The 10th Printpack India 2011 poised to be the largest event ever

-with around 400 exhibitors having 18, 000+ sq m net booked area

Pragati Maidan, New DelhiAn international exhibition on printing, packaging, converting, signage and allied machinery industry organised by India Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO) jointly with IPAMA (Indian Printing, Packaging and Allied Machinery Manufacturers’ Association) from January 16-21, 2011 in New Delhi, the 10th Printpack India is going to be the largest event ever in south Asia presenting an effective platform to boost business while gauging the strength of graphic arts industry. “It’s the right time Indian printers should have confidence in Brand India,” says NS Manku, president, IPAMA in an exclusive conversation with Print & Publishing editor SK Khurana in presence of HV Seth and Satish Bajwa. Internationally printing shows are squeezing but the ‘Brand India’ show - our very own Printpack India - is growing. “Indian printing industry is now coming of age. Printpack India is a showcase of goods that Brand India is producing. We aim to project ourselves as the providers of both affordable as well as high-end technology to the world. The focus today is back to India for outsourcing and equipment needs as well,” told IPAMA president NS Manku. “And mind you, it’s not a bubble; we are still far away from what we would like to project ourselves internationally”.

Interestingly, out of approx 400 exhibitors participating at the Printpack India show, just 10 percent of the exhibitors are international companies. Thus the major 90 percent are actually very encouraging for the ‘Brand India’! “Infact, it is a wake-up call for printers not to go for used machinery from overseas, when better and affordable indigenous solutions are available,” added Manku. As a matter of fact, 25 percent of Indian machinery manufacturers participating at the show have already been testified and approved in international markets. “Also, it is a matter of pride that globally more than 60 percent of the web offset machinery market (coldset) is catered by the Indian manufacturers,” remarked Manku proudly.

“With Printpack India 2011 becoming a bi-annual event from this edition, initially, we were very apprehensive about the response we would get from the exhibitors as there are so many exhibitions happening in different parts of the country. Hence, we adopted a guarded approach and committed half the space of what we had committed in Printpack India 2009,” told Manku.

But, the show received overwhelming response from the printing fraternity. IPAMA is certainly elated with the response. “It is an extremely happy situation, the co-ordination between the various agencies has been cohesive and the results are there for everyone to see,” conveyed the overjoyed trio team. “The 8,000 sq m space was booked in the initial stage itself. After three months, we had to ask for additional space from ITPO to accommodate more exhibitors. If we had more space available initially, we would have attracted even more exhibitors,” he mentioned. IPAMA has tried its best to accommodate as many exhibitors as possible by creating additional space for them. Of the 265 odd members at IPAMA, about 70 percent shall be exhibiting at this show.

Talking about the display profile of various exhibitors at the show, HV Sheth, the convener informed that there would be a definite participation from all segments of the industry: pre-press, press, post press, packaging, newspapers and consumables.

“Printpack India will be a launch pad for new technologies or services developed indigenously or in collaboration with international counterparts. New products or services demonstrated at the 2009 edition of Printpack India may see an upgraded version this time,” said Manku.

IPAMA is expecting a footfall of 30,000-40,000 at the show. “We are sure to attract dedicated visitors to the show. We would also have delegates from countries like Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Malaysia, besides Gulf and East African countries,” added Satish Bajwa, general secretary, IPAMA.

To cater to such vast audience and the exhibitors, IPAMA is leaving no stone unturned. “We want people to see how efficiently we have handled a show of this magnitude. The entry to the show is free but to make it a real B2B show, we have disallowed entry of anybody below the age of 16 years. The entry passes shall be available at multiple entry locations. All the major food courts have been given a fresh facelift, the service facilities are better maintained, and the passages shall be neater. The metro station, situated near to the fairground shall make the visit to the exhibition more memorable for the visitors using public transport,” concluded Manku.

Exhibitors are all set to present best of their product portfolio at the show. Bobst (Hall 7C) will be showcasing state-of-the-art post press machines in the folding carton segment. The machines in display are the best seller, NovaCUT 106 -E Autoplaten die cutter and high speed top end folder gluer ExpertFOLD 110 A-2 to be shown for the first time. Also, the industry will see in operation for the first time in a show in India all the quality control systems possible on a folder gluer with auto ejection system the Flipper (finger) ejector. Process specialists from India and Switzerland for post press operations in folding carton will be available to interact with visitors.

