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Kishore Parkar of Parkar Studio Passes Away

07 June 2022: Kishore Parkar, the founder of Parkar Studio at Dadar, a well-known and highly respected print industry veteran passed away at Mumbai on May 24, 2022 at the age of 81 years. He had been ill for the last six months but was still active and regularly attending to work at the office. He was famous within the industry for screen printing positives and designing for the last 50 years. He is survived by his wife Suhasini, son Rajan and three daughters; Deepa, Anjali and Smita.

He had started his career in his father’s company, Print Art. They were leaders in block making and processing of offset plates. Later on, Kishore specialised in positives and transfer stickers, which were his first step in the screen and offset printing process. At that stage, he and his team used to work on a 24×7 basis.

Printers used to come to see him from all over Gujarat and Maharashtra. He had a good knowledge of artistic creativity and printing so he understood and knew what printers actually need. As his studio was located near the Dadar railway station, it was very much convenient for the upcountry printers to give him artwork for positives in the morning and collect them in the evening before taking the taking for their return journey.

This was the scenario around 20-25 years ago, when DTP and computer graphics had not developed and designers used to make the artwork with the help of typesetting. As time progressed the next generation also joined the business.

Kishore’s son Rajan diversified and extended the portfolio of offerings and ventured into vinyl flex printing, following which he then expanded into further printing facilities. As the NextGen, Rajan was taking care of the studio and business activities from the last 10-12 years.

Kishore Parkar was a man of ethics, moral with a helpful nature and always trying to learn new printing technology to keep himself abreast with the industry developments. May his soul rest in peace. Om Shanti.

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