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Empowering Print 2010

With a holistic concept designed to bring fresh energy and thinking into the printing industry, a two-day seminar will be organized by ideabox in Chennai on November 18- 19, 2010. The organisers aim to make quality empowerment affordable and available to everybody. All those from the printing industry who have a deep desire to succeed in their professional and personal life can take advantage of the programme.

Discussion forums, net-working games and brain-storming sessions with active audience participation will be the highlights of the event. The topics on motivation, life-skills along with hot-issues in the print industry would be discussed. A ‘Best Empowerment Award’ will also be given away to a seminar participant who will be judged by a secret judge as the best empowered person.

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Winkler+Dünnebier acquires business operations of Buhrs ITM

To strategically strengthen its position as a leading supplier of envelope, direct mail and direct marketing production systems and solutions, Winkler+Dünnebier AG acquired the business operations of Buhrs ITM GmbH based in Löhne, Germany. Buhrs ITM has been the world’s fourth largest provider of highly efficient and flexible system solutions for automated envelope insertion. The acquisition agreement is effective from October 2, 2010.  Going forward, the company will offer the entire existing product range and services under the name ‘W+D Direct Marketing Solutions GmbH’ from its location in Löhne. It is planned to complement the company’s current product portfolio with exciting new developments in the area of advanced inserting solutions for direct mail.

Printers in Uttarakhand poised to form an association

The printing industry in Uttarakhand has been growing by leaps and bounds especially after formation of the new state. With a view to further strengthen this region’s industry and enable it to voice its concerns and address issues related to technological and skill upgradation, a meeting of printers, publishers and print service providers was recently organised in Dehradun. In presence of representatives from seventy units, it was resolved to form an association at the state level which would affiliate members at the district level.

On the occasion, the election of office bearers for the proposed association was also conducted, in which Adesh Gupta, Shrikant Sharma and Amit Garg were unanimously elected president, general secretary and treasurer respectively; while the executive members are Anil Mittal, Sudhir Arora, Chetan Suri, Naveen Khanna, and Manu Sabharwal. This governing body would execute formalities for registration of the association under the Societies Act.

Param Software completes first year of business establishment

Indore-based print management solutions development company, Param Software Technologies has recently completed first year of establishment for Print ERP development in India. It was a new trend and practice adopted in software development to provide best fit to match all needs and requirements of an organisation than setting standard software for all. Since every printing organisation’s set-up and requirements differ with clients, jobs, machines, processes and operations so Param Software offers solution for individual organisation. They launched a unique solution, SpeedPEQ, which is highly efficient for all types of packaging, commercial & publishing jobs through sheet-fed offset, web offset and digital print systems.

“We got tremendous response and number of installations stepped to 34 in the first year,” informed Vinod Nawab, director of the company.

DirectSmile to distribute Taopix Photobook

Photo book software specialist, Taopix, has appointed DirectSmile GmbH as distributor for its Photobook platform throughout Germany, Austria and Switzerland. DirectSmile, the Berlin-based manufacturer of the eponymous variable data and cross media solutions, is to create a new division within the company which will be headed by Hans van Neutegem and carry the Taopix brand.

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