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Sunday, December 17, 2017

PAMEX 2017 offers great opportunity for Indian and international print suppliers

The packaging and labels segment is one of the major drivers for the Indian printing industry. The print media also continues to grow at a healthy pace with growth trends significantly over the world averages. In print volume terms, India is set to become the fifth largest market by 2018 from the current tenth position. This growth offers a great opportunity for the Indian and international print suppliers.

Building on the incredible success of last edition, Pamex is all set to raise the bar again and turn out to be a great platform for all the industry stakeholders to congregate and explore the growth opportunity in the print industry. To be held from 18 to 21 December at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon, Mumbai; PAMEX 2017 is being organized by All India Federation of Master Printers (AIFMP) in association with Print-Packaging.com.

Some of the leading Indian and international brands will be showcasing their latest technologies across various categories like prepress, in-press and post-press segments. The show will host dedicated pavilions for label and narrow web printing and presses; paper and board converting and corrugated machinery and equipment. Flexo and gravure printing, digital presses, web offset presses, sheet fed offset presses and signage machinery and process equipment will be displayed at the event.

Going International with the show
In its bid to reach out to international shores, AIFMP promoted Pamex at China Print 2017. The AIFMP team have been successful in bringing in a larger delegation this time of the Chinese print and packaging manufacturers who have booked 1,000 sq/m space at Pamex, as against 278 sq/m in the previous edition.

PAMEX welcomes JPMA on board!!
Makoto Nishioka from Japan Printing Machinery Association (JPMA) meanwhile visited the Print-Packaging (P) Ltd office at Noida and confirmed its participation at Pamex 2017 at Mumbai. The JPMA consists of 105 members, mainly the manufacturers and vendors of printing machinery, paper converting machinery and its peripheral equipment. The larger Japanese companies from the industry have already marked their presence in India however this would be a great opportunity for the small and medium companies to participate at Pamex 2017 and explore the Indian market.

During his visit, Makoto Nishioka said, “I’m very optimistic about our (JPMA’s) alliance with All India Master Printer’s Association (AIFMP) and strongly believe that Pamex’17 is the right platform to venture in the Indian print industry.  This would be a great start for co-operation between two associations and we expect much bigger participation from Japan in the coming editions of PAMEX. We would also like to invite Pamex to have a booth at International Graphic Arts Show – IGAS 2018 happening at Tokyo to further promote the Show and attract larger Japanese participation in upcoming editions of Pamex.”

“In India the Japanese companies are present in large in pre-press and press segment. No Japanese manufacturer of post press and converting equipment are present in India. At AIFMP we will study and identify what kind of Japanese equipment would be suitable for India in this segment.” said Mr. Tushar Dhote, Chairman, Pamex.
Road Shows across the state and country
To further up the scale of the show and to have a larger presence of business visitors from the printing fraternity from across the county, the promotional campaign for Pamex 2017 kick started off with its first road show at Amritsar. AIFMP in association with Offset Printers Association- Ludhiana and supported by several regional printing associations including Jalandhar Printers Association, Amritsar Offset Printers Association, Pathankot Printer Association, The Association of Printers -Batala and Printing Press Association-Mukatsar launched its first road show out of many. The road show further travelled to Lucknow, Varanasi, Gorakhpur, Allahabad, Basti and Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh.

The show through road shows covered over 50 grassroot towns in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra, Kerala, Tamilnadu, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh. At the regional level, promotional events were also planned at Indore, Ahmedabad, Banglore, Chennai, Hyderadabad. In an effort to promote Pamex with its members, Kerala Master Printers Association (KMPA) organised a grand event in Cochin with participation from over 120 of its members. The event also saw the national unveiling of ‘Print & Beyond 2018’ seminar logo by AMSG Ashokan.

Pamex extensively toured Maharashtra with their ‘Grassroot Contact Programme’ road shows. Ichalkaranji and Kudal were the first two stops leading further to Belgaum, Pandharpur, Solapur, Barshi, Latur, Ahmednagar, Jalana, Chikhali, Buldhana and Akola.  According to the organisers, the participants at the road shows were very keen to attend the event and are expecting good numbers from these locations.

In terms of visitors, a large number of B2B visitors are expected at the show. Visitors expected would be printers and print buyers, publishers, converters, corrugated box manufacturers, quality control managers from FMCG and retail sectors, government agencies and associations, end users influencing audience segments like design houses and art directors and production managers of corporate companies, among others.

Something different
In the run up to Pamex, the AIFMP organised a forum in New Delhi on 4-5 August 2017 to connect global players with the Indian leaders. The event was attended by scribes and printers from across 11 countries. “For the first time in India, AIFMP hosted an International Media Week 3 to 6 August 2017 in Delhi on the sidelines of PackPlus. Media and print leaders from 10 countries were present. This is a first for any association in India, said Kamal Chopra, president of AIFMP. “The International Media Week is not just to promote Pamex but to network, understand the problems of print industries in those countries and also listen to the success stories," added Chopra.

Organisers say
“The upward trend, affordable technology and digital innovations have revolutionalized the print industry in recent years. In such exciting times Pamex’17 will give that extra boost to the industry, benefiting the manufacturers of machines, printers and the end users.”  said Tushar Dhote, Chairman of Pamex Organizing Committee.

