Print will be an evolving mix of multiple scenarios: PrintCity

In the future, print will be an evolving mix of multiple scenarios for different market segments, economies and cultures. However, all of them will have a common need for a two-part strategy to optimise their success. Firstly, print must be seen, it needs to stand in its own right and be valued as a functional media. This needs to be underpinned with a combined lean & green manufacturing strategy to ensure its profitability and sustainability. This is PrintCity’s view presented under the headline SEEN! LEAN & GREEN.
To reflect this dual strategy, PrintCity has chosen an innovative 2-in-1 format that combines two related books into a single revolving back-to-back printed book. Print retains many unique communication attributes that assure its future will be seen, valued and used within the media mix. It is not so much a choice between e-media or print, but rather what is their best combination? Print that is seen attracts more sales attention to the product and more value to the printer, publisher and packager. Value Added Printing and Packaging is the only medium that offers an endless combination of colours, surface treatments, shapes, substrates and smells that stimulate our senses to create emotional value and response. Smart printing technologies are further increasing this value proposition.With such views, the PrintCity Alliance has made its new PRINT: SEEN! LEAN & GREEN industry reference book available to order in printed form.

321st truck carrying relief material goes to village Dhariti (Katra)

The 321st truck carrying relief material donated by Shyam Sewa Ashram, Samana for the migrants staying in terrorism affected village of Dhariti (Katra) in distt Raisi in J&K was flagged off by Vijay Kumar Chopra, CMD and chief editor, Punjab Kesari Group. The eminent persons who were present at the occassion included: Madan Lal Pardesi, Sita Ram, Vishal Gupta,Kuldip Bhullar, Harjinder Pal and Lion JB Singh Chaudhary.

Ten Indian printers opt collective stand in the Frankfurt Book Fair 2012

In the Frankfurt Book Fair 2012 to be held during October 10-14, ten Indian book printers shall be particpating with collective stand (Hall: 8.0, Stand S 989) for the first time. These printers include: Gopsons Papers Ltd, Noida; International Print-o-Pac Limited, Noida; Jayant Printery, Mumbai; Manipal Technologies Ltd, Manipal; Multivista Global Ltd, Chennai; Nutech Print Services,New Delhi; Parksons Graphics, Mumbai; Replika Press (Pvt) Ltd, Kundli (Haryana); Repro India Limited, Mumbai; and Thomson Press (India) Ltd, Faridabad.

Goss International sees things differently at Graph Expo 2012

Highlighting their innovative approach for commercial, newspaper and packaging printing, Goss International will recharge its drupa theme at Graph Expo 2012 (booth #845), to be held in Chicago during October 7-10. Reiterating an invitation to ‘See Things Differently’, the company will emphasize how this corporate philosophy provides new solutions for greater productivity and opportunity across all three print sectors.
Endorsing the company’s technology and support resources, North American printers have given Goss International a 100-percent market position for new commercial web presses in the region over the two years since Graph Expo 2010. Recent Goss commercial web success in the Americas has included installations of gapless technology Sunday presses as well as Goss M-600 and M-500 presses, all incorporating latest features aimed at facilitating short runs and low waste. Among these, are the first Sunday presses with DigiRail digital inking as well as the wider Sunday 3000 press (up to 75 inches).
Reflecting the wide portfolio of web offset systems and complementary technologies, the Goss booth at Graph Expo will also present unique options for newspaper and packaging printing, print finishing and aftermarket support. In addition, the exhibit will reflect the expanded range of Ferag, Akiyama, Purlux, Yawa products and various converting equipment from Shanghai Electric companies.
Since a world-first technology reveal, with live cylinder change demonstrations at drupa 2012 in May, Goss Sunday Vpak presses have increased the focus on web offset as an attractive alternative to flexo, gravure and sheetfed offset for many packaging applications. Based on the groundbreaking Sunday gapless press concept, Goss Sunday Vpak presses feature quick-change blankets and printing cylinder sleeves that make ‘infinitely’ variable repeat lengths easy and affordable. The first Vpak 500 press system will be installed in the United States later this year.
Recent North American orders for Goss finishing systems, including Magnapak and Pacesetter lines, underline that big leaps in productivity and efficiency are possible with new technology. Equipped for address-specific selective inserting and inkjet personalization, the latest installations have been driven by business opportunities available through improving net productivity,efficiency and targeting of copies. At the show, Goss Lifetime Support team will also present parts, service and enhancement programmes designed to extend the competitive lifespan of press and finishing systems. Projects such as a unique newspaper press reconfiguration at Newsday in New York, a major multi-press controls upgrade at Star Malaysia and creative commercial web enhancements across the Americas, will be highlighted to illustrate fast-ROI opportunities available and the advantages of choosing a supplier with substantial resources, expertise and project management capabilities.

Manroland appoints Nikhila Graphics as printcom Channel Partner for Hyderabad

In order to promote their printcom brand of consumables in the country, Manroland India has appointed Hyderabad based Nikhila Graphics as an authorized Channel Partner for printcom consumables range from manroland for the state of Andhra Pradesh. The partnership offers printcom’s certified range of printing consumables including pressroom chemicals, blankets, rollers etc.
The new partnership and premises were recently inaugurated by Anil Bhatia, managing director, Manroland India and Raghav Raju, one of the most respected technocrat in the Indian printing industry. The inauguration was attended by leading commercial and packaging printers from Hyderabad.
Established in 2009, Nikhila Graphics has rapidly established itself as a trusted supplier for several leading printers in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. The company led by two partners K Ashok Reddy and Ch. Brahma Reddy has earned a good reputation for timely delivery and prompt service to its loyal customer base. “We are delighted to partner with manroland for printcom consumables in the Andhra Pradesh Market. We look forward to offer to our customers printcom’s range of high quality print consumables and will soon expand our operations to Vijaywada and Vizag in the coming months,” commented K Ashok Reddy, partner, Nikhila Graphics.
printcom brand stands for print competence and serves as a seal of quality for the manroland range of process-compliant system components. All printcom products are tested and certified for highest quality standards by the manroland Research and Development department for their use on all offset printing presses and superior printing results are guaranteed by the intensive trials conducted in various projects and installations all across the globe.
In India, manroland has launched its printcom range of fountain solutions, printing washes, presscare and platecare products, blankets, printing rollers, UV lamps etc. The company is on an aggressive expansion drive and is establishing a nationwide distribution and after sales support network to service the leading printers in the Indian market. With a strong team of trained printers and chemistry experts pan India, printcom brand is fully equipped to support customers with its certified consumables and offer value added services.

IBP to organise 25th

condensed course for publishing professionals

For the publishing professionals who wish to update their knowledge in the field of publishing, Institute of Book Publishing (IBP) is organising 25th (Silver Jubilee) condensed course on publishing,a ten-day lecture and workshop programme during Nobember 19-28, 2012. Persons enrolled for the course will be taught by India’s top luminaries in the publishing industry. The course has been designed to update knowledge regarding different aspects of publishing. Comprehensively the course will facilitate to understand new technological developments and nitty-gritty of publishing ready to meet the challenges lying ahead. During the period of study, the professionals will have chance to go for field visits to publishing, processing, printing and binding house aprat from the opportunity to interact with the faculty, course directors and the speakers. At the weekend there will also be a sight-seeing trip to Agra or Jaipur.
OP Ghai Scholarship: since 1995, the institute has been facilitaing scholership in memory of OP Ghai, the founding chairman of the institute. Tha candidates wish to compete should submit a two-page write up on the topic ‘How Digital Publishing can Improve Educational Resources?’ A panel of judges will evaluate the submission and the highest scorer will be awarded with theschollership. The selected candidate will be given 50 percent concession on tuition fee.

