DMI Introduces New Courses on Art & Serigraphy Screen Printing the CAZAWAY

September 12, 2015 Leave a comment

Before I continue writing about my last workshop update on textile (t-shirt/garment) screen printing I would like you to note my next workshop dates at DMI.

29 – 30 Sept, 1 Oct 2015
Workshop on Advance Screen Printing Process on Graphics, UV Print Finishing, UV Special Effects & Packaging

27-28-29 Oct 2015
Workshop on Advance Textile Screen Printing Process, Special Effects on Garments & Heat Transfers

If you wish to participate register online soon as seats are filling up quickly…

My 1st Workshop is on graphics, commercial and value addition on packaging wherein I shall mainly focus on two aspect of screen printing. On graphics side I shall demonstrate how to print moiré free, digital like quality graphics using traditional screen printing process with various UV special effects inks and varnishes.


And on packaging side I shall demonstrate some innovative ideas to add value into your packaging products through screen printing process.

Here’s a video presentation of some of DMI’s finest special effects screen printed in my various Workshops & Training programs.

And on last day I shall just show some highlights about serigraphy (art screen printing) which is now gaining popularity in India. Since we have just started working on this new technique in DMI hence it will take few months to master on this subject and bring it into my workshops as a regular subject on this topic.


In serigraphy screen printing many printers ask me why cannot we print serigraphy using high quality digital printing machine ?
The first reason is that if it is digital, it’s not “serigraphy” which is the latin name of screen printing ! This technic exists and the name of those prints is “giclée” or “digigraphy”.

There are many other reasons why we cannot but I shall highlight those points in my workshop but maybe the main reason is how can we add value addition and UV special effects in serigraphy after we print digitally. I mean unless it’s a flat bed digital machine we get a chance to register the job like traditional three guides system as we use in screen printing but how will you register the job on screen printing machine to add UV special effects etc. if it’s printed on a digital machines. Many experts have also informed me that even to register jobs printed on flat bed digital machines are also difficult to match because they are also not that perfect and dimensionally stable piece to piece.

So after a long break we shall once again demonstrate how you can earn through serigraphy screen printing using various UV special effects screen printing to add value in your arts and graphics.

I have observed than in India there are few serigraphy screen printers and most of them print cut colours (solid flat colours) without halftones so most of their arts do not have gradation and halftones and that’s the reason they end up printing 12-14-16 or some times even more colours but they can never achieve gradations in their prints and arts are all made of brush strokes and strokes are mainly never flat tints unless painted specifically with flat colours.


So without gradations and vignettes one cannot product exact reproduction of the original art no matter how many colour are printed. Even the separation will take hours to divide image into special colours. As matter of fact, some American screen printers made and often still make serigraphy with 50 printed colours and sometimes more. In the past, Michel Caza printed one time in the seventies 100 colours just as a “challenge” ! But to avoid this, he invented in the sixties the “halftones without dots” that allows to print full colour jobs with between 9 and 14 colours. Then, and still now, he put this technique to 7 printed colours.


There are many companies who print serigraphy on offset machine but those prints look very much flat when compared to screen printed serigraphy and that’s because of the ink thickness achieved through screen printing. But to print special effects one has to anyway depend on screen printing. Here again, same as above, if it is “offset”, it cannot be “serigraphy”. Fine art prints are then made in what is named “photolithography” a name coming from the old technique from which offset was invented name “stone-lithography”.

My guru Michel Caza in Paris, France is one of the finest serigraphy screen printers and in his company “Graficaza” he had one division mainly focused and specialised on serigraphy (art screen printing). This company succeeded 1984 to “Atelier d’Art Michel Caza” existing since 1964. Graficaza was sold 2004, but they stop to screen print Fine art and luxury POP and disappeared 2005! Even till today he still enjoys printing fine art and serigraphy near Paris, in the screen printing workshop of his friend, the now famous artist Fabienne Verdier. In addition to several serigraphies printed for and with Fabienne, he printed this year two serigraphies of his wife Therese, painter but also Yoga and Ayurveda teacher. Some of those serigraphies were given to the winners of Gold Awards in the FESPA competition.

I was one of his lucky pupil who got my training from him in 2003 when I visited Graficaza in Paris, France to learn from the master of screen printing.

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In fact here I would like to inform you that on December 2006, DMI was inaugurated by my guru Michel Caza and he conducted two workshops one after another and his second workshop was on serigraphy screen printing.

