The ten most popular Sunday Columns of 2021

By 26 Dec 2021

Noel D’Cunha’s Sunday Column is a popular read for the Indian print industry. He penned 51 columns in 2021.

In this Sunday Column, we select those which were the most discussed and debated


Why printing plates are set to cost more?

The cost of aluminium, for the first time in 13 years, has gone up substantially – to USD 3,000 a tonne. It will have a cascading effect on the printing industry, particularly the plate prices. Noel D’Cunha discusses the impact of the metal’s high prices with TechNova’s CG Ramakrishnan and Fujifilm’s Kentaro Imafuku


​Metro and the unlimited potential of print

The Surat-based company responds to the changes in the traditional print mindset in Gujarat, with a thoughtful new work process.

Read more about Birju Talati and his ​​focus on print integration in the Sunday Column


How to painstakingly create a factory during these tough times

Indore’s Vijayshri Packaging may well be the biggest packaging company in Central India, but its modern approach to doing business has allowed it to successfully compete in the fierce packaging converting market


Silverpoint’s print rejuvenation shifts focus to digital

After two years of deliberation, traditional offset company Silverpoint launched Three years of existence, and the e-Commerce space is seeing a 100% growth year-on-year.

In this Sunday Column, Saifee Makasarwala, the company’s chief operating officer, traces Silverpoint’s own journey and the journey in the eCommerce space. Read on


JK Fine Prints: David versus Goliath

The Taloja-based label specialist has a simple approach. You can think of the difference between tactics and strategy as the difference in doing things right and doing the right things. Both are required as PrintWeek finds out.


Not all print wanderers get lost

Sahil Rao of Akruti Offset in Pune, who also helