Book Printer of the Year (Specialty): Pragati Offset

By 02 Nov 2017

Last year’s winner, Pragati Offset, returns to claim its stake in a category where the Hyderabad-based firm is certainly a name to reckon with, and its four samples validate the point. 

ABC Desi for Kolkata-based Apeejay Surendra has a run-length of 1,000 copies. The book is printed on 200gsm Natural Evolution White and printable cloth is used for printed and laminated cover. Printed on a Mitsubishi Diamond V3000 (six-colour + coater), the book is back-to-back pasted and hard case bound. The hard case cover has two types of foiling — pink for the ABC text and gold for the jewellery. Gold foiling is done on the endpapers. Some of the inside pages also contain enhancements such as embossing, glossy foil, spot UV, pink foil embossing and so on. All images are printed in 250lpi line screen.
 
The Best of the Best Photographer’s Book for One Eyeland, Chennai has a run length of 700 and is printed on a Komori Lithrone G740 with coater. The book, a compilation of photographs submitted by photographers from across the globe, is printed on 170gsm Magno Satin art paper. The printing is done in 300lpi line screen to give the look of a continuous tone image. The book is section-sewn and hard case bound. The hard case cover is made from black paper with laser cutting of the book title on the front and the back. Also, it has raised UV on the cover. 
 
Transformation Chronicles for Dell EMC with a print run of 600 copies is printed on Mitsubishi Diamond 3000 (four-colour + coater). Printed on 200gsm Natural Evolution White paper in five colours (CMYK + silver), the book block is back-to-back pasted and is bound with silver edge gilding on three sides. The cover has a circle die-cut to reveal the spinning top underneath it. The first page has spot UV done on the spinning top and texture UV around it which gives a good tactile feel. Silver foiling has been rendered on the sleeve. 
 
The Grand Maestros of Indian Classical Music for Viren Desai has a print run of 1,000 copies and is printed on a Komori Lithrone G740 with coater. This book is printed on 170gsm Magno Satin art paper and the pasted hard case cover is made of violet cloth with gold screen printing on the title. The book, printed in CMYK + gold has a gloss laminated dust jacket.
 
Pragati Offset (Hyderabad)
Tel: +91 9849066991 | harsha@pragati.com

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