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So with all his blessings and knowledge today after 9 years I am proud to announce regular workshop on arts and serigraphy screen printing soon at DMI…

After he conducted his first serigraphy workshop in DMI, we continued to demonstrate serigraphy screen printing but very few screen printers had shown serious interest on this process because they had to invest on machine and good screen making system which was expensive those days and without proper equipment one cannot print high quality serigraphy.

But today I don’t see that as an issue because Grafica now has more than thousand’s of screen printers using our Nano range of products and out of those many have invested in NPL which includes of UV curing machine and 5-In-1 screen making system. Those printers who have screen printing machine, proper screen making system and UV Curing Machine can very well high quality print serigraphy.

So if you have already automated your shop floor and are seeking for some diversification in business or want to learn something new than this is the right time to invest your time and energy to learn serigraphy at DMI and learn how to reproduce arts and paintings using traditional screen printing process. So with the knowledge and technique given to me by my Guru Michel Caza lets all learn serigraphy screen printing the Cazaway process at DMI…

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Because at DMI you get to Learn More | Earn More.

Now report about my last textile workshop:


In this workshop for the first time and now forever we will only demonstrate how to print digital like quality through traditional screen printing process on t-shirts and garments.


Now at DMI I will only teach all garment screen printers how to achieve continuous tone printing through traditional screen printing process.

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I am sorry if you want to still learn the traditional, outdated, dirty and ugly looking halftone dots (45, 55, 65 LPI etc.) and also want to understand how to avoid moire in screen printing than you will have to look for an outdated screen printing institute because at DMI the kind of process I teach there is no moire issue now anymore and in textile screen printing we never print rational halftone dots anymore. Hence in all my future workshop the topic “how to avoid moire in screen printing” has been removed forever because, I simply don’t need it…

In my three day workshop I demonstrated five variations and all with only Water Based Ink technology:

1. CMYK on white and light garments
2. Discharge & CMYK on dark garments
3. Under Base White (Khadi) & CMYK on dark garments
4. Discharge & Spot Colour Process
5. Spot colour process on under base white (Khadi)

And on the last day we also demonstrated heat transfers.


All the above mentioned jobs were demonstrated using my separation technique and how one can print continuous tone printing and achieve digital like quality using traditional screen printing method.

Apart from this I also demonstrated many new techniques:

How to mask complicated photos in less than one minute which was highly appreciated by many participant because some said to me that they sometimes spend hours to mask just one image and even then it’s not perfectly masked.

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Complete workflow, file handling, PDF files, image correction and evaluation.

Color management and all about ICC profiles.

How to output correct linearised positives on image setter, inkjet printers and now for the first time we shall also demonstrate thermal image setters.

How make your artwork ready for printing and for positive output in correct manner.

How to convert low resolution file to high resolution and all about DPI, LPI & PPI

Complete workflow on screen making and screen reclaiming system.

So don’t forget to register online today:

29 – 30 Sept, 1 Oct 2015
Workshop on Advance Screen Printing Process on Graphics, UV Print Finishing, UV Special Effects & Packaging

27-28-29 Oct 2015
Workshop on Advance Textile Screen Printing Process, Special Effects on Garments & Heat Transfers

And get ready to Learn More | Earn More… at worlds most advance and finest institute DMI dedicated to the screen printing industry.

Have a pleasant weekend.

Bhargav Mistry

On this 69th Year of Independence are you Independent?


Dear Friends,

First let me wish all of you a Happy Independence Day.

Today India is celebrating its 69th Year of Independence and DMI (Dhirubhai Mistry Institute For Print Education Research & Training) is celebrating 9th successful years giving freedom to screen printers by updating their knowledge FREE OF COST.

The factors that kept our screen printers in dependence and away from independence was due to lack of knowledge and no access to practical training in advance screen printing technology.

In past 9 years DMI has given lots of freedom to many professional screen printers and students to explore their creativity in Advance Screen Printing, UV special effects, print finishing and now DMI has taken the challenge to explore many creative ideas into textile/garment screen printing.

Since 1989 Grafica has been a backbone of the screen printing industry and has developed many high quality screen printing machines for graphics and textile screen printers.

Our research and innovation in machinery has not only supported our country to save foreign currency to certain extend but have also given lots of freedom to existing and upcoming screen printers, especially in small towns and villages who were having limited access towards automation in screen printing technology.

