Bhargav’s Profile

Bhargav Mistry
Print Specialist in Graphics, Industrial & Textiles

My Philosophy:
Work hard and give your best, love your job each day like never before. Create new ideas, products and discover new techniques which can be benefited to other. Discard old ideas and techniques. Wake up early in the morning, walk, jog, do cycling regularly, keep your self fit. Believe in you means believing in god.

When experimenting anything in work keep patience and do not loose faith, keep trying because instead of feeling each time you failed, feel that each time your learnt something new. Each day of your life is a learning curve. So keep your eyes, ears and mind wide open accept new ideas and challenges.

My Achievements:

  • Successfully standardized color management and ICC profile in screen printing
  • Developed micro embossing technique by screen printing
  • Brought screen printing industry in India to a higher level
  • Gave a new and prestigious look to the screen printing industry in India
  • Developed new opportunities for screen printers in print finishing and special effects
  • Developed technique to screen print 150 LPI and above easily
  • Developed Moire Guard to avoid moire pattern in screen printing
  • Completes 3 successful year in training and education in screen printing
  • Won GOLD awards in SGIA for 4 consecutive years.
  • Won several international and national awards in screen printing
  • Made first educational documentary film on Advance Screen Printing Process
  • Developed a low cost, high quality screen printing machine NANO-PRINT which will be a dream machine for every screen printers
  • Developed complete range of textile machinery
  • Developed moire free screen printing technique

My Guru and Mentor: Michel Caza who gave me the best knowledge and support
My Guide and Philosopher: My parents who gave me the best of my life.

  1. Ajit patel
    April 10, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    Dear bhargavbbahi,
    Wow!! it was great knowledge share and gain thorough your Blog. As you are aware of activities we conduct at EXCEL group of comapnies (valsad), recently developing 3D lenticular signs and in the same regard would like to come and meet you and disccuss. Please let me know your availability. looking forward to see you soon.

    with warm regards
    Ajit Patel (09879110560)
    for Excel group of companies


    • April 10, 2010 at 5:17 pm

      You are most welcome anytime. Only let me know by telephone one day in advance before coming to factory

      And thanks for reading my blog. I am trying to post as much technical information about my research and knowledge for friends and customers like you who can benefit from this information. I hope the ladies enjoyed the workshop. Give my regards to both of them.

      Keep in touch…

      Warm Regards,



  2. Nikunj Shah
    June 14, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    Dear Bhargav Mistry,
    Well i would call Respected SIR,
    I am into printing industry last 4-5yrs,
    And particularly into Manufacturing of Wedding Invitation, loacted at Heart of Wedding-Card Market of Mumbai in Khadilkar Road.

    Since we are lacking in laborer issues and quality, i would need some guideline from you
    Also i wanted some expansion in screen technology for this particular field, will need some technical support and setup, If possible please send me email.
    And if possible is there anyway we can meet up?

    Nikunj Shah


    • June 14, 2010 at 3:37 pm

      Well this is what DMI is meant for. I am alway here buddy, you can come anytime at our works and let’s hope we can sort out your issues in terms of screen technology.

      We have many new ideas which can help you to boost your creative business.




  3. June 16, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    Hi Bhargav,

    I would like you to meet in person to discuss more on experiential learning practices you follow.

    Let me know the best time and place to catch up.




    • June 16, 2010 at 2:22 pm

      Hi Pratik,

      At my works, after 4th July.

      We do have our workshop starting from 1st July to 3rd. If you wish you may register online thru our website.




  4. Tirtha Tanay Mandal
    June 25, 2010 at 4:38 am

    Respected Sir,

    I am a 3rd year student of Bachelor of printing engineering in Jadavpur University,Kolkata.
    I am into stuffs like screen printing,offset(web and sheetfed),flexogrpahy,gravure,packaging technology,graphic design,colour management,adobe photoshop and similar packages and other printign related topics.

    But I lack some hand on experience or vocational training/short term workshop/internship/projects or similar things which would enhance my practical knowledge and confidence in this industry.

    Can you help me in this regard in any way?Am interested in working with you for a short term period.



  5. M Prabhakara Rao
    September 5, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    Hi Mr Bhargav,
    I happened to see your blogs on water scarcity, screen printing etc. They are very informative and interesting. Pictures are thought provoking. I would like to source one or two photographs of yours on water scarcity which i am planning to use in my books for creating awareness on water scarcity, environmental protection etc and the need for saving water . I am going to devote one page for this purpose in my books. I will give credit line for the pictures /photos borrowed, say “Photo/picture courtesy: Bhargav Mistry” If it is ok with you, please confirm.

    I may use any two of the following pictures:
    1. Natwargardh, Gujarat
    2. A queue of women with pots waiting for their turn at a water tanker
    3. Birds need water (yellow parrot on a tap head searching for water.
    4. Or any other picture of yours


    M Prabhakara Rao


    • September 6, 2010 at 9:00 am

      Thanks for being so honest. But also to be honest from my side I have got this photos from google image once I was browsing thru and got this some of these marvelous pictures related to my article. If you wish you can use it even without mentioning name or you can also find these photos from google by typing some common words.




