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…
- To WOW prospective customers than to welcome them into your business where your FESPA Award is displayed alongside your best work?
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:-
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 FESPA.com 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.
I am pleased to announce that my company Grafica Flextronica who is one of the Knowledge Partners in Screen Print India 2014 Vikas Yatra organised by Aditya Exposition, owners of Screen Print India Exhibition.
Vikas mean progress and progress cannot be possible without Education. So to me this Vikas Yatra in a way can also be called as an Educational Tour.
Along with us there are several reputed companies like EPSON, SERICOL, SKYSCREEN & COLORs. Each of these companies including Grafica will demonstrate unique, high quality award winning screen printed samples which are produced by renowned printers across the globe.
In this Educational Tours visitor will get chance to speak to all these companies technical staff and learn new products and techniques.
Earlier Grafica on its own strength, single handedly conducted more than 25 educational seminars, events and road shows across India to promote screen printing and thereafter through my institute DMI since 1996. Till today more than 1250 professionals have taken training from my institute DMI and more than 3000 printers so far have visited Grafica’s various educational events and road shows in 25 cities across India.
This time we are participating with other industry colleagues which in a way will be beneficial to all visitors because all these companies shall also carry their printed samples which are produced using their products.
The purpose of this Vikas Yatra which I will refer as Educational Tour is:
- To create awareness about the latest trends in screen printing technology.
- To promote screen printing industry and technology.
- To demonstrate new techniques and ideas in screen printing.
- To update technology and knowledge in screen printing & special effects.
In all these road shows Grafica will carry 100’s of highly creative screen printed samples produced in our in-house and highly professional screen printing institute DMI (Dhirubhai Mistry Institute For Print Education Research & Training).
All those who have missed our DMI workshop can get a chance to see our recent developments and latest trends in screen printing.
Apart from Grafica and DMI’s sample you will also get a chance to see “LIVE DEMO” of DIRECT TO GARMENT DIGITAL PRINTER to print high quality t-shirts & LARGE FORMAT DIGITAL PRINTER also used for PROOFING & POSITIVE OUTPUT using high end RIP SOFTWARE from EPSON.
This tour is open for all professional printers, so don’t miss this opportunity.
Printers from nearby places should also plan to visit this Educational Road Show which will never happen again this year.
I will also be present in all three cities starting today 25th April from Aurangabad, 26th April – Nashik, 28th April – Pune and finally on 29th April – Mumbai.
So lets meet and exchange ideas.
See you soon…
Good Bye and have a knowledgeful weekend ahead…
I strongly feel that the printing technology institutes in India should now learn a great lesson from Clemson University, USA, who are using two Grafica’s nano-print plus to teach advanced screen printing process to graphics students.
I salute Patrick Rose, Senior Lecturer of Clemson University, who has taken a commendable initiative to promote advanced screen printing and keep this versatile printing process alive.
The Printing Institutes in India show somewhat step motherly attitude towards ‘screen printing’ process. The syllabus makers and institutes seem to have totally neglected screen printing as if it is an out-dated printing process.
Much against the tremendous advancement taking place in screen printing, I often hear from printing students that the institutes still teach screen printing using out-dated methods. That is exactly why, as a manufacturer of screen printing machines, Grafica has taken the responsibility of imparting education and training to printers and printing technology students through our DMI Institute.
The Department of Graphic Communications, Clemson University, USA, has recently installed 2nd Grafica’s nano-print plus, a semi-automatic screen printing machine which does not require compressor or have any pneumatics inside.
As his summer teaching session came to an end, Patrick Rose, Senior Lecturer, Department of Graphic Communications, Clemson University, USA, shares why they invested in two nano-print plus.
What was the objective of installing one more screen printing machine? (While many other institutes still have just small manual screen printing table to teach screen printing):
Both Nano-Print Plus machines replaced two older (1987) machines. We wanted two alike machines for more efficient and consistent teaching.
Why such aggressive educational initiative is needed by investing in technology to teach students?
We have a hands-on intensive program. Although we do not expect students to operate presses later, we want them to have the experience so they can better be managers of people who do operate presses. About 50 students so far since December have used the Nano Plus machine for a 4 colour print.
As an academician what did you like, feature wise, in this machine? Your experience with nano-print plus?
Great experience! I like how quiet they are and the precise nature of their operation. We were looking for a similar size to the machines was replaced. We also wanted a machine that did not require compressed air to operate. We also liked the fact that the screen never tilts, causing the ink to run to one end. The Nano Plus is a unique hybrid of a clamshell and a 2 post pillar type press.
What are your teaching contents?
4 colour process. It is the first printed process colour product our student do- and it is screen printed!
Your views about screen printing … its potential, future and scenario in the US: There will still be screen printing in the future! In the USA screen printed posters and letterpress cards and stationery are becoming quite popular! People want the feel of the texture of screen ink and letterpress impressions. There are also special applications of screen printing for “”functional”” materials used in electrical circuits as well as electroluminescent (EL) displays.