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Invitation to all Garment Printers in Ludhiana for Technical Seminar & Workshop by Bhargav Mistry, DMI

February 10, 2016 Leave a comment

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Upcoming Events & ITMA 2015 Update

December 6, 2015 Leave a comment

Hi Friends,

There are many events at Grafica and DMI in a row this month.

After I returned from the ITMA’15, a mega exhibition related to textile/garment industry held on 12-19 November 2015 in Milan, Italy. As an Indian distributor of Aeoon Technologies, Austria, we also shared a common platform with Aeoon to promote Aeoon KYO series digital printers in India.

Aeoon Direct to Garment Digital Printing Machine

Aeoon @ITMA 2015, Milan, Italy

Aeoon’s young and super sturdy machines have really rocked and proved their strength in the global market by securing several order bookings at ITMA.

This shows that despite the severe competition, their machine is one of the finest in the world. I came to know that some of their customers were using other DTG digital printing machines, but they were quite disappointed in terms of quality and productivity, hence they turned to Aeoon. That’s really amazing.

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Aeoon’s few World Wide Distributors

The success of Aeoon Technologies is purely on merits of – Quality of their machine, striking design, productive features, performance and higher customer satisfaction. I would say the credit for Aeoon’s success should also go to their network of loyal dealers/ distributors and of course Aeoon management’s trust and confidence in them … I feel for a manufacturing companies like us, gaining dealer’s and customers’ loyalty and trust is very important for the growth and success in business and Aeoon has proved to be the best company to satisfy their dealers and distributors.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE PHOTO GALLERY

Anyway, back home, our team is just getting ready for the PAMEX’15 exhibition to be held in Mumbai on 9-12 December 2015. We will be showcasing our Cylinder Press, and other semi automatic screen printing machines. Our team will hold constant live demo to reveal the secret of value addition. I and our team expect to meet many of you at this mega event held once in two years.

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After this exhibition, my team will rush to exhibit our nano-prinTex and nano-prinTag at KnitVision in Ludhiana on 18-21 December 2015.

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Grafica’s New nano-prinTex 18 Pallet, Automatic Direct to Garment Screen Printing Machine. Available with max. print area 28″ x 40″

And on the export front, our Turkey distributor, Fatih Tekstil, is gearing up for the FESPA- EURASIA to be held in Istanbul, on 10-13 December 2015.

Available from 1 to 4 Colour print heads with Flash between each print heads for superior quality printing.

Grafica’s NEW nano-prinTag plus Available from 1 to 4 Colour print heads with Flash between each print heads for superior quality printing. Max. Print Area 12″ x 14″

Meanwhile, I know that many of you in garment industry couldn’t attend DMI’s recent workshop on Advanced Textile Screen Printing Process. So, we share the glimpses of 3-day workshop held on 27-29 October 2015 (Page 6) of our latest Grafica News India magazine November 2015 issue.

Finally, please join me in congratulating 4 companies – PRS Permacel, Tarun Print Tech, Classic Stripes, and Nageen Prakashan – who, in all, won as many as 25 awards in the recently concluded SGIA’15 competition in USA, making India proud. (Page 12). And, now that Fespa has also invited entries for their 2016 Award Competition (Page 12) of our latest Grafica News India magazine November 2015 issue.

Glimpses of my previous 3-day workshop on ‘Advanced Screen Printing Process’ (Textile / Garment / Heat Transfers) 27-29 October 2015 at DMI. The workshop was attended by around 35 professionals from garment industry.

DMI WORKSHOP PHOTO GALLERY 27-28-29 OCT 2015

And finally my upcoming workshop on direct to garment screen printing is scheduled on 1-2-3 Feb 2016. So if you wish to learn DMI’s latest innovation on garments to print Digital like quality through screen printing to reproduce nearly continuous tone images than kindly log on to www.graficaindia.com and reserve your seats today.

Here is the video showing our recently printing images using this new technique.

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YouTube Video Link

If you wish to get our 10 latest samples printed using this technique for FREE then call our sales team on +91 22 26838815 / 6

Thanks and have a great Sunday.

