Grafica News - May 2010
“Joining DMI was like winning lottery” Firoz Chhipa
After 6-months rigorous training in advanced screen printing, Mohd. Firoz Chhipa has emerged as a screen printing specialist and works as a DMI Training faculty with dual responsibilities of trouble shooting at customers' place and training their personnel. “When I got admission for DMI's training, I felt like winning a lottery,” says Firoz. After the initial training of 3 months (which also involved industrial visits), Firoz underwent extended 3-month training with more powerful practicals and research.
During the training at DMI, he mastered the entire process of modern screen printing process right from pre press, screen making, printing and post press activities. The amazing discovery that he has made at DMI on advanced screen printing is reflected in the exotic samples that are still on display in DMI library. “When I joined DMI I felt, screen printing is an art,” he says.
“FESPA award brought me lot of joy and happiness. When DMI got award, I could not believe that I was part of the team because I was a small manual screen printer from a remote place and never received any rewards, but because of Bhargav sir's support and inspiration we were able to bag awards at national and international level. I believe this is not just the glory for DMI or screen printing industry but for the whole country,” says Firoz with a confident smile.