Print Media Technology

20160630The Print Media Technician is involved with all aspects of the printing process from the initial planning and preparation, through the print run, checking for consistent quality to cleaning up after the print run is complete. The work is usually large scale production of printed materials for a range of clients. Specifically, Print Media Technology involves the production of printed material using an offset sheet-fed press and other equipment to create finished, printed products. This occupation is responsible for producing all printed material at a printing operation.

The Technician will usually work in printing businesses or publishers and will use complex specialist equipment. A detailed knowledge of the equipment and materials used is vital to produce high quality products that comply with the specification in a cost-effective and efficient manner.

The Print Media Technician requires an in-depth knowledge of handling, troubleshooting, and maintaining printing factors such as ink, paper, and equipment. Generally, production of the printed product will use a traditional ink-on-paper process, but increasingly technicians are using toner-on-paper technology for shorter runs and variable data.

Print Media Technicians also have to be able to mix custom ink colours and operate cutting equipment to produce a job to a customer’s specifications. Quality control equipment like densitometers and photospectrometres are used to verify and adjust the print quality.

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India’s technical textile industry to touch $30 B over next five years


India’s technical textile industry is expected to grow at a rate of 20 per cent annually to touch USD 30 billion over the next five years. “In view of the growing demands, the country’s technical textile industry is expected to grow at a rate of 20 per cent annually to touch USD 30 billion over the next five years,” Textile Commissioner Kiran Soni Gupta said after inaugurating the 5th edition of the exhibition for technical textiles and non wovens ‘Techtextil India’ in Mumbai.

Soni emphasised the growing sectors within the technical textiles industry in India such as medical (Medtech), geo-textiles (Geotech), protective textiles (Protech) and agricultural textiles (Agrotech) and factors of ease of doing business and technology integration that can further propel growth in technical textiles sector. A large number of technical textile products are consumed by different industries like automotive, healthcare, infrastructure, oil and petroleum, among others.

With increase in investments in industry sectors, higher consumption and growing exports, the industrial sector is poised for considerable growth. Growing awareness about the superior functionality of technical textiles will encourage higher consumption of these products. She also said that the National Textile Policy, which is now in its final draft, will be announced soon.

The government is promoting the growth of technical textiles in the country and is implementing four schemes for the purpose namely technology mission, scheme for strengthening of database and standards for technical textiles, scheme for usage of agri-textiles in north-eastern region, and restructured technology upgradation fund scheme.

In addition to these four schemes, the Ministry of Textiles has set up eight Centres of Excellence (CoE) and has also approved setting up of integrated textile parks, Gupta said. The exhibition saw participation from over 150 exhibitors from India, Austria, Belgium, China, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, the UK and the US.

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Top 10 Differences Between Graphic Design Of Web And Print Media


On several occasions it has been found that graphic web designers have the same approach and mindset as that of print media designing, even when they are designing for web. There are many differences between the two – quite crucial to know for success of web designers. Here are some of such important differences which you need to know.


When designing for prints you do not have to worry about fonts displaying properly in a browser. A reader will see the font which you have specified in the designing process. In web designing a number of font replacing techniques are used such as @font-face and Cufón which help in incorporating non standard fonts in designing for user convenience.


This implies the image quality and measures in pixels Web images should not be more than 72 ppi since the image will load very slow on the screen. Designing for prints does not have such restrictions.

Monitor size:

When you are designing for print media you have a specific print size in mind and will be designing as per that specific page size. This is not the case in web designing since you will have to take into account different monitor sizes and screen resolutions too.

Color Differences:

In print projects CMYK color model is mainly used since printing jobs are mainly done using yellow, black, magenta and cyan inks. Websites are always viewed on a screen and hence a RGB color model.

File sizes:

File size is never an issue for prints. The more details you have in your print the better it is – these are normally of 10 or 20 MB and sometimes even of 100 MB. However, you cannot have such big files in a website. These would take hours of loading time.

Layout Control:

The controlling ability of layouts on a webpage is quite different from different designing tools like Illustrator and Photoshop. These programs shall help you to move graphics and texts precisely and just where you desire them. However, tables and HTML do not allow such kind of flexibility.