  6. sanjeev kumar
    October 7, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    hello Dear Bhargav,
    my self sanjeev from ludhiana, we are in business of metal printing since 1970,
    manufacturing aluminium labels on seven flat bed proofing press useing tin printing inks,problem is very slow production, can we print aluminium labels on accuspeed with wicket dryer or uv dryer, please guide me,
    thanks and regards,
    sanjeev kumar,

    ( Largest Bicycle Monogram Mfrs. in India )

    Gill Road to Daba Road, St. No. 5, Ludhiana – 141003. India.
    Ph. +91 – 161 -2490398 / 2494698 /
    Fax. +91 – 161 -2494698.
    Cell. +91 – 9876694198,9814030198


    Station Road,G.T. Road, dhandari kalan Ludhiana – 141010. India.
    Ph. +91 -161- 2512198 ( Direct Line )
    +91 -161- 6549198


  7. Sudhir Ghate
    October 16, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    I am interested to know more about wedding cards & textile printing specially on cotton


  8. mt hussain
    January 14, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    dear sir,

    i hope u will b fine and well.sir,i involved in hand printing on sarees in SURAT.i have seen an embossed transparent dot printed on saree.when i investigate abt that it came to know that that was an UV TRANSPARENT INK PRINTING.when i search on net abt that i saw ur blog then i m contacting u. i hope ur response will b positive and favorable for me.
    thanking u.


    • January 17, 2011 at 11:03 am

      I do not think you can print that emboss effect directly on sari which you saw on my blog because that is done on a paper.




  9. shekhar kendale
    January 28, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    hi sir,i attened your screen printing course in sept 2009 sir my requirment is nano modification for textile printing on t shirt is it possible i am ready to pay what is the r n d cost will you help me for that?


  10. Purohit Shailesh D
    January 29, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Dear Sir,
    After Conducting Your 3 Days Workshop at DMI, I am very inspired by your knowlege & attitude towards all students. I am Proprietor of a Packaging & Printing Press at Kolhapur ( MH).
    In Six Months I try my best to make my press as good to welcoming you. Plese Promise me to Visit My Press & give me a chance to Salute Your Work.
    Thanking You ,
    Shailesh Purohit


    • January 30, 2011 at 8:45 am

      Sure I will come once I receive your invitation.

      Keep up the good work and spirit.




  11. moin
    February 1, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Dear sir,

    I am in Digital Print Media for last 8 years, now recent i got interest in screen printing business, I also worked in African countries as a designer in print & packaging industry, I want to start my own business here in Hyderabad, Please suggest me good screen printing machines for T-shirt and Promotional Items, am planing to visit Mumbai on 9th of Feb for Media Expo, Is it possible to meet you at your factory or i have to take an appointment to meet you. Recently i sent an email to Graphica asking for quotation for t-shirt printing machine, i dint get any response from there.

    please help me to reach you directly.

    Thanks & Warm Regards
    Mobile: 09391367581,,


    • February 3, 2011 at 11:02 am

      Currently we not manufacturer any machines for direct T-Shirt printing but we do have all machines for textile transfer screen printing. For any further assistance for machine or sales or technical queries regarding machines kindly contact:


  12. Parimal
    February 12, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    Hi, I m from Bardoli, Dist. Surat. Last 10 years im in printing field. But we make only designing (DTP work). All printing work done at other job workers outside. Now i m interested in Screen Printing Machine and only and only Grafica’s. Not other compani’s. At Bardoli I have 10 ft. Digital Solvent Printer at Bardoli last 5 years. Now I think one Grafica’s Screen Print machine install in Bardoli. I have many customers surrounding Bardoli. So that sure i m success if installed screen printing machine. I want to attend 1 or 2 workshop and training at DMI under your training schedule. So pls give me any suggestion and information about it.
    Thank u very much.
    Parimal Lakdawala
    Sahaj Sign
    Bardoli, Dist. Surat.
    Mob. : 98258 69639


  13. stefanie
    March 23, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    Dear Bhargav Mistry,
    I am a dutch student with a question within you expertise, Ad Versteeg had recommended you. I have send you an email on the sales>email adress of your company Grafica

    Hopefully the email is not lost! It would be great to hear your ideas upon the email.

    Greetings Stefanie!


  14. Pranav P Kulkarni
    April 14, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    Respected Sir,
    With respect to yesterday’s telephonic conversation, I am a printing engineer currently working in BILT a paper manufacturing company in Gurgaon,New Delhi.I completed my graduation last year and was in a dilemma whether to go for M.S. or MBA. But now I have landed up to a conclusion of pursuing M.S.
    I can go for either Packaging which is a booming industry or Print Media.
    Same i can pursue in Germany or in USA.
    Universiies in Germany: HDM Stuttgart, Wuppertal, BH Berlin, TU Chemnitz, Hochschule Munich.
    Universities in USA: Rochester Institute of Technology, Clemson University, Michigan state University and western Michigan university.

    Of the abve which is the best option to go for Germany or USA.
    If in Germany, then which University is the best and also same for in case of USA.
    For Unis in Germany i’ve been learning German (nw in B2.1 levelof MMB)as its their pre-requisite.
    Kindly help me with this confusion. As I said, I have also met you at your works during my college and was really very impressed by your knowledge.
    Hence I believe that your word would certainly matter my decision about M.S.
    Hoping for your positive reply.

    Thanks and Regards,
    Pranav Kulkarni.


    • April 19, 2011 at 4:25 pm

      With reference to your queries I had request two of my close friends and experts in the field of education and this is what they replied. Maybe it might help you. But please use this information only as a guidance.


