Arch bishop blesses Pressline installation at Viani Printings, Kochi

The major arch bishop of Ernakulam Angamaly Arch diocese and the patron of Viani Printings—Mar George Cardinal Alanchery inaugurated the new PRESSLINE – PRIMA 36 multi colour web offset printing machine and a sheet fed offset KOMORI – LITHRON LS 25 and laid the foundation stone for the proposed new mega project Viani Print Arcade at Choody near Alwaye in presence of the auxillary bishop of Ernakulam Angamaly Arch diocese and chairman of Viani Printings— Mar Sebastian Adayanthrath, the auxillary bishop of Ernakulam Angamaly Arch diocese and vice chairman of Viani Printings—Mar Jose Puthenveettil, Tony Chammany—Kochi Corporation mayor, Gracy Joseph—councilor, Satish Bajwa—the chairman and managing director of Pressline India Limited, Angelo Lima Fernande—founder and managing director of Insight Group of Companies in the function held at Viani Printings, Ernakulam North, Kochi.

The managing director of Viani Printings, Fr Francis Arickal welcomed the gathering and the asst director of Viani Printings and principal of Viani Institute of Advanced Printing Technology (ViAPT), Fr Dr Paul Chakkian delivered the vote of thanks. The arch bishop blessed the gathering and the machines with sprinkling of holy water. The major attraction for the august gathering was the prints in colour coming out of the Pressline folder and thereafter the spontaneous print of the news and pictures related to the inaugural function.

Viani Printings, Kochi is one of the leading printing and publishing house in Kerala located at Kochi under the management of Ernakulam Angamaly Archdiocese of Syro- Malabar Church. Viani Printings is having a good team of professionals with strong/ technically qualified and dedicated staff in all departments.

"In our mega project comprising five acres of land, we are planning for printing college, automatic note-book making unit with all sizes and features, text book printing and production unit—International Print House, and packaging and printing unit offering all packaging solutions," stated Fr Francis Arickal.

Viani Institute of Advanced Printing Technology (ViAPT) is a continuation of the printing school started in the year 1967. Presently this Institute is functioning at Viani Printings, Kochi and in near future this will be upgrade as the printing college. Fr Dr Paul Chakkian is the principal and Kurias N Chacko, the New Indian Express Group of Publications former production manager and technical head of Kerala is the dean of studies.

Speaking at the function Satish Bajwa emphasised on the pivotal role printing plays and said, “It is my great privilege and pleasure that I am honoured to be here in august presence of eminences.” “At the outset I would like to congratulate Rev Fr Francis Arickal, the managing director and Rev Fr Paul Chakkian, Kurias, N Chacko for taking the giant steps towards the upgradation to bring Viani Printings to greater heights. I also express my sincere thanks to the board of directors and their technical advisors for giving Pressline India Private Limited, an opportunity to be one of your associates.”

The sentence “a drop of ink makes millions think” itself speak billions of words, how printing plays the pivotal role in shaping the minds of humans in educating and molding them. Having complete range of latest printing machineries and finishing equipment Viani Printings plays the key role to maintain the number one literacy status of Kerala in India. It will not be out of the way to mention here that the god's own country is gifted with Viani Printings to take the printing standards to excellence.

Also appreciate the great contribution of Viani Printings to this fully literated land for almost half a century. The latest version of Presline Prima 36 has been installed and being commissioned recently to join the fleet of new machines at Viani Printings. The Pressline's Prima is capable of printing 12- page newspaper, all in multi colour with a few more colour combinations to print 16- or 20- page newspaper. The machine can also print A4 size magazine signatures of 16- or 32- page all in colour. At this occasion we assure our fullest co-operation to Viani Printings at all the times to bring the best possible results and smooth production on our machines.

“My heartfelt gratitude to imposing their confidence in Pressline and look forward to have more potential association in the days to come,” appreciated Satish Bajwa. He also offered the facilities available at the Pressline factory to train the students of the institute so that, a strong contingent of trained web offset personal are available in future to service the web industry associated with commercial printers, newspapers at Kerala, nationally and internationally.

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