Screen Print India to debut in New Delhi

Messe Frankfurt India has announced the launch of New Delhi edition of Screen Print India 2020 trade fair, which will be held from 21–23 August 2020 at Pragati Maidan concurrently with Gartex Texprocess India.

12 Mar 2020 | By Aultrin Vijay

The trade fair will be held from 21–23 August 2020

Screen Print India 2020 will make its debut in New Delhi alongside Gartex Texprocess India, thus bringing latest advancements and machinery in sectors like screen printing, textile printing, digital and sublimation under one roof.

Messe Frankfurt India Trade Fair, the Indian subsidiary of one of the world's leading trade show organisers, Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH, acquired the rights of Screen Print India in 2018. In 2019, Messe Frankfurt India and MEX Exhibitions entered a strategic alliance to create Gartex Texprocess India, a business platform for textile sector.

Raj Manek, executive director and board member, Messe Frankfurt Asia Holdings, said, “It is a tactical step to co-locate the New Delhi edition of Screen Print India exhibition with the forthcoming Gartex Texprocess India, as it will enable exhibitors and visitors to benefit from the synergies between the two leading, interconnected textile sector shows. This way, we are also able to offer a comprehensive product showcase to visitors across diverse categories within the garment and textile finishing sector in general and screen and digital printing sector in particular for this segment of buyers.”

Gartex Texprocess India is now in its sixth edition. According to the organiser, the show has grown tremendously over the years with the past edition clocking a visitor base of 10,390 with 180 exhibitors and 300 brands.

Having made its debut in 1994, Screen Print India exhibition has been held bi-annually in Mumbai since its inception and has grown wider in scope. “Bringing the two shows together will create big opportunity for exhibitors to showcase their product gamut, and visitors to explore widest range of or products and services,” the organiser mentioned in a press note shared with PrintWeek.

Like the Mumbai edition, Screen Print India New Delhi will also feature a special “SPI Sample Gallery” showcasing award winning pieces of screen printing excellence. Informative sessions and workshops will be conducted by various leading international experts on a wide range of topics related to the graphics industry.

Considering the potential of screen printing sector in India, the organisers are in talks with leading industry associations such as Screen Printing and Graphics Association of India (SGAI) to extend support and participation at the show.

“While the Mumbai edition continues to grow with surging figures in international participation from India, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Switzerland, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and the USA, the New Delhi edition of Screen print India is also expected to attract exhibitors from international borders,” the organiser said.

Owing to rapid technological changes, leading brands would be conducting live demos of their latest technological offerings in screen printing, digital sublimation, heat transfer and textile printing, garment decoration to visitors and traders.

The exhibition will also host seminars on various processes and technical advancements for exhibitors and visitors. The show floor would also witness an array of product launches and live demonstrations, the organiser said.