SIES Impressions 2018 themed on augmented reality

Navi Mumbai-based printing and packaging technology department of SIES GST hosted its annual fest Impressions 2018 on 10 March 2018. This year’s edition was focussed on implementation of augmented reality (AR) in printing and packaging industry.

19 Mar 2018 | By Sujith Ail

The guest for the event were Ramesh Deshpande, vice president, LMAI; Sudish Sukumaran, technical director, Elmach Packages India; Rohit Mehta, SMI Coated Papers; Gaurav Kumar and Peter from Sona Papers; and Gajanan Deshpande, production manager of Garware films. Later, guests unveiled the fifth edition of PPT’s annual magazine Adviteeya.


Deshpande of LMAI addressed the young minds by sharing his life experiences and the success stories. He concluded his speech by quoting, “You can’t learn to swim unless you step into the water.”

Emphasising on the theme of AR, students of PPT made its own AR app and was presented by Sukumaran of Elmach Packages.  Prasad Balan Iyer, head of the department, PPT said, “The working of the app was demonstrated to the live audience which was done for the first time in Impressions.”

He added, “Sukumaran presented a video on how Elmach Packages India has applied the concept of augmented reality into its blister packaging machine, becoming the first company in India to do so.”

Sukumaran shared the insights on the reach of AR in the printing and packaging industry and its potential growth in the coming years. He said, “In order to understand Augmented Reality, one has to have a better understanding of reality.”

Impressions conducted seven events comprising of technical paper presentation, quiz, package design and many more with active participation from Chennai, Pune and Beed.

The event was supported by LMAI, SMI Coated Papers, Procam Flexoprints, Sona Papers, PrintWeek India and BMPA. PrintWeek India was the knowledge partner for the event.  Next year the PPT department will be hosting its second edition of the national conference on printing and packaging.