      1) If you ask me every area in Printing are important and enough scope is there. ( For best example…You have re- Whywritten the scope of screen printing specifically in India which 10 year back people thought screen printing is dieing. Even PIRA reports projected the same way?) Why? because you simply loved what you do nd created a blue ocean of yourself.

      2) I do agree Packaging may have more opportunities. But functional printing alone is going to create a huge market in the comming days where convenional printing technologies and inkjet are going to play a significant role.

      3) Regarding institutions…………May be i have a soft corner , I alays prefer for technical studies Germany and for management US.

      4) I rank German institutions as below.

      1) Technic University, Chemnitz / Technic University Darmstadt

      2) Bergische Universität Wuppertal

      In US for “packaging” Michigan state University and for scientific studies RIT and others.


      It will depend on what this young man wants to pursue. There is every opportunity in Germany and the education in printing is the best there as there is good emphasis on fundamentals. Besides Germany is the cheapest option for study. Packaging, of course, is a very good option. TU Chemnitz is a very good university if he is interested in futuristic approach and investigative work. They offer masters in English language.





  15. Pranav
    April 25, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    Respected Sir,
    Thank you for your advice. This would certainly help me for my future proceedings.
    As you have mentioned about TU Dramstadt, I would like to ask that the course over there is focusing on development of machines and not on printing techniques. This was what I found on the their website and in magazine. Whereas magazine has rated HDM Stuttgart 2nd ahead of TU Chemnitz on grounds of education and course content. So again there is a confusion. As I said language is not a barrier for me as I am ready to learn all the Levels of German language as per University requirement.
    What is your opinion regarding this? Please help me out with this confusion.

    Thanks and Regards,
    Pranav Kulkarni


    • April 26, 2011 at 10:13 am

      I think the best idea is to write to the university and get your queries solved.


  16. April 29, 2011 at 10:36 am

    Hi Mr. Mistry,

    My name is Tarun Shah and I am a budding entrepreneur trying to start a e commerce website where we will be selling t shirts online. I am finding it extremely difficult to find a screen printer who would give me international quality results and at the same time be ready to print relatively smaller quantities in the begining as the website gets popular. I d really appreciate, if you could suggest some screen printers in Mumbai who would be willing to work with me on this.


  17. April 29, 2011 at 11:13 am

    Hi Bhargavbhai,

    Thanks for your prompt reply. Have already spoken to Tarun Sethia and his brother, Bharatbhai. Will definately talk to Niraj Dharia.

    Thanks again.


  18. May 6, 2011 at 9:56 am

    Hi Bhargavbhai,

    Met both Niraj and Tarun Sethia. Got a good response. Thanks again for guiding me in the right direction… will keep you informed as we progress further


  19. varinder
    June 8, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Dear sir ,

    I am varinder , ijust finding the latest printing machine on net , and i find ur blog and i go through it , i find you are very interesting person and hopefully very helpful too in my new business , actually i want to star a new business with a partner who has very good experince and knowledge of the screen printing but i am just a new one , and my freind is also using a traditional way of screen printing , i want that u help me to start this business and also tell how i can get your new machine named “nano”. and what is the price of this machne does it helpful for me to star with this ….

    awaiting for your reply , you can also mail me at


  20. sebastian
    June 10, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    Dear Bhargavbhai,
    This is sebastian desouza and i have worked for Grafica Display as a 18 yr old student in sales.
    I am not sure you remember me, but was involved in selling PCBs in your dads factory.

    How proud I am to see you and specially to know that you have gained some much from your father. You have made reliase his dreams and taken it to the next level.
    Well done on some of the training cources that you have offered free to the underprevliged and deserving students.

    Take care alwasya nd God Bless


    • June 15, 2011 at 9:14 pm

      Yes Saby (that’s how I know you) I remember you very well and I know you were sitting in front of Uni Krishnan’s desk correct.

      First its surprising to me how did you find me?

      And secondly I want to know where are you and what do you do.

      Anyway see you soon somewhere and take care.



  21. Bhargav Mistry
    August 4, 2011 at 9:30 am


    We share the same name.. I also feel somewhere we have a common past from Anand, Khetiwadi…

    I’m encouraged to see one of your interests as collecting latest fusion music – I have one recommendation: `Road to India’ which is a collaboration between Italian musician Corrado Rossi and me (sarod).


    Bhargav Mistry


  22. September 10, 2011 at 5:36 am

    Dear Bhargav,
    I can’t tell you how happy I am to have stumbled upon your blog. I feel that Indian companies somehow fall behind because of the lack of communication channel and un-exploitation of internet 🙂 . You seriously fill up that void and I am very happy that an Indian company has taken such an initiative to revolutionize the screen printing industry. I have been trying to find a nice screen printer in India in Delhi/NCR region who could provide screen printing services for several designs to be printed on T-shirts. I tried a lot to search for them over the internet but could not find somebody that instills faith in terms of quality. Generally people were more focused about knowing my income and background rather than the job at hand. I think screen printers should take up a cue from your book and be more professional. Your website graficaindia is a good example of modernization and professionalism.
    I am planning to open up a T-shirt line with interesting designs and would really appreciate, if you could suggest some screen printers in Delhi/NCR who would be willing to work with me to print relatively smaller quantities in the beginning. I would prefer to work with somebody in love with his/her craft and be involved in the creative process.
    Any help regarding this will be of great help.

