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New office bearers for DPA

At its Annual General Meeting, Delhi Printers’ Association elected the office bearers for the year 2017-2018. Rajiv Gupta from Press Of India is the new president, Rajesh Sardana of Cambridge Press is hon. general secretary and Mahinder Budhiraja from Em Kay Printers is the new treasurer.

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.”

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

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.

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.

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