Fujifilm focuses on commercial printing and packaging

Getting great response at the show – SM Ramprasad

SM Ramprasad of Fujifilm. Photo PSA

At PrintPack India 2017, Fujifilm India showcased its high-quality printing and prepress solutions including plates, equipment and chemistries. In addition, the company showcased its wide format solutions—Fujifilm Acuity EY and Acuity LED 1600—as well as B2 size digital inkjet press solutions and DX 1160 UV platesetter.

“At PrintPack, we displayed products for the commercial printing segment as well as the packaging front,” said SM Ramprasad of Fujifilm. “As far as commercial printing is concerned, we put on show our thermal and UV CtPs that we have been focusing on for the last one year and we definitely received tremendous response for the same.”

For commercial printers, the company also showcased unique applications of its wide-format UV printers. “Fujifilm’s UV wide-format printers can do a lot of unique short run innovative jobs, which can add value to print applications and deliverables for their customers be it in the POS front or in the collateral side,” said Ramprasad.

Fujifilm“We also showcased various samples printed on our B2 size digital press, which managed to gain a lot of traction during the exhibition. Post drupa, the interest level of customers has been considerable and at PrintPack, we tried to further fine-tune the prospects into a very serious customer base of which at least 8 to 10 customers are seriously pursuing us for the digital inkjet press. That was the sole reason why we showcased samples printed on the press as well as different applications that they would have never thought of,” said he shared.

For the packaging segment, Fujifilm displayed its water washable flexo plates as well as processing units. “These plates will redefine the way the printing process is happening in the country. Unlike majority of the flexo plates available in the market, water washable plates are solvent free and thus are highly recommended for food and hygiene products,” concluded Ramprasad.

The impact, resilience, and growth of responsible packaging in a wide region are daily chronicled by Packaging South Asia.

A multi-channel B2B publication and digital platform such as Packaging South Asia is always aware of the prospect of new beginnings and renewal. Its 16-year-old print monthly, based in New Delhi, India has demonstrated its commitment to progress and growth. The Indian and Asian packaging industries have shown resilience in the face of ongoing challenges over the past three years.

As we present our publishing plan for 2023, India’s real GDP growth for the financial year ending 31 March 2023 will reach 6.3%. Packaging industry growth has exceeded GDP growth even when allowing for inflation in the past three years.

The capacity for flexible film manufacturing in India increased by 33% over the past three years. With orders in place, we expect another 33% capacity addition from 2023 to 2025. Capacities in monocartons, corrugation, aseptic liquid packaging, and labels have grown similarly. The numbers are positive for most of the economies in the region – our platform increasingly reaches and influences these.

Even given the disruptions of supply chains, raw material prices, and the challenge of responsible and sustainable packaging, packaging in all its creative forms and purposes has significant headroom to grow in India and Asia. Our context and coverage engulf the entire packaging supply chain – from concept to shelf and further – to waste collection and recycling. We target brand owners, product managers, raw material suppliers, packaging designers and converters, and recyclers.

In an admittedly fragmented and textured terrain, this is the right time to plan your participation and marketing support communication – in our impactful and highly targeted business platform. Tell us what you need. Speak and write to our editorial and advertising teams! For advertisement ads1@ippgroup.in , for editorial info@ippgroup.in and for subscriptions subscription@ippgroup.in

– Naresh Khanna

Subscribe Now
unnamed 1


Subscribe to our Newsletter