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Print Production & Graphic Art
Print Production &
Graphic Art
N
ISCAIR has, over the years, made a name
for itself by undertaking designing and
printing of high-quality S&T literature with
mass appeal. It has a state-of-the-art Graphic Art &
Print Production Division that has acquired a vast
paraphernalia of pre- and post-press facilities and
expertise. The Division comprises of the following
Sections:
• Production
• Art & Graphic
• DTP
• Printing & Binding
The Division undertakes publication of all
NISCAIR’s in-house publications, comprising
Research Journals, Books, Encyclopedias, Reports,
Newsletters, Popular Science Magazines, etc., and
also publications from CSIR Headquarters, CSIR
Laboratories/Institutions and other Government
departments, comprising their Annual Reports,
Newsletters, Bulletins, Journals, Posters, Brochures,
Pamphlets, etc.
The planning and execution of the above S&T
publications, their initial costing, copy editing,
formatting, designing, printing, binding, etc. are all
undertaken by the Division. The Division also takesup urgent printing jobs from CSIR Headquarters and
CSIR Laboratories.
The personnel of the Division also deliver
lectures and impart training on various aspects
of DTP, designing, production and printing to the
students of ‘Science Communication’, trainees
from SAARC countries, and to students of ‘Printing
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Technology’ from various Government Universities/
Institutes.
Production Section
The Production Section deals with complete
planning and execution of all in-house and outside
publications. It involves understanding the technical
aspects of the job, suggesting suitable size for the
publication, number of colour, type of paper to be
used, and tentative estimate. High print-quality
error-free timely publication has been the nodal
area of concern of this department.
This section has been handling all types of
printing jobs like research journals, magazines,
folders, brochures, annual reports, invitation cards,
posters, etc.
Proof reading, pre-press, post-press supervision
and daily liaison with outside vendors are the other
regulary features of this department. It also arranges
for the procurement of annual paper in NISCAIR for
smooth and timely publication of jobs.
Follow-up of payments and its reconciliation is
also done by this Division. The payments received
add substantially to the ECF of NISCAIR.
Art & Graphic Section
Art & Graphic is a pre-press activity of CSIR-NISCAIR
that gives shape and colour to the designing jobs
meant to be printed. The activity takes care of all the
creative graphic designing jobs of the publication
published or printed by NISCAIR. The numerous
jobs also include the specialised designing job of
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Print Production & Graphic Art
Few Selected Outside Jobs Undertaken during the Period 2014-16
GOVERNMENT JOBS
Sl.No.Job TitleName of the Client
1.
2.
Indian Pharmacopoeia 2014 and
Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission (IPC)
Addendum 2015 with DVDs
Ghaziabad
National Formulary of India 2016 Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission (IPC)
Ghaziabad
3.
Southern Ocean Expedition
NCAOR, Goa
Technical Reports
4.
Jal Chetna - (Hindi) half yearly magazine
National Institute of Hydrology (NIH), Roorkee
5.
Consulting Ahead - Half yearly Journal Consultancy Development Centre (CDC), New Delhi
6.
DST Project Posters (10 nos) Vigyan Prasar, New Delhi
7.
DSIR Annual Reports (English & Hindi) 2014-15
Department of Scientific & Industrial Research and 2015-16 (DSIR), New Delhi
8.
CDC Annual Reports (Bilingual)
Consultancy Development Centre (CDC), New Delhi
9.
IPRS Poster on Report of Adverse Effects
Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission, Ghaziabad
10.
PvPI Newsletter vol. 4, Issue 10, 2015 Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission, Ghaziabad
11.
MAUSAM - Quarterly Journal
India Meteorological Department, New Delhi
prestigious popular science monthly magazines
namely ‘Science Reporter’ and ‘Vigyan Pragati’.
Besides in-house designing jobs, Graphic team also
executes various graphic designing jobs contracted
to the institute by other organisations. Each job is
handled and designed keeping in view the target
audience. The Section is well equipped with Highend PCs, etc. Latest versions of graphic-designing
computer applications, viz. Photoshop, CorelDraw,
InDesign, etc. are used as designing tools.
