GHENT, BELGIUM – 21 September 2021 – The Ghent Workgroup (GWG) is pleased to announce its growing presence in India as it welcomes Government Institute of Printing Technology, located in Mumbai, as its latest educational member.
Established in 1956, Government Institute of Printing Technology (GIPT) Mumbai is an academically autonomous educational institute of the Government of Maharashtra in India. The institute runs a 3 Year full time Diploma Programme in Printing Technology recognized by All India Council of Technical Education and Maharashtra State Board of Technical Education. The intake capacity of the institute is 120 students per year. The curriculum is regularly updated in accordance with industry demands and latest developments so that students get employment in leading organizations.
Sameer Deshpande, Printing Technology Lecturer states: “It is a proud moment for the institute to become a part of GWG workgroup as an educational member, because GWG is a leader in developing print production workflows representing best minds in the graphic industry.”
GIPT Mumbai will be a dedicated stakeholder of GWG community and through this industry institute interaction initiative; their students and teachers will benefit to understand the best practices as well as to propagate the importance of understanding and accurately implementing the production workflow amongst vendors and end-users which is the mainstay of GWG.
David Zwang, Chairman of the GWG welcomes GIPT to our growing global membership. “It is organizations like GIPT and their participation with GWG that will bring education and operational standardization to the global print and packaging community”.
Mrs M.S. Deshpande, principal of GIPT, Mumbai adds: “I sincerely thank Ghent Workgroup for extending us an opportunity to become educational member of coveted GWG. This membership will help our institute to imbibe in our students, the fundamentals of best practices in graphic industry.”
More information about GIPT Mumbai can be found on their website www.gipt.ac.in
The Ghent Workgroup, formed in June 2002, is an international assembly of industry associations, suppliers, educators and industry members from around the globe. The Ghent Workgroup’s objective is to establish and disseminate process specifications for best practices in graphic arts workflows.
Since its inception almost 20 years ago, the organization has consistently produced numerous process specifications for PDF exchange, as well as developing useful tools for automating processes and testing and establishing consistent PDFs for print, publishing and packaging production – all available free at
Members are comprised of graphic arts associations including CIP4 (Switzerland), KVGO (the Netherlands), Febelgra (Belgium), Fespa (UK), Medibel+ (Belgium), PDFX-ready (Switzerland), Printing United Alliance (USA), and VIGC (Belgium). Vendor members include Agfa, callas software, Canon, DALIM Software, EFI, Enfocus, Esko, Global Graphics, Heidelberg, HYBRID Software, Kodak, Ricoh, Tech Research (TagG) and Ultimate Technographics. Industry members are Four Pees, Igepa Sagamgraphic, JP/Politikens Hus, Litografia Rosés, Prinovis, RRD and ybam. Educational members are Arteveldehogeschool Gent, CEC LATAM, Future Schoolz India, Government Institute of Printing Technology (GIPT), Media University Stuttgart, Ryerson University, the University of Ljubljana, the University of Novi Sad, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), The Regional Institute of Printing Technology Kolkata and the University of Wuppertal.
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