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INDIA: New program enhances graphic skills

Ink Kitchen program part of the Salesian Institute of Graphic and Arts


(MissionNewswire) The Salesian Institute of Graphic and Arts, located in Chennai, India, has launched the Ink Kitchen program as part of research and training for its diploma students. In this new program, students will learn to precisely create ink formulations by mixing pigments, binders, solvents and additives.

Students will take part in several processes happening in the Ink Kitchen, including ink mixing, color matching, ink quality control, ink supply, ink recycling and inventory management to ensure a sufficient supply of ink for ongoing print jobs. One of the goals is to prevent interruptions in the printing process due to ink shortage.

“The Ink Kitchen will play a vital role in ensuring the quality, consistency, and efficiency of the printing process by providing the SIGA printing press with properly prepared ink,” explained Santhosh Kumar, president of Salesian Institute of Graphic and Arts.

The school offers poor and disadvantaged students an opportunity to find employment and change their lives for the better. Students are able to continue their education and take skill-based programs in printing, packaging, and related industries.

India has the world’s fourth largest economy but more than 22% of the country lives in poverty. About 31% of the world’s multidimensionally poor children live in India, according to a report by the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative.

India’s youth face a lack of educational opportunities due to issues of caste, class and gender. Almost 44% of the workforce is illiterate and less than 10% of the working-age population has completed a secondary education. In addition, many secondary school graduates do not have the knowledge and skills to compete in today’s changing job market.



Photo courtesy of Don Bosco South Asia

Don Bosco South Asia – Ink Kitchen now in SIGA Chennai

Salesian Institute of Graphic and Arts

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