Sunday Column


What ails a typical family-run business in India? - The Noel D'Cunha Sunday Column

Many print businesses, particularly those run by powerful patriarchs defer succession planning till the nth hour. This leads to an emergency, which may cause the...


Print industry's captain from Hyderabad - The Noel D'Cunha Sunday Column

Dayaker Reddy is a printer and a print equipment manufacturer from Hyderabad, and the president of IPAMA. There are over 1.8-lakh printers in India, and IPAMA...


A conference to commemorate Belgaum's 75th print anniversary - The Noel D'Cunha Sunday Column

Invest in print: dreamy optimism or hope for the best ... Saddled with problems similar to those faced by printers in small cities and towns, the Belgaum Press...


The curious case of printing ink economics - The Noel D'Cunha Sunday Column

The price of raw materials is rising, but the cost of ink doesn’t. There’s a need for low migration inks, but we need regulatory changes to drive its use. The GST...


How some printers have a lot of fun - The Noel D'Cunha Sunday Column

Six master printers and what they do when they are not minding their press. All of us have hobbies. Some of us abandon these hobbies as we age or pretend to be...


The Tale of Two Ink Majors - The Noel D'Cunha Sunday Column

Manufacturers are perhaps the most fearful species in the world, says a top ink maker. “Impact of rise in raw material prices is often not passed-on to customers,...


How AGS grew its brand - The Noel D'Cunha Sunday Column

It took Vishnuu Kamat three years to push an entry-level sample-maker in the Indian packaging market. It has now gained acceptance. The compact X-Rite kit is becoming...


Are print firms in India inefficient? - The Noel D'Cunha Sunday Column

Paul Bradley of ESP Colour lifted the bonnet of his pressroom economy during his presentation at the Print Summit 2018 (PS18). The USD 17-mn company’s...


The road to Print Summit 2018 - The Noel D'Cunha Sunday Column

When it comes to educating the print industry, PS 18, known to the industry as Print Summit, is not short on topics. Developing business is often an incremental...


What is the print-packaging spend in the USD 2.1-trillion Indian economy? - The Noel D'Cunha Sunday Column

As we tiptoe into 2018, the question the Sunday Column poses: Are we focusing on 2% rather than on the 98%? If a print firm CEO looks at the USD 2.1 trillion Indian...

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