For details contact: Course Director, Institute of Book Publishing, A-59, Okhla Industrial Area, Phase-II, New Delhi-110020. Ph: 011 2638-5677/6165/6209 or e-mail at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Silver Prints invests in manroland for packaging venture

-to offer superior quality products

Hyderabad-based Silver Prints has installed a five-colour ROLAND 700 offset press for their new packaging venture. The press is fully equipped to cater to the company’s products for the growing packaging sector in Andhra Pradesh.
To furnish the growing demand for metallized folded cartons in Hyderabad Silver Prints decided to invest in a five colour UV press with inter-deck and end of press UV lamps, the ROLAND700 is equipped with multiple time-saving features such as auto roller wash, auto blanket wash, quick change surface, universal substrate thickness range capable of printing on all substrates between 0.04mm to 1mm. The machine has been procured from Spain and was manufactured in 1997. As per RV Rama Raju, owner, Silver Prints, “We decided to invest in a manroland press for our packaging plant since it is a proven technology in the packaging segment. We had a wonderful experience with the manroland team during the installation and the company offered complete support for after sales service, spares and maintenance of the press.”
Silver Prints clients include big publishing houses, major players in the food sector and pharmaceutical industry in Andhra Pradesh. The company now plans to target major FMCG companies such as ITC, Britannia in the Southern states.
With over thirty years of experience in the print industry, Silver Prints caters to both commercial and packaging segments. The company produces folded cartons for food and pharma sector offering conventional and metallized board monocartons, laminated cartons, cigarette cartons and fluted cartons. In their commercial printing plant, they produce a complete array of promotional material such as brochures, leaflets, calendars etc. “We are keen to expand in the packaging sector as there is a healthy demand from the consumer goods and pharmaceutical sector in Hyderabad.We plan to continuously invest in our packaging plant to upgrade thetechnology to offer superior quality products to our clients,” added Raju.

Call for traffic light labelling system on food packaging

World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) has called for a new standardised ‘traffic light’ labelling system on the front of food and drink packaging to address the issues of high levels of salt, fat and sugar consumption and to reduce the number of stomach cancer cases, arising due to high salt content in processed food. As per WCRF health information head Kate Mendoza, “Standardised labelling among retailers and manufacturers - rather than the different voluntary systems currently in place - would help consumers make better informed and healthy choices.” The traffic light labelling system consists of the three colours red, amber and green, which indicate the high, medium and low levels of nutrients respectively.

Flint Group to showcase innovationg

Showcasing a full range of products for label printers, Flint Group will be offering insight and solutions for narrow web printing at Labelexpo Americas, during September 11-13, 2012. The novel technologies to be presented by Flint Group Flexographic Products, include: nyloflex NExT exposure technology to produce precisely defined surfaces on Flat Top Dots, resulting in extremely high print quality with excellent ink lay-down; new nyloflex ACE printing plates, a high durometer flexographic plate offering premium print quality for label printing; and rotec Label Sleeve,developed specifically for narrow and mid web printing with increased dimensional stability and excellent edge stability.

Greater versatility in packaging print

With focus on unlimited format variety and packaging types at FachPack in Nuremberg (Germany) during September 25-27, Atlantic Zeiser will demonstrate how virtually any type of packaging can be printed with greater efficiency, security and versatility using sector-specific coding and individualisation solutions, while guaranteeing users a maximum degree of flexibility in implementing different print jobs. As well as the added value that packaging solutions can provide when coding variable formats on a production line, it will showcase new software solutions for product tracking and protection against forgery (PMP track & trace).
With the modular design DIGILINE VERSA, first exhibited at FachPack, Atlantic Zeiser will present the additional business opportunities that can be achieved due to the inexhaustible variety in efficient printing, coding and individualising even for small batch sizes or 3D packaging. The modification to individual customer requirements in coding, packaging in different formats with variable data is carried out via the modular integration of machine components such as the feeder and waste gate on a newly developed transport unit. This new transport unit features even quieter running and in combination with DoD inkjet technology from Atlantic Zeiser, ensures unrivalled quality of printed image in the coding marketplace. The visual appearance is a critical factor for cosmetics and pharmaceutical companies, especially in terms of protecting brand value.

