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Career in Printing Technology (Graphic Art Technology)
— Anjan Kumar Baral
The printed page is still the last word in communication and electronic graphics technology serves to make that printed page a very pleasant way to communicate. The graphic art industry is a major employer in India and there are significant opportunities for employment. Graphic art technology in most common language is printing technology. It is roughly 600 years old. Often we do not realize how integral a part the printed word is, of our hectic life.
Printing means presentation. It is the presentation of our ideas, views, thoughts, expressions and skill in the form of printed text or graphic format in any number of copies for the people at large. The same can be stored effectively for the future generations. In a layman term, it is the reproduction of “n” number of copies of the original. John Gutenberg, most popularly known as the father of printing, invented movable types in the fourteen century, which helped the print revolution to start with. It opened the floodgates of know-ledge, earlier the monopoly of rich aristocracy, before the common people and armed them with a new sword to rule the world. Development of the high-speed steam printing press in 1830 A.D further made it possible to popularize printing. A hundred years later, the rotary press emerged, thus making mass production possible. In first generation printing, letterpress and gravure forms of printing were used. Gradually offset, flexography, silkscreen and digital printing systems have been added to it along with numerous refinements and additions. Later half of twentieth century had witnessed the fine quality print products with automation and high-speed machines. Printing presses became sophisticated and the level of automation is also increased over the years. Introduction of digital electronics, high end colour scanners, colour management systems, lasers, digital photography and multi colour printing have changed the face of the traditional printing. Computer controlled presses with customized setting and remote operate presses are the latest happenings in this sector.
In India there are more than 1.5 lacs of registered printing presses, employing a workforce of 1.4 million directly or indirectly into it. The printing industry is a growing industry in India and at present its growth rate is 12 per cent per annum with a 60 percent growth is expected by 2010.There is a dearth of skilled and trained manpower in printing industry in India and there is a tremendous scope for making a career in this sector. Printing industry does not stand alone, it is carried by people, and there is a need for skilled and professional people
Career Opportunity
Both private and public sector accommodate print technologists into their organizations. Number of printing presses are spread all over the country and in addition to that are print shops belonging to publishing houses like The Times of India, Hindustan Times, Indian Express, The Hindu, The Telegraph, The Tribune, Dainik Jagran, The Bhaskar Group, etc. that have very high speed web offset machinery. At the government level the opportunities exist in postal presses, currency presses, university presses, bank owned presses, test book presses, stationary printing presses, etc. Almost all-printing institutes organize campus interviews much before the final examination. There are some institutes where the students are offered multiple jobs through campus placement. This clearly indicates the demand of printing technologists in India and abroad. Monthly package varies from course to course and is certainly very high.
Depending upon the area chosen, the work environment can range from a computer laboratory setting using various programmes on the Macintosh, using image setter and/or computer to plate system. Front office personnel, including finance, customer service, sales and marketing, estimating and billing, can expect a business atmosphere. This behind-the-scene environment is where a detailed, organized and multi task individual would be able to excel. The pressroom is composed of highly skilled operators who print jobs on printing presses. Binding & finishing departments offer more of a physical routine where the finishing touches are completed. In any of the chosen area, automation has played a large role. Computers have revolutionized the workflow in the printing industry. Teaching, research and consultancy are also the areas where printing technologists can start their career.
Career Advancement
Advancement in the printing industry is based on performance. The most skillful managers and technicians gradually assume more responsibility through practice and additional training. This industry is made up of a vast group of people, all devoted to the goal of fulfilling the print communication needs of print communication world. Most of the diploma holder students start their career as Junior Engineer Trainee, and then gradually move to Supervisor, Foreman, Assistant Manager, Deputy Manager and Manager and so on. Like wise the degree engineers start their career as Graduate Engineer Trainee (G.E.T.) and moves to Assistant Manger, Deputy Manager, Manager and General Manger. Printing industry provides an excellent career opportunity and advancement to the deserving and hard working people, and it is rightly told that sky is the only limit for them.
Conclusion
History has demonstrated that the .new media replace old media., theory did not hold true in the past;
· DURING THE 1920.S, RADIO WAS TO REPLACE PRINTING.
· DURING THE 1950.S, TELEVISION WAS TO REPLACE PRINTING.
· DURING THE 1980.S, COMPUTER WAS TO REPLACE PRINTING.
· DURING THE 1990.S, INTERNET WAS TO REPLACE PRINTING.

The fact is that print is still a dominant medium and continuing to grow. So do not wait, plan an effective career in graphic arts technology today for a bright and prosperous future.