“Pamex has grown over the 2015 edition in terms of exhibitor space. The prodigious success of previous edition is reason behind enormous bookings a year ahead the show. It should attract twice the visitors.  We can see phenomenal enthusiasm among people from the industries that are eagerly looking forward to it. Not only the old participants but many new companies have signed up. Pamex has extensively promoted in neighboring countries like Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, China and UAE to enhance the international characteristics of the event.  Pamex’ 17 will have more launches and latest technology on display, offering more business opportunities.” said Neetu Arora, Director of Print-Packaging.com (P) Ltd.

Who’s showing what?
Industry titans like Insight Communication & Print Solution India, Monotech Systems Ltd., TechNova Imaging Systems, Standard Printers Providers, Cosmo Films, Creed Engineers, Epson India, Everest Holovisions Ltd., FujiFilm India, S Kumar Multi Products, Prizm Holograpy & Security Films, R K Label Printing Machinery, Ratan Industrial Engineers, Soham Technologies, Sona Papers, Suba Solutions, Advanced Graphic Systems and others will be presenting at the show in a big way to give trade visitors the know-how and hands-on experience of latest technology.

Vinsak to exhibit multiple machines
Vinsak will be displaying a wide range of printing, packaging and brand protection solutions at Stand D45, Hall #01. The first time, Vinsak will be exhibiting two Usar machines at any show. The showcased two versions include Vinsak Usar equipped with Die-cutting Unit and slitting rewind and inspection space and the other will be a dedicated, space saving numbering machine model. Vinsak will also display a range of printing consumables, security inks, UV lights, cutting & punching tools, pre-press samples etc. Apart from this, visitors can get info on Vinsak’s range of products including the Synchroline UV Flexo press, TR2 offset press, Digicon Series 3 short run converting press, ECTR Turret rewinder, Vinsak Security software, Rhino–label finishing machine, etc.

Konica Minolta to showcase Accurio Press C6100
Konica Minolta will be utilizing the platform to showcase Accurio Press C6100 – a comprehensive series and fully modular line of digital printing technologies & solutions, digital press suites, software and cloud based tool for integrating, managing and executing a seamless production colour workflow. The company will also be demonstrating its strong position in the Digital Printing space with its range of solutions and services.

Offering trend setting features and technology including a high speed dual scanning at speeds up to 240 ipm for hard-copy originals; 1200 x 1200 DPI resolution with 8-bit processing for smoother, more realistic images, the Accurio Press series supports business growth by expanding its printing services, automating efficiency, raising output quality and lowering costs.

Konica will also be showcasing the Bizhub Press c71HC – the 3rd generation machine which packs in immense benefits over its predecessor. This model incorporates advanced colour reproduction capabilities of the manufacturer’s proprietary high-chroma toner that produces enhanced printing outputs. bizhub PRESS C71hc also comes with an optional banner tray to support the printing on media up to 13×47.

Monotech Systems to display Scodix Ultra Pro with Foil
Monotech Systems will be displaying the Scodix Ultra Pro with Foil performing live at booth# D01 in Hall# 01 at the show. The Scodix Ultra Digital Presses are the most productive in the series and is the industry’s most versatile digital enhancement solution, capable of delivering Scodix foil, Scodix Sense, Scodix Spot, Scodix VDP, and Scodix Braille digital enhancements, all in one system.

Scodix Foil Station is an optional module that runs in-line with the Scodix Ultra Pro Digital Press, delivering unmatched foil enhancement capabilities, including high gloss, embossed, variety of densities for short to medium runs, using a highly advanced, highly-efficient digital process. Scodix Foil is ideal for commercial printers, coping with short to medium runs, who today have to outsource the foil application or to use a long and expensive make ready process including molds and dies, as well as for converters doing high-end short up to medium runs.

FujiFilm will promote its jet press 720s press
Fujifilm India will be promoting its complete range of products at Hall 5, Stand F-30 where the company’s stand will be divided into three zones: wide format, offset printing, and digital offset (Jet Press 720S). Fujifilm plans to showcase the Acuity LED 1600 II with table and the Eastcom CtP Setter, which it has never showcased before. However, the highlight of the show will be the Jet Press 720S press. Although Fujifilm will not have the machine on display, it will be running a virtual demo at its stand and will have a host of samples on display as well.

What else?
Vinsak labelling seminar: Vinsak, a pioneer in global printing and packaging industry will be organising a seminar on “Labelling Simplified” co-sponsored by Lombardi & Iwasaki. The seminar will be organised at Hotel Tunga Regale, Andheri East-Mumbai on 19th December at 7:00 PM.  The main agenda of the seminar is to share trending ideas, latest technologies & discuss various issues faced by label printing & finishing industry. It will also give an opportunity on new players wishing to enter the label field to attend the seminar and gather key insights about label printing industry.

NAEP awards with Pamex: A flagship event of the AIFMP, the National Awards for Excellence in Printing (NAEP) will be held along with the Pamex show this time. The organisers have decided to further strengthen the NAEP awards and give an international presence. In the next edition of NAEP, entries from other countries will also be welcomed.
Meet us there
As usual, Labels India - India's pioneer magazine for the labels, packaging and the converting industry will be present at the show. You can find us at A/20 Hall 5. See you there…