Grafica News - July 2014

SPI Vikas Yatra inspires printers to visit Screen Print India'14 expo in Goa

The Screen Print India'14 Vikas Yatra series of road shows organized by Aditya Expositions was a print yatra in its truest sense. Following the success in Maharashtra and Gujarat, Grafica team has recently returned from yet another series of SPI road shows, covering exactly one dozen events in 3 states:

Maharashtra: Karad, Kokapur, Pandharpur, Sangli and Solapur - 11 to 15 June 2014

Tamil Nadu: Chennai, Sivakasi, Madurai and Tirupur - 30th June to 3rd July 2014

Karnataka: Bengaluru, Hubli and Belgaum - 4th to 7th July 2014

In all these road shows, Grafica had displayed a wide range of screen printed samples, sourced from top printing firms in India and abroad. These samples brought 'first time in life' experience to many printers. The photo gallery says it all.

SPI Vikas Yatra

The Madurai show had the support of Madurai Screen Printers' Association (MASPA) led by its president S.K.R Ramesh, who is also one of the partners of Skreen Park, a company engaged in graphics screen printing. He painstakingly translated Devang Sheth's English presentation into Tamil for easy understanding of the audience numbering over 100. On behalf of MASPA, Ramesh extended full support to the SPI'14. He inspired the members of the association to visit SPI exhibition in Goa which he said would be a business cum leisure trip.

At Tirupur, the road show was organized with the support of Tiruppur Export Knit Printters Association (TEKPA) and Thirupur Textiles Printing Dyes Dealers Association (TIPDA). In their speech, both R. Asokan, Secretary of TEKPA and C. Sharavanan, President of TIPDA, complemented Devang Sheth for choosing Goa as the venue for SPI'14 exhibition and thanked him for organizing the road show in Tirupur.

Inspired by the road show and sample display, Hubli based printers led by Girish Joshi, President of Hubli Print Cluster, expressed their keen interest to visit the SPI'14 exhibition. According to him, there are about 2000 to 2500 printers within the area of about 200-250 km. “As the Hubli Print Cluster being set up in Hubli, it is

necessary for printers to visit SPI'14 exhibition in Goa. The idea is to get connected to the industry circle, see new technologies and upgrade knowledge,” said Girish Joshi.

While making special mention about the contribution of Grafica and Screen Print India for the overall development of screen printing in India, Arun Dani, Treasurer of Hubli Print Cluster, said: “The SPI Vikas Yatra has really given inspiration to all of us and we look forward to have a great experience at Screen Print India expo in Goa.”

At the Belgaum road show, while expressing support for the SPI'14 expo, Satish Jadhav, President of the Belgaum Press Owners' Association said he would encourage association members to take full benefit of the exhibition since it is being held for the first time in Goa, a close location to north Karnataka.

Vilas Savagaonkar, proprietor of Kalarts & Screens, Belgaum, a winner of Grafica's Nano-Print in Screen Print Award '12, inspired screen printers to send in entries to SPI'14 Award competition.

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