MMS organised a unique session of Round Table Power Lunch on 7th April, 2016 at Garware’s Club House, Mumbai. The concept was to explore the opportunities across the various segments of printing mainly Commercial Offset, Commercial Digital, Value Addition Screen Printing, POS & Indoor Media, Books & Catalogs, Labels, Packaging Industry and Web to Print. At the Power Lunch, on each table there was a Print Expert, a Moderator, the Machine Manufacturer and 5 Printers who were desirous of meeting the print expert and the manufacturer.
Jehangir Surti from Prodon Enterprises threw light on how the commercial offsets should be. He said, “Press should be well equipped with all the latest technology and features and must also have the fifth color. Printer working with special colors will have better sales.” Further speaking about digital printing he added, ”Offset printing and digital printing will go hand in hand.”
Further Kamlakar Wadekar from Ace Printers had led the discussion about Value Addition Screen Printing stating, “Screen Printing requires more creative people who know what is required in which job for value addition. Target high end customers to produce quality work and value addition, if the customer bargains, explain the price break up to them.”
Ramesh Kejriwal, Chairman of Parksons Packaging Ltd. gave insights about the future of packaging industry. He said, “Future of packaging is going to be bright based on the demand which is growing. The concern is for mid size converters as the investment is huge and investment planning is not in place. There should be a proper investment plan.” He further added, “Offset will never die and digital will be a part of it.”
The session was supposed to be led for 90 minutes but looking at the enthusiastic response and the deep engrossment of the members into the discussion, the organisers extended the time to 100 minutes. Among the other industry experts were Phiroze Havaldar from Mazda Imaging Pvt. Ltd., Amit Shah from Spectrum Scam, Khushru Patel from Jak Printers, Denver Annunciation from Janus International and Shailesh Sharma from Indus Cards & Gifts.