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Approximately 40,000 visuals were made by the
Art & Graphic team during the year 2014-16 in the
form of cover design of Books/Magazines/Report,
Jackets; Invitation Cards/Folders/Brochures/ Leaflet
designs; Style sheet Designs; Creative specialized
layout designs for Magazines, Newsletters and
Annual Reports; Posters/Banners designs; numerous
kinds of creative graphics, scientific illustrations,
charts; and editing & improvement of pictures/
illustrations.
Print Production & Graphic Art
Few selected CSIR HQ and CSIR Laboratories Jobs done during 2014-16
Sl. No.Job TitleName of the Client
1.
CSIR Innovation Award for School Children Certificates
CSIR Hq, New Delhi
2.
CSIR-YSA Brochure for School Children
CSIR-HRDG, New Delhi
3.
SSB Function 2014 Invitation Cards and Envelopes
CSIR-HRDG, New Delhi
4.
CSIR-UGC (NET) Exam Functionary Cards
CSIR-HRDG, New Delhi
5.
CSIR-UGC (NET) Examination - Instructions to Invigilators CSIR-HRDG, New Delhi
Booklet
6.
CSIR-CEERI Quarterly Newsletter CSIR-CEERI, Pilani
7.
CSIR-CBRI-Annual Reports in English and Hindi
CBRI, Roorkee
8.
World Metrology day and National Technology Day CSIR-NPL, New Delhi
i) Invitation cards, ii) Abstract and iii) Posters
9.
CLRI Biennial ReportCSIR-CLRI, Chennai
10.
Quality Policy Poster - RAB
CSIR-RAB, New Delhi
11.
Foundation Day 2014 Invitation Cards with Envelopes
CSIR-HRDG, New Delhi
12.
Samman Patra (NISTADS)
CSIR-NISTADS, New Delhi
13.
Instructions to Invigilators Booklet
CSIR-HRDG, New Delhi
14.
CSIR-NPL Annual ReportCSIR-NPL, New Delhi
15.
Pension Payment Order Booklets: CSIR-HRDG, New Delhi
i) Pensioner’s and ii) Disburser’s Portions
16.
SSB Prize for Science and Technology 2015
CSIR-HRDG, New Delhi
Regulations & Proforma
17.
NISTADS Biennial Report (Bilingual)
CSIR-NISTADS, New Delhi
18.
G N Ramachandran Gold Medal for Excellence in
CSIR-HRDG, New Delhi
Biological Science & Technology 2015
19.
CSIR-CEERI Annual ReportCSIR-CEERI, Pilani
Desk Top Publishing (DTP) Section
DTP is an important pre-press activity for bringing
out In-house and Outside Publications comprising
NISCAIR Research Journals, Popular Science Books,
Proceedings, Annual Reports, Bulletins, Newsletters,
etc. The work involves page layout formatting,
of B/w, 2-colour and 4-colour jobs, scanning of
illustrations/photographs, colour correction etc.
The DTP unit is equipped with the latest
computers and software like MS Office, PageMaker,
Photoshop, In-Design, Hindi software Saransh etc.
which are used in page formatting work. The pages
of the journals and other publications are formatted
as per the required house style and standard
guidelines or style sheet designed and provided
by Graphic Section. These publications contain
a number of Graphics, Illustrations, halftones,
drawings, etc. which are incorporated into the laidout pages and the single piece output taken through
Imagesetter on film or plate for printing.
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Print Production & Graphic Art
Selected In-house Jobs Accomplished during the Year 2014-16
Designing, Formatting and Printing
NISCAIR Research periodicals: Cover design, graphics/technical illustrations, formatting and printing of
approximately 300 issues of 21 NISCAIR Research periodicals printed during 2014-16.
Newsletters: Designing, formatting and Printing of CSIR News and CSIR Samachar monthly newsletters.
Magazines: Visualizing and designing with creative specialized layout of the two popular science magazines
Science Reporter (monthly) and Vigyan Pragati (monthly). Cover design, graphics and printing of popular
science Urdu magazine (quarterly), Science ki Duniya.
