Fifteen Esko software installed at GIPT, Mumbai

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Esko, the leading software and hardware provider to the packaging, signage and POS-POP supply chain in India, is committed to helping train packaging specialists.

Recognising this need, it recently equipped the Government Institute of Printing Technology (GIPT) in Mumbai with fifteen software licenses of ArtiosCAD 3D modeling and structural design tools, DeskPack and Flexo Tools. Esko signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with GIPT and provided these packaging prepress software licenses free of cost.

Prasad Tawade, Sameer Deshpande (Lecturer GIPT), Arun (Esko), Prashant (Esko), Kunal More, Anil Deshmukh, Vivek Bagul (Behind) and Bhushan Gadhari.Subsequent to the installation in GIPT’s prepress classroom, Esko application engineer Prashant Kamat, conducted a training programme on ArtiosCAD 3D modeling and layout tools consisting of six hours daily for a full week. A follow up training programme for prepress essentials and flexo tools was conducted in May 2015. GIPT’s principal, Dr Hemant P Taskar said, “We are extremely grateful to Esko for showing confidence in our institute and particularly to Esko’s team members for their overwhelming support.”

Srihari Rao, director of sales, Esko for India said, “Our agreement with the GIPT is a necessary part of our ongoing assistance to educational and training institutions. By providing knowledge and hands-on training, we are creating a resource for the industry and encouraging the best talent to look at the opportunities in this sophisticated area of the packaging industry. Our graphics team will remain in constant touch with the institution for any help it might need and for any software upgrades that are part of the agreement.”

Describing the new capability in training using Esko’s state-of-the-art software tools and solutions, member of the GIPT faculty Sameer Deshpande said, “By giving high level training to college students, we have significantly reduced their training time in packaging companies. Hence, our students are much more suitable and equipped with the knowledge of Esko software for placements and jobs especially in folding carton, Flexo and gravure industry. Companies such as Essel Propack, Huhtamaki PPL and Parksons Packaging have appreciated this effort. Students too are interested and enthusiastic in learning this software greatly.”

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