Exhibition Committee officials........... busy in stall allocations.Capital Graphic Supplies, alongwith AS Print Aids Pvt Ltd (Hall 7-C, Stall C5B & C5C) will be showing the ‘Ecologica’, a fully automatic bending machine from Serviform Srl. The full range of diemaking products from CITO-System, steel rules from Martin Miller GmbH, Austria, Nick Grinder and Rotary Waste Stripper from Nor-Graphic Ltd, Norway will also be on display. In addition to this, the company will be showcasing digital finishing solutions from Hunkeler, W&D direct marketing solutions, Kirk-Rudy and print finishing solutions from James Burn International, France and Antimarking system from Print-Guard, USA. Stefan Schoeffel, sales manager, CITO-System GmbH, Germany; Patrick Lehmann, director, Hunkeler Far East Ltd, Hong Kong; and Mauro Tomelleri, sales and marketing, director, Serviform Srl, Italy will also be present at the show.

Creative Graphics - a decade old company engaged in flexo and letterpress plates processing for labels printing, flexible packaging, corrugated box printing, dry offset printing, UV coating, etc – shall also present their expertise at the show. Creative graphics is the first company in north India to have full digital set up and have state-of-the-art machinery from Germany to give un-paralleled quality, service and accuracy.

Creed Engineers (Hall 12, Stall 3) shall display the Rotatek Brava Intermittent offset press, the Omega Digicon Series 2 finishing equipment with the HP Indigo 6000 digital press, the Omega SR 330 slitter inspection rewinder with a Flytech 100 percent defect detection camera system, Kodak variable data printing machines, Ultron Anilox roller cleaning systems, Petrel Security inks, Kodak and Jet Flexo and polymer plates, Schober cutting tools, Zacares numbering system and much more. A team of their marketing staff shall be available at the stall all the time during the exhibition to provide first hand information on their products with live demonstrations/ videos to prospective clients.

Excel Graphic Machinery is looking forward to a great business at Printpack India 2011, with launch of new products including: programmable/hydrulic paper cutting machine, semi automatic case making machine, and hydrulic dual press for stationery manufacturers. Established in 2004, they are manufacturer of quality products such as edge squaring press, book & board press, nipping press, nipping & smashing press, round corner press, and waste paper baling press.

New launches on display from Amritsar based Five Star Printing Machinery Co will be automatic double wiro inserting machine, automatic spiral inserting machine, multi purpose punching machine, multi cylinder pressing machine, and pasting & glueing machine. Other displays will include six head saddle stitching machine, double head saddle stitching machine, round corner machine, automatic paper cutting machine, hot foil stamping punching & creasing machine. The company also offers non-woven bag making machine, non-woven fabric making plant, paper bag making plant, envelope making plant, PP sheets file making machines.

Kodak will showcase its complete strength of printing solutions, packaging solutions and workflow solutions at the show. The Kodak NexPress SE3000 digital production colour will demonstrate its wide range of application capabilities like dimensional raised prints, match spot colours, add watermarking or a protective coating, print MICR jobs, and create high impact glossing. Also on display will be the latest Kodak Trendsetter 400, the most successful running CtP model in India now of smaller size and better scalability. It provides accurate and stable imaging using Kodak SQUAREspot imaging technology and delivers dependable accuracy regardless of plate emulsion sensitivity, processor variation, and laser power. The machine provides solutions for commercial, packaging and newspaper printers. Kodak will also showcase a live lab demonstration of the superior quality of its new Trillian SP plates.

Line O Matic Graphic Industries (Hall 11, Stall 6B) will present live demo of fully automatic exercise book machine – Nova RB 104. Ensuring high speed and greater production, minimizing efforts and delivering the best results, this machine is to exercise notebooks from the paper reel online in just one unit. Line O Matic is prominent manufacturer and exporter of exercise notebook machinery and paper converting machinery such as fully automatic exercise book machine, automatic reel to sheet ruling machine, cut size sheeter, folio size sheeter, automatic counting & folding machines, spine taping machines, pasting machines, central thread sewing cum folding machines, etc.