At GRAFICA & DMI screen printers have total freedom to access our FREE workshops and training programs, freedom to share their problems, freedom to get hands-on-training from experts, freedom to see latest techniques practical, freedom to learn from various high quality samples and freedom to experiment on their products using our innovative machines.

Screen printers who are still struggling to achieve perfection in quality and want to learn latest techniques in screen printing then participate in DMI workshops and training programs regularly and don’t forget to also send your staff and employees for training because they are the ones who needs to upgrade their knowledge.

So my dear screen printers on this 69th year of independence I would strongly recommend you to participate in DMI (Dhirubhai Mistry Institute For Print Education Research & Training) Workshops and Training program to give yourself total freedom to explore your creativity and give yourself freedom to grow.

More than 1200 print professionals in 9 years at DMI have learn how to become independent so what are you waiting for…


Our next workshop which is scheduled on 24-25-26 August focused mainly for Textile & Garment Screen Printers. This workshop is totally full by now but we will be soon announcing our next workshop dates. So keep in touch and visit to see our next schedule. You can also follow us on twitter @graficaindia to get automatic notifications of our next workshop dates.

At DMI – Learn More | Earn More and with complete freedom…

Have a nice weekend…

Jai Hind… Screen Printing Zindabad.

Bhargav Mistry


DMI’s modern & fully air-conditioned facility in India equipped with latest machines tools and equipments.
A unique opportunity to learn advance screen printing technology FREE OF COST with complete FREEDOM.


Moire in screen printing is completely over at DMI

Today I am proud to announce that Moire in screen printing is completely over at DMI.

Whether you are a graphics or textile screen printers who struggling to print fine halftone details close to 100 to 120 LPI easily and comfortably to create continuous tone effect using traditional screen printing process in your existing setup than participate in our upcoming workshop at DMI because for the first time at DMI we are going to reveal the secret how to print moire free halftone images.

DMI have completely re-written the traditional screen printing process right from pre-press to screen making to screen printing so that one can easily understand and adept this technique in their existing setup.

There are two workshops in August 2015, first on 3-4-5 August 2015 covering graphics and special effects screen printing on paper and packaging and another on 24-25-26 August 2015 exclusively for garment/textile printers.

In our textile workshop we shall demonstrate for the first time at DMI how to print moire free fine halftones on t-shirts close to 120 LPI using water base inks using 120T/cm polyester fabrics (305 Mesh Count/Inch).

In our three days workshop we teach right from pre-press, colour management, screen making to screen printing but here are few important points which most textile printer are curious to know:

  1. CMYK printing using water based ink on 120T/cm mesh on white and coloured garments using discharge ink and on under-base white ink.
  2. High Density printing
  3. All Special effect inks like Metallic, Glitter, Crack, Gel, Puff, Thermochromatic, light sensitive inks, etc…
  4. Learn high end spot process separation and printing techniques
  5. How to make high resolution and sharp images from a low resolution image
  6. Learn how to print photo realistic images to produce high quality heat transfers
  7. Learn about dot gain compensation and process linearisation right from pre-press to screen making to screen printing.
  8. Learn how to print jobs with minimum colours and achieve result close calibrated monitor.
  9. Learn about colour separation, ICC profile, grey balance in CMYK and much more…

Click on this link to register your seats today.

Screen Printing Zindabad.

Bhargav Mistry

Who is poor?

Who is poor?

  • Who think he is spending time to earn his daily wages
  • Who thinks he is spending time and not investing
  • Who works harder and not smarter
  • Who works more without applying his brain
  • Who feels wasting time or passing time at work makes him happier
  • Who works as per time 9 to 5
  • Who thinks job security is better than taking risk
  • Who sits for hours on idiot box and don’t read books
  • Who think he works for others and not for this company
  • Who works for money not for knowledge
  • Who works for today
  • Who works with past experience
  • Who thinks he knows everything
  • Who is not open to learn from freshers or beginners
  • Who lives with ego that he is superior in knowledge and experienced
  • Who compares himself with others
  • Who does not laugh and are always serious
  • Who destroys nature
  • Who does not think for our next generation
  • Even if anyone joins with a low salary at a low level, nothing stops anyone from doing their job better than others.
  • Remember savings cannot make anyone rich. Knowledge, experience and reading can make you richer.
  • Health is wealth and only a healthy person can always stay rich. So stay fit, gym, walk, run to stay rich forever.
  • And finally if you have loving mother, father, husband, wife and family than you are the richest person in this world.
So live healthy and stay richer forever…
Happy Sunday
Bhargav Mistry

DMI Workshop and Reopening Update

Dear Friends,

Before I update you about my last workshop and DMI inauguration ceremony. Please note the dates of my upcoming WORKSHOP at DMI which is scheduled in August 3-4-5, 2015 and the registration has already started filling up quickly. As we have limited seats so kindly REGISTER YOUR SEAT TODAY.

