TechNova presents Jingwei’s digital cutting table

Engaged traffic at TechNova’s stand at PackPlus 21

TechNova presents Jingwei’s digital cutting table
L-R Umesh Kashyap, Anish Gupta, Sanjib Mondal, Praveen Agrawal, Ekta Mhatre, Puranjit Sarangi from Technova Imaging Systems at their stand at PackPlus 2021

Mumbai-headquartered TechNova Imaging Systems, recognized as one of the leading providers of digital and analog imaging consumables, has in recent years also sold hardware such as computer to plate (CtP) devices and sample making tables. The company has always had an eye on the relevance of digital and sustainable solutions as a leading supplier of integrated solutions, hardware, consumables, and services. It has kept expanding its reach further in imaging – to the print, publishing, packaging, textile, engineering, signage, and photo industries. 

This year, TechNova known for its technology and knowledge sharing on the shop floor with its customers completed its 50 years in the graphic industry. And in the recent years, they have also sold hardware like CtPs, digital production presses, digital print embellishment presses, postpress devices, and print finishing devices. Packaging South Asia met with Ekta P Mhatre, the company’s manager-product marketing at its stand at the recent PackPlus exhibition in the Delhi NCR. The company’s digital print finishing devices and a digital cutting table from Jingwei were shown on its stand there.

Speaking with Mhatre about the trade show, we realized that it was the company’s first participation in any event after the Covid-19 pandemic almost 22 months ago. Speaking about the positive response from customers, she explained to us how the printing and packaging industries have grown and constructively utilized their time during the Covid-19 period. “The Indian market is opening up as hoped, and things are getting back to normal. We’re pleased to be a part of PackPlus 2021, as it is our first public appearance since Covid-19,” she said. 

TechNova’s Go Green Mission

TechNova is committed to helping the printing and packaging industry adopt eco-friendly solutions, reduce its carbon footprint, and to eliminate waste while facilitating sustainable growth. In the conversation on sustainability, Mhatre mentioned, “We are taking further footsteps in our green initiative and trying to be greener. In drupa also, there was a big hype about sustainability and industry 4.0, so, I think this is the right way to go ahead for a better future. In packaging, any growing company should develop and work towards sustainable applications, and then only will it be easier to survive in the future. So, everyone should work on the sustainability part.”

Mhatre concluded our conversation by speaking about the company’s expansion, “Right now, we are working on our current portfolio and trying to tie up with many companies for digital postpress. We were always there for the last 50 years in the conventional offset and packaging setup. Currently, we are working with Konica Minolta, Duplo, and Jingwei devices to cover the entire area of digital graphics. I think this is a good time to move ahead.”

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

Web analytics show that we now have readership in North America and Europe amongst the 90 countries where our five platforms reach. Our traffic which more than doubled in 2020, has at times gone up by another 50% in 2021. And advertising which had fallen to pieces in 2020 and 2021, has started its return since January 2022.

As the economy approaches real growth with unevenness and shortages a given, we are looking forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again appointed to produce the Show Daily on all five days of the show from 26 to 30 May 2022.

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