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
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
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.”
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
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