Ok so lets continue…

Today, I proudly announce that your favourite institute for screen printing, DMI – “Dhirubhai Mistry Institute For Print Education Research & Training” has started training programs in full swing. Recently, I had conducted my first workshop on 8-9-10 June 2015 with 38 participants who were really lucky to be a part of this historic moment.


Click here to view 8-9-10 June 2015 workshop photo gallery.

After a long break, GRAFICA has built one of the world’s finest and most advanced institute – DMI, dedicated to screen printing technology.

The new institute is located on Mumbai-Ahmedabad National highway No. 8, around 45 kms from Mumbai Domestic and International Airports, towards the north of Mumbai.

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DMI is now fully air-conditioned with complete humidity controlled plant. This demonstrates how a printing company should build a world-class facility and maintain higher standards. At the same time it also showcases how to run a cost-effective production process.


Before conducting my first workshop, we had organised an informal ceremony cum get together on 5th June 2015 to mark the inauguration of the DMI institute and as also our new factory. The event was graced by around 175 guests, including our valued customers, manufacturers, distributors, dealers, industry friends, well wishers, DMI’s sponsors, media persons, etc.


In my informal speech I thanked all the guests for gracing the inauguration of DMI. I was touched by their presence because they had come all the way from various places across India and abroad.

As a manufacturing company, by conducting workshops and training programmes, my company, Grafica is giving back to the society. Initially we had the challenge of getting materials free of cost. So, the first company who came forward to support us by supplying inks and chemicals free of cost, was Fujifilm Sericol, I thank Mr. M.N. Subramanyam, CEO of Sericol and his team, viz, Mr. Ganesh Krishnan and Raghav Rao.


We then started getting support from Skyscreen, Indian Dyes Sales Corporation (IDSC), Colors, Print Dynamic, and Technova Imaging Systems, Nikhil Ahuja of NBA Studio, Pune for his constant design and creative support to DMI. These companies are also part and parcel of DMI’s success.

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So, I take the opportunity of thanking and acknowledging DMI’s sponsors. These companies stood by us by supplying enormous quantity of materials and consumables free of cost, of course worth million of rupees every year for research, education and training purpose.

I feel without their generous support it would not have been possible for us to impart free training and achieve success in our endeavour to educate printers.

I presented a Certificate of Appreciation and a screen printed Wine Box, to all our sponsors who have been generous all past 9 years to support us for our noble work.


As always, media has been supportive to DMI’s activities. I acknowledge and thank the presence of Devang Sheth, Publisher of Screen Print India; Ramu Ramanathan, Group Editor of PrintWeek India; Narendra Parmar, Managing Editor of Printing Samachar, and Jignesh Lapasia, Publisher of ScreenTex for their personal presence at the inaugural function and subsequent news coverage in their respective magazines.

Click here to view photo gallery of our new institute DMI inauguration ceremony.

This year DMI will complete 9 dedicated years, teaching high quality screen printing process and technology. So far more than 1500 print professionals and students and over 700 companies had registered and taken part in our extensive 3 days workshops and hands on training programs.

Today I am proud to say that DMI is the only Professional institute in the world of its kind which teaches very high end screen printing, screen making, print finishing, textile screen printing and colour management all under one roof.

With our intense research we have developed high quality screen printing process so simple that anyone can easily adopt it in their existing company without doing too many changes or investments.

Many companies use high quality products or let’s say expensive products like inks, emulsion, fabrics and even machines but do they have any right knowledge to produce quality output? Even many companies use very expensive imported machines but simply fail to deliver quality just because the method of screen making or printing is wrong.

Moreover, many imported and local machine manufacturers do not invest their profits in training and to provide right guidance to printers. Year after year printers spend their huge profits in consultation or sometimes they have to hire expensive labours who tend to show off themselves as knowledgeable, just based on the ‘reference’ of working in a good company.

