The ninth edition of Awards was again judged by members from across the spectrum of print technologists, print buyers, creative heads, and marketers. Creative heads from DY Works, Elephant Design, Conde Nast, FCB Ulka, Publicis, Reliance, Tata were present and had in-depth discussions on each of the samples.
This year more than 1000+ print jobs have poured in from 125+ companies across India. Day one saw the Jury members evaluating the books, magazines and newspaper category, whereas day two saw discussions on digital print samples.
Jury members judging the Brochure and Catalogue Printer of the year category
Day three of Jury Day was postponed due to the inclement weather conditions in Mumbai. The judging process will be hosted next week at the PrintWeek India office in the Raheja Xion headquarters in Byculla. 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 plus Screen Printed samples.
The Jury Week was hectic, exhausting and yet a deeply satisfying experience for the both the jury members in each category as well the PrintWeek India team and students and faculty at the SIES GST institute. The Jury has already reviewed 14 Quality Categories of the total 17 categories.
Ramanathan explaining the tech specs of the print samples
“Though exhausting, and exhaustive, the new format of four Quality Categories per day with the specialists, has been compelling, with full day confabulations sometimes spilling into the next morning,” said Ramu Ramanathan, editor, PrintWeek India.
POP products at display during the Jury week at SIES GST
The jury members also found time to do a lab visit and study the print shopfloor as well as interact with students of the SIES GST.
Prasad Iyer, head of the department, Printing and Packaging Technology at SIES Graduate School of Technology, said, “The PrintWeek India Jury Week has certainly added value to our institute and help in enhancing industry-institute interactions. We are very proud to have hosted the event in our college.”
Jury bytes being conducted in the printing-packaging lab of SIES GST