Crowd-pulling SIGNAGE EQUIPMENT players at PAMEX 2024

PAMEX, premier trade expo on printing & allied machinery industries, held its 2024 edition at Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC) at Goregaon (E) in Mumbai from February 06 – 09, witnessing 500 exhibitors and more than 750 live running machines. Of them were some large-format players as well as cutting-finishing equipment providers that pulled crowds. Signs & Graphics catches a glimpse of it here.

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At the expo, Mumbai-based Silicon Infotech announced the launch of a new HandTop UV HT1800. “This newly introduced 1.8m HandTop UV printer is an upgraded model, perfectly designed for enhancing wall graphics in a way that has never done before,” said Krunal Jivani of Silicon Infotech. Arrow Digital demonstrated the flagship EFI Pro 30h for the first time at the expo. Sanjay Bindroo, VP–Sales, Arrow Digital Pvt Ltd, said the hybrid printer is designed for roll-to-roll, board, or sheet printing up to two inches thick in just one footprint.

Zund India pulled attention of trade visitors to the live demo of its newly introduced Zund S-3 L120 digital cutter. Prasanna Venkatesh, MD, Zund India Pvt Ltd, mentioned that this newly unpacked digital system boasts modular design for maximum flexibility and speed. It was booked by Hyderabad-based Pride Pack. ESKO, being another crowd puller, presented at its stall the cutting-edge ArtiosCAD, designed for packaging as well as other segments like signage.

Emerging Graphics at the expo redefined corrugation + honeycomb applications. “We have created our stall using highly robust, innovative and totally eco-friendly corrugated and honeycomb materials,” says Tushar Pande, Director, Emerging Graphics India Pvt Ltd. The products were printed on highly advanced KingT flatbed system. Mehta Hitech Industries Limited, formerly Mehta Cad Cam Systems Private Limited, also pulled crowds to three key new products—Presto PR-A3-C single pass inkjet printer, Presto PR-A1-2616 and RasterJet RK 2513 with Kyocera printheads. In addition to the announcements of the three key products, the company also announced its first strategic partnership with Kyocera for UV printers in India during the expo.

Apsom Infotex revealed flexibility of Roland technology at the expo. Tony Miller, Executive Officer, Division President, Global Sales & Marketing Division, Roland DG Corporation, Shizuoka-ken, Japan, who visited India for the first, expressed his excitement about his maiden visit, popularity of Roland in the vibrant Indian market and all excitement at the stall of Apsom Infotex in PAMEX 2024. Other crowd pulling exhibitors at the show from the signage domain were Kongsberg, SIL, EPSON, among others.

PAMEX 2024 pulled more than 6,700 crowds on the first day, then 12,357 on the second days, likewise on the third and fourth day were fully attended by potential trade visitors.