Printing Industry – Challenges and Opportunities

Printers’ Day Celebration in Hyderabad 24 February 2016

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Telengana Offset Printers Association Hyderabad, is organizing a day-long event – Printers’ Day Celebration – at the Best Western Ashoka Hotel in Hyderabad on 24 February 2016

The chief guest of the event is MV Reddy, IAS, director of technical education, Government of Telengana. The guest of honours are K Ramchandra Murthy, editorial director, Sakshi Daily; K Srinivas Reddy, editor Mana Telangana; Katta Shekar Reddy, editor, Namaste Telangana; and P Narendra, joint managing director of Pragati Art Printers.

With the formation of the new state of Telengana, the offset printers of ten districts of Telengana came under one umbrella and formed the Telengana Offset Printers Association (TOPA) Hyderabad. The main objective of the association is to promote printing industry in tune with the Telengana state government industrial policy.

Packaging South Asia is the cooperating media partner for drupa 2016 which is scheduled to be held from 31 May to 10 June at Dusseldorf, Germany.

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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