PrintWeek March issue delves deep into the ink industry

In the run-up to the InkWeek series of webinars that PrintWeek is organising from 21 to 25 March 2022, the focus of the March 2022 issue of PrintWeek was ink, especially how ink has rallied to the industry’s defence.

14 Mar 2022 | By Dibyajyoti Sarma

The cover story puts the spotlight on the challenges that the ink industry faces, especially concerning the issues of sustainability. As the Covid-19 pandemic swept across the nation, several ink majors prepared for the worst. Just as sales started to rebound to pre-Covid levels even as Omicron infections waned, the threat of the Russia-Ukraine war looms large. Now, the industry must brace itself for newer challenges.

The issue also brings together the top inks by the major ink manufacturers, offering the readers a handy guide on the options available. The ink manufacturers include Dolphin, Flueron Inks, Hi-Tech, Hubergroup, Print Dynamic, Sakata Inx, Siegwerk, Toyo Ink, United Speciality, AT Inks UV, EFI UV LED, and HP Indigo.

In the profile section, Samir Patel of Dev Print & Pack explains how starting from a humble beginning, the company today has invested more than Rs 35-crore in the two plants in Santej.

In the paper section, PR Ray reports how the Indian paper market faces a difficult situation due to extreme undersupply and high input costs. The surge in production cost, logistics, chemicals, and raw materials, have forced paper mills to increase prices to all-time highs.

The issue also features a detailed case story of the DuPont 2022 calendar. The calendar brings attention to sea creatures in their habitat, implying our responsibility towards preserving marine life. The company has incorporated a combination of flexo screening technologies to print these images on the calendar.

In the CEO Speak section, Eijiro Hori, president of Horizon Group explains why the trend of short-run jobs is here to stay.

In the leadership section, Suneet Jain, business head at Galgo Fine Papers tells Aultrin Vijay how the company overcame the pandemic, and its plans for 2022.

In the publishing section, the March issue of PrintWeek features Indian Journal of Social Work (IJSW) of TISS, which has been printed uninterruptedly since its first publication in 1940.

These and more, including the regular features in the March 2022 issue of PrintWeek

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