Grafica News - July 2014

Gain technology insights from international experts at Screen Print India, 2014 | GOA

Dr. Shayama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium, Near Goa University, Dona Paula, Goa

18 to 21 September 2014

To improve your knowledge in advanced screen printing Attend technical seminars to be held on the sidelines of Screen Print India'14 Goa



Vice President (Technical Services)



Renowned Screen Printing Consultant Imagetek Consulting International, USA


Technical Director (Asia Region) Sefar AG


Technical Sales Manager Ulano, USA

and many others

Technical seminar on 'Direct to garment screen printing' by Johnny Shell, Vice President (Technical Services), SGIA, USA

Screen Making Variables: Mesh, Tension, Stencils and Exposure: In this session, Johnny will cover the key variables and techniques to understand for successful screen making. He will touch upon topics ranging from mesh geometry and its importance when standardizing mesh counts, tension and its impact on the entire screen printing process, how to choose the right stencil material and apply it properly, and methods for determining proper exposure.

Textile Special Effects: In this 3-hr. session, Johnny will discuss the basic types of special effect inks and popular applications for which they are used. He will cover the technical requirements for successful print production including correct mesh and stencil combinations. He will also demonstrate various techniques live in the latter half of the session.

Textile Separations: In this 1.5 hr. session, Johnny will discuss the current separation methods used for textile printing and when each can be used. He will then step through 4-color process, Index, and Simulated Process separation techniques using Adobe Photoshop.

Digital Technologies for Textiles: In this session he will provide an overview of the digital printing technology choices available for textiles and the workflow involved with each. Discussion will include direct-togarment inkjet, dye-sublimation, heat transfers, and more.

About Johnny Shell:

Johnny Shell has served as Vice President of Technical Services for SGIA for the past sixteen years. In this role, he directs and coordinates the activities of the Technical Services department that works to educate the industry on the capabilities and viability of specialty printing. Shell also conducts numerous workshops annually, and his technical writings appear regularly in several top industry publications in the U.S. and Europe. In addition, Johnny is a frequent speaker at industry events and trade show expositions both domestically and internationally. He has worked in the specialty imaging industry for the past 28 years and is a member of the Academy of Screen & Digital Printing Technology (ASDPT). It is an international body of experts which honors qualified individuals through election to membership for their distinguished, longterm contributions to, and application and promotion of, screen and digital printing and associated imaging technologies for graphic, textile, industrial and electronic printing applications.

Technical seminar on 'Influences of Screen Printing Mesh on the Print' by Hugo Gmuer, Technical Director, Asia.

Industrial Screen printing has increased requirements; therefore to understand the influences of the screen mesh on the print is a key factor making the decision to choose the right products for its application. The goal of the seminar is to make the participants understand the influences of Screen Printing Mesh on the Print.

Hugo Gmuer is working with SEFAR in the position of Technical Director, Asia since June 2006 and is responsible for technical Screen Printing issues in South East Asia, Greater China and Oceania. His carrier at SEFAR started in 1996 as Technical Consultant with responsibilities for UK, Ireland and USA. In 2001 he worked in USA for 5 month in the Technical Center in Minneapolis. From 2002 -2005 he was Manager of the Technical Center in Hong Kong. Hugo Gmuer first education is Textile finisher in printing after several year experiences he changed to the graphic marked as screen printer and later for 5 years as production manager for a label printer in Switzerland. Hugo Gmuer has a degree as TS Polygraphic Technician

Seminar on 'Advanced Stencil Technology' by Dirk Oelschläger, Ulano, USA


  • Anti-halation emulsion
  • RD sensitizing technology
  • Advanced formulation capillary films

About Dirk Oelschläger: Dirk, trained as a Laboratory Technician in Chemistry with the company Dupont and was later employed in the Research and Development Division for photo emulsions from 1990 to 1993. He studied Chemical Technology at Frankfurt Technical College from 1991 to 1995 where he graduated with a diploma in Chemical Technology. From 1993 to 2000 he worked for Lafarge-Braas in the Research and Development Division for Polymer and Pigments and was responsible for the technical application. From 2001 to 2004 he worked for W.C. Heraeus in the Ceramic Colours Division as Technical Advisor with worldwide journey activities. He joined Ulano in 2005 as Technical Sales Manager and is responsible for Northern and Central Europe, Africa, Middle East and India.

Mike Young’s Seminars at Screen Print India, Goa

Renowned Screen Printing Consultant Imagetek Consulting International, & Member of ASDPT, USA

Seminar No.1
Type: Management & educational (nontechnical)

Title: Prevent Early Colour Fading in India: Understanding Colour Lightfastness

Synopsis: Prints exposed to India's harsh exterior, particularly those digitally produced, can rapidly fail to colour fading that hastily leads to troubled customers. Fading prints before their expected lifespan, or “print-life estimate,” is often a factor of India's harsh climatic conditions rather than simply ink chemistry. This session describes the destructive conditions inks have to endure that rapidly promotes the damaging fading process, and reviews ideas to overcome the problem to better meet clients' needs.