Bhargav Mistry

On this 69th Year of Independence are you Independent?

August 15, 2015 3 comments

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Dear Friends,

First let me wish all of you a Happy Independence Day.

Today India is celebrating its 69th Year of Independence and DMI (Dhirubhai Mistry Institute For Print Education Research & Training) is celebrating 9th successful years giving freedom to screen printers by updating their knowledge FREE OF COST.

The factors that kept our screen printers in dependence and away from independence was due to lack of knowledge and no access to practical training in advance screen printing technology.

In past 9 years DMI has given lots of freedom to many professional screen printers and students to explore their creativity in Advance Screen Printing, UV special effects, print finishing and now DMI has taken the challenge to explore many creative ideas into textile/garment screen printing.

Since 1989 Grafica has been a backbone of the screen printing industry and has developed many high quality screen printing machines for graphics and textile screen printers.

Our research and innovation in machinery has not only supported our country to save foreign currency to certain extend but have also given lots of freedom to existing and upcoming screen printers, especially in small towns and villages who were having limited access towards automation in screen printing technology.

At GRAFICA & DMI screen printers have total freedom to access our FREE workshops and training programs, freedom to share their problems, freedom to get hands-on-training from experts, freedom to see latest techniques practical, freedom to learn from various high quality samples and freedom to experiment on their products using our innovative machines.

Screen printers who are still struggling to achieve perfection in quality and want to learn latest techniques in screen printing then participate in DMI workshops and training programs regularly and don’t forget to also send your staff and employees for training because they are the ones who needs to upgrade their knowledge.

So my dear screen printers on this 69th year of independence I would strongly recommend you to participate in DMI (Dhirubhai Mistry Institute For Print Education Research & Training) Workshops and Training program to give yourself total freedom to explore your creativity and give yourself freedom to grow.

More than 1200 print professionals in 9 years at DMI have learn how to become independent so what are you waiting for…

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Our next workshop which is scheduled on 24-25-26 August focused mainly for Textile & Garment Screen Printers. This workshop is totally full by now but we will be soon announcing our next workshop dates. So keep in touch and visit http://www.graficaindia.com to see our next schedule. You can also follow us on twitter @graficaindia to get automatic notifications of our next workshop dates.

At DMI – Learn More | Earn More and with complete freedom…

Have a nice weekend…

Jai Hind… Screen Printing Zindabad.

Bhargav Mistry

CLICK HERE TO SEE PHOTO GALLERY OF OUR RECENT WORKSHOP CONCLUDED ON 3-4-5 AUG 2015

DMI’s modern & fully air-conditioned facility in India equipped with latest machines tools and equipments.
A unique opportunity to learn advance screen printing technology FREE OF COST with complete FREEDOM.

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Moire in screen printing is completely over at DMI

Today I am proud to announce that Moire in screen printing is completely over at DMI.

Whether you are a graphics or textile screen printers who struggling to print fine halftone details close to 100 to 120 LPI easily and comfortably to create continuous tone effect using traditional screen printing process in your existing setup than participate in our upcoming workshop at DMI because for the first time at DMI we are going to reveal the secret how to print moire free halftone images.

DMI have completely re-written the traditional screen printing process right from pre-press to screen making to screen printing so that one can easily understand and adept this technique in their existing setup.

There are two workshops in August 2015, first on 3-4-5 August 2015 covering graphics and special effects screen printing on paper and packaging and another on 24-25-26 August 2015 exclusively for garment/textile printers.

In our textile workshop we shall demonstrate for the first time at DMI how to print moire free fine halftones on t-shirts close to 120 LPI using water base inks using 120T/cm polyester fabrics (305 Mesh Count/Inch).