The 10th Printpack India will provide an opportunity to discover manroland who will present a unique show concept to the Indian printing industry, moving away from traditional show formats seen over the years. manroland’s booth in hall 7B will stress the company’s competence in producing groundbreaking printing systems since 1845. Understanding current market requirements in the commercial and packaging sector, manroland will emphasize two business ideas: VAP (Value Added Printing) and futureproof. VAP solutions are helping printers to add value to their existing print products, futureproof enables printers to adapt changing market conditions easily by planning future investments for upgrades. In the newspaper web sector, manroland will launch its Cromoman press in the 4:1 concept. “With a wide range of printing technology solutions tailor made for the Indian market, manroland is well equipped to showcase its process competence to the Indian printing industry. At Printpack India 2011, we will present our comprehensive product portfolio across newspaper, commercial web, and sheetfed offset sectors. Our new show concept is designed to emphasize our holistic range of print solutions to meet changing consumer demands,” describes Anil Bhatia, managing director, manroland India.

Manugraph India (Stall 4/1) will present printing solutions that speak directly to customer needs. They will set technology benchmarks for the industry, introducing Cityline Express with integrated Autopaster, a space saving design, Smartline 4x1 with a speed of 70,000 cph, the first Indian manufactured double width machine and F1270 folder designed by Manugraph DGM featuring 2:3:4 cylinder configuration.

MGE India’s focus will be on demonstrating how their products can improve printing, reduce costs and lower impact on the environment. At the show, the company will also be announcing three new tie-ups with European companies, bringing their products to the Indian market along with ongoing support: Dosatron of France for their range of additive dosers; Hydrair of UK for their range of Ink pumps and systems; and Techniweb of France for their blanket washing and web cleaning technologies. In hall 11, Micro Inks | Huber Group will present MAXXIMA - new recruit to the !nkredible sheetfed range family; range of UV inks (branded as NEW V) for sheetfed, screen applications; and publication as well as flexible packaging inks; etc.

Rapid Blanket Restorer will be represented by NPES at the show. Being new to India, the company is searching for dealers throughout India to handle the sales. Prakash Art Printers - manufacturer of multicolour visiting cards, stickers, lables, bills, letterheads, envelopes, pamplets, broucher, etc; Senior Machinery Co, producer and exporter of automatic corrugated board making machineries & semi automatic conversion machinery; and Surjeet Engineering Co, pioneering new ideas and redefining die cutting & paper corrugating technology to reach the zenith of success, will also present their expertise at the show. At stand 09 in hall 06, The Printers House Private Limited (TPH) will be showcasing their latest product offering, including latest advanced features of Orient X-press (speed 50,000). This year, they shall be co-exhibiting with their marketing partner KBA (Koenig and Bauer, AG, Germany).

