Hemanth Paruchuri of Pragati – Winner of Innovative Printer of the Year
It’s the first time I attended the PrintWeek India Awards, though we have won Awards before. The project we submitted was an eye-testing instrument which would make eye-testing cheaper. We worked with LV Prasad on this project. We did a lot of iterations, which took nine months. It was nice to see the product go into the market, as also win the PrintWeek India Innovative Printer of the Year Award.
Sreekumar Menon of Malayala Manorama – Winner of Newspaper Printer of the Year
Manorama has always stood for quality printing. I am extremely proud and happy to be a part of this event and having won the Awards. We will be publicising the Award-winning feat, and tell the readers about what we do behind the scenes. I come from the financial side of Manorama management. We face these challenges from new technology and competition we are facing from the new. That said, I want to say that Manorama is a crusader for print, and print is here to stay.
Chaitya Shah of DRS – Winner of the Fine Art Printer of the Year
It’s the eighth time we are winning the Award, and the PrintWeek India Award is like the Oscars for us. It always feels special winning the Award. I think the Award is an appreciation of the passion and commitment with which we do the work. I like the way the Awards are conducted, from the way the entries are judged by a jury panel comprising of print buyers, creative minds and experts, to the felicitation at the Awards Night. In my opinion, the PrintWeek India Awards truly celebrates excellence in print.
Kuldip Goel of Any Graphics - Label Printer of the Year Award
It makes me really happy to be declared the Awards winner for Label Printer of the year. It’s the seventh time we have won this prestigious PWI Award. We always say we create labels, and create them putting both our heart and mind to it. It’s not our business, it’s our passion. We send the best four best label works as entries for the Label Awards. The Awards win is just not a celebration of excellence in labels, but also the confidence that our customers repose on us, and liberty to innovate to produce the best.
Sujeet and Rajesh Gupta of Archana Advertising – Special Jury Award for Fine Art Printer of the Year
Winning the Awards gives us an edge, a boost for the kind of work we do. Obviously, our customers have faith in our ability to produce quality work, but this Award just strengthens that faith and encourages us to do better. The print is a passion for my father, who started this company forty years ago. It now runs in our blood. It’s an interesting business; every job we get is new and challenging. To create a great job, we obviously have to back it very well. A vision has to be created. Every time, we try and create a masterpiece.
Jaychandra of Veepee Graphics Solutions – Pre-press Company of the Year
We have been nominated for the Awards on three previous editions. This year, we are happy to take the lovely little PWI Prism back home. It will make a huge difference to us. The print is the only business I know. Born in a printing family, right from the young age, we have heard, spoke and thought about has been print.
Ayush Jain, Vijayshri Packaging – Winner of SME Printer of the Year
It’s our first win and it’s a very special feeling. We will certainly strive and work hard towards getting more these Awards at every edition.
Rashmi Ravinarayan and Sonam from Trigon – Winner of Digital Printer of the Year
It’s a great feeling being recognised for the excellent work that we do. This is our third win. It’s a pleasant coincidence that PrintWeek India is ten, and so is Trigon.
Vinay Nalavade, Parakh Agro – Packaging Converter of the Year
The Award is a good stepping stone for the flexible packaging company which is dominated by gravure technology. It’s a first time that a flexo converter has won the Award. We will be participating in the next edition too, and hopefully win an Award there too.
Tushar and Uday Dhote – Brochure and Catalogue Printer of the Year
It means a lot to us. We were nominated for the Awards in the last four editions and never won it. In 2018, we had three nominations and an Award. It’s a new high for us.
For the last four years we have been just coming and attending the Awards, which again was a pleasure, but never took any Award back home. We continued to do our best, and kept on upping our game, and kept on sending our entries. That’s how we have ended on the winning side this time. We are dedicating this Award to our team, who will be elated. It’s a reward for them, for the hard work that they are putting in day in and day out. Quality and consistently delivering quality is the hallmark of our work. We keep on improving our technology and that’s how one can create excellence in print. We created a brochure for AceTech exhibition, which is Asia’s largest exhibition for architecture. It was a seven colour job with lots of embellishments – foiling, UV, MetPET, plus the post-press operation was different from the usual, which would have made our entry the winner. We worked on the pre-press for a month, and we knew this was a winner, hence we called it the mother brochure. The brochure is a work of art, produced by a printer.