The Indian Printing Industry has witnessed increasing cross-segment migration, especially after the pandemic. The changing dynamics of the industry were highlighted at PAMEX 2023, which also had dedicated an exclusive hall to Labels and flexible packaging. The Show received a huge shout out from the industry for presenting and promoting the theme of ‘Convergence in Print’.
As a natural progression in the continuing story of convergence, PAMEX has extended its focus on Textile Printing and Soft Signage in the upcoming edition.
Driven by the advancements in printing technologies and increasing disposable incomes with the consumer, the Indian textile printing market is growing at 7 percent every year. While there is a growth in the use of range of technologies including screen and sublimation printing, the demand for digital printing technology, growing at 17 percent, is outstripping others as it allows for greater flexibility and efficiency in production.
The Textile Printing Machinery segment will feature the manufacturers and providers of Textile Printing Solutions including Digital Printing Machines; Sublimation Printing, DTF & DTG / Heat Transfer Machines; Flatbed & Rotary Screen Printing; Fabric Label Printing Machines; Textile Printing Consumables including Inks, Chemicals and Auxiliaries.
The soft signage industry in India is valued at around INR 1750 crores and is growing at CAGR of 10%. The growth in the industry provides an attractive service opportunity for sign printers that are looking to expand their offerings while the textile printers are seamlessly able to move into this new business.
However, in an interesting corollary, some of today’s sign & display service providers are also using their systems to expand into fabric and garment printing as well as commercial or home décor applications. The commercial printers facing challenges of growth in their segment, find both textile printing and soft signage printing easy to diversify into.
The displays in the segment will include Digital Soft Signage Printers; Digital & Screen Fabric and Textile Printers; Heat Transfer Machines; Printheads and Softwares; Solvent Based, Eco-solvent Based, UV Curable, and Latex Inks; Dyes, Toners and Cartridges; Polyester Based & Natural Fibre Textiles and Blends & other PVC Free Media.
PAMEX 2024, the premier printing exhibition, will thus be covering the entire gamut of print including labels, cartons, flexible packaging, corrugation, textile printing and the soft signage industry. The Show, organized by All India Federation of Master Printers (AIFMP) in association with Print-Packaging.Com Private Limited will be held from 6-9 February 2024 in Halls 1,2 & 3 of Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai. The Show will feature more than 500 exhibitors and will attract more than 40,000 visitors from all over India and the neighboring countries.