Suitable for: Management, chemists, lead production personnel, estimators, project leaders, QA/QC personnel, sales & marketing and customer service.

Seminar No.2
Type: Management & business (non-technical)
Title: Noteworthy Growth Areas for India's Screen Printing Community
Synopsis: While the playing fields for commercial printing have radically changed in recent years, growth potential for screenable printed products have continuously skyrocketed with no end in sight. Brand new ideas, items, or systems bought to the marketplace almost daily, where several applications of the squeegee blade has been used. Ubiquitous products such as the mobile phone, modern jet planes, computer mobility, solar energy, digital camera, GPS navigational systems, microwave ovens, security systems, bank ATMs, making purchases without cash, etc., are not even the tip of the iceberg. In reality, there are literally countless products relying exclusively on the prowess of what screen printing can bring to the table that no other process is capable of delivering.

Is that picture likely to change?
Very doubtful in the near future, since screen printing is by far the most versatile printing process for imaging and coating known to mankind. In an entertaining fashion, this session will explore some of the wonderful and far-reaching ideas that any printing company could consider expanding its portfolio, to embrace additional profitable business and experience growth.

Suitable for: Management, business owners, investors, partnerships, new/start-up enterprises, research & development, sales & marketing, project leaders/engineers and existing companies pursuing additional specialties for growth.

Seminar No.3
Type: Highly-technical (comprehensive)
Title: Basic Techniques for High-Performance/Industrial Screen Printing Applications
Synopsis: As many high-end industrial printing applications today call for three-dimensional coating requirements (third being deposit uniformity or controlled thickness), printers may possibly face an unexpected dilemma. How can they consistently meet the jobs' typical tough demanding specifications—profitably, when screen printing has been characteristically a two-dimensional “artistic” imaging process?

Pushing the processing envelope sets a new kind of challenge to reach peak-performance, particularly for mechanical, electrical, and physical properties as well as other crucial elements that must be built-in to complete any finished printed product. This session uniquely reveals powerful but little-known techniques that will help the industrial printer overcome much of the hurdles to become champions of their highperformance specialities.

Suitable for: Management, lead production personnel, supervisors, screen makers, senior/lead printers, process engineers, and QA/QC personnel.

Seminar No.4
Type: Management & operational (slightly technical)
Title: High-Tech Printing 101 for Management
Synopsis: Transforming a typical everyday-type screen printing operation to one that can effectively begin to handle high-performance applications, such as printed circuitry, membranes/graphic overlays, touch screens, solar/Photovoltaics, EL (electroluminescent), nano particles or any other crucially demanding registration or coating deposition, can be a daunting and challenging undertaking for any company. While commercial printing largely has to meet normally twodimensional requirements (image height & width), most often, highperformance printing applications involve the need for the threedimensional aspect—therefore taking the screening process up to a whole new level. This 101 session outlines some of the essential steps and environmental workplace concerns, all deemed necessary for a new or to advance an existing printing operation.

Suitable for: Management, lead production personnel, estimators, project leaders, QA/QC personnel, sales & marketing, customer service and companies wanting to get into the lucrative business of industrial printing.

Seminar No.5
Type: Management & business (non-technical)
Title: Overview of Printed Circuit & Touchscreen Applications
Synopsis: How our world has changed all because of the power of screen printing! A bold statement, perhaps, but accurate as it relates to everything we see, touch, buy, and use to improve our daily lives. As such, it is not hard to see why there is an increasing demand globally for the process, one that continuingly soars as manufacturing industries become more aware of its uniqueness and never-ending benefits when integrated into their creations. No other imaging process has proven to match its supremacy and, most importantly, its striking and visual aesthetic appeal with every product that embraces the screening process.

Today, manufacturers, fabricators, design engineers, artists, architects, /exterior décor designers, and corporate print buyers alike can easily create their own vibrant showpieces; transforming their creations into futuristic “must-have” products with breath-taking splendour for all to experience - simply by the resourcefulness of screen printing. However, it does not stop there because it also provides a variety of contrasts, charm, and special effects.

This stimulating session reviews numerous new and emerging market segments that are experiencing unprecedented growth in industrial and functionality printed products. In 2014, consumers' electronic products are collectively estimated to be worth $289 billion (?1.7 million crore), additionally to other screenable products worth in excess of $1.3 trillion (?1.76 million crore) worldwide.

This session is effectively an extension of “Noteworthy Growth Areas for India's Screen Printing Community.” It reviews the commonality of printed circuitry to make numerous products function; the one that provides the all-important heartbeat that makes the product work in the first place.

Suitable for: Management, business owners, investors, partnerships, new/start-up enterprises, research & development, sales & marketing, project leaders/engineers, QA/QC personnel, and existing companies pursuing additional specialties for growth.

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