Print associations join hands with MMS

Committee members of two print associations Mumbai Mudrak Sangh (MMS) and Kerala Master Printers Association (KMPA) met over a walkthrough webinar for the World Print Hub (WPH) on 22 June. This is in addition to the Pune Press Owners' Association and Delhi Print Association.

02 Jul 2021 | By Charmiane Alexander

(clock-wise) Prakash Canser, Sunil Jain, Raveendra Joshi and Tushar Dhote

D Manmohan Shenoy, the president of KMPA was accorded a warm welcome by Team MMS to the walkthrough webinar. He was informed that KMPA had already set up a group on the WPH portal that can effectively be used to have their interactions with the members thus encouraging more of their members to join the group.

KMPA senior members like G Venugopal congratulated the MMS team for the creation of the World Print Hub. Specific tech-issues were discussed. For example, Jeevan Bhingarkar informed that the portal can watch out for problems like a bulk order of cartons being exposed to light and the issue was resolved with advice from an expert at Siegwerk.

Immediate past president Tushar Dhote of MMS addressed the issue of PUR binding expiry date. He informed that through the learning management system the WPH has modules from colour separation to PUR binding where experts will train the WPH members in order to resolve the same.

KMPA team members were informed that an invitation will be sent to members to attend a walkthrough webinar to learn about the various services offered so that they can join the portal and avail of the advantages. The KMPA team appreciated the salient features like marketplace and Job Board facilities that are currently being tapped by the registered members on the portal.

Dhote informed that the portal comprises print related focused members and is found to be useful in the times where physical meetings are not happening. The portal needs regular upgrades. He informed the gathering that MMS is offering complimentary membership until March 2022.

Prakash Canser, president of the MMS informed PrintWeek that "the WPH portal is of great importance and it provides a learning platform with all the major verticals covered. This is why more and more printers should register and join in."

On 20 June, Raveendra Joshi, the president of PPOA congratulated MMS on the growth in members of WPH. This has transpired within the last five months and also the fact that various associations were coming together and collaborating was a positive indicator. Joshi requested "all PPOA members to join hands. Also he assured any kind of assistance required by MMS in taking this forward."

Sunil Jain, the president of Delhi Print Association thanked Team MMS for bringing together both the Associations and assured to collaborate. He added, My first agenda is to move the DPA towards digital. We are trying to work with World Print Hub, the one developed by MMS, to create a digital platform for our members.

He was thankful that DPA was asked to join hands and agreed to the collaboration with MMS for the betterment of the print fraternity.