In our three days workshop we teach right from pre-press, colour management, screen making to screen printing but here are few important points which most textile printer are curious to know:

  1. CMYK printing using water based ink on 120T/cm mesh on white and coloured garments using discharge ink and on under-base white ink.
  2. High Density printing
  3. All Special effect inks like Metallic, Glitter, Crack, Gel, Puff, Thermochromatic, light sensitive inks, etc…
  4. Learn high end spot process separation and printing techniques
  5. How to make high resolution and sharp images from a low resolution image
  6. Learn how to print photo realistic images to produce high quality heat transfers
  7. Learn about dot gain compensation and process linearisation right from pre-press to screen making to screen printing.
  8. Learn how to print jobs with minimum colours and achieve result close calibrated monitor.
  9. Learn about colour separation, ICC profile, grey balance in CMYK and much more…

Click on this link to register your seats today.

Screen Printing Zindabad.

Bhargav Mistry

Mysteries of textile screen printers in India

After my long technical vacation I am back with full confidence and enthusiasm to share some of my insights, views and opinions about the direct-to-garment screen printing industry which I experienced from my last workshop and our companies participation in two exhibitions – GTE 12, New Delhi and KnitWorld, Ludhiana.

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GTE 12 – New Delhi

Knit World - Ludhiana

Knit World – Ludhiana

But first I would start from where I left…

THE LAUNCH PARTY…

The launching of Grafica’s nano-prinTex was a full house with more than 150 invitees from garment screen printing industry across India …

The event began with my welcome speech, product presentation, live demo followed by cocktail-dinner. Apart from textile screen printers I had also invited DMI’s Sponsors, our dealers and distributors, industry associates and existing Grafica customers. I was really thankful to all those who attended this event and a special thanks to all our distributors, dealers for their supports. My special thanks to DMI’s sponsors (Sericol, Skyscreen, Colors, Technova, Adobe & Indian Dyes and Sales Corporation).

Upon my request Anil Brahmbhatt (Skyscreen), Raghav Rao (Sericol), Mustafa Kapadia (Colors) and Jayesh Shah (IDSC) openly shared the kind of benefits they are deriving from sponsoring their products and services to DMI.

After my presentation live demonstration of nano-prinTex was arranged in the factory…

Following the launch of nano-prinTex, we were flooded with requests from many garment screen printers to conduct an exclusive workshop on direct-to-garment textile screen printing. I was eager to announce my first 3-day workshop on direct-to-garment screen printing at DMI. Finally this workshop was successfully concluded on 5,6, 7 April 2012. Due to this unexpected scheduling of the workshop, I really had very limited time because there was too much of reading and meeting with experts, garment screen printers, ink suppliers to understand what sort of difficulties each one is facing related to their products and services so that all those issues could be covered in my theory and practical.

Screen printing is not a new subject for me but refreshing my knowledge in textile printing within a very short time was a big challenge. In fact my experience and knowledge in screen printing began with Industrial screen printing and thereafter I learnt many new tricks of process color graphics screen printing. That’s the reason why I found textile screen printing too easy for me to understand, because the only technology which changes apart from artwork, screen making and press parameters was inks and substrates i.e. fabrics. So my main focus all the time was to spend most of my time in understanding the chemistry of inks and the behavior of inks on the fabrics. I spend most of my time in DMI to standardize the process of inks, mesh count and press parameters to achieve consistent result.

Considering the high level of quality standards required in Industrial screen printing (e.g. PCB’s, Automotive Decals & Dials, Graphic overlays, Membrane keys, Glass and Ceramics etc.) and even in process colors graphics, especially in areas like screen making, pre-press and screen printing is much challenging and different in these segments as compared to garments / textile screen printing. That’s the reason why I do not compromise on printing quality.

In the last two exhibitions and in my first workshop I was surprised to hear from many big players in textile printing that they are not aware about the mesh count they use nor they knew anything about types of fabrics like Nylon or Polyester. When I asked them what mesh count they use few of them replied by saying 18 no. mesh or 20 no. mesh. When I explained that we use 77T or 90T or 120T they were confused???… Even when I asked the same question in my first exclusive textile workshop, the same answers came from the participants albeit with same confusion about mesh.

