The GenNext series: Nadeem Mirza
They say students are the future of society. And we agree. In this series, PrintWeek introduces some of the students from the premier printing institutes across India who are poised for future leadership. Here’s introducing Nadeem Mirza.
01 Feb 2023 | By PrintWeek Team
Where are you based?
I am from Ahemdabad, Gujarat, and a student of Makhanlal Chaturvedi University, Bhopal.
Describe your course.
Both the printing and packaging industries are huge and are growing as innovative industry.
What is print’s USP?
Printing is everywhere. Therefore, it itself is its USP.
Where do you see the print in the next five years?
In the next five years, the printing and packaging industry will not be merely a labour-oriented industry but will move towards convergence, embedding computerised and artificial intelligence along with printed electronics.
One webinar you attended that you thought was terrific…
I attended a webinar during Print Olympiad 2022 hosted by OPA. It is my first webinar and it was very interesting.
A print or packaging item you use regularly that impressed you?
I have seen packages in the market but I like window packaging which is attractive, and innovative and it boosts confidence in purchasing the product since it is visible.
Which is your favourite piece of paper? Why so?
I like glossy C1 side paper board-based packaging because it is attractive once printed.
How many print/packaging firms are in your city?
Between 25 to 50.
One factory you have visited? What is the first thing you noticed when you walked around in the factory?
My first factory visit was to a newspaper printing facility where I saw hazard warnings.
What’s your favourite item of print and packaging?
I like standup pouches with windowing as it looks attractive.
Which is the most innovative packaging that you have come across?
I like the walnut design created by Constantin Bolimond. The design is based on a squirrel carrying a walnut in its mouth.
What is your take on sustainable packaging?
The perfect example, I think, is Tetra Pack which provides features such as easy-to-use, recyclable and eco-friendly.
One thing the print/packaging industry should do to convey a solid sustainability message?
The industry should support and encourage bio-based materials, and others such as traditional solvent ink replaced with glycol ethers, etc.
One trivia about print/packaging which no one knows?
The first English newspaper in Bombay was printed by Rustomji Keshaspathi in 1777.
Is there a print or packaging legend in the industry you like to have 60 seconds with…
I would like to meet Helmut Kipphan.