Pre-press seminar cum training at print mecca Sivakasi


Heidelberg India organised a seminar on ‘prepress’ at Sivakasi, reinforcing its dominance and success in a key market. The event, which was held at the Sivakasi Master Printer Association Hall, witnessed huge participation from close to 100 printers in and around the printing hub of South India. The well-attended seminar included sessions on prepress and Heidelberg solutions portfolio.

Ashokan Krishnamoorthy, deputy general manager – prepress solutions, Heidelberg India, commented, “Sivakasi is ‘Home’ to Heidelberg. You can find Heidelberg machines in every nook and corner of this wonderful town. We appreciate the continued support of our eminent Sivakasi clients – Srinivas Fine Arts, Bell Printers, SFA Print, Safire Printers, Lovely Offset Printers, and Orient Lithographers. Prepress being a pivotal aspect for both commercial and packaging printing clients, we believe the seminar will impart immense value to the participants. The seminar was followed by a two-day training session on pre press at the same venue. The session, conducted in batches, was interactive, as enthusiastic participants created their own prepress files with the help of Heidelberg’s Prinect Workflow. Heidelberg experts expounded on prepress tools and options, including the creation of qualified PDF, imposition, integration, colour correction, trapping and coating etc. Demos on various tools related to the Seminar Workflow were also shown to the printers.

Mohammed Rafi of Olympic quoted, “The training was informative and insightful. In our line of business, last-minute corrections and pagination changes from the client’s side are inevitable, but with the Prinect’s PDF tool box, we can perform miracles outright”.

While, Ashokan Krishnamoorthy added, “Driving customer value in an increasingly competitive landscape is the name of the game and Heidelberg is undoubtedly the ‘Master’ of the game. Today’s Print buyers are most demanding and to cater to their needs, printers spend considerable time on prepress for correction, imposition, editing and colour correction. But, with Heidelberg’s Prinect Workflow systems, the tasks can simplified because Heidelberg, and only Heidelberg, has a comprehensive portfolio of Prinect workflow solutions for diverse requirements. Our Prinect workflow system has everything from print shop management to online customer management. We plan to conduct more such Prinect training sessions across the country to create better awareness.”

Ganesh Kumar, senior sales manager of Heidelberg stated,“We have a firm footprint in Sivakasi with a strong base of prepress, press and postpress installations. The Heidelberg Speedmaster CD 102 press powers businesses at the Sivakasi printing cluster, a central-government-aided facility to help any player in the industry execute print jobs at a nominal charge”.

Marirajan, the president of Sivakasi Master Printer Association, acknowledged Heidelberg India greatly for conducting the seminar and training sessions at Sivakasi.

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