The fifth edition of the Awards threw up a whole host of first time Award winners. This included: Trigon, Perfect Print & Pack, Anandabazar Patrika, Buzz IMC, Group FMG, Quenby Transfers, New Jack Printing Press and Prodon.
Amol Paranjpe, JWT, one of the jury member said, “The Indian printers have more or less arrived at the stage, where they are at par with their international counterparts. The books and catalogues submitted are of great quality. The post-press operations of binding, and finishing have improved considerably as compared to the five years earlier. They are displaying their strength."
With a formal sit-down event attended by 350 print delegates at the Grand Hyatt (Mumbai) on 2 October 2013, PrintWeek India celebrated India’s print prowess while paying rich tribute to the ‘Father of the Nation’ on his 144th birth anniversary.
Mahatma Gandhi's great grandson Dr Anand Gokani, an endocrinologist and a diabetologist, was the chief guest for the night. While addressing the gathering Dr Gokani said, “Print played an integral role in Gandhiji’s attempt to mobilise the masses against British oppression and it has to play a similar role if India needs to rid itself of the evil that engulf our country today.”
113 print firms and 288 print entries were part of the Awards in 2013. They were scrutinised by a 40-member jury. A total of 80 print firms were shortlisted for 19 Quality and six Performance categories. The winners list with detailed information about the winners can be accessed on the following links:
PrintWeek India Performance Awards 2013 winners
PrintWeek India Quality Awards 2013 winners