with the exhibition. Tim Mercy will join a panel of speakers discussing the theme – offset and digital: complementing, not competing. S L Kulkarni Cyril Graphics will also present equipment from Purlux, Akiyama and other brands under the SEC umbrella. 
Product(s) to watch: Magnum HPS press and the 4x1 Universal XL press.
Contact: Vincent Swamy +91 9223329178 / vincent@slkcg.com
 
Suba Solutions
Hall H3 / Stall J-19/26
Suba Solutions first participation at PrintPack India was in 2005. “We were present as visitors having just returned from China after our first few tie-ups,” says V Vaidy of Suba Solutions. Since then they have participated as exhibitor in every edition of the show. During the last show, Suba Solutions represented Yoco and Nikko machines. This time, however, the company has opted for a catalogue show, and will highlight a range of automatic foil stampers, auto die-cutters and folder-gluers from Shanghai Eternal, which is a Bobst Group company. “We have an established product line and we are consolidating our leadership position in those areas and the response has been great,” says Vaidy. Besides Shanghai Eternal, Suba will also showcase Meiguang flute laminators and Yii Lee automatic film lamination machines. Vaidy says, “We have also crossed the 100 mark for the Meiguang flute laminators. Our Yii Lee automatic film laminating machines have also received very positive response with a few quick installations.” The Indian companies are aspiring to be world class organisations and are accordingly setting up modern plants and this very aspiration and action to be the very best in the world is impressive, motivating and inspirational, feels Vaidy. He is also upbeat about Suba’s reputation in the Indian print market. “We have earned the confidence of paper board and corrugated board packaging industry in India in the last few years.”
Product(s) to watch: Automatic foil stampers, auto die-cutters and folder-gluers from Shanghai Eternal; Meiguang flute laminators and Yii Lee automatic film laminating machines.
Contact: Manoj Kumar+91 9345168405 / salesnorth@subasolutions.com
 
The Printers House
Hall H1 / Stall H14/06
One of the leading names in the web offset presses, The Printers House (TPH), will be displaying a new machine incorporating a major design change at this year’s PrintPack India show. “This machine will not be a product prototype but an actual production machine, which has been ordered by one of our foreign customers,” says George Kuriakose, assistant general manager-sales, TPH. As a press manufacturer with a deep understanding of the Indian market, TPH feels that printers are under tremendous pressure to curtail costs. Kuriakose says, “There is tremendous pressure to curtail costs – be it start-up waste control, manpower planning or power consumption. The corollary of this is demand for more automation in the machine, especially from the international markets where the costs of inputs are typically higher than in India. Revenue of print publishers is also getting increasingly shared with digital media, putting additional pressure on the sustainability of print media.” Kuriakose has a different view point on the two big shows, Drupa and PrintPack. “The target market, focus and objective of these two shows are very different,” he says. While Drupa is an international exhibition positioned as a platform to showcase innovations, new concepts, new products on a global platform, Printpack India is more India centric. “Printpack India is positioned as India’s premier print exhibition for people who are unable to visit Drupa or for small and medium printers,” Kuriokose adds. Besides India, TPH foresees strong growth opportunities in China, Latin America and the CIS region, and has accordingly chalked its future moves. “The most definite move would be towards optimal use of automation to minimise manpower and save cost. We would also look to consolidate our world-class manufacturing infrastructure by acquiring the best available equipment to manufacture our machines, and by adopting the most innovative business practices worldwide. With the dwindling newspaper sales worldwide, except few countries, we have to gear up for a scenario where total orders will fall and the customer will become even more demanding.”
Product(s) to watch: Orient presses incorporating a major design change.
Contact: Manmohan Kohli +91 9811392660 / tphho@tphorient.com
 
Unique UV and Light
Hall 7 / Stall D12/06
PrintPack India 2013 will be Unique UV and Lights’ fourth time showcasing at the Indian print industries flagship exposition. They will be launching their inter-deck and end-of-press UV curing system for retrofit on old offset, converting old offset into UV press with state-of-the-art technology in technical collaboration with Elmag of Italy.
Sunil Daddikar, director, Unique UV and Lights’ said, “We believe there is huge potential for LED UV-curing system in the Indian print industry. PrintPack is an established platform for capital investment based machinery. It is an event which has long-term impact on the Indian market. We hope new venue’s better facilities will be helpful to us.”
Product(s) to watch: Inter-deck and End-of-Press UV Curing System.  
Contact: Sunil Daddikar  +91 9869069720, 9820769720 / info@uniqueuv.com  sunil@uniqueuv.com
 
UV Printers India
Hall H2 / Stall H17/02A
The New Delhi-based signage specialist, UV Printers India, which represents Dilli Korea in India, will display its principal partners UV flatbed large-format printers at PrintPack India show. Having participated in the previous two shows, the company believes that PrintPack is a show mainly focused on the offset machine manufacturers. KT Mohan of UV Printers, says, “We believe that it might be a good platform for launching innovative machines.” Mohan also believes that in the tough times when the raw material costs and shortages have been troubling the industry, a move towards digitisation is a good strategy that printers should adopt to manage costs and shortages. “In the next few years, we would be launching a UV label printer and a 10-inch UV roll-to-roll printer with a maximum printing speed of 1500sq/ft per hour.” 
Product(s) to watch: Dilli UV flatbed large-format printers.  
Contact Kirti Sharma/+91 11-47312011/ 
kirti@UVprinters.in 
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