India Post has released a number of Indian postal stamps,miniature sheets, first day covers,and special covers untill today during the INDIPEX 2011 at New Delhi. One aspect that almost eery philatelist is criticising is the quality of printing of these stamps,sheets,and covers.There are a number of variations in colors, shining,and other aspects and this poor quality printing damages the country\’s image in global terms according to many philatelists.
The designer of many of these and other India Post stamps,miniature sheets,and covers Mr.Sankha Samanta is at much greater pains his plight is his helplessness on this issue. His creative designs and artwork is being spoiled at the hands of printing technology used by the Nasik, India Security Press.
Here is what Mr.Sankha Samanta says ;
\”I am worried for my fans and philatelic community as a whole.
Are you disappointed with the \”Miniature Sheet and Stamps of 100 years of Airmail\” designed by me?
You must be surely…. because I am not only disappointed but shattered.
The image in the MS and stamps are like faded jeans!! ….almost 40% of the colours and details have gone in the print. The river was blue…..I worked so hard on the details….now there is almost none… After so much of hard work… research…and laborious artwork, the result is a disaster.
Thanks to Nasik, India Security Printers !!
Can we all raise our voice to make printing of our stamps improve to international level !!
Surely INDIA can do BETTER even if needs to dismantling our old machines and installing latest technology. It is never too late to change for the better!\”