Best Practices in Newspaper Production was the subject of a RIND seminar conducted on November 24 at PII-RIND.
Providing “the big picture about the state of printing industry worldwide, Prabhu Natrajan, research engineer, WAN-IFRA South Asia, spoke about trust being the new currency, the shift in focus (by newspapers) to the local community, and the push-back against ad technology and duopoly (Facebook and Google).
P.G. Viswanathan, manager – Production, The Hindu, made a presentation on newsprint handling and waste management, efficient way of storage and handling, storage area requirements, and waste reduction and management.
V.S. Narayanan, general manager – Technical, Dinamalar, dwelt at length on effective maintenance and SOPs in a printing press, backed with pictures.
Julian Felix, plant head, The Times of India, Chennai, addressed the issue of “responsible printing” – green practices to avoid waste, pollution and carbon emission. He also provided instances of how The Times of India has successfully adopted eco-friendly initiatives in print production.
Executives from Ananda Vikatan, Dinamalar, Malayala Manorama, The New Indian Express, The Hindu and The Times of India attended.
Sashi Nair, director, PII-RIND, welcomed the gathering and moderated the programme.
Some of the seminars conducted in recent months by RIND include: Running a Web Offset Press – Best Practices, Printing Plant Maintenance, CtP Systems in Newspaper Production, Newsprint and News Ink in Newspaper Production, and Environmental Management of Printing Plants.