    Sunny Mittal

    P.S. I read your interests and came to know that you like fusion music. Search for “Yoshida Brothers – Rising from Best Of Yoshida Brothers” or “Barra Barra – Black Hawk Down “on Youtube. I am sure you will love them. You will need to have some patience with the second one before it gets better. You can check out my blog ( too to find some interesting stuff.


    • September 14, 2011 at 2:52 am

      Thanks for your comments I think to find good t-shirt printers in Delhi region the best person could be Vimlesh Arora of JN ARORA and Co. He would rather guide you to reach your goals. His mobile is +91 98-10-156641

      Kindly contact him and if required you may refer my name.




  23. September 19, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    Kindly contact our sales department for quotation and other details about UV machines.

    I can only suggest that for your requirements UV would definitely increase profits and productivity. But my team can also further help you regarding suppliers if UV ink and more…



  24. kezvi
    September 26, 2011 at 1:56 am

    Hello Mr Bhargav, Thank you for sharing your ideas/techniques etc on your blogs. It has been really helpful.
    I have recently bought t-shirt printing machines ( manual chest printing machine, flash curers, electric curing machine, heat press etc) and I don’t know where to start.I need help.
    I’ve had no training or anything as such (in screen printing). Basically I’m a graphic designer and I have some knowledge in plastisol/water base inks and additive but I know nothing about screen printing. I do know and understand the concepts of screen printing but that’s about it. I don’t know what to do now…I am in despair. How do I go about…?

    Is there any short term training/course for screen printing? If so, please guide me.
    I’ve search on the net but couldn’t find anything.

    Would it be possible for me to come to DMI for a short term training?

    Hoping to hear from you.
    Thank you
    Kezvi nals


    • September 26, 2011 at 9:49 am

      Currently the only option is to register online for our 3 days workshop because as such we do not conduct short term courses.

      Check out our next workshop dates which shall be updated soon.



      • kezvi
        September 27, 2011 at 1:00 pm

        Thank you. I Look forward to attending your seminars.


    • Sunny Mittal
      September 26, 2011 at 10:26 pm

      Hey Kezvi…can you be in touch with me regarding your Screen printing business…we might be able to collaborate on this….mail me your contact info at



  25. anuradha gupta
    September 27, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    hello sir,

    I recently visited your DMI workshop dated 22-24 sep,2011. I being a second year student studying BBA in Marketing & Sales has learnt many things through the way of the training of 3 days. I would like to suggest you to start up with some UG courses and PG courses in screen printing technology. There are no such institutions providing practicals+ theory hand to hand.
    Moreover, e-learning in the same area would catch up as the best option. Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad, are the growing cities and require such practical knowledge providing institutes.
    Sir, you have much more knowledge than me, its just a suggestion, kindly do not misinterpret me.



  26. chimaji
    November 17, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    hello sir,

    it my good luck to you found on internet search. sir i m a commercial designer – graphics, worked as freelancer in navi mumbai city. we have a small manual screen printing unit. But i m interested in developing ceramic decals, transfer printing decals but we dosnt got any market place to provide printing material for decal transfer printing.
    If you have knwon, so pls send me details who provide fullfill information to material.

    thanking you



    • November 17, 2011 at 3:51 pm

      Kindly contact our Mr. Hanish Mehta on 26838815/6 he would be able to guide you about materials etc…


  27. December 3, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    Dear bhargav sir,

    My self harish gajbhiv from vasai (E) I am in printing industries last 5 years Currently working in proficient industries, located in vasai, navghar. Manufacturing of sticker labels, dome labels, metal label, we are doing manual printing in this company. We don’t have any printing machine in this company.
    Actually I want to learn about your nano print machine and how can improve in printing quality with special effects.
    This is done in your DMI work shop only. Otherwise nobody can do this without knowledge. After conducting your 3 days workshop at DMI (1,2,3rd December 2011). I am very inspired by your knowledge & attitude. Thanks to you that giving a chance to learn about screen printing.

    After following your instruction regarding elliptical dot in half tone and gray balance, I have made one sample in yesterday night and showed you today in seminar, but we don’t have any tools & instruments which is used in screen printing.

    Really thanks to you that you are giving us your best of knowledge of screen printing in your workshop about press & pre- press, designing, special effects, fabric, emulsion, uv inks and varnish.
    Here I want to say one think to you that i really want to learn about screen printing, graphic design, color management, adobe Photoshop and similar packages and other printing related topics.
    We can not do without perfect guidance or vocational training/short term workshop. Which would enhance my practical knowledge and confidence in this industry? Can I work with you for a short term period?
    Can you help me in this regard?

    Best regards,
    Harish gajbhiv, vasai


    • December 3, 2011 at 10:24 pm

      I think you need some basic understanding about process color. I think if you follow some of my guidelines you can do it easily. Maybe sometime next week you can call our factory numbers and talk to me I will let you know how we can proceed. Bhargav


  28. December 6, 2011 at 11:32 am

    Dear Bhargav,

    I am a product designer by profession from National Institute f Design, Ahmedabad currently working with Inmark exports Pvt. Ltd, Greater Noida as Manager – Product development.
    We are a 100% export company. Lighting products being our main area of business.

    I am working on a project where I need solid color printing along with other constraints. I will be thankful if you could let me know about consultants who could work with us and guide us about good printer, technology and ink etc.

