PrintPack 2017: IPAMA ready to usher in the future

Significant changes in economic policies have given an assertive and definitive boost to most manufacturing industries in the country, including the graphics arts industry. There is a constant and continuous demand for printed products in form of textbooks, exercise books, periodicals and newspapers, reason being growth in the literacy in all the regions of India. This significant change in economic policies and steady growth in graphic arts industry has encouraged Indian Printing Packaging and

03 Feb 2017 | By Som Nath Sapru

IPAMA has realised the need of the hour and is providing regular exhibition opportunities to its manufacturing members, besides overseas manufacturers, to showcase their latest innovations that can match the ever-increasing demands of printers to provide cost-effective quality print products in short production time. 

PrintPack India 2017 has broken all its previous records of participation bookings and has already crossed 16,000 sq/mt of stall booking. IPAMA has definite information from several manufacturing members that their new innovations are ready and are counting days to launch their creations during Printpack 2017.

Following tremendous demand for stalls from prospective exhibitors, IPAMA has accommodated several participants in Hall 9, a pillar-less hall with load-bearing capacity of 30 tonnes per sq/m.

IPAMA is sure that PrintPack India 2017 will provide an ideal opportunity to our manufacturer members for joint ventures and trade talks, leading to technology transfer which ultimately will bring great progress and benefits to the graphic arts manufacturing industry of India.

According to industry watchers, PrintPack India is the third largest exhibition after Drupa and Ipex. This shows that Indian graphic arts machinery manufacturers have an innate sense of competitive nature which leads them to upgrade and improve the products on continuing basis, keeping in mind cost-effectiveness and standards, matching any brand of overseas machine for any segment of printing, packaging and converting.

IPAMA, the organiser of PrintPack India 2017, has kept in mind to provide maximum international standard facilities for both exhibitors and visitors. The participants have focused to provide maximum information on their exhibits by display, live demos, and printed literature on their innovations. Business visitors will have an ample opportunity to watch and participate in technical sessions and live demos conducted by the experts of the industry.

PrintPack India 2017 will present an array of digital presses, for short to large print runs in varying sizes and formats. Digital press manufacturers are offering their new innovations which will give cost effective printing solutions vis-à-vis offset printing for short as well as large print-runs. The participants in the digital sector are Xerox, Cannon, HP, Kodak, FujiFilm, Ricoh and Konica Minolta whereas majors from in-press are Komori, Bobst Manroland, Manugraph, and TPH.

HV Sheth, president, IPAMA, in a recent interaction said, “We are proud to say that there could be no better forum to showcase all the innovations and products. IPAMA has provided all the international standard facilities for both participants and visitors. The visitors will have much more easier way of registration besides online registration to witness a great show of entire gamut of graphic arts machinery for all segments of printing, packaging, converting, digital and signage.”

Sheth emphasised, “The prime focus for all participants of PrintPack India 2017, we believe, must have value creation for the printing, packaging and converting segment and the innovations will create sustainable employment opportunities which in return will be responsible for immense economic growth.”

No doubt PrintPack India exhibitions have proven its effect for the entire graphic arts machinery manufacturers fraternity of India and of neighbouring countries, including Middle East that this show offers ample choice for all segments of printing, packaging, converting, and signage requirements. For exhibitors, it will not be only a great launchpad, but the most effective medium to make sales and set up new technology-partnerships, etc besides worthwhile opportunity to demonstrate their groundbreaking innovative technologies with live demonstration.

This mega event is going to provide a composite stage to showcase all the innovations besides launching of several Machines for the sectors of graphic arts like pre-press, in-press, post-press, finishing and will also provide a great opportunity to enter India’s graphic arts industry for making, joint ventures, technology transfers and outsourcing of components, etc.