Other participants registered as on January 03, 2011 include: AB Presstech Machineries, ATE Enterprises, Abhikruti Digi Soft, Acme Machinery (India), Acme Machinery Company, Advanced Graphic Systems, Aesthetic Multimedia, Aim Graphics Machinery, Alliance Printech, Allied Enterprises, Alpha Print Pack Machinery Co, Alpna Visuals Packaging Aids, Ameya Dye Chem - Graco Inc, Amont Software & Equipment, Anika Cards N Crafts, Anil Agencies, Anoop Enterprises, Any Graphics, APL Machinery, Apsom Infotex Ltd, Arets Graphics India, Arihant International, Arise Impex, Arrow Multimedia Inc, Artech Industries, Asian Reprographics, Associated Engineering Corporation, Associated Industrial Corporation, Astha Packaging, Atlas Industrial Corporation, ATM Multimedia, Auto Rull India, Autoprint Machinery Manufacturers, AVS Graphics, Axess Ultrasonics, BR Print (India), Bakshi Mark, Balajee Machine Tools, Baldev Fabricates, Baldwin India, Batra Graphics Machinery, Baumer India, Baumuller India, Beijing New Power Tech Co Ltd, Bestak Self Adhesives Inc, Bharti Creations, Bodhi Professional Solutions, Book Binding Machinery & Techniques, Bosch Rexroth (India) Ltd, Boxtech Bangalore, Brightway Industrial Corp Britomatics Technologies, Bromide Color Chemicals, CD Point, Cahgzhou Tongbao, Caldron Graphics, Camozzi India, Canon India, Century Machines, Chemline India Ltd, Chen Ming Machinery Co Ltd Chetan Engineering Works, Cheung Kong Machinery Equipment Co Ltd, City Graphics, Compact Print Tech, Condot Systems, Cosmo Tech, Crystal Digital Solutions, DB Engineering, Darshana Industries, Deluxe Printing Machinery Co, Design Centre, DH Engg Works, Diehard Dies, Dolphin Inks, Easeprint Solutionscom, Electro Mec, Elesa And Ganter India, EL-SHROUK, Erhardt + Leimer (India), Esko Graphics India, Excel Machinery (Gujarat), Fair Deal Engineers, Falcon Vacuum Pumps & Systems, Ferag India, First Paper Idea India, Fortec Binding Systems, Friends Engineering Company, Friends Packaging Machinery Co, Fuji Film India, Future Graphic Systems, GAI Graphics House, Galaxy Printers, Ganpati Imperial India, Geekay Graphic Machinery, Gemco Controls Ltd, Genius Flexo Machinery, Global Imaging Technologies, Goss International, Grafica Flextronica, Grafik Machinery Exchange India, Graphics Impex Services, Grover Industries, GTM Graphotronics Machinery, Guangdong Magnolia Packing Machinery Co Ltd, Guangdong Skydragon Printing Ink Group Co, Gurpreet Overseas, Guru Nanak Printing Machines Mfg Co, Habasit Iakoka, Hanspal Industries, Harbhajan Singh & Co, Hari Singh & Sons, Harison Agencies, HCL Infosystems Ltd, HIC MACHINERY, HIC Print Pack Machineries, Hi-Tech Systems, Hm Web House, Huber India, Huizhou Degang Machinery Co Ltd, Hy-Tek Print Mac, i Trade Machines, Ideal Printographics, Impel Machines, Impel Marketing Services, India Engineering Works, Indian Carton Machinery Company, Indian Journal of Printing Technology, Indian Machinery Co, Indo Asia Machines Corporation, Indo European Machinery Co, Indo Pacific Industries, Indo Poly Machines Corporation, Indonesian Master Printers Assn, Infinity Digital Solutions, Innovative Technologies, Insight Communication, Integrated Graphic Solutions, Intel Trade Fair & Expositions, Intimate Machines, IPP Catalog Publications, J Mahabeer & Company Pvt Limited, Jai Deep Machine Tools, Jaimata Engg Works, Jainco Inks & Chemicals, Janatics India, Janta Mechanical Works, Janta Printing & Packaging Machines, Jay Engineering, Jindal Offset India, Join Pack Machines, Jona, Joy D-zign Engineers, JUI Print Technology, KK Printing Machines Mfg Co, Kabeera Printo Graphic, Kalbro Manufacturing Co, Kalsi Machinery Co, Kanthi Industries (Megabound), Kapoor Imagine, Kapsons India International, Kapsun Resources Corporation, Kat Industrial Consultants, Keith Electronics, King Offset Machinery, Kivi Markings, KMI Business Technologies, Kohima Machine Tools, Kohli Graphic Systems, Kolorrol Energy, Konica Minolta Business Solutions India, Kshitij Polyline Ltd, Kumar Engineering, Kumar Graphics, Kumaran Technova CNC, Kurz (India), Lalit Jain Industries, Laser Die Mfg Co, Linux Machines Incorporation, Lokpal Industries, MD Engineering Works, Maan Machine Tools, Macro Print Engineers India, Maharaja Udyog, Manu Paper Coat, Matrix Engineering, Megtec Systems India, Mehta Cad Cam Systems, Memory Repro Systems, Metcon Technocrats, Micro Engineers (India), Micro Mechanical Works, Ming Wei Paperware Machinery Co Ltd, Modi Graphics, Mohan Impressions, Mohansons India, Monoprint Equipments & Spares, Monotech Systems Ltd, Monotech Systems Ltd, Monu Graphics, Mr Choong - Jin Kim, MRL Printing Rolls (P) Ltd, Ms Belle Yam, Muller Martini (India), Multi Hitech Inc, Multi Layer Industries, Multitec Aids, Nag Control Systems, Naman Enterprises, Nanjing Zono Machine Equipment Co Ltd, Naph Graphics, Narsingh Dass & Co, Natraj Corrugating Machinery Company, Natraj Industries, NBG Printographic Machinery Co, Neelam Machineries,