    I can be contacted at
    Ph : 0-8826008817 – 18



  29. December 16, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Respected Sir,

    We have purchsed last year Nano print and then full NPL we are fully satisfied with your machines and technology. First You all are our neighbours by business in andheri; we located in Mehta Estate, At present I am impressed with your all knowledge and technology. Hats of You!!!!!!
    We are in metal labels line since 1966. Please visit for more details. Your NANO is very suitable for us to print on metals. Before that we are using offset printing machine still using also. You can see all the results on website by offset and by NANO.

    We wish you best LUCK for all your aspects in future.
    Your Daddy and my Daddy were friend. Your daddy also come to Mr. Prakash Chapekar and then to us. We have also purchase industrial gala at Vasai Pelhar and going to shift NANO to Vasai soon.

    Thanking you once again!!!!

    Best Regards,
    Narayan s. Sawant
    SainathProcess Works


    • December 16, 2011 at 12:53 pm

      Hi Sawant,

      The world is small, we meet, we go away, we forget and at one particular time we become friends again… Yes I remember everything and I thank you for making me remember that lovely days back…

      I am also thankful to you about your comments.

      You know it me feel happy when some one like our products because that’s the reason we come to work everyday to make better and better products.

      Thanks for sharing your feeling about Nano-Print…

      For your information we are exhibiting in PrinTex if you are visiting please collect our new 2012 calendar which has more than 100 spot color screen printed with just 9 screens in 9 impressions.

      Happy a great weekend.



  30. December 17, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    Dear Bhargav Sir,

    Thanks a lot for your comments.

    Definately we will meet you!!!!!!!!!

    Narayan S. Sawant.


  31. January 27, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Dear Bhargav Mistry,
    This is to initiate a conversion on a possible visit to your facility with a group of student from The Kwame Nkurmah University of Science and Technology.
    I lecturer Print Technology at this university and we found India to be one of the fast growing countries in area of printing with outstanding institution that provide training in the field. How likely is it to have a group of students come spend some days (weeks) in selected printing institutions to be exposed to new skills and knowledge.
    We be grateful if I hear from you.
    Thanks you
    Samuel Smith Esseh (PhD)
    Lecturer, KNUST.


    • January 30, 2012 at 9:03 am

      We are sorry we do not have any specific or customised courses. We run limited batches per year and we have our own method of selecting students and your requirement does not fit to our process.



  32. Siddhika
    February 23, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    Dear Mr. Bhargav,

    Can i have your email address. I would like to send you some information on a project we are working on and know a little more about some forms of printing. My email is

    Awaiting your reply,
    Thank you,


  33. Rishi Jain
    March 27, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Dear Bhargav Ji.,

    it was really very nice to meet you in ludhiana knitworld exhibition….You are such an inspiering teacher and very nice person.

    i wish i will join the DMI as soon as possible 🙂 and will get a chance to meet you again

    best regards
    Rishi Jain

    Rishi Printing


  34. Gaurav Madane
    May 14, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    Hello Mr. Bhargav,
    We’ve installed your UV machine with screen machine (20″ X 30″) with UV Dryer facility. At present I had a query, our client is requiring Window Aqueous varnish, instead of full Aqueous varnish. At present we are doing this on Offline coater. We have tried to do on a Offset machine with various options. 60% It is successful in terms of Gloss, but it’s getting fail in Rub resistance test. So I would like to ask you that, “can we print the Aqueous Varnish through the Screen Printing machine & pass it through the IR dryer, instead of UV dryer”? (considering the cost factor). UV varnish is the solution but it will be costly & the client could not afford. As We do not have the machine with IR dryer facility. So what would be your suggestion? I hope you can give some good ideas/suggestions considering the long experience in this segment.
    Thanks a lot.


    • May 15, 2012 at 1:44 pm

      You need to ask your ink supplier to give you screen printable aq. varnish. If they give you than yes you can cure in IR and than UV. Lot of offset printer use AQ. varnish using offset machine and screen print the UV Varnish on top to minimize the consumption of UV because of the substrate is highly absorbent than AQ varnish seals the layer and deliver better gloss and thus minimize consumption as I said also the gloss percentage also increases by doing that… Some of our customer does this has achieved even 90+ gloss measuring on a glooso meter but it all depends on the quality of inks and varnish. This is generally done on duplex boards for packaging. Applying AQ varnish on a matt laminated, gloss laminated or coated papers will not help… I mean its a waste of time and increases the process. Let me know what mesh count you use to apply UV varnish thru screen. If you are getting poor rub resistant than maybe you are under curing the ink/varnish… You need proper curing for that you need to either decrease the speed or use a high wattage lamp if you want faster speed to match the printing machine and also clean the lamps and reflectors regularly because the dust particles settles on the lamps also decreases the intensity thus decreases the curing speed. To clean the lamp wear cotton gloves to avoid direct contact of skin on the lamp surface. The best is to clean the lamp using some type of cloth we use to clean our specks and avoid water or any chemicals. But if still does not clean than use IPA to clean the lamp. Wet the same cloth and apply IPA to clean the surface of lamp and reflector.

      UV Processor Maintenance

      Lamps and reflectors must be clean at the time of installation and maintained so the UV energy generated can reach the ink or coating.

