TechNova and WAN IFRA conduct twin roadshows in Bhubaneswar and Guwahati

TechNova and WAN IFRA conduct twin roadshows in Bhubaneswar and Guwahati


As a build-up to WAN IFRA conference, TOUCH (TechNova Open University for Change) and WAN IFRA jointly conducted a Workshop on Quality, Standardization and Latest Trends in Newspaper production in Bhubaneswar on 9th of August, 2016. The workshop was attended by more than 42 representatives of leading newspapers in Bhubaneshwar.

Key diginitaries who came for the workshop included :
  • Mr. Gopal Krishna Mohapatra, Editor, Prameya;
  • Mr. Himanshu Hota, Director, Dharitri;
  • Mr. Kamalakanta Mohapatra, COO, Sambad;
  • Mr. Subhir Kumar Panda, Owner, Gayatri Industries;
  • Mr. Satyanarayan Mohapatra, Consultant, Prameya & Visiting Faculty Xavier University;
  • Mr. Bishes Agarwal, Director, Vibha Publication / Times of India Franchise;
  • Mr. Bipin Kumar Mishra, GM, Nitidin
TechNova and WAN IFRA conduct twin roadshows

Other senior representatives from Pragativadi, Samaya, Niyoti Publications and other publications also attended the workshop.

The workshop provided a comprehensive explanation of the concept of quality in a newspaper production environment, by focussing on international standards that specify quality, standardising raw materials and CtP consumables. A similar workshop will be conducted in Guwahati on the 11th of August.

At Bhubaneshwar, Anand Srinivasan, Research Manager – WAN IFRA, made a detailed presentation to the delegates about ISO 12647-3 quality standards for Newspaper production, and various good practices in place globally. He also talked about implementing quality standards and maintaining them with putting in place highest levels of quality control mechanisms.

Magdoom Mohamed, managing director at Wan-Ifra South Asia, also spoke on global trends in Print & Digital medium, including how successful companies have transformed themselves to adapt to the Digital arena.

Magdoom added, “These two roadshows are a build up to the WAN IFRA conference to be held in Kolkata on the 21st and 22nd of September 2016,” said Magdoom Mohamed, managing director at Wan-Ifra South Asia. “We are working to make this a memorable event for the news publishing industry in South Asia region.”

TechNova and WAN IFRA conduct twin roadshows
At Bhubaneshwar, Amit Khurana from TechNova also emphasized TechNova’s commitment to working with newspaper printers, to help them Go Green as well as save on costs. He added that the VioGreen Plus plate from TechNova, would help printers embark on their Green journey. He also talked about different productivity enhancement software like Auto Colour Correction, OptiInk Essentials and Sublima Screening software from Agfa.

According to Khurana, the workshops provide an overview of global newspaper trends in the newspaper industry. He further explained that efficient production with consistent print quality over time should be a habit, and one of the strategic objectives of an advanced newspaper house. To meet this objective, stringent quality control procedures need to be established and practiced. The roadshows are aimed at offering newspaper houses a step-by-step methodology to implement press standardization and quality control procedures in their own press house, to improve print quality.

For more information, please contact Mr. Amit Khurana on 9833172510