“I am Babar Nafees. I come from Karachi, Pakistan, which is a metropolitan and one of the densely populated cities in the world. I am 25 and this is my second bachelor program, the first one was in Business Studies. What made me come for my second bachelors is the challenge of a completely different environment, ethics, norms and of course to learn the science behind good printing.
Post press is equally as important as pre-press and printing itself. Finishing is done via various technologies. The Post Press Department in our university features state of the art equipment for folding, cutting, binding and adding special effects like embossing or laser cutting parts.
For example, students complete their printed projects on a recently installed perfect binder from Müller Martini (Vareo), or they may use MBO folding equipment. A new stitching machine Aster Univers, which is dedicated to the binding of digital print products, has recently been installed. Why we need post press and finishing? Because it adds extra value to the final product, which makes it more appealing to the customers.
Since Germany is in the center of Europe, it’s easy for me to travel and meet new people, which is something I love to do. My favorite part about this program are the excursions which shows us first hand where the printing industry has gone so far. My future goal is to apply my knowledge and experience from this bachelor into my family’s offset printing business. It was founded more than 50 years ago where we print packaging and commercial materials for multinationals like Glaxo Smith Klein, Toyota etc. .”