Ugly Flexo's Frank Burgos educates printers in India.

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The first edition of "FlexoGurukul" a flexographic print training program launched by New Delhi-based Fasco Printech Private Limited was held at Khar Gymkhana Mumbai, April 28-29, 2014. Italian press manufacturer Omet was the event's exclusive sponsor. The featured flexo trainer was Frank Burgos, president of USA-based RexoExchange.com, a flexo training service provider, Burgos has 30 years of flexo industry experience. Since 1997, when he founded FlexoExchange.com, he has served as the moderator of RexoExchange's technical forum, troubleshooting print problems and offering advice to thousands of members from across the globe. Many of his articles can be found on FlexoExchange.com, covering topics as wide-ranging as attitude to blending and working of inks efficiently. In addition, he is the creator of "Ugly Rexo," a popular YouTube channel dedicated to flexographic printing, where Burgos has produced over 90 educational video tutorials.

The success of FlexoGurukul confirms the vacuum that exists in India's printing industry with regard to training and technical empowerment. Fasco Printech's program is designed to spread over two years with two sessions each year, one during the spring and one in autumn. The first session has touched upon the basics of flexographic printing and in the following sessions more advanced training will be delivered. The autumn session is proposed to be held just before Labelexpo India in New Delhi. Out of over 130 attendees at the event, more than 70% were from printing...

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