We at Grafica are very focused to give correct guidance and provide right knowledge completely FREE through our institute DMI to all our customers and industry professionals who want to “Learn More and Earn More”.

For professionals, we hold 3 days workshop every month on various topics/subjects, and for graphic students we have short-term training course for 3 months to 1 year.

Our workshops are mainly divided into three categories.

  1. Graphics and Serigraphy
  2. Print Finishing
  3. Textile

The information of all our workshops is announced through our website –, and magazine – Grafica News India. To register your seats log on to our website regularly.

It’s important for you to know that we have limited seats and we allot seats on first cum first basis.

Meanwhile, based on my perception and experience, I would like to correct two myths in screen printing:

  1. Make screens outside and print in-house – WRONG. In fact I would say, make screens, colour separation, positive output etc. in-house and get your jobs printed outside. Because screen is the heart of screen printing. “Good Screen = Good Prints”. If you wish to print in-house then it’s very important to make screens and do all separation also in-house to have full control on quality and output.
  2. Most screen printers especially in textile and garment printing believe that total quality is only achieved by using very expensive automatic imported machines. But as per my evaluation, to achieve 100% quality in screen printing, first you need to have proper knowledge and experience in the following areas to achieve high quality output and the ratio is:
    1. 40% in screen making
    2. 40% in pre-press like CMYK, Spot Process Separation, RIP and Graphics Software, Correct positive output, grey balance, dot gain compensation, linearisation process of the whole process, CMYK and Monitor colour profiling, etc.
    3. 10% on ink chemistry because if you buy inks and chemical from a reputed company most of the technology and chemistry taken care by the manufacturers itself.
    4. 10% knowledge of machine setting, squeegee, screen setting on press and environment control in the printing and screen making department.

In general, even any expensive imported automatic machine can only deliver 100% results if one has proper knowledge and experience in Pre-Press and Screen Making which is very important.

Otherwise don’t get fooled aways by paying double or triple the cost for any imported screen printing machine assuming everything is done by machine because you will only achieve 10% to 20% result if you do not have proper knowledge in Pre-Press and Screen Making.

At Grafica, we do not just sell our screen printing machines like others. We are more focused on education and to empower screen printers with right knowledge, especially in screen making and pre-press. To this effect, we are adopting new technologies and systems to improve quality and simplify printing. Ultimately, we are working hard to raise the level of Indian screen printing to international standards.

One of the major problems in process colour screen printing (halftone) is moire. As a result printers engaged in halftone printing are gradually moving away from screen printing. DMI is now focusing more on how to eliminate moiré problem in screen printing.

To know how join our next DMI workshop on 3-4-5 August 2015.

Come to Learn More and Earn More at DMI.

See you soon in one of my workshops and training programs.

Screen Printing Zindabad…

Bhargav Mistry

I have listed down few important topics and points which are covered in all my workshops. These topics are covered in detailed during my theory sessions and I also explain these points practically which is the main reason why people like DMI because showing it practically helps any ordinary printers to understand the process well.

Day 1:

  1. Colour management, ICC Profiles & Grey Balance
  2. How to make ICC Profiles of your own device, press and inks
  3. GCR, UCR, Ink Densities & Max Ink Coverage
  4. RGB to CMYK to SPOT Colour separations
  5. CMYK and Spot Colour Separation using various high-end graphics softwares
  6. RIP (Raster Imaging Processor) software for positive output directly on Inkjet Films and Thermal Image Setter
  7. How to keep trapping in CMYK to compensate registration in printing
  8. Halftone Dots and how to avoid moire using Moire Guard
  9. Types of halftone dots and shapes
  10. What is LPI, DPI and PPI
  11. Image size and resolution
  12. Calculate LPI vs Screen Mesh combination
  13. Calculations of minimum printable dot size and line thickness on a particular screen mesh
  14. Understanding about commonly used Digital Files like TIFF, JPEG, EPS, PSD
  15. How to increase low resolution image to high-resolution without much compromising quality and sharpness to certain extend (SHOWING FOR THE FIRST TIME IN DMI)
  16. New generation halftone screening techniques (SHOWING FOR THE FIRST TIME IN DMI) which completely avoids moire in screen printing and to achieve digital quality image on a traditional screen printing machine.
  17. Process Linearisation right from software to positives output using reflection densitometer
  18. Monitor, press, inkjet printer calibration
  19. Monitor, press, inkjet printer profiling
  20. Complete workflow of various software to positive output to match colour (WYSIWYG = What you see is what you get)

