Jagati wins ICQC membership for all its 22 printing centres

Hydebard-based Jagati Publications, publisher of Telugu daily Sakshi has bagged the International Color Quality Club (ICQC) membership for all its 22 printing centres. This is the first time in the history of the ICQC that a publication has registered all its print centres and won membership to all of them.

04 Jul 2018 | By PrintWeek India

PVK Prasad, director-operations, Jagati Publications, said, “The planning and execution team led by TK Suresh, chief general manager and B Gowri Sankar, general manager, have worked tremendously on 3M concept (men, machine and material) and worked without compromising on any single element associated with this project.”

Prasad added that the objective was to standardise and improve the print quality uniformly and consistently across all 22 printing centres. This was achieved by developing an internal quality programme called SIQ (Sakshi Internal Quality) which also helped in contesting and winning the only international quality contest for newspapers and magazines — ICQC 2018–2020.

“It helps us satisfy all our advertisers with our world-class print standards from all our print centres across Telangana and Andhra Pradesh,” he added.

In the 13th edition of the colour quality print contest organised by Wan-Ifra’s World Printers Forum, 67 titles from 54 publications in 20 countries achieved the membership.

Jagati Publications was established in 2008, with 22 branches starting on the same day. Jagati publishes the daily newspaper Sakshi in Telugu, which has an average circulation of 1.1 million copies per day.

Jagati uses Indian made printing presses in all their print centres, equipped with auto registration systems and some of them with closed-loop inking system. The printing presses are of 2/1 type, with four towers and one folder configuration, and run at average speed of around 40,000 copies per hour.

Manfred Werfel, deputy CEO of Wan-Ifra, congratulated the management and team of Jagati Publications for their achievement and wished them well for success in their future goal. He added that with proper planning and standard discipline, high quality printing is always possible, irrespective of the printing infrastructure.