Avinashilingam University conducts three-day workshop on offset printing

The department of printing technology at Avinashilingam University, Coimbatore conducted a three-day workshop on the recent trends in offset printing at their premise from 22 to 24 January 2020.

27 Jan 2020 | By Sriraam Selvam

The event saw participation from 60 students across several disciplines including M.A Mass communication and Diploma in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, apart from students of Printing Technology. 

"The event is aimed to emphasise the importance of offset technology and to bring out the differences between products printed using Offset technology versus those printed with other technologies. As a result, students from the non-printing background will also be able to relate their core discipline vis-a-vis printing technology better, when they are on the job after graduation." said Dr TKS Lakshmi Priya, head, department of printing, Avinashilingam University.

R Senthilkanth of The Hindu

R Senthilkanth, plant head-south zone, The Hindu was the keynote speaker who gave a first-hand overview of offset technologies – both sheet-fed and web, covering aspects of components, operations, quality and maintenance. 

While Dr A Arulmozhi, associate professor of the department, shared several practical aspects of operating offset machines, use of inks, chemicals, blankets and paper. 

The workshop also involved hands-on session on several pre-press tools and a walkthrough of the offset workflows. A factory visit to Autoprint was also carried out as part of the event agenda.

"Interestingly, the keynote and other classroom sessions were streamed live and evoked good response," added Priya