The first edition of “FlexoGurukul” an ongoing flexographic print training program launched by New Delhi based Fasco Printech Private Limited was held at Khar Gymkhana Mumbai on 28th and 29th of April 2014. The trainer was Frank Burgos President of USA based FlexoExchange.com, a company based in USA and recognised for training services provided by them in the ﬁeld of ﬂexographic printing. Frank has been in this industry for the last 30 years. Ever since 1997, when he founded FlexoExchange.com, he has served as the moderator of FlexoExchange's technical forum, troubleshooting print problems and offering advice to thousands of members from across the globe. Many of his articles can be found on FlexoExchange.com, covering topics as wide-ranging as attitude to blending and working of inks efficiently. In addition, he has created a YouTube channel dedicated to ﬂexographic printing; UglyFlexo.com He has produced over 90 educational video tutorials!
|A Part of the audience|
|Pawandeep Sahni, CEO Fasco Printech Pvt. Ltd.|
FlexoGurukul is the brainchild of Fasco Printech CEO Pawandeep Sahni, he says,” FlexoGurukul is the concept for empowering the owners and senior management on flexo printing. We are committed to help flexo printing companies grow to global levels”.
Chief mentor Harveer Sahni said, “We would like the training and education part to grow up to
|L to R: Harveer Sahni, Frank Burgos and Pawandeep Sahni|
Leading equipment suppliers like Windmoeller and Holscher, Nilpeter, Multitec and Jandu were also present at the event. As per the feedback forms filled by the delegates, most of them have confirmed their participation in the autumn edition of FlexoGurukul.
The event was sponsored by Italian Label Press manufacturer OMET. They have communicated their resolve to make flexo grow in India. They have demonstrated their mindset by agreeing to the sharing of this event with all constituents of the flexographic print industry. While throwing the event open Harveer Sahni added, "Today we are not competitors here. We are friends in a technology that we like, and are confident for its positive growth. Without support from Omet, this may have become difficult".
Those attending were a satisfied lot and commented;
Priyata from Sai Packaging said, “An engaging, well structured technical training with a management perspective and no brand endorsements, complete value for the time invested – Frank has left most of us looking forward to the next FGK”
Nikhil Khanna of Printers Den said, “The time spent at first FlexoGurukul has made me crave for more, made me fall in love with the process, looking forward to the next session”.
Manish Kapoor, Sales Manager Nilpeter said, “An initiative that the Indian Industry required and will go a long way”.
Amit Ahuja of Multitec commented, “Informative and well executed!”
Sanjeev Sondhi of Zircon summed it, “The missing link of knowledge delivery in our flexographic printing industry has been created as FlexoGurukul”
The event FlexoGurukul was thus a booming success!
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