      As the UV processor is an optical system, all types of dust, powder, grease, smoke and misting ink must be cleaned from lamp and reflectors especially if other operations, such as running a press, with powder, are in the same area. Electrical fittings must also be cleaned to prevent arcing between fitting and lamp ends.

      Dirty reflectors will reduce cure rates and increase temperature. Overheating from a dirty condition can cause warping, possibly reducing electrical spacing, and cause a short of the arc to ground.

      A mild detergent and distilled water mixed at a ratio of 1¹ ounces to 1 gallon makes a good cleaning solution. After cleaning, rinse with clear distilled water and wipe or polish with a clean cloth. The advised method of cleaning is to check with the irradiator manufacturer for their recommended cleaning procedure. Grease or ink on lamp or reflectors will require washing with a solvent, then cleaning with a detergent solution. Clean alcohol or ammonia and distilled water can also be used for cleaning. The use of steel wool, emery paper, or abrasive powders is not recommended for cleaning lamps or reflectors.

      Use a lint free cloth with Windex or Simple Green to clean. Don’t waste your money on special UV lamp cleaners as they have dubious value! If solvents are permitted, use isopropyl alcohol. For extreme cases use a mild abrasive such as Soft Scrub to clean the UV Lamp. Be sure to rinse any residue off the glass before reinstalling lamp. Always allow lamp to cool and disconnect all power prior to any cleaning.




  35. July 3, 2012 at 10:43 am

    I गुरुर्ब्रम्हा गुरुर्विष्णु गुरुर्देवो महेश्वरः II
    II गुरुः साक्षात परब्रम्ह, तस्मै श्री गुरवे नमःII

    गुरुना सविनय प्रणाम…..!!!


    • July 3, 2012 at 6:13 pm

      Thank you very much for remembering me on this day. I really appreciate


  36. ms mange
    July 24, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    Dear Mr. Bhargav,
    i am trying since 2008 to get an entry to your workshop atleast once, and i do screen printing as a hobby and love the medium. want to make my career using this medium for creative products.(paper and wood, acrylic mostly)
    i am a self taught graphic artist. single mother and now its not possible for me to join any college for the printing course. Can you help me on this, i am good learner. waiting for a chance


  37. avantika
    August 25, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    hi bhargav, An awesome documentation on your blog. I am a graphic designer and looking for screen printers in bangalore, with clean finishing. Can you suggest me someone. Thanks


  38. June 3, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    Dear Mr. Bhargav Mistry,

    I am a student of packaging technology from Munich University of Applied Sciences, currently pursuing my Master Thesis at Nestle PTC Singen, Germany. We had spoken before somewhere around April 2011 through Mr. Rishidev Choudhary (from Delhi), where I had asked for your advice for selecting the course for pursuing my masters. I have also visited your plant while I was a student at PVG’s COET in 2009.

    With respect to my thesis regarding different textures on different substrates basically on flexibles, I would like ask you whether it is possible to get a catalogue of different textures from you or from a printer whom you have provided your machines in Europe. I am looking for textures of materials such as jute, handmade paper, banana leaf, coconut shell, coarse fabric etc. to be produced with the help of screen printing technology for the food grade packaging. While I was at Printpack exhibition in 2011, I had taken your brochure where there were some textures printed with special UV inks/ varnishes. I hope to reproduce the above mentioned textures with the help of screen printing.

    It would be very grateful if you could please help me providing information regarding this. I hope to receive your positive reply.

    Kind regards,
    Pranav Kulkarni.


    • June 5, 2013 at 11:35 am

      No sorry we cannot give you information on this subject regards. We can provide information of customers in India we are into special effects/value addition


  39. Shweta Gangoli
    June 4, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    Hello Mr Bhargav,
    We are a startup from Pune and will be a online store for home soft furnishing. We are looking for good reputed screen printing set up/units in and around Mumbai or Maharashtra from 54″for up to 90″ width printing of our fabrics . We will be printing fabrics, curtains and bedsheets. We happened to see your blog and though we understand your expertise, just thought if you would be able to share some information with us, as you definitely must be in touch with such units.Will really appreciate any help. Thank you


  40. Anuradha
    July 8, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    Hello Mr. Bhargav, I am on the lookout for very good quality vendors offering fabric screen printing services in Mumbai. Have been trying very hard to locate someone who can work to international standards. Would be very glad if you may be able to recommend me to an appropriate vendor.


  41. July 23, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    Guru Pournimechya Hardik Shubhecchha…

    गुरुना सविनय प्रणाम…..!!!


  42. November 28, 2013 at 1:00 am

    Hello Sir ,
    I am based in Bangalore & I am interested in one of the products you have listed on your Grafica Page on FB. ie

    metallic binder silver with aluminium granules , your response in this regard will be highly appreciated. Is there any other way to get in touch with you.

    Thanks & Regards ,


  43. nikhar jain
    December 27, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    hey hi….actually am opening my own screen prinitng studio….so i wnted to get screens made??


  44. nikunj
    January 4, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    dear sir. i like your research.
    thank you for technical research information.


