TechNova's Seminar at Aurangabad

TechNova's Seminar at Aurangabad

Delegates at the Aurangabad Seminar
Delegates at the Aurangabad Seminar
After the Seminar on CtP held in Nashik in November last year, TechNova held a similar seminar on CtP in Aurangabad recently. In the process, TechNova underlined its commitment to printers in Aurangabad and neighbouring townships. Today, Aurangabad is rapidly developing into an important industry centre. Apart from Ajanta, Ellora and other tourist attractions, Aurangabad is the most important industrial centre in the Marathwada region, in East Maharashtra. The Waluj MIDC Industrial Area on the outskirts of the city has a large Bajaj Auto plant. Other notable companies in Aurangabad are Skoda, Videocon, Nirlep, Wockhardt, Lupin Laboratories and several others. The Aurangabad Silk Mills are famous for their Himroo fabric (silk and cotton cloth). "Paithani" silk sarees are made in small industries nearby and available in the Aurangabad city market.

All this has meant a big boost to the local print market.

Hence, for quite some time, there had been a growing demand for TechNova to hold a CtP seminar for printers in Aurangabad. This seminar was conducted on 30th December, 2005 at the Aurangabad Gymkhana Club.

As Deepak Chawla, Team Leader, Marketing - Offset Plates & Chemicals, stated, "We want to share with the printing fraternity of Aurangabad the journey of the Indian print industry from analog to CtP. We believe CtP technology is productive and profitable for each-and-every printer in this country."

The CtP Yatra in Aurangabad :

The speakers from TechNova, were Prafulla S Sathe, who spoke about CtP technology and its trend in India; and Avinash Kawadkar, who discussed the importance of CtP compatible chemistry and its role in standardisation as well as waste elimination.

The program began with a welcome address by President of the Aurangabad Mudrak Sangh, Pradeep Shinde. He thanked the team from TechNova and honoured all the speakers with mementos presented by the Aurangabad Mudrak Sangh.

To start off the seminar, Prafulla Sathe screened a film on two of the largest newspaper giants in the country : DNA and Dainik Jagran. Both newspapers have a massive commitment to Positive Thermal CtP technology. And both newspapers are 100% users of TechNova's Thermostar News plates in their key editions.

After the film, Sathe covered the following key issues :
  • The available technologies for CtP (i.e. Violet Silver, Violet Photopolymer, Thermal & CtPoly).
  • The benefits of positive thermal CtP technology for various commercial and newspaper segments.
  • The advantages of CtP over CtF.
  • Vendors for CtP technology and platesetters, and market share of different players.
  • Compatible chemistry for CtP technology.
After Sathe's exhaustive presentation on CtP technology, Avinash Kawadkar began his presentation on the following topics :
  • Maintaining consistent quality, with measurable parameters.
  • The cost-in-use and its three success factors (Performance Efficiency, Waste Elimination, and Standardisation) leading to customer satisfaction.
  • Detailed CtP compatible chemistry.
  • Details of various products in the CtP compatible chemistry range.
More than a 100 delegates, comprising printers from print houses and prepress bureaus and even end-users attended the seminar. When TKX spoke to the delegates after the seminar, all of them were impressed with the two presentations. Some of them had queries about the costing and investment for CtP technology. A few delegates took the opportunity to sort out their doubts and queries with the tech-experts from TechNova.

The seminar was sponsored by TechNova's channel partner Mr Bimal Kumar Tibrewala of Paper Trading Corporation, Aurangabad, in association with Ramesh Pawar of Krishna Sales Corporation, Aurangabad.