New Darshana Engineering Works, New Friends Industries, New Morning Star Process Ind, Nippon Color, NMC Engineers, NSP Numotech, Nu Lith Graphic, Numerographics, OCE (Singapore) Pte Ltd, OnPrintShop Web2Print (Radixweb), Origami Technology, Orr Jay Process, Oshio Graphics Enterprises, P K Marketing Co, Packraft Container India, Pakistan Assn of Printing and Graphic Arts Industry (PAPGAI), Paras Industries, Patel Enterprises, Peco Graphics, Peerless Pack, Pema Rules, Perfect Offset Spares, Perfect Rotary Offset, Perfection Engineering Co, Pidilite Industries Limited, Popli Graphics, Pragati Corporation, Prakash Offset Machinery, Pratham Technologies, Precise Equipment, Precision Cutting Systems, Precision Electrical & Mechanical Works, Premier Imports, Premier Rolls Covering, Pressline India, Presto Stantest, Prima Machinery Company, Print & Pack World, Print & Publishing, Printer Supply Co, Printer’s Parts & Equipment, Printing and Printing Eqpt Industries Assn of China, Printools Graphics, Printpack Engineers, Print-PackagingCom, Printweek India, Proteck Machinery, PS Graphics, QI Press Controls India, Qingdao Huiyun Binding Industrial Co, Quadtech Inc, Quality Printers Providers, Qutub Impex, RD Singal & Co, RH Special Coatings, RK Machine Tools, Radiant Machineries, Rado Packaging Machines, Rajyog Engineering, Rakesh Press, Rama Graphics, Ravi Engineering Works, Record Machineries, Redland Machinery, Repro Graphics, Reprographic Systems & Supplies, Rex Printing & Bindry Equipments, Rex Tone Industries Ltd, Reynold Graphics, Riso India, Robertson Machinery Companyk RRM Trading Co, RSG Solutions, SL Kulkarni Cyril Graphics, SR Mechanical Works, SR Poly Graphhics, SS Doshi Engineers, Sadana Brothers, Safire Machinery Co, Sahil Graphics, Sai Enterprises, Sai Resourses, Saint & Mon Company, Sair Pack, Sakthi Printec Ltd, Samnik Graphics Systems, Sandeep Engineers, Saurashtra Systopack, Screeno Stickers, Servokon Systems Ltd, Sethi & Sons Mechanical Works, Sharma Engineering, Sharp Graphics, Shehyang Fuli Industrial Belt Co Ltd, Shenzhen Vicstar Carton Machinery Co Ltd, Sheth Printograph, Shield Alloy Products, Shilp Gravures Ltd, Shree Ji Cut & Bend, Shree Refrigerations, Shri Krishna Packaging, Shri Kumaran Graphic Machinery, Shri Sidhi Vinayak Engineers, Sidhartha Machinery co, Siemens Communications, Sigma Rollers, Sky Printer Products, Sky Screen,, Smart Packaging Films, SNUG Papers, Sodhisons Mechanical Works, Sona Commercial, Sona Paper Syndicate, Spectra Holo, Speed-O-Graphics (India), Spinks India, Sri Lanka Association of Printers, SRK Technology, Stallion Innovative Machines, Suba Solutions, Sumukha Hitech Products Industry, Sun Poly Bag, Sun up (India) Machinery Co, Supack International, Super Bond Adhesive, SuperCUT Industry, Surjeet Industries, Swift, Taco Vision, Taixing PS Plate Co Ltd, Techmaster Engineering, Techno Graphic Services (I), Technoshell Automations, Technova Imaging Systems, Teknograf INC, The Printools Corporation, Tirupati Industrial Knives, Toso Corp Rollers, Touch, Toyo Ink India, TRC Exports, Trident Packaging Solution, UV Graphic Technologies, UV Printers India, Uflex Limited (Engineering Division), Unicorn (Taiwan) Chemical Co Ltd, Unimark International, Unique UV and Light, Unittex India, Universal Technologies, Veekay Print Services, Venus Industries, VIG Graphics, Vijaya Grafiks Inc, Vinayak Packaging Mechine, Vintex Rubber Industries, Virdi (India) Machinery Co, Volga (India) Rubber, VS Offset Engineers, Wathour Systems, Web Masters, Webtech Engineering, Welcome Engineers, Win Pack Machinery Co Ltd, Wuxi Nanjiang Paper Package Machinery Factory & Color Bags India, Xeo Soft Technologies, Xerox India Ltd, Yash Enterprises, Zenith International, Zhejiang Jinbao Machinery Co Ltd, Zhongshan City Dayuan Industrial Co Ltd, and Zhongshan Sotech Packaging Machinery Co Ltd.

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