Annual Report: Designing, formatting and printing of NISCAIR’s “Triennial Report 2010-13” and “Annual
Report 2013-14”.
Rajbhasha Magazine: Designing, formatting and printing of Hindi Rajbhasha Magazine “Sanchetna 2014”
and “Sanchetna 2015”.
Book: Cover, style sheet, graphics and printing of book entitled “Collagen Biosynthesis, Structure and
Applications in Biomedicine”, published by CSIR-NISCAIR.
Brochure: Cover, designing and printing of the report of “CSIR-NISCAIR Workshop for Training Journalists
in S&T Reporting” (catalysed & supported by NCSTC, DST).
Reprinting: Order for reprinting of 71 books published by CSIR-NISCAIR was received from the Haryana
Government. Involved scanning & digitisation, cover designing, and printing.
Job handled by Print Production during 2014-15
Job handled by Print Production during 2015-16
Number Revenue Received (`)
Jobs
Number Revenue Received (`)
NISCAIR*
17
Nil
NISCAIR*
17
34,500 (Vaccin Project)
CSIR/CSIR Labs
21
20,21,550
CSIR/CSIR Labs
23
15,43,575
Government
17
68,27,500
Government
13
64,54,000
Total
55
88,49,050
Total
53
80,32,075
Jobs
*Regular publications published by NISCAIR are not included in the above.
During the period from 2014-16 more than
30,000 pages (B&W and Colour) were formatted and
processed by this Section, providing major inputs to
the Printing Unit.
Printing Section
The printing section takes care of all printing
assignments/jobs through the offset printing
process. There are three single-colour and three
double-colour sheet-fed offset printing machines.
To further improve the quality of print production
and productivity, under the modernization plan a
new four-colour sheet fed offset printing machine
(CPC Komori LS-429, made in Japan) was procured
and installed which is capable of producing 16,000
sheets per hour in size 20”x29” which means 64000
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impressions per hour. The quality and productivity
of NISCAIR colour printing have increased manifold
since the new four colour sheet fed offset printing
machine became operational.
The section also has a plate-making unit with
Auto plate processor and a binding unit. The
output of printing section is around 30,000 pages
per annum including 10,000 colour pages which
resulted into approximate one million impressions
during the period. The section provides excellent
print quality to the institute as well as to the other
government agencies jobs.
The Institute has also Acquired Computerto-Plate (CTP) technology, which will replace the
existing plate-making system and will eliminate the
step of making DTP pages on film which is being
outsourced presently. The cost involved in the
Print Production & Graphic Art
Training imparted to Students
Areas coveredYearDuration
InstituteNo. of Students
2014-15
Graphic Designing,
4/6 weeks
Pusa Polytechnic 6
DTP, Production
Guru
Jambeshwar University
1
aspects, Imposition,
of
Science & Technology
Plate making,
Kurukshetra University1
Sheet fed offset Printing
2015-16
4/6 weeks
Pusa Polytechnic8
Techniques and
Binding & Finishing.
Guru
Jambeshwar University
4
of Science & Technology
outsourcing of the film is approximately ` 40 lakhs
per annum, which will now be an annual saving. The
capital expenditure on the CTP will be recovered
within a period of one and a half years.
Human Resource Development
1. Three days hands-on training in graphic
designing applications such as (i) CorelDraw,
(ii) PageMaker, and (iii) Photoshop was provided
to trainees from SAARC countries under a monthlong training programme on “Office Automation”
organized twice by CSIR-NISCAIR during 2014-2016.
2. CSIR-NISCAIR also imparts training to the students
of ‘Printing Technology’ of the Guru Jambeshwar
University of Science and Technology (Hisar),
Kurukshetra University (Kurukshetra) and Pusa
Polytechnic (New Delhi). The training is industryoriented whereby the students are given hands-on
training in graphic designing and printing techniques
that includes Graphic Designing, DTP, Production
aspects, Imposition, Plate making, Sheet fed offset
Printing Techniques and Binding & Finishing.
During the period 2014-15, eight students and in
the year of 2015-16, twelve students were provided
training.
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