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*North India Printers Association (NIPA) decided to sign cooperation agreement with the China Print Show Company to promote the Print China 2011 show at Dongguan.

*Registration for the next batch is open now. NIPA Educational Trust has made arrangements for the training of print professionals and teachers in printing in collaboration with the Glasgow Metropolitan College at Scotland UK. This 8-week training is specially designed for the existing print professionals to top-up their knowledge with the latest trends and technology in Printing and Packaging.

*Mr Ramesh Chander Consul General of India in Edinburgh visited the students of Specialist Short Course for Print Professionals at Glasgow Metropolitan College, Scotland UK where this batch of 8 students are getting 8 week training. This short course is especially designed by the North India Printers’ Association (NIPA) for the print professionals considering the fact that the professionals engaged in the printing, packaging industry cannot afford to go in for a long-term training because of the socio economical problems, and it may not be possible for a unit to spare its professionals for a long time. Appreciating the efforts of NIPA, Mr. Chander said, it is a more practical way to give advance training to the print professionals to cope with the global competition. It is a unique course for the overall development of Newspapers, Printing and Packaging industries of India. Welcoming the first batch of 8 students from India Mr. Chander who was the Chief Guest at the Induction ceremony of the batch at Glasgow also invited the students to visit Edinburgh during their short stay at UK.


North India Printers Association (NIPA) is a group of printers' associations from the northern states of India viz. Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, and Chandigarh. The main object of NIPA is to promote, protect and develop printing industry of the region under the able and dedicated leadership of its president Mr. Vijay Kumar Chopra, Editor Hind Samachar Ltd., Jalandhar.

At NIPA we are concerned to educate the members and other printers of the region regarding new inventions and developments in the print world. The members are always encouraged to visit various national and international exhibitions to update their knowledge. For this purpose, Group tours at no profit no loss basis are being organized for the benefit of the members. To update and to quench the thrust of the knowledge of the members and other printers of the region, NIPA always remained in front foot at the international arena also, by organizing meetings with the people in print at international level. The rapid progress in the printing industry of the region is the result of the efforts made by NIPA.

To educate the existing workforce regarding the latest developments of the trade and to produce efficient managers and supervisors now as a major project NIPA is planning to establish a Printing Institute cum Testing Lab at Ludhiana in collaboration with one of the leading printing university/college of the world.

At NIPA our mission is to work as a partner of your success, because NIPA works as a bridge between manufacturers/suppliers and the user industry i.e. printing and packaging units of the region. With the collaboration of the manufacturers we have been organizing various awareness and technical seminars to update the knowledge of the user industry and at the same time to highlight their requirements and expectations from the manufacturing industry. NIPA is the ideal source for the manufacturers and suppliers to highlight their achievements showcase their products in the entire northern region of India. The success of various seminars, governing council and general body meetings of AIFMP, printing material and machinery exhibition etc. in the recent past is a testimony to the above facts.

NIPA today is internationally known, as a most active and determined printers body of the north India. We invite manufacturers and suppliers to join hands with us to develop this technology in the less known and underdeveloped areas of Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir, which in other terms will be a matter of mutual benefit for user and supplier industry. Due to liberal laws and some relaxations of the central and state governments there is a great scope and potential for new units in Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir, it is where NIPA can work as 'Partner in your progress' to highlight your products and equipments not only in this area but in entire northern region.