 

And, Dual-Cure Photopolymer emulsion remains a mystery… :
If I compare the level of understanding about emulsions, mesh count etc. between graphics / Industrial screen printing with textile screen printer, I personally feel that percentagewise, garment screen printers have less knowledge and understanding about screen making compare to industrial and graphics screen printers. I was really concerned that many printers use butter paper (tracing paper) to make positives in A3 size for a 12 color job. Often, few so called ‘intelligent garment printers’ ask me about the registration accuracy of nano-prinTex and my answer to them was to first check the accuracy of your positives with each colors before you want to know the accuracy… Butter paper hhmm..

 

This clearly makes me understand that at DMI, I have to focus more on screen making parameters to explain the importance of screen than just printing. Because the screen is the heart of screen printing, GOOD SCREEN = GOOD PRINTING.

World’s first exclusive workshop for 3 days on garment screen printing…
Complete new slides with new contents, theory and practicals. All new pre-press parameters and screen making techniques…quite challenging but was easy due to our years’ of experience and expertise.

   

On the first day I completely spent on pre-press, process color screen printing, artwork, separation techniques, positive linearization and press linearization techniques, and on second day I focused on Spot Process Techniques printing on white and dark garment. On the last day we printed with Special effects and water based inks on dark using metallic, glitter, puff, high density etc…

Participants:
This time we had couple of participants from nearby countries like Nepal, Bangladesh and many far distant places across India. To me one of the interesting participants who came all the way from Ludhiana was Mr. Ashok Jain of Miniking Knitwears Pvt. Ltd., one of the biggest and reputed garment manufacturers in the northern region. He came along with his son and two of his key production people. Being an owner he showed keen interest and enthusiasm to learn various techniques we demonstrated at DMI all three days. Very few owners like him take interest to learn technology with so much patience and very few owners send their people to learn. Most of them are afraid of teaching or sending their people outside to learn. Such printers have very conservative approach towards growth. I think teaching and training is an ongoing process and should be taken in a broader prospective if companies want grow their business. Towards this objective, Mr. Ashok Jain’s approach was very much positive because he told me that, “the company is being run by people and everyone in the company should be aware of the right process and technology to progress and it’s they who handle day to day problems and what I want is results”.

Like him there were many CEO’s, MD’s from reputed companies who took keen interest by participating in my workshop.

But, I urge all CEO’s, Owners, MD’s in garment/garment screen printing industry to also send their printers, managers, supervisors, graphic designers to DMI to learn correct process so that they can deliver quality output and you can reduce your day to day involvement in production and quality issues.

I remember that from the moment we announced our first workshop, within 15 days it was houseful. There were many wait listed participants who will get the chance for the next workshop. This shows the eagerness of textile screen printers. I wonder why there is not many institutes like DMI in the world to teach proper technology in screen printing.

I have incorporated many new and improved contents based on my first experience and requirements of screen printers at large. This time we will be screen printing process color using plastisol and water based inks. We also plan to demonstrate discharge ink on dark garments and special effects using water based and plastisol inks. Inks like metallics and glitters will also be included in few designs to demonstrate how to make attractive garments.

DMI Sponsors…
DMI sponsors have always shown their keen interest to support all my workshops but this time I would like to specially thank Jayesh Shah of IDSC, Raghav Rao of SERICOL & Mr. Konkane & Mr. Kamat of PIDILITE. In fact Mr. Kamat was keen to deliver his technical presentation on water based ink, pigments and on green environment. IDSC have supplied all plastisol inks for Spot Process on dark garments and SERICOL have supplied PVC-PHTHALATE free Plastisol Inks, Water Based Process Color Inks. PIDILITE have supplied their water based medium, binder and various pigments to make our own colors and some special discharge pigments to demonstrate discharge printing. They also included one magical water based ink which can be directly printed on any dark garments without under base white or discharge, still it can achieve bright colors.

In our next workshop we will refine our technique with great improvements to get the best result out of all these varieties of inks and chemicals.

DMI Students…
I specially thank all my students and DMI faculty members who worked day and night with me. These boys were so curious and enthusiastic. That’s the reason why I could also work non-stop along with them without getting tired.