Web Graphic Designing Is Continuous Process:

If designer for a printed piece it gets over once the design is sent to print. The job is over. Web graphic designing is different. It is all about continuous improvement, regular tweaking and continuous improvement. It is continuous.

Measuring Effectiveness:

It is difficult to measure the effectiveness of any print design, since once it is out, you will never get an idea on how people are reacting to it and how people are seeing it. However, a graphic designer for web can be easily measured through Google analytics.


Print design is 2 dimensional and lots of attention is given to layout. Every view is meant for a fixed canvas size which is not the case for web graphic designing, where it is all about scrolling the page and is just opposite the experience of canvas.


Print designing allows you to walk through the information, select the information, enhance and explain all the page elements. Web designing is a great transient experience which is completely based on users movements.

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Technical textiles, the new growth engine for us

Technical textiles company announced a JV with German German-headquartered PD Fibre Glass Group to foray into glass fabrics in India. We will see 51:49 equity paticipation and cater to the requirements of energy, automotive and infrastructure sectors.

We aspires its technical textiles to be a $1 bn business in a decade. This project is expected to spearhead Arvind’s technical textiles story. Technical textiles contributes Rs 100 crore to business. Arvind has been manufacturing fabrics for fire retardants, filtration, personal protection since two-and-half-years.

The new facility to come up at Santej, on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, will see an investment of Rs 80 crore and will manufacture 30,000 tonnes of fabric after five years. The JV is expected to give Rs 250 crore business in the first three years and eventually be a Rs 500 crore by the fifth year, said Punit Lalbhai, executive director, new initiatives.

Majority of the production will be exported initially and as India gets bullish on green energy and creates wind energy farms, the production will be diverted to the domestic market. The marketsize of glass composite industry in India stands at Rs 500 crore. “We will supply fabric to wind blade makers and see great potential in the sector.

Further, as metals get replaced with glass owing to lightweight, glass composites find more takers in infrastructure and automotive applications,” adds Milind Hardikar, group president-strategic initiatives at Arvind of the new project.

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Working with the Print Media

What is the Print Media?

The print media is composed of newspapers, community newsletters, wire services, magazines, and other publications. Within these publications, there are two main pisions of labor: reporting and editing. Reporters are the newspaper writers who investigate newsworthy events and interesting stories. Editors assign stories to reporters, edit story content, and decide which stories to print.

Why is the Print Media Important?

The print media is an effective way to alert the public to the Weatherization Assistance Program and its work. Readers often bypass paid advertising, but a story from an independent journalist increases public awareness and builds local credibility. The media reaches a poad audience of readers on a daily basis. Reporters and editors are always looking for interesting, newsworthy stories. Attracting media attention can help expand your influence and name recognition in target communities.

How do I Alert the Media to a Weatherization Story?

Reporters sometimes independently cover Weatherization stories, but you’ll increase your chances of coverage if you contact the newsdesk in advance. Tell them what the story is about and why it is newsworthy. There are four excellent ways of alerting journalists to Weatherization stories and events:

  1. Submit a press advisory in advance via email, fax, or hand-delivery. Following the event, submit a press release with a summary of the event. Note if photos or video footage are available.
  2. Pursue a professional relationship with reporters and editors. Network at community functions, invite them to lunch, or find other ways of meeting and speaking with members of news organizations, i.e. school board meetings, golf tournaments, basketball games, etc. If reporters know you personally, they are more likely to consider your story suggestions seriously.
  3. Call a news organization’s story tip line. Most newspapers have informal, toll-free hotlines that record story ideas, which are then passed on to reporters. You can find the number in the newspaper or on the Web site. Also, many newspapers have special e-mail addresses specifically for story suggestions.
  4. Write the reporter a letter. Introduce yourself and your organization and explain your story idea. This is a low-pressure method that is useful for attracting press attention to feature stories that are not time-sensitive. Press letters tend to focus less on generating immediate coverage and more on educating reporters.

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Technical Textile Trends

20160602Technical Textile Specialty Manufacturer

We offer a wide range of high-performance reinforcements covering both nylon and polyester yarns and fabrics for diverse non-consumer and lifestyle applications.

We are not only the largest manufacturer of technical textiles in India but also enjoys a global leadership for most of the products under this business. Apart from India its manufacturing plants for technical textiles are present in Thailand and South Africa.

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