Essential print dates for your calendar

PrintWeek India looks at some major print events and trade shows in India scheduled for upcoming months. These events offer an oppurtunity to the print community to come together and share ideas.

20 Jul 2013 | By PrintWeek India

Tradeshow and print knowledge sharing conference and seminars are important to propogate ideal practices and new technologies.

The next couple of months will see a handful of such events, which will cover a wide range of gamut. Label printing, book printing, wide format and OOH and newspaper printing will all be the crux of various events and trade shows in the upcoming months.
Welbound Worldwide —  19-20 July

Welbound Worldwide has organised an open house, in Thiruvananthapuram on 20 July to discuss the “Dynamics of Book Printing 2013”, a dialogue between the print buyers, printers and solution providers create a module for operational efficiency in finding the right solutions.

The open house will include a walk-through the factory, demonstration of PUR systems, paper handling equipment, inline binders, visit to a nearby printing unit, one to one discussions with the specialists and discussions on workflow, training, efficient technology plus adapting to the new situations.

As per available data, based on consumption of paper and adhesives by the Indian book printers, the volume growth in FY 2012-13, over the previous year is just short of 20%. This is driven by burgeoning demand for textbooks and guides among India’s young population.

With this growth the publishers also have to confront new issues like change in syllabus, modification in academic schedules, logistics and of course: cost efficiency. Publishers want printers to extend services beyond printing and take up distribution. Delivering very small numbers, quick replenishment of stocks - just in time, zero rejections, environment-friendly operations and streamlining with the publishers’ work flow.

LMAI’s Goa conference (26-28 July)

The Label Manufacturers Association of India (LMAI) has scheduled its annual conference for this year on 26-28 July at the Grand Hyatt in Goa.

Held every alternate year, the 150 plus-member association organises the conference to bring together the biggest names in the label industry to discuss the future of the label industry in India.
The association has brought on board manufacturers like Avery Dennision, Dupont, Esko, Flint Group, Refeinhauser, among others, who will present to the audience their latest technology and solutions for the label industry. The presentations at the conference are a mixed bag tapping aspects across the latest trends, the best practises and standardisation, and the challenges of the industry.

The second day of the conference will see digital players like HP, Epson, Xeikon, SPG, Stovek, demonstrating to the members ‘Why they want label converters to buy their solution/equipment’.
Our take: This label summit will see the best label players in India come together to bounce off ideas and print techniques. Go and see what the market leaders are doing right and enjoy Goa’s beautiful beaches in the rains.

Media Expo Delhi 2013 (27-29 July)

Media Expo is completely dedicated trade show for indoor and outdoor advertising and signage solutions. Its 29th edition will be held at Pragati Maidan. Media Expo is great place to see the latest technology in signage, point of purchase, advertising, printing, retail and shop displays and gifts and premium sector.

Major signage companies such as Epson, Monotech, Macart, UV Printer, Arrow Digital, Apsom Infotex, HP, Lotus, Daksh, SRF, Veekey.

Its last edition saw 150 exhibitors and witnessed a footfall of 19,365 visitors acroos the three days of the event. The expected range of products on display would include eco-solvent printers, latex printers, UV printers, flatbed printers, plotters, alternative printers, media, substrates, softwares  and even LED.

Our take: With a vast array of options to choose from and encouraging numbers posted by manufacturers of wide-format printers are all pointers to a sector poised for a boom.

Wan-Ifra Expo India (11-13 September)


Bengaluru’s Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) will play host to Wan-Ifra Expo India along with Publish Asia, the annual conference of Wan-Ifra and the Asian Media Awards on 11-13 September 2013.

The conference, Publish Asia 2013, will have three parallel tracks – Newsroom summit for editors, Crossmedia advertising summit for advertising and business executives and Printing Summit for production and technology executives.

Ferag, Goss International, Manugraph, Q I Press, Quadtech and Ronald are some of the major exhibitors who will be present at the three-day event.
Our take: With the Indian newspaper market defying all global pointers and posting robust growth numbers, Wan-Ifra Expo India is great place to understand what make the Indian newspaper industry tick.

Screen Print India 2013  (19-22 September)

A combination of manufacturers and suppliers who cater to the Indian screen printing industry have pledged their support and presence at Screen Print India 2013, to be held at National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) Exhibiton Complex, Okhla, New Delhi.

The exhibition, which is scheduled from 19-22 September, will be the first Screen Print India to be held in Delhi, all previous editions of the show were held in Mumbai.

The event has already gathered the support from Delhi Print Association, SGAI, J N Arora and 3M India. Major exhibitors like APL Machinery, Arpee Screen House, J N Arora and Co, Photokina Chemicals, San Printech, Skyscreen, S K Enterprises, Sunlan Chemicals and TechNova are among the few who have confirmed their presence and involvement at the Screen Print India 2013.
Screen Print India exhibition has been organised every two years since its debut in 1994. The exhibitor profile at Screen Print India 2013 will encompass technology drivers, knowledge transferees, manufacturers, distributors, dealers, and service providers.

Our Take: From wooden squeegee to rubber, from manual to inline six-colour automatic screen printing presses, screen printing has evolved. For a segment that’s growing at 10% per annum, it’s slowly emerging from being a technique used for printing visiting cards to niche jobs like spot coating and varnishing, flocking and drip, adding value to the printed products in the graphic arts industry. In the industrial and textile segment, it still rules the roost.

PrintWeek India Awards 2013 (2 October)
The most prestigious print awards in India return for the fifth edition. With the backing of some of the biggest manufacturers in the print industry, the PrintWeek India Awards 2013 promises a more inclusive, grander and competitive affair than its previous editions.

The 2012 Awards saw 116 companies and 334 entries. There were 24 worthy winners which were judged by 32 print buyers and specialists. 

PrintWeek India Awards are judged on the basis of quality and consistency. Apart from these all important features, PrintWeek India Awards also value and recognise qualities like financial performance, business strategy, training and investment, as well as production excellence.
The PrintWeek India Awards will be handed out at a special ceremony in Mumbai. Even if you don’t enter or don’t make the shortlist, you can still come along to an evening which is truly a print celebration.

Our take: 350 print VIPs under one roof. And a sit down dinner with classy entertainment.