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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.

Heidelberg @ China Print 2017

During the China Print 2017 trade fair, Heidelberg will be exhibiting the digitized future of the print media industry under the motto “Simply Smart”.Heidelberg will be showing innovative solutions under the motto “Simply Smart” at China Print 2017 (Beijing, May 9-13, 2017). The company will exhibit innovative Packaging and Commercial Printing solutions under the motto "Simply Smart," for visitors from China and other Asia Pacific Regions, showing itself the most reliable partner of the print media industry for the current digital era.

It was on Drupa 2016 that Heidelberg announced the motto "Simply Smart", as the company’s response to the challenges and opportunities associated with Print Media Industry 4.0. Heidelberg is offering customers specific benefits and making it as easy as possible to work with increasingly complex processes and technologies.

“For Heidelberg, “Simply Smart” is more than just a motto. It is the principle we apply to the development of solutions designed to make handling processes and technologies as easy as possible. It is how we imagine the intelligent, highly automated print shop of the future,” said Rene Ludvigsen, regional head of Heidelberg Asia.

Heidelberg will put forward the concepts including "Smart Print Shop", "Smart Service" and "Smart Collaboration" during China Print this year. At the show, visitors will see “Smart Print Shop” - Heidelberg’s vision of the digitized, integrated and networked print shop. While, “Smart Services” from Heidelberg safeguard the smooth running of a print shop round the clock. Heidelberg Service offerings and consumables enable customers to boost their machine availability and productivity. “Smart collaboration” stands for innovative approaches to cooperation. New digital approaches are developed as part of the collaboration between Heidelberg and customers.

While, “Navigated Printing” aims to increase the net productivity of print shops. As a pioneer of the digitization of the Print Media Industry, Heidelberg will highlight its “Navigated Printing” philosophy at China Print 2017. For many print shops, “Navigated Printing” will be a critical step prior to “Autonomous Printing”.

AIFMP: an update

The 235th Governing Council (GC) meeting of All India Federation of Master Printers (AIFMP) was hosted by Telangana Offset Printers Association at Hyderabad. Around 200 GC members were present during this meeting, which deliberated on various issues concerning the printing industry including the latest technological developments in the field. The meeting also gave an opportunity to printers to exchange views to interact with each other regarding matters of mutual interest.

More recently, AIFMP signed an MoU with Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication (BIGC), China for providing training in ‘3-D Printing’ and ‘Printed Electronics’ to the print professionals, students and teachers of printing in India. The training of these future technologies are not available at present in India. Prof. Kamal Chopra, president AIFMP, said, in consultation with the BIGC authorities it is decided that the training of the first batch will start on 15th of May and the valedictory function for this batch will be organized on 11th August, 2017.

Besides, AIFMP has also planned a group visit of about 200 print professionals to visit Shanghai from April 10-13, to know and understand the system of working of their counter parts in China.During this visit, AIFMP is going to celebrate India Day on 12th April at Shanghai.

CN Ashok honoured with MMS Lifetime Achievement Award

On March 4, 2017, as a part of the Printers’ Day celebrations, the Mumbai Mudrak Sangh’ Lifetime Achievement Award 2017 was conferred upon C.N. Ashok of Autoprint, in the presence of Prof Kamal Chopra, president AIFMP; and Anuradha Prabhudesai, founder president, Lakshya Foundation.

Mumbai Mudrak Sangh also organised round table discussions among print professionals over a lunch on the Printer’s Day Celebrations, which provides a great brainstorming opportunity year after year. There were different discussions on Commercial Digital &

Print on Demand, Value Addition in Digital & Screen Printing, POS & Outdoor Media, Books & Catalogues, Labels, Packaging Industry, Colour Management and Press Standardization.

India’s biggest tax reform, the Goods and Services Tax or GST are soon going to be a reality. As businesspersons, it is good to be abreast of this tax transformation to be able to smoothly transition to the new tax regime. This was also aptly discussed at the event.

AIFMP: an update

The 235th Governing Council (GC) meeting of All India Federation of Master Printers (AIFMP) was hosted by Telangana Offset Printers Association at Hyderabad. Around 200 GC members were present during this meeting, which deliberated on various issues concerning the printing industry including the latest technological developments in the field. The meeting also gave an opportunity to printers to exchange views to interact with each other regarding matters of mutual interest.

More recently, AIFMP signed an MoU with Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication (BIGC), China for providing training in ‘3-D Printing’ and ‘Printed Electronics’ to the print professionals, students and teachers of printing in India. The training of these future technologies are not available at present in India. Prof. Kamal Chopra, president AIFMP, said, in consultation with the BIGC authorities it is decided that the training of the first batch will start on 15th of May and the valedictory function for this batch will be organized on 11th August, 2017.

Besides, AIFMP has also planned a group visit of about 200 print professionals to visit Shanghai from April 10-13, to know and understand the system of working of their counter parts in China.During this visit, AIFMP is going to celebrate India Day on 12th April at Shanghai.

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