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Xerox India appoints Compuage Infocom as its national distributor partner

In their continued effort to expand presence in the tier 2 and 3 markets in the country along with strengthening supply chain efficiencies, Xerox India, a part of Xerox Corporation, has appointed Compuage Infocom Ltd., India’s leading IT and telecom distribution house as its new national distributor partner for Xerox range of office products and Supplies.

Balaji Rajagopalan, executive director, Technology, Channels and International Distributor Operations said, “In our endeavor to provide products and solutions to more customers and strengthen our channel community, we are extremely pleased to announce our partnership with Compuage. Their robust channel support mechanism and a deep nationwide presence will certainly intensify our ability to house multiple touch points in the country. Both Xerox and Compuage have a global presence and strive to deliver superior value to our respective stakeholders.”

While, Atul H Mehta, chairman & managing director, Compuage Infocom Ltd, said, “We are delighted to partner with Xerox India on their range of office product and supplies. To drive distribution business to supply chain management, we have extended our presence beyond metro cities and focusing more on tier 2 and 3 cities. With our pan-India geographic footprints and our aim to penetrate 10,000 resellers in 800 Cities & Towns within this year, we are certain that we will be able to expand reach of premium-quality Xerox products.”

New responsibilities for Prof Kamal Chopra

Prof Kamal Chopra, president, All India Federation of Master Printers (AIFMP) has been nominated as a member of the 20 member council of Development Council for Pulp, Paper & Allied Industries, headed by Madhukar Mishra, MD, Star Paper Mills Ltd, New Delhi. The council also has representatives from the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, IIT Roorkee and Paper & Packaging Industries.

The Government of India, Ministry of Commerce & Industry (Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion) have established a Development Council for Pulp, Paper & Allied Industries vide Gazette Notification No. S.O 1415 (E) dated 4th May 2017 for a period of two years w.e.f. 5th May 2017. The Council meets periodically to discuss issues concerning interests and development of pulp, paper & allied industries.

Admissions open for women students in printing technology

Department of Printing Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Avinashilingam University, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu is inviting applications for BE in Printing Technology, exclusively for women. The university boasts of strong industry institution interaction, eminent speakers from industry, strong alumni support, university press real time laboratory, internships done at reputed presses, research level student project done in industry, award winning environment friendly projects and community services extended by students. The academic eligibility is a diploma in an AICTE approved institute with atleast 45% marks (40% in case of candidates belonging to reserved category). For more info, visit www.avinuty.ac.in

HV Sheth, president, IPAMA now also president of Asia Print Association

IPAMA president HV Sheth has been recently elected as president of Asia Print in the Asia Print Meeting held during China Print, at Beijing, on May 10, 2017. There were representatives of 9 Asian countries in the meeting and Sheth was elected unanimously. Jianguo Xu (China, Printing and Printing Equipment Industries Association of China (PEIAC)) is the outgoing president.

The vice presidents of Asia Print include Belle Yam (Kaizer Exhibitions & Conference Sdn Bhd, Malaysia) and Jude Sanjeev Mohan (The Sri Lanka Association of Printers, Sri Lanka). Other members include Choong-Jin KIM, Korea E & Ex Inc; Daud D Salim, Krista Exhibitions, Indonesia; Abdul Majeed, Pakistan Association of Printing and Graphic Arts Industry, Pakistan; John L Choa, Printing Industries Association of the Philippines, Philippine; Chaiwat Hansomwong, Graphic Arts Suppliers & Manufacturers Trade Association (GASMA), Thailand; and Jimmy Juneanto, The Indonesian Master Printers Association, Indonesia.

SRM Art Prints: digital printing is the path to success

Satish, proprietor, beside his new acquisitionTambaram is the next important railway junction after Chennai Egmore from where all trains depart for Southern part of India. The side roads to Tambaram station are busy with commercial activities. In one of those roads is situated SRM Art Prints which has grown tremendously, starting with a Xerox photo monochrome to the latest Xerox Digital Printing Machine Versant 80. This machine's capabilities are enormous like colour calibration, profiling, image to stock registration, capable of producing more jobs and much more. Satish, the owner of SRM Art Print, is himself involved with the designing and sending the files from his computer to the wired Versant (with stream of countless customers waiting in queue. D Ramalingam from P&P talks to Satish briefly. Excerpts.

Tell us about your company’s name - SRM Art Prints?

Satish: That is nothing but our initials Satish, Ramya, Mithul!

Can you please tell us about your growth?

Xerox old model 4512Satish: We have grown very slowly from 2000 to till date. We started with two computers, one old cutting machine and one old mini offset b/w 20 ppm printer. Today, we are well equipped with Xerox Versant 80 press, Xerox 4112,

Xerox 6705 wide format, Epson inkjet, Digital Cutting Machine, Perfect Binding Machine, Comb binding machine, Wiro binding machine, Spiral Binding machine, Perforation machine and Lamination machine.

What are your future plans?

Satish: We are looking at opening new branches for our company.

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