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Celebrating print during PrintWeek’s Jury Week

02 October 2017

Navi Mumbai's printing and packaging institute SIES GST in Nerul was the destination for top print buyers and brand managers as well as print technologists during the PrintWeek India Jury Week.

dsc-6202 The ninth edition of Awards was judged by 24 jury members from the world of print buying and brand building
The event hosted from 18-21 September saw jury members at the PrintWeek India Awards 2017 spend time with the thousand-plus samples from all over India. This year more than 1000+ print jobs poured in from 125+ companies across India. The after-effects of demonetisation from 8 November and then, the shift to GST regime saw a slowdown. And so, this year saw a rise in the number of first-time entrants. Many from tier-II cities but the work was extraordinary.
 
The samples submitted showcased a dazzling array of UV and foil techniques. Plus, an effective use of print and engineering of the print samples, especially in packaging. A lot of emphasis is on embellishments in post-press or fabrication.
 
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The ninth edition of Awards was judged by 24 jury members from the world of print buying and brand building who came together to judge print samples across 17 Quality categories. Industry leaders from across the spectrum of print technologists, print buyers, creative heads, and marketers. This included DY Works, Elephant Design, Conde Nast, FCB Ulka, Publicis, Reliance, Tata, General Mills were present and had in-depth discussions on each of the samples.
 
Day One saw the Jury members evaluating the books, magazines and newspaper category, whereas Day Two saw confabulations on digital print samples.
 
Day Three of Jury Day at the PrintWeek India office in the Raheja Xion headquarters in Byculla saw Jury Members having an invigorating time admiring the innovative and brilliance of the print samples in the packaging and labels category. Day Four, again, was an interesting day with five categories being judged – Fine Art, Social Stationery, interesting samples in Innovative and Industrial print category and finally the stunning screen printed samples.
 
On all four days, the roomful of quality samples was carefully coded by a team of SIES GST students and Kalpak Shah. That’s the reason why we are betting on the future of printing and packaging. The best part was the samples we received from the small town India, which is capable of competing with any company from anywhere in the world.
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The Jury Week was hectic, edifying and yet a deeply satisfying experience for the both the jury members in each category as well the PrintWeek India team plus students and faculty at the SIES GST institute. The Jury has already reviewed all the 17 categories.
 
The winner will be declared on the Awards night. The ninth PrintWeek India Awards ceremony will be held at Astor Ballroom, The St Regis Mumbai on 2 November 2017. Located in the business district of Lower Parel, according to its website, The St Regis Mumbai is the country’s tallest hotel tower.
 
Top print equipment and consumables manufacturers and suppliers have supported the PrintWeek India Awards 2017. They are Advanced Graphics Systems (AGS), Fujifilm, Heidelberg India, Kodak, Pidilite, Siegwerk, Sona Paper, TechNova Imaging Systems and Welbound Worldwide.
 
For enquiries about the PrintWeek India Awards Night, please contact Monica Rohra: monica@haymarketsac.com / 022 2378 7402.
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