Ghent Workgroup welcomes Future Schoolz

GWG’s first Educational member in India

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Future Schoolz becomes an educational member of the Ghent Workgroup

On 29 July 2020, the Ghent Workgroup announced the membership of Future Schoolz India, a finishing school based in Kochi in Kerala. Future Schoolz is a skill development center and Consultancy for print, media, and allied industries intending to establish high-quality print and contribute to developing skills in the latest know-how and technologies.

“Joining GWG is a proud moment for me and Future Schoolz in our journey to contribute towards the print industry to upgrade overall standards. We are committed to contribute to improving specifications of GWG and to help the Indian print industry to benefit from the contributions of GWG,” says its CEO Kulakkada Pradeep.

Future Schoolz was started with the mission to set the print industry on the path of quality print reproduction. The idea was to become a force for the industry to continuously invest in developing skills and cater to the global print requirements with the highest quality standards. Future Schoolz helps print professionals and entrepreneurs to achieve better print and color reproduction and is supported by print industry associations, print educational institutes, and print businesses.

GWG Chairman David Zwang is, “Excited that Future Schoolz will participate with GWG in developing best practices and bringing the work of the GWG to the Indian printing industry, adding it to the growing interconnected international family.”

Future Schoolz focuses on three areas from its inception – Skill and Training initiatives, Technical Consultancy, Application Support, and Future Technology Integration. Future Schoolz offers multiple courses in the area of printing technology and color management. The courses are short term, annual, and short-term training with practical sessions on the shop floor. It also conducts color management courses for printing professionals, students, and entrepreneurs to provide the basics of color, color models, color management workflows, color standardization, variables in color management, color reproduction challenges, and color measurements.

Jose Thomas, the principal consultant at Future Schoolz, says, “At Future Schoolz, we have the mission to achieve print excellence through print standardizations and accurate measurements. Understanding of GWG specifications and other tools will help us to work towards our mission with confidence. This can benefit the Indian print industry and raise print standards and color management expertise.”

In 2024, we are looking at full recovery and growth-led investment in Indian printing

Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and multi-channel IPPGroup. It created the category of privately owned B2B print magazines in the country. And by its diversification in packaging, (Packaging South Asia), food processing and packaging (IndiFoodBev) and health and medical supply chain and packaging (HealthTekPak), and its community activities in training, research, and conferences (Ipp Services, Training and Research) the organization continues to create platforms that demonstrate the need for quality information, data, technology insights and events.

India is a large and tough terrain and while its book publishing and commercial printing industry have recovered and are increasingly embracing digital print, the Indian newspaper industry continues to recover its credibility and circulation. The signage industry is also recovering and new technologies and audiences such as digital 3D additive printing, digital textiles, and industrial printing are coming onto our pages. Diversification is a fact of life for our readers and like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

India is one of the fastest growing economies in nominal and real terms – in a region poised for the highest change in year to year expenditure in printing equipment and consumables. Our 2024 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock – to emphasize your visibility and relevance to your customers and turn potential markets into conversations.

– Naresh Khanna

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