A filmy tale of a young screen printing entrepreneur August 28, 2010Posted by shripadabhat in bank loans, offset printing, printing, Printing in India, Printing labels and stickers, Screen printing, success stories in screen printing industry, Uncategorized.
Week No.34, 2010
For the last few months I have been moving around the country to view the glimpses of screen printing industry (or say screen printing practice in action) in India especially in this age of automation.
The experience was quite fascinating, because of filmy tales of some of the screen printers … the twist in their life before entering the screen printing industry.
Here’s one filmy story.
A new kid on the block had burn his hands in an ‘aeronautic engineering’ institute as he was aspiring to fly on the ground or sky level one day but the institute turned out to be bogus and he had come back where he was. He then pursued a normal graduation but left it midway to take up graphic designing career. Yes he did it successfully but nobody would offer him a job until he landed in a printing press where he worked for a brief period and finally ventured into screen printing. Since he had no ready2invest money in his pocket he dad (who is working in a firm even today) almost refused to pump his hard earned money. So, this lad had no other option but to start his petty screen printing unit with manual operations in his own house despite some opposition. Gradually instead of making profit he incurred heavy losses. He did not give up … he decided to go for automation and decided to buy a rented space to run his ambitious screen printing unit… but he got the space first then struggled to get finance from the banks as they found him under-aged though he was above 18. He did not give up.
Today successfully runs his screen printing unit (no manual practise please) and offers fantastic screen printing solutions to a wide range of customers. What is interesting the very offset printing unit which turned him away from its doorstep when he went for an interview there, is giving him lot of Spot UV and print finishing jobs and he is commanding respect too for his quality jobs! While ending his story he could not control himself and thanked Grafica for the fantastic technology and DMI for the powerful knowledge which are guiding force in his endeavour.
A big salute for the daring of this young never say die spirited entrepreneur and surprisingly his mom also helps him at the screen printing unit in whatever possible while his dad still works in a factory. But the new kid on the block has big ticket plans too. Hats off to him.
(The name of the printer is withheld for some reasons).