And much more…

Day 2:

  1. Screen Mesh Geometry
  2. Woven Mesh, Finished Mesh & Weaving Direction
  3. Types of fabric weaving
  4. Fabric composition and types of threads
  5. Advantages and usage of various type of screen mesh and its applications
  6. Mesh selection for a particular job
  7. Calculations of minimum dot and font size printable on a particular mesh
  8. Functions and types of screen frame profiles and selection
  9. Frame size to print area ratio and calculations to achieve close tolerance printing
  10. Understanding about off-contact distance, peel-off setting
  11. How to achieve minimum off-contact give minimum squeegee pressure and still achieve high quality prints
  12. Screen tension meter and how to achieve max screen tension
  13. Types of screen stretching devices and its advantages
  14. How to achieve proper registration between each colours
  15. Screen frame preparation and types of screen adhesives and application
  16. Cause of screen tension loss
  17. Mesh degreasing and chemicals to prepare screen mesh before emulsion coating
  18. Stencil selection based on various types of inks and applications
  19. Diazo Photopolymer vs SBQ Photopolymer emulsions
  20. Linearisation of exposing system to achieve optimum exposing time
  21. How to achieve good edge definition using various emulsion
  22. Various emulsion coating methods and techniques
  23. Emulsion coating variables
  24. Proper emulsion drying process
  25. Learn how to setup a proper screen making department
  26. Tools and instruments required to make good quality screens
  27. Complete stencil reclaiming techniques and various type of chemicals and solutions
  28. How to make and expose thick film for high density printing
  29. Chemicals to remove ghost image
  30. How to increase life of screen mesh and get optimum print runs

And much more..

Day 3:

  1. Print Finishing, learn various types of Solvent and UV special effect inks and varnish like Gloss, Matt, Reflective, Coral, Bubble, Wrinkle, Fragrance, Thermo-Chromatic, Temperature sensitive, Glow in dark, Metallics, pearl, thick ink printing for special effects and braille, crackle, florescent and much more…
  2. Special effects screen printing
  3. Process Colour Screen Printing
  4. Machine setting
  5. Setting optimum squeegee pressure and speed
  6. Off-contact and Peel-off setting
  7. Importance of squeegee sharpening
  8. Types of squeegee sharpener and grinding wheels
  9. How to avoid squeegee lines during printing
  10. How to maintain squeegees very sharp in long runs
  11. Selection of squeegee shore hardness for particular job and substrates
  12. Types of squeegee shore hardness meters
  13. Types of squeegee and importance of squeegee angles
  14. How to measure the life of squeegees
  15. Proper storage techniques of squeegees and flood bars
  16. Correct selection of flood bar and profiles
  17. Use of reflection densitometer in CMYK process colour screen printing
  18. Press linearisation techniques
  19. How to compensate dot gain/loss on press
  20. Proper use of UV and maintenance of UV Curing Lamps
  21. Setting optimum UV speed to achieve correct intensity using various UV Meters
  22. Various types of dryers and ink drying techniques
  23. How to achieve smooth halftones and gradients on press
  24. Proper registration techniques
  25. Learn how to change over quickly between each colours in less than 5/10 mins
  26. How to use guides and registrations system for all colour
  27. Learn various productive methods and techniques to minimise downtime
  28. Basic maintenance of various machines to get consistency in quality
  29. Proper storage techniques of positives
  30. Complete workflow right from setting the machine to final print

And much more…

DMI Workshop & Hands-On-Training now re-opens to the World from 8th June 2015

Dear Friends,

It’s my immense pleasure to announce that your favourite screen printing institute – DMI (Dhirubhai Mistry Institute for Print Education, Research and Training) now re-opens. We are continuing the era of FREE training to screen printers with improved facilities for your comforts.

I am proud to say that DMI will be the first of its kind in the world, ultra modern, fully air-conditioned, clean with complete humidity controlled state-of-the-art Training Centre, located right within the premise of Grafica. DMI is fully equipped with the latest screen printing machines, tools and equipment required to upgrade your knowledge in every aspect screen printing.