There are many surprises for garment printers coming soon…

So be in touch with us. After my second textile workshop which is scheduled on 17-18-19 May 2012 I shall announce in my blog about further exciting developments.

If you have not registered for the next workshop, then what are you waiting for, just log on to http://www.graficaindia.com today and reserve your seats.

Meanwhile, thanks DAWN HOHL of Uncommon Enterprises LLC, USA for sending many tips and technical information on water based discharge inks and many other parameters related to garment screen printing. DAWN has always been very cooperative since the inception of DMI and very few technical experts like her would share their information with others.

Thanks DAWN for your continued support…

Then, thanks to MARK COUDRAY of TShirtSuccess,LLC, USA (www.coudray.com) for helping me with solutions to my queries related to mesh selection, inks many other factors related to garments. In fact he was so much supportive that whenever I asked him any questions he gave me accurate and prompt reply which helped me to complete my R&D quickly.

Thanks Mark for your prompt replies and showing keen interest in my developments.

Finally I cannot end my blog thanking The Great CHARLIE FACINI of Freehand Graphics (www.softwareforscreenprinters.com) who was quite generous to donate free licenses of SEPARATION STUDIO and ACCURIP to DMI for our research and trial purpose. With his great innovations we could achieve fantastic results using SPOT PROCESS TECHNIQUE and we could print dramatic photorealistic images on white and dark garments

Take care and have a great week ahead.

Bhargav

For the first time in the world Exclusive Workshop on Textile (Garments) Screen Printing

I am proud to announce that DMI (Dhirubhai Mistry Institute) will be the first institute in the world to conduct 3 DAYS exclusive workshops on Textile (Direct-to-garment) Screen Printing for FREE.

The information given below will give you complete idea about the content of my next workshop scheduled 5 to 7 April 2012.

Register soon… Limited Seats…

Bhargav

nano-printex was a show stopper @GTE12 New Delhi

March 1, 2012 1 comment

On its debut, our most innovative product of this year, Grafica’s nano-prinTex “print easy” world’s first automatic direct-to-garment textile screen printing machine manufactured without problematic pneumatics or complicated hydraulic systems made its presence felt with a bang at the recently concluded Garment Technology Expo (GTE – 17-20 February 2012) in New Delhi.

nano-prinTex has really opened its innings with thunders from the day we launched this fantastic product. Soon every garment screen printers will realize the benefits after using this machine. Its not just that I am fully confident about the quality and consistency of our products but I strongly believe that this machine will speak on its own. Its such an amazing machine, highly comfortable and so easy to use that you will just like it as much as I do.

It’s my humble request to all garment screen printers that do not waste your hard earned money buying any expensive machine without seeing Grafica’s nano-prinTex because trust me Grafica’s nano-prinTex will give you better quality output and speed at a much lower investment.

SO THINK ABOUT YOUR ROI FIRST before making any quick decisions.

With this morale booster exhibition and our stepping stone for success we are now preparing ground to launch Grafica’s nano-prinTex at KnitWorld to be held from 16-19 March 2012 at Dana Mandi, Bahadur Ke Road, Ludhiana in the state of Punjab, India.

 
 

Meanwhile, I am thankful to all my customers and well wishers who visited us at GTE (Garment Technology Exhibition) at Okhla, New Delhi to witness live demo of nano-prinTex. I am especially thankful to all B2B media who gave wide coverage in their ‘daily show bulletin’ as well as in their regular magazines. 

I am also preparing contents and samples for my first three days workshop at DMI (Dhirubhai Mistry Institute) exclusively on direct-to-garment textile screen printing scheduled from 5 to 7 April 2012. I would say it will be world’s first comprehensive workshop on direct-to-garment screen printing with live demo on our nano-prinTex.

If you are a textile screen printer than hurry up register your name for DMI’s exclusive workshop on direct-to-garment textile screen printing.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

See you soon at KnitWorld, Ludhiana from 17 to19 March 2012 at Dana Mandi, Bahadur Ke Road, Ludhiana.

“Print Easy”

Bhargav

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