A book is a blessing in disguise for many, be it a gloomy weekend or a tedious train journey, a book is a perfect get away. Book printers are entrusted with the crucial task of giving the writer’s words a palpable existence.
Time and time again book printers have let their skilled samples answer print critics.
Books being a thing of the past, is nothing but a naive conjecture, was the sentiment that echoed during the 2015 Jury day for the PrintWeek India Awards.
The PrintWeek India Awards, sees printers showcasing their prowess across 26 categories with the Book Printer of the Year (Academic and Trade), Book Printer of the Year (Specialty) and PUR- Book Maker of the Year being the categories of interest for the book printers.
The Book Printer of the Year (Academic and Trade) category calls for sample books being science, technical, medical; and textbook types (books with mono colour or two-colour printed inner pages and multi-colour printed cover). Judges will be looking for the highest quality of printing married to precision in binding. Entrants must submit four different books either case bound or paperback or both.
The Book Printer of the Year (Specialty) category includes coffee-table books, non- fiction works covering history, sports, nature, travel, entertainment, and lifestyles. Judges will be looking for the highest quality of printing married to precision in binding.
The PUR-Book Maker of the Year category involves samples which use PUR hotmelt adhesive for bookbinding, it makes the books more durable, causes less wrinkling in the backbone and offers lay-flat quality. Judges will be looking for these qualities in the submissions. Print firms or trade binders with in-house PUR book binding facility are eligible to enter into this category.
Book binding experts, Welbound Worldwide will be joining hands with PrintWeek India in the quest to honour the best in the book binding industry by sponsoring the Book Printer of the Year (Specialty), and Book Printer of the Year (Academic and Trade) categories.
If you feel that book printing is your forte and you have it in you to go the distance then do send us your entries for the eighth edition of PrintWeek India Awards. For complete entry guidelines, login to www.printweekindiaawards.com and be a part of the magnum opus of print.