Interprint Expo debuts in Delhi on a good note

Interprint Expo was flagged off on Friday, 14 September with Sheila Dikshit, chief minister of Delhi, inaugurating the exposition. The three-day exhibition was held from 14-16 September in Pragati Maidan’s Hall number 12.

18 Sep 2012 | By Supreeth Sudhakaran

“I am a big book lover so this is the right exhibition for me to inaugurate. Delhi has always been a printer’s city but we still need to develop and tap the regional language market,” said Dikshit.

There were few big names of the industry at the maiden event jointly-organised by Delhi Printers’ Association (DPA) and the Offset Printers’ Association, Ludhiana (OPA). However, a major crowd-puller was the video presentation of the Landa nanographic printing press. Benny Landa’s presentation at Drupa Cube was streamed every 30 minutes every day.

“This was the first time that the nanographic video was shown in India at an exhibition.” said Kamal Chopra, general secretary, OPA. It is worth noticing that refurbished machine dealers as well as screen printing and allied machine dealers are aplenty.

“We are happy that as promised, the used machinery dealers and screen printing machine manufacturers participated in healthy number. However, due to certain reasons we had to scrap the free training sessions in screen printing and UV techniques, which was being promoted with the name Screentex,” informed Arun Berry, president, DPA. Earlier, it was reported that a delegation of 100 printers from Pakistan were supposed to attend the event. However, due to visa issues, they couldn’t make it.

Around 45 students of the Kurukshetra University at Interprint Expo 2012 visited on the second day. The organisers told PrintWeek India that the three-day footfall was above expectation crossing 15000 visitors. “The first day saw a lean patch with around 400 visitors. This was mainly because of two hours of rain as well as it was a weekday. The weekends picked on with around 9000 visitors on Saturday and around 6000 on the Sunday,” shared Berry. However, this writer felt that the footfall wouldn’t have touched the 10000 mark. 

Students of the Kurukshetra University at Interprint Expo 2012

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