  45. Avani
    January 10, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    Hi Bhargav,

    I am a graphic designer and I want to get edge printing done on some 500 gsm cards, but my screen printer says he cant do it.
    Can you please recommend to me a good screen printer? thanks
    Avani Mehta


    • January 12, 2014 at 9:44 pm

      Write to our sales team ( they might help to your requirement


  46. rushil jadhav
    April 1, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    my name is rushil bhagwan jadhav, i completed my BE in Packging and Printing technology from SIES, nerul. currrently i m doing my MBA in operations from pune University.

    sir, i attended one seminar in grafica 2 years back and i am so much impressed with the technology and machinery developed by grafica.

    i need help regarding to Electroluminescent technology which you introduced very shortly in seminar. i m planning to do my career in textile printing and i will start it with Electroluminescent print media. i already contacr Mr, Kayur but he doesnt satisfy my questions.

    due to lack of knowledge and support i am not able to reach till depth of this process, is it possible you help me out?

    sir, right now i am an entrepreneur and struggler. i hope your guidance help me to grow and build my career properly.

    Thanks & Regards

    Rushil B, Jadhav


    • April 24, 2014 at 10:23 pm

      EL is not so easy technology and there are very few technocrats who are aware about this technology. We have still not started the classes on this subject so we shall not be able to guide you in this subject matter. But the whole process of EL is connected with screen printing process and we are confident to guide you on that particular aspects once you make up your mind then you can contact us. Our phone numbers are given on our website


  47. Azmin Junaid
    June 2, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    We are into pre-press and graphic designing for the past 10 years. we would like to expand our business with invitation cards and sweet boxes using screen printing technique. Do give us some suggestions regarding this.


    • June 30, 2014 at 2:57 pm

      You can attend our workshop to know more about this subject. The new courses will begin soon. So kindly subscribe to my blog and you will be notified


  48. June 21, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    Dear Bhargav Sir,
    I am an exclusive wedding card manufacturer in Kolkata. I want to learn the art of screen printing process through your institute.please provide me details of your courses.thanks


    • June 30, 2014 at 2:53 pm

      Our new courses will start soon once we announce you will get to know from my blog


  49. June 30, 2014 at 9:42 am

    Dear Bhargavaji,
    Greetings from Indian Institute of Packaging!!!

    We are extremely happy to inform you that we are planning to publish the next issue of our Bi-monthly magazine i.e.Packaging India with a theme of Package printing.The Institute works under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India.

    We have gone thru one of your article “Role of advanced Screen Printing in Packaging” published in Modern Packaging which We consider as a mile stone for the readers and printing industry members. It is well known fact that printing is a part of any package and the marketing success of any packaged goods is mainly due to effective printing only.

    Considering its significant role in packaging, may we request you to kindly permit us to reprint the article or any other article which you consider would be useful to the readers in India for our next issue which will be published at the end of July,2014.

    We shall be extremely happy to receive your consent for the article latest by 10th July,2014

    Thanking you and with regards,

    Bhushan Surpur
    Asst.Editor-Packaging India magazine.
    Indian Institute of Packaging
    E2, M.I.D.C,andheri(East)
    (O) 02228219803 ext 108


    • June 30, 2014 at 2:59 pm

      You can reprint my article but you need to send me the final layout and matter for approval before publishing. Bhargav


  50. June 30, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    Email to Mr. Shripad Bhat, Chief Editor, Grafica News India
    He will give the approval on my behalf


  51. July 12, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    गुरुर्ब्रह्मा गुरुर्विष्णुः गुरुर्देवो महेश्वरः ।
    गुरुरेव परंब्रह्म तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥

    गुरु पुर्णिमा की हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं|


    • August 12, 2014 at 7:04 pm

      Thanks you Bipin. See you soon in Goa. You will have to come. So kindly mark your presence


  52. rajkr
    September 26, 2014 at 11:45 pm

    hello sir
    I want to learn about different machines ur company have and also want to learn about different types of printing on wedding cards like screen printing, UV PRINTING, OFFSET PRINTING.. IS THERE ANY COURSE REGARDING THIS … I AM FROM DELHI .. CAN U GUIDE ME ANY WORKSHOP REGARDING THIS IN DELHI ITSELF..


  53. Shanmugavel
    July 2, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    I am interested to participate Dmi workshop
    when you conduct the training in future


  54. July 19, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    Kindly email for this matter


  55. uma
    July 23, 2015 at 10:09 am

    Hello Sir,
    I want to know that you provide any part time or distance course at DMI as i’m form Delhi.
    Distance/Part time would match my requirements.


    • July 26, 2015 at 8:16 am

      Yes we do provide short term course for minimum of 3 months


  56. August 9, 2015 at 6:39 pm



  57. Umakant Pawar
    August 23, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    Dear Bhargav Sir,
    After Conducting 3 Days Workshop at DMI, we are very inspired by your knowledge, gadgets, and working culture in your workshop, and also attitude towards all participants.
    We are working in field of screen printing from last decade. But we don’t know the options used in screen printing. As we work on automation we nothing print without weddings cards and varnish.
    After attending your workshop we get knowledge that where to use it and how to use it.
    Now we try for various varnishes, spot colors and also process color for four color printing, and hope we will success.
    I think we are not just attending the workshop you give us eyes to see a digital world.

    Thank you for the wisdom you give us.

    Umakant S. Pawar
    U V Printers, Karad MS.


  58. leena
    September 7, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    Dear Bhargav Ji

    We are based in Mumbai , a small business starter.

    We are planning to do the different types of printing on a Polycarbonate(PC) acrylic like material. We are looking for screen printers and printers who can do sublimation printing on same material commercially. Do you have any references of the printers for the same?



