Grafica News - July 2014

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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