Harsha Paruchuri is a director of the Pragati group, one of the leading printing and packaging companies in India. He is a graduate in Printing Technology from the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. He joined the Pragati group in 2000 and is in-charge of the operations in the commercial printing division as well as Prepress operations of the group.
Harsha’s strengths are prepress, colour management, IT, process control, etc.
His expertise in colour management stands the company in good stead, with some of the most colour sensitive customers such as paint companies, textile companies, etc. counting Pragati as a key partner in their branding efforts. A seven-colour extended-gamut system was developed by Pragati to closely match a very large percentage of paint swatches for many of India’s leading paint companies.
He is also responsible for the automation of estimation and job planning – a customized software system for figuring out the best way to produce a printed product, as well as calculating estimates for it. Seamless connectivity of this data with ERP systems and prepress automation systems was also done using XML & JDF technologies.