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Monday, August 4, 2014

Flexo Gurukul to have its Second edition just prior to Labelexpo India at Pragati Maidan

FlexoGurukul - an ongoing flexographic print training program launched by New Delhi based Fasco Printech Pvt. Ltd. will be having its Second edition on 27th and 28th October 2014 at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. FlexoGurukul is a seminar-based technical training programme for printers in the flexo and narrow web industry or are looking to enter into the narrow web flexo printing industry.

The two day seminar will see the international flexo expert, Frank Burgos taking the centre stage and talking on controlling colour in the flexo pressroom. Frank Burgos is President of USA based FlexoExchange.com, a company based in USA and recognized for training services provided by them in the field of flexographic printing. "Colour is one of the most critical part of the printing process and Burgos would be covering the various challenges a company faces in the flexo press room for managing color and how to overcome them," Pawadeep Sahni of Fasco Printech, said.

The previous edition of the Flexo Gurukul programme was held at Khar Gymkhana in Mumbai from 28 to 29 April, 2014 and covered the importance of inks in the flexo process. The seminar dwelled on the three main types of inks namely, solvent-based, water-based and UV-cured inks, their composition and functions. It also included various tools and methods for monitoring basic ink properties and problems related to ink and the importance of measuring as also controlling pH and viscosity of ink. The first edition also covered topics like photopolymer plates, both analogue and digital and problems related to plate defects, plate mounting tapes and anilox rollers and empahsied the need for their maintenance procedures. 

Chief mentor Harveer Sahni says: “The programme is an attempt to train and strengthen the people in the flexo printing industry in India and South Asia. We would like the training and education part to grow up to become an institute. We have a vision and hope to accomplish it substantially some day for the benefit of the flexo printing industry. Flexo Gurukul, which starts from basic level, will gradually progress to the advanced stage of flexo printing.”

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