With full excitement we are beginning our first Workshop on Advanced Screen Printing Process, combined with Print Finishing, on 8, 9, 10 June 2015. The journey will continue thereafter with regular workshops and training on Advanced Screen Printing, Textile screen printing and Print Finishing. So far more than 1200 print professionals from across the globe have taken full advantage of DMI’s FREE educational training and workshops.

I plan to impart Hands on Training for exclusively Grafica’s customers where in they can select suitable dates online as per their convenience. During such Hands-on-Training I will also get a chance to meet you on ‘one-to-one’ basis and try to help you solve your technical and production related issues.

As a part of our commitment to pay back to the industry and to back our Government’s skill development programme, DMI will start admission for print technology students from various institutes to impart them specialized training in advanced screen printing.

Messages were coming in from across the globe some of which are being published in our latest magazine GRAFICA NEWS INDIA – APRIL 2015 issue. I thank every one of them for their inspirational messages. I thank all our customers, well-wishers, industry associates, friends for their support, cooperation, inspiration and good wishes for my mission called ‘DMI’. I also thank all our DMI faculties and Grafica staff for their dedication and commitment in successfully executing DMI’s various educational activities.

We are beginning our first workshop in this new facility of DMI from:

Date: 8 – 9 – 10 June 2015

TOPIC: Advance screen printing process with UV special effects inks & varnish.


1. WINE BOTTLE BOX; made from wooden substrate (MDF) which includes HALFTONE SCREEN PRINTING with UV SPECIAL EFFECT Inks & Varnish.

2. CERTIFICATE SCREEN PRINTING; on paper includes multiple UV special effects inks and varnish (e.g. Glow in dark, thermochromatic inks, glitters, mirror inks, high density screen printing, micro embossing, various UV textures and much more…

Do not forget to register your seat for my first workshop which is on 8, 9, 10 June 2015.

To register log on to

See you soon at my workshop or hands-on-training programs.

Bhargav Mistry

Inspire your team by winning FESPA 2015 Awards

Dear Friends,

When its about winning an International Awards, whether its SGIA or FESPA Indian screen and digital printers have always marked their strong presence and achieved many International awards year after year.

Once again this year FESPA has announced their upcoming prestigious awards competition “FESPA Awards 2015 in Cologne”.

Why to enter into awards competition, here are many good reasons…

  1. To WOW prospective customers than to welcome them into your business where your FESPA Award is displayed alongside your best work?
  2. To reassure them of your technical skill than showing off an award that has been judged by senior and influential figures in the industry, experts in your field and most importantly, your customers.
  3. Inspire your team! Winning an award not only raises the profile of your business and attracts new customers, but also raises the spirits of the team involved in producing the winning work.
  4. Being shortlisted against hundreds of competitors from across the globe is an honour in itself, but to make it through to the very top, winning in a category – can and does transform businesses and change lives.
  5. In addition to global publicity for winners, all entries will also be put forward for the opportunity to win the People’s Choice Award and the FESPA Hall of Fame which opens up the voting to the whole imaging community. The marketing possibilities if you win are endless!

To encourage all printers who are hesitant to step into the International Awards scenario for the first time, SPAI introduces the SPAI–FESPA Indian National Awards from 2015, to participate very comfortably. Also steps have been taken to have Regional Associates to introduce the same to printers in various locations.


15th April 2015:   Closing date for entries (sending completed forms with payment to SPAI)

25th April 2015:   Last day to reach the physical entries with DVD/Pendrives to SPAI, Mumbai

27th April 2015:   Judging for SPAI Indian Awards

28th April 2015:   Shortlisted entries showcased on and public voting on entries for ‘The People’s Choice Award’

7th May 2015:   SPAI Will reach Entries to arrive at Cologne

18th-22nd May 2015:   All entries displayed at FESPA 2015, Cologne

19th May 2015:   Winners announced and celebrated at Gala Dinner during FESPA 2015

June 2015:   SPAI Indian Awards & FESPA 2015 Awards winners felicitated and celebrated at Gala Dinner. (Date & Venue to be communicated later).

Inspire your team, involve them and win one of the prestigious FESPA 2015 Awards.

So don’t delay, enter today.

Remember 15th April 2015 Closing Date!

For immediate assistance call Mr. Mohan Kaikini, COO-SPAI on +91 9820287300


Wishing all the Best to those printers who have not participated earlier.

Bhargav Mistry


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