  59. Prakash
    October 20, 2015 at 6:08 pm

    Dear Bhargavji,
    I intend to start garment/textile screen printing business on a small scale. I am inspired and motivated after visiting the Graficaindia website and reading your blogs. Today, for the first time I got the opportunity to read the Grafica News India (print version – Aug’15) through one of my acquaintances. I have now sent the request for the subscription of the newsletter & blog.
    I am novice and would like to take maximum benefit from your monthly workshops. I would like to start with the workshop on Basic and then Advance and others. However, I could not find the date for the workshop on Basics. Could you please also guide me on any other appropriate workshop for me.

    Thanks & regards


    • October 23, 2015 at 9:13 am

      The workshops are meant for professional and printers so it’s all advance. Basic training comes along with the equipment you buy


  60. Shreya
    December 18, 2015 at 11:55 pm

    Dear sir, Iam from kolkata due to sudden brain heamarage of my father 3rd March 2015 i had to take care of his silk screen press which is more than 38years old, but sadly i have no idea of screen printing(the old manual) way only its working can i get any help from you about how it work and what is the latest way of working for silk screen. Now we are printing letter heads visiting cards plastic carry bags etc. Waiting for your valuable teaching and advice. Thanks n regrads Shreya


    • December 19, 2015 at 7:26 pm

      Come to my institute DMI and meet me personally and we can see what we can do if needed you can stay for couple of days to take hands on training from our expert faculty.


  61. Ireasha Dharmasena.
    November 30, 2016 at 9:09 am

    Dear Mr Bhargav.

    ආයුබෝවන් ! .. Namasthe! …

    You are cordially welcome to Sri Lanka.

    I experienced valuable time being with you at DMI workshop from 29 to 31 January 2013.
    I would like to note Here my sincere gratitude to you and your staff.

    wish you all success in Screen Print Sri Lanka 2016.

    Ireasha Dharmasena.


  62. April 16, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    Bhargav mistry
    Grafica flextronica

    Respected sir,

    My self Hiren Chhatbar from Manoj Print Jetpur.

    We are printer of cotton printed saree.
    Last time I visited grafica seminar on advance screen printing and fm screening. It was a great experience for me to see those all things.

    now this year we had cold printing table and all manual system. But now we want upgrade for machine printing. In our line we had flatbed screen printing machine available from companies like indian textile engineers, screenotex etc.,

    my questions is sir, can we print allover fabric on flatbed as u were doing in fm screening like digital printing by screen on large scale for garment, suits, dupatta and saree.

    Now days on heavy inkjet machine this type of printing is going on very small quantity.

    My 2nd questions is you were using water based pigment inks but can we used reactive inks for cotton with help of guar gum and ager steam. Means our running traditional method for printing can be used ?? I wish I can take my chemical to grafica and make some taste like gradient printing with the help of guar gum based color paste. So what type of mixing u were doing is possible or not for color.

    I hope u will understand my question.

    Thank you.

    Yours faithfully
    Hiren Chhatbar
    Manoj Print


    • April 17, 2017 at 9:40 am

      Yes you can use FM Screening on any kind of screen printing jobs and what ever the size. In fact it’s very easy to print with FM compare to AM (Conventional Halftone Dots)
      Regarding your 2nd question about reactive inks on cotton possible or not. It’s better to contact the ink manufacturers
      But I can tell you one thing confidently that you can print with any type of inks with FM Screening


  63. Bipin T. Shinde
    July 9, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    || गुरूविणन मिळे ज्ञान||
    || ज्ञानाविणन होई जगी सन्मान||
    || जीवन भवसागर तराया ||
    || चला वंदु गुरूराया||

    || जे जे आपणासी ठावे, ते दुसर्‍यासी देई ||
    || शहाणे करून सोडी, सकळ जना ||
    || तो ची गुरू खरा, आधी चरण तयाचे धरा ||

    “गुरुर्ब्रम्हा गुरुर्विष्णू गुरुर्देवो महेश्वरः
    गुरुःसाक्षात् परब्रम्ह तस्मैश्रीगुरवे नमः।।”
    गुरुपौर्णिमेच्या हार्दिक शुभेच्छा..!!


    • July 9, 2017 at 7:22 pm

      Thanks you Bipin for always remembering me on this day

      And also make sure to send your entries in SPAI-FESPA Awards, GOA


    July 27, 2018 at 11:14 am

    !! 🙏🙏 गुरु पौर्णिमा 🙏🙏!!

    गुरु म्हणजे ज्ञानाचा उगम आणि अखंड वाहणारा झरा.
    गुरु म्हणजे निष्ठा आणि कर्तव्य..
    गुरु म्हणजे निस्सीम श्रद्धा आणि भक्ती…
    गुरु म्हणजे विश्वास आणि वात्सल्य….
    गुरु म्हणजे आदर्श आणि प्रमाणतेचे मूर्तिमंत प्रतिक…..
    आजपर्यंत कळत – नकळतपणे ज्ञान देणाऱ्या सर्वांना आजच्या गुरुपौर्णिमेच्या दिवशी माझे वंदन 🙏🙏💐🌺🌸
    गुरू ब्रम्हा गुरू विष्णू गुरू देवो महेश्वरा: !
    गुरू साक्षात परब्रम्ह तस्मै श्री गुरवे नम: !!


    गुरू पूर्णिमेच्या आपणास हार्दिक शुभेच्छा 🙏🙏🙏


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