Om Vir Print O Pack’s post-press machinery at PrintPack

Good in-person engagement and healthy demand for equipment

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Om Vir Print O Pack
Viren Shah, managing director of Om Vir Print O Pack displays post-press machinery at their stand in PrintPack India 2022. Photo PSA

Om Vir Print O Pack showed its complete range of post-press machines, including collator, binder,  gluing and thermal lamination equipment at last month’s PrintPack India 2022 exhibition in Greater Noida. Established in 1999, Mumbai-based Om Vir Print O Pack manufactures, imports and exports post-press equipment. The trading company imports machines from China, Vietnam, Taiwan and Korea.

“The company’s products are well priced in the market as we provide service, installation, spare parts and guarantees on our machines. There is a trend shift away from manual operations, even in packaging and businesses are now gravitating toward rigid boxes, screen printing, and gluing machines,” says Viren Shah, managing director, Om Vir Print O Pack.

Printpack brought a substantial number of business visitors and the exhibitors were confident of closing deals at the event. Shah said that the first two days had few inquiries, while the third day saw a spike. Expressing his delight at the large turnout for the expo, he noted that every member of his staff was actively interacting with visitors and potential clients for the entirety of each day.

“There are several opportunities in the printing sector as India is a large nation with many possibilities. I think there’s a lot of potential here, and we’re feeling very good right now. Moreover, based on our inquiries at Printpack, we believe the demand for equipment is still alive and well,” concludes Shah.

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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.

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Correspondent-Delhi & NCR Girish has been working and editorially contributing to both Indian Printer and Publisher and Packaging South Asia since 2021, covering the western regions of India. He has extensively covered a variety of verticals in both the printing and packaging industries. Skilled in taking Interviews and Story Writeup, Communication, Writing, and Research. Strong education professional with a Master of Arts - MA (MASS COMM.) focused in Mass Communication/Media Studies from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh.

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