Printvision 2000 opened with great fanfair at 10:00 hrs at
the Hall of Harmony While the exhibitors were giving
final touch to their stalls in the adjoining exhibition
center at Nehru Center, Worli, Mumbai. Mr. Kumar Ketkar the
Chief Guest in his address attributed the advent of
democracy to the invention of print. He remarked that in its
turn democracy gave birth to bureaucracy. In a typical
observation of the Indian psyche he mentioned, “We in
INDIA want to keep our bullock carts and want to fly
concords”. Mr. Ketkar reiterated his belief that
Printvision over the past three years has been contributing
to the expansion of global
and making the global village a better place to live in.
veteran Mr. I. M. Doctor then honoured Mr. Ketkar on behalf
of BMPA. Mr. Ketkar lighted the traditional oil lamp and the
exhibition was thrown open by cutting the ceremonial ribbon.
opportunities of the electronic world – R. S. Duggal
at this seminar went on increasing as the day progressed as
word spread about the fabulous insight, which the expert was
giving on the electronic world of business opportunities. He
touched the topics related to the usage of interest in the
graphic art world, with its simplest manifestation seen in a
hypothetical screen printer, creating sample templates on
the internet for his clients in Chennai who enter the
appropriate fields in a form for the name, address for the
printer to create the digital art work and transmitted back
to Chennai for print production and delivery. Other topics
covered by him included colour management, CIP3 to CIP4,
Flatbed Scanners to Imagesetters etc.
Duggal also spoke extensively on digital workflow, on the
change in the paradigm of business. Its time one understands
and adopts digital workflow. Server farms such as that of
VIO are examples where print jobs this workflow paradigm has
been put on Internet and managed by experts in the field.
According to Mr. Duggal the technology is available but what
is needed is the mind set as technologies are not difficult,
but on the contrary, they make life
Print Awards 2000 Ceremony.
the exhibition closed for the day at 19:00 hrs, all the
exhibitors and BMPA members gathered once again at the hall
of harmony where the awards ceremony began with a Multimedia presentation directed by Sunju Hinge
on the history and foundation of BMPA right from 1947. the
message was effectively conveyed through the theme of DOT,
which ended with a photograph of a dancing girl holding a
poster in her hands. As the lights slowly came on the same
girl turned into life on center stage breaking into a dance
but sans the poster – due to a technical snag as announced
by the witty show host.
The welcome address by S.R. Sharma stresses the
objectives of instituting the awards in print excellence the
gist of which was to make the government realized the
potential growth of this industry. Chief Guest Mr. Alyque
Padamsee the noted adman and theatre personality and creator
of the Liril girl and Surfs Lalitaji had the audience
enthralled by his inimitable style of spontaneous humour.
Commenting on the role of BMPA he wondered if it could be a
developer of human resources for
the industry on the lines of
IT industry in Andhra Pradesh. He noted that one hand
is ready in form of available
technology and that now the other hand in terms of
human resources has to be developed to make a clap on
which he received a round of applause.
The excellence in printing awards in different
categories was awarded at the hands of Mr. Padamsee, which
was followed, by cocktails and dinner at the JADE GARDENS.