|Waiting for the chief guest before inauguration|
|Udhav Thakeray inaugurating the show|
Other companies in the digital printing equipment segment present at the show included Epson, Xerox, EFI, Konica Minolta, Ricoh, and Canon. Guy Gecht, Chief Executive Officer of EFI, a leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation was present at their stand to launch the Matan QW inkjet printer, with “white ink” feature, showcased for the first time in the region.
|Affordable label die cutting machine with slitting
on display at RK Label machine stand
Weldon Celloplast who represent Omet took the stage next to speak on, “In-line converting with multiple printing technologies”. Harveer Sahni, traced the evolution of label printing from simple flat bed copper block printing, as it gradually reached the stage of in-line combination or hybrid printing and converting, using various processes and how the narrow web has gone wider to integrate into the packaging segment. Paolo Grasso then carried it forward giving details of the equipment and its capabilities to employ printing processes like gravure, flexo, offset and screen inline on the same press along with decoration and finishing like cold foil, hot foil, lamination, embossing, die cutting and slitting or sheeting all in a single pass reducing wastages and saving on manpower.