WHO workshop for operators at Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh

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A three day orientation programme for the Equipment Operators of the Printing Unit of New Delhi office was organized at Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh, under the auspices of World Health Organization. The workshop was coordinated by GS Jolly, deputy editor of All About Book Publishing.

Kalyan Bannerjee, publication officer, NCERT, New Delhi, made a presentation on ‘The role of production, book design concepts and use of new technologies in the areas of print production.’ And in his second presentation, he demonstrated the ‘Use of computer software related to publishing industry.’ The participants were given hands on training to work with these softwares and told about the possibilities which can be achieved with the help of these software.

BD Mendiratta, HOD, Pusa Polytechnic, New Delhi, discussed the ‘Paper, its sizes, qualities, suitability to printing and other substrates used for printing.’ He also made a presentation on ‘binding styles, quality control, finishing techniques and faults of binding.’ The session was very interactive and was well appreciated by the participants.

Nitin Mandge, manger training, Thomson Press, Faridabad, dealt with ‘Various printing processes, digital printing vs. offset printing.’ He also made a demonstrative presentation on ‘Digital printing, what it is, what it does, and its future in present day scenario.’ This cleared many doubts about the digital printing and its applications.

While, JM Mago and RS Pahwa of WHO gave a very useful presentation on GSM with special emphasis on procurement of printing services, which was highly appreciated by the participants. It was recommended that the Unit staff should be more exposed to paper and printing by visiting exhibitions and trade shows like Printpack India and other exhibitions organized by the printing and paper industry.

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