G7 Expert training from 20 to 23 September 2016 in Mumbai

Skill in India to Make in India

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Idealliance India will hold the G7 Professional and Expert four-day training and certification programme in Mumbai from 20 to 23 September 2016. The trainer will be Steve Smiley, the G7 expert and active member of the ISO TC 130 committee for graphic arts standards development. While certification is only open to Idealliance India members non-members can also take part in the training

Why do printers and converters go in for the G7 method training, certification and qualification? According to Brenda Peng at the Aptec-Idealliance Centre in Hong Kong which has helped over 300 Chinese and Hong Kong printers to become G7 masters, it is first of all because customers ask for G7 qualification; secondly because printers are looking to become quality exporters; and, thirdly to improve themselves – they know this is the practical way forward to become efficient and print by numbers. Brenda says that it is surprising that quite often, “The owner doesn’t know the wastage.” Wastage figures are seldom presented clearly to press owners who do not realize the implications of waste on quality and costs.

Packaging South Asia is the cooperating media partner for drupa 2016 which is scheduled to be held from 31 May to 10 June at Dusseldorf, Germany.

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

Web analytics show that we now have readership in North America and Europe amongst the 90 countries where our five platforms reach. Our traffic which more than doubled in 2020, has at times gone up by another 50% in 2021. And advertising which had fallen to pieces in 2020 and 2021, has started its return since January 2022.

As the economy approaches real growth with unevenness and shortages a given, we are looking forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again appointed to produce the Show Daily on all five days of the show from 26 to 30 May 2022.

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