Admission Eligibility for Printing Technology
Most of the polytechnics conduct entrance test for admission for three years Diploma Courses in printing Technology. Students with minimum aggregate of 50 percent in 10th are eligible for appearing in the test. The intake capacity of these polytechnics varies from state to state. For B.Tech. / B.E. course, students are required to appear at the state level engineering competitive examination or all India level tests (like AIEEE). Eligibility to appear in such tests is 50 percent in P.C.M in 12th Science. The duration of this course is four years. Students after completion of Diploma can also enter directly into second year of engineering through LEET. For admission into M.Tech./M.E./M.S. course, students with minimum of 50 percent aggregate in engineering should appear in the test conducted by the University teaching departments. The duration of the course is two years. For the Ph.D. research, students can directly register themselves into it after master or bachelor degree in engineering as per the ordinance of the University. The duration of the research work may vary from three years to five years.
Course Level
Various levels of courses are available in India and abroad to suit a specific need and purpose. At present in India, following courses are available,
L SHORT TERM COURSES RANGING FROM FEW WEEKS TO SIX MONTHS.
L VOCATIONAL TRAINING COURSE (BY INDUSTRIAL TRAINING INSTITUTES)
L DIPLOMA ENGINEERING (BY POLY-TECHNIC)
L DEGREE COURSE (BY UNIVERSITY TEACHING DEPARTMENTS & ENGI-NEERING COLLEGES)
L MASTER IN PRINTING TECHNOLOGY (BY UNIVERSITY TEACHING DEPART-MENTS)
L PH.D. IN PRINTING TECHNOLOGY (BY UNIVERSITY TEACHING DEPART-MENTS)
P R O F E S S I O N A L     I N S T I T U T E S
INSTITUTES AWARDING DIPLOMA COURSES IN INDIA ARE:
1. NR Institute of Printing Technology, Teliar Ganj, Allahabad – 4, (UP)
2. Southern Regional Institute of Printing Technology, Adyar,
Chennai – 600 113 (TN)
3. Western Regional Institute of Printing Technology, J J School of Arts Campus, Opp VT Station Mumbai, Maharashtra
4. Maharashtra Institute of Printing Technology, 1786, Sadashiv Peth, Pune, Maharashtra
5. Deptt. of Printing Technology, Pusa Polytechnic, Pusa, New Delhi – 110 002.
6. Deptt. of Printing Technology, Government Kalaniketan, Jabalpur (MP)
7. Deptt. of Printing Technology, Govt Polytechnic, Gulzar Bagh, Patna -7, Bihar
8. Deptt. of Printing Technology, Govt. Polytechnic, Gandhi Nagar, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
9. Deptt. of Printing Technology, Institute of printing technology, Shoranur, Kerala
10. Government Institute of Printing Technology, East Nehru Nagar, Secunderabad – 500 026 (A.P)
11. Institute of Printing Techno-logy, Sivakasi – 626 123 (Tamil Nadu)
12. Times Institute of Printing Management, Times of India Press, Opp. VT Station, Mumbai, Maharashtra
13. Don Bosco School of Printing, Okhla Road, New Delhi – 110 025
14. Government Institute of Printing Technology, Banga-lore, Karnataka
15. Salesian Institute of Graphic Arts, 22 A, Taylors Road, Chennai – 600 010, (TN)
16. Graphic Arts Technology & Education, 12 Shree Mills, Mumbai-Agra Road, Kurla, Mumbai–400 070, Mahara-shtra
17. Institute of Printing Techno-logy, 87, Kamaraj Road, Sivakasi – 626 123 (TN)
18. Ingole Institute of Printing Technology, 272, Central Bazar Road, New Ramaspeth, Nagpur – 440 010, Maha-rashtra
19. Institute of Printing Techno-logy, Chennai, (TN)
20. Institute of Printing Techno-logy, Hyderabad, (AP)
21. School of Printing Techno-logy, Bangalore, Karnataka
22. Thomson Press Training Centre, Thomson Press, Delhi-Mathura Road, Faridabad
23. Government Polytechnic College, Deptt of Printing Tech, Makhupura, Ajmer, Rajasthan
24. The Regional Institute of Printing Technology, Jadav-pur, Kolkata, West Bengal
Institutes awarding Degree courses in India are,
01. DEPARTMENT OF PRINTING & MEDIA ENGINEERING, MANIPAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, SOUTH KANARA DISTT, MANIPAL, KARNATAKA – 576 119 WEBSITE: WWW. MIT PRINTING.ORG
02. Department of Printing Engi-neering, Jadavpur Uni-versity, Calcutta – 700 032 (WB)
03. Department of Printing Technology, Anna University, Guindy, Chennai (TN)
04. Department of Printing Techno-logy, BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore, Karnataka
05. Department of Printing Techno-logy, Guru Jambheshwar University of Science & Technology, Hisar, Haryana
06. Department of Printing Technology, JNTU College of Engineering, Kukatpally, Hyderabad (AP)
07. Department of Printing Technology, PVG College of Engineering & Tech, 44, Vidyanagari, Shivdarshan, Parvati, Pune – 411 009, Maharashtra
08. Department of Printing Technology, Avinash Lingam University for Women, Faculty of Engineering, Varapalyam, Thadagam P.O., Coimbatore – 641 043, (TN)
09. Department of printing Technology, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra
Institutes awarding Masters and Ph.D. courses in India are,
1. DEPTT. OF PRINTING TECHNOLOGY, GURU JAMBHESHWAR UNIVER-SITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, HISAR, HARYANA
2. Deptt. Of Printing Technology, Guindy, Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Following are few reputed institutes abroad offering various levels of education and research on printing technology
THE LIST IS INDICATIVE.
(The Author is a Senior Lecturer in Department of Printing Technology, Guru Jambheshwar University of Science & Technology, Hissar, Haryana.)— Anjan Kumar Baral
 
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