Remarkable year of Pressline PRIMA Bookline ‘V’ series

The latest in the row after several installations of PRIMA Bookline V series is Reliable Art Printery, Ahmedabad

With several new PRIMA installations at leading book printers all over India, Pressline's presence in the publishing industry for printing books and magazines has occupied a large ground. To better serve their valued customers, Pressline recently introduced upgraded version of DRS/SAS which now will be available as DRS/AS, an ideal and most economic substitute for the high-end and expensive auto splicers to further cut down the efforts of the operator making the splicing and pasting automatic. These splicers will be a great attraction for Asian and other developing countries where printers can't afford costly versions of splicers to save the cost of precious paper by saving on wastage.
The story of the book printing PRIMA started with first installation at IPP where Pressline had lot of teething problems to achieve consistent registration without variation and ghost images. Lot of R & D had to be done by senior engineers. First time the infeed and outfeed device was developed for PRIMA which helped to get rid with all such problems. Several further improvements were carried out to get best quality for books.
The installation at SDR Printers, Ghaziabad, UP, started the trend with the launching pad of the latest innovations of Pressline i.e. the Double roll stand with semi automatic pasting and splicing (DRS / SAS). Bhagat Printers, Chennai, being impressed by the low wastage and time saving opted for the configuration i.e. 4HI tower with Quarter Page and DRS / SAS and the installation certificate issued by them to Pressline speaks volumes of the happiness. Apart from the above, Pressline also supplied its new PRIMA 36 - 4 HI tower for book printing to Lakshmi Offset,Shivakasi; Meenakshi Offset Printers, Chennai; and Shivkrupa Offset Printers, Ahmedabad. The latest and most prestigious installation of PRIMA 30 equipped with infeed - outfeed drive has been at Chirag Offset Pvt Ltd (Yuvraj Printers), Ahmedabad.
The success of Pressline in the newspaper sector continues with their latest supply to the Norwegian Church Aid, South Sudan of their model PRIMA consisting of 1 x 4HI tower with 2 Mono Unit and Quarter Page Folder for newspaper and book printing.
New version of PRIMA for printing books and magazines has started gaining momentum with some new installations including S Dinesh & Co, Jalandhar. "Some reputed publishers like Orient, Blackswan, Navneet Publishers, Oxford University Press, Laxmi Publications, Ratna Sagar, Sultan Chand & Sons, Universities Press, Arihant Publishers, Nageen Prakashan, Pitambra Publication are already getting their books printed on our web presses," says Pressline's spokesperson.
Pressline has also supplied machine to South Central Railway, Hyderabad recently and this machine is equipped with three Roll Stands, 4/4 HI tower complete with online folding. Another recent supplies include: fully loaded new PRIMA machines to S Dinesh & Co, Jalandhar; Reliable Printers, Ahmedabad.
Vrajmohan, managing director of Reliable, Ahmedabad is extremely happy to have his new installation of PRIMA which has got all features to produce A4 and 2up A5 size books with consistently registered high quality books. Reliable is a known printing house and till date they had full expertise in sheetfed offset machines. In view of the changing market trend, where the publisher always insists for fast deliveries, web offset is becoming the essential ingredient of most of the printing houses who claim to be perfectionists. Reliable Printers ventured into web offset arena choosing PRIMA for their larger requirements. Educational boards and big publishers can no more be dependent on sheetfed offset machines which otherwise need lot of time due to limitations like slow speed, one side printing at a time, folding process etc which also involves wastage of signatures during internal logistics. The seasoned printers have now understood and accepted the necessity of prevalent practices of web usages in view to the fact that some machines manufactured in India can deliver the desirable quality as per the publishers’ needs.

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