Indian web press makers have reported a high-volume of enquiries at Drupa, mainly for book applications.  Pawan Tyagi, general manager at The Printers House, which has an installed base of some 2,500 four-tower units, said: “70% of our enquiries have come from customers printing books.”

This was echoed by NBG Printographic Machinery, Ronald Weboffset and Manugraph Industries.

Manugraph has signed its first deal at Drupa. AGA Publications in Hyderabad has ordered a CityLine Express press consisting of four four-colour printing towers, one F222 jaw folder and four integrated autopasters. Manugraph, NBG and The Printer House said they were also using Drupa as a springboard to enter the packaging market.