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Heidelberg Joins Hands with IMPA to host training forum at Indore for press operators


As part of a joint initiative with Indore Master Printer Association (IMPA), Heidelberg hosted a one-day training workshop at Indore in June for press operators. The session was well attended by more than 50 participants from print shops across Indore.

The event imparted key knowledge of factors influencing overall productivity and fitness of offset presses. The lively, interactive sessions were well supported with real-time trouble-shooting solutions.

Manish Kumar Gupta, Regional Sales Manager – Heidelberg India, organized the ‘Operator Forum’ as a knowledge-sharing drive, while Munish Kaushal, Print application specialist of Heidelberg India, took the lead technically.

The workshop served as a platform to educate operators on various printing methods and the dos and don’ts of offset printing processes. The training also instructed operators on the correct ratio of chemicals to be used for dampening solution, torque requirements of mounting blanket, application of precise squeezing pressure and the ill-effects of excess pressure on print quality and life of equipment.

Manish Kumar Gupta commented, “The idea is to empower shopfloor personnel with more techniques to maximize productivity and minimize wastage. The forum served its objectives well, by additionally guiding shopfloor personnel on the best practices to be observed during the production process, roller settings and the importance of roller maintenance.”

“The forum was very informative and instructive. The sessions supplemented our working knowledge, while teaching us new tips and tricks to enhance productivity and make best use of our resources. Our heart-felt thanks to Heidelberg and Indore Printer Association for this excellent opportunity. We return to our jobs with more knowledge and enthusiasm,” commented Ravindra Verma, a press operator and participant.

“Heidelberg has always been a trusted partner for the printing fraternity across the globe. We are very happy to collaborate with Heidelberg on this excellent endeavor. The event was highly effective, enriching participants with added value and knowledge. We look forward to more such guidance, support and inspiration from Heidelberg,” stated Swadesh Sharma, President of the Indore Printer Association.

Gurmeet Singh Sethi, a press proprietor who took part in the event remarked, “Highly skilled employees are an asset to our business. Training is absolutely necessary to help them stay competent and serve customers better, while utilizing resources optimally.
With this one-day workshop, Heidelberg has once again demonstrated its ability to bring world-class training to simple press rooms. We look forward to more such sessions. Thanks to Indore Printer Association as well.”

During the event, Heidelberg also showcased Saphira Consumables, the response for which was overwhelmingly positive. In particular, Saphira blankets and Saphira range of inks and chemicals were the show stoppers.

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