25 print firms poised for future

26 May 2017

As PrintWeek India completes nine years in the industry, understanding its contour, we can happily report that the industry is healthier than ever – there have been new investments, and the outlook for the future is solid as ever. There is more work in the market and there are more print firms to take up this work. There is competition, but there is also an optimistic faith in technology and innovative solutions. And this is happening not just in the Metros, but across the countries, even in hitherto smaller markets like Lucknow and Jaipur.

This picture gallery highlights 25 such print firms from North India, at the threshold of future glory, featured in PrintWeek India Ninth Anniversary issue.

  • Eyeing the digital market in Lucknow: (l) Dinesh Joshi of DD Enterprises shared how he wants to revolutionise digital printing
  • Converting 250 tonnes per month: Rajiv Goyal of Lucknow-based Gospel Press said why they invested in a new Komori
  • Lucknow firm buys new equipment to tap print and corrugation demand: Lucknow-based commercial and book printer Amber Press is looking to consolidate its position with investments both in machinery and real estate
  • Listening to customer demands is important: Delhi’s Polykam Offset got a new machine faster delivery, Jasvir Singh informs
  • High-quality solutions with first first-of-the-kind kit in the east: Kolkata’s Nextgen Printers has invested in capacity building. But Mahesh Khandelwal shared that the firm’s value additions and innovations are at the heart of its success
  • Productivity with a new press equipment: Delhi’s Imaginative Colours invested in RMGT 920ST4+CD to bring about a three-fold increase
  • The multi-dexterous label creators: Sanjay and Pradeep Hora of Noida’s Hora Art Centre gave reasons to go digital
  • Exploiting technology to save time and money: Arun Pandey of Afflatus Gravures talks about the company’s cylinder engraving set-up
  • A 20-year old pearl with 17 print units and 60 sets at 200 dpi, daily: Ashwani Thapar joined the industry as a helper in 1981, before starting out on his own in 1998 with Pearl Printers. Thapar explained why it is important to take risks to grow
  • Competition with a dab of creativity: Abhishek Nangia of Bharat Photostat said how he forayed into garment tags
  • In addition to mobile phones, food and pharma packaging is growing: When Faridabad’s Himanshu Group decided to diversify, it took the risk of exploring the rigid box market, and started a firm called Big Box
  • Digital to fructify offset’s Royal roots: Vikas Arora of Royal Offset shared his reasons behind starting a new digital unit
  • Leveraging the Wen Chyuan to grow faster: Sanjeev Bhargava of Premier Paper Packaging reveals how you need a plan to succeed¬. According to the company UV is the future and they wanted to concentrate on it
  • Canon kit delight at both the units: What matters is what you do with brands, Ketan Bansal shared. With the Canon Imagepress C10000VP, the company replaced their existing Canon Imagepress C7010VP. So far, the company has printed 10 lakh sheets on this machine
  • You are not forgiven if you make a mistake: Manjit Singh of Aakar Design-O-Print narrated his journey, Singh said, “We are focusing on book printing and have enhanced our facility to meet our demands.”
  • Three plants that cope with the fast-paced consumer demands: In the last nine years of its existence, Dehradun-based Zircon has invested on an average, more than one label press each year. Sanjeev Sondhi explained the reason
  • One of its kind print firm in the Pink City: Pankaj Ahuja of Titu Print informs how the firm’s investments are a clients delight. With Ricoh Pro C9100, the company is looking forward to structure our B2B and B2C segments in printing solutions space
  • Looking to consolidate its packaging success with a Heidelberg CD 102: With its plants in Naraina and Manesar, Galaxy Offset is growing, both in packaging and commercial, as well as in corrugation. The Gulati brothers share the next phase of their success story
  • The three in one firm has added digital to offset and flexo expertise: A labels specialist, Kwality Offset Printers invested in a Xeikon 3030Plus during the Labelexpo to bring all three operations in-house. Rajeev Chhatwal gives the details in the magazine
  • 125 clients who seek bigger and better: Govind Arora tells why GM Offset opted for two Komoris within six months. Arora, said, “We went for a second press because customers want quick delivery and it can only be possible on a new print¬ing press.”
  • Towards enhanced print quality: Delhi’s Wee Print purchased a Canon C10000 VP. Sidhanshu Dhall, said, “The reasons for us to invest in the machine are enhanced print quality, zero colour variation and less paper jamming.”
  • The portrait of a Patparganj printer: After investing in a Komori last year, Patparganj’s Royal has invested in a new Heidelberg
  • Doing more with a new Komori press: Khushi Ram Dhanwani of Darpan Printers tells the reasons behind the investment. Dhanwani, said, “The best part of the Komori Enthrone is that a firm can run the machine without an operator, as the PCG software controls the flow of printing inks according to a job.”
  • Your friendly neighbourhood printer: Pawas Shah tells why Kolkata’s Nukkad Printers has been a Konica Minolta loyalist. Shah, said, “Konica Minolta has helped us in growing our business significantly, by helping us achieve faster turna¬round time.”
  • Creating value in thermoforming as well as backlit and signage: Creatique Esporre started with the express goal to offer creative designs with uniqueness. Amarjeet Kaur shares how it achieved this with the help of the Fujifilm Acuity


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