Capital Graphics-Image PrintAids at Pamex 2015

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Capital Graphics
Capital Graphics-Image PrintAids at Pamex 2015

Capital Graphics is an Indian distributor of highly specialized equipment and consumables that are used by leading digital and flexo printers, diemakers and packaging converters and supplied by its principals such as Cito, Cutlite, Ecosystems, Hunkeler and Tresu. Among its principals are the Switzerland-based Hunkeler which provides the unwinds and rewinds forthe majority of webfed digital presses around the world as well as modules that intelligently process the machine readable marks on digitally printed documents and webs for perforation, folding, authenticating, slitting and sheeting aswell as collating and binding. Hunkeler equipment is already installed on the several webfed digital presses in the country that are being used to print books, transactional and mail order documents. Patrick Lehman based in Hunkeler’s Hong Kong office and who is quite familiar to digital printers across India and Asia was at the Capital Graphics stand at Pamex. Roberto Croci of Cito was at the show as well.

Also present at the show was Liliana Carzaniga of Ecosystem, the Italy-based supplier of a variety of coating and laminating systems for high quality consumer and luxury packaging. Ecosystem sets the high speed benchmarks for the packaging industry with machines that amongst other functions, provides the efficient lamination of metallized polyester on board with the optimum use of consumables and minimum defects and artefacts. ITC’s packaging division near Chennai has already installed an Ecosystem laminator running at 125 metres a minute.

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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.

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Editor of Indian Printer and Publisher since 1979 and Packaging South Asia since 2007. Trained as an offset printer and IBM 360 computer programmer. Active in the movement to implement Indian scripts for computer-aided typesetting. Worked as a consultant and trainer to the Indian print and newspaper industry. Visiting faculty of IDC at IIT Powai in the 1990s. Also founder of IPP Services, Training and Research and has worked as its principal industry researcher since 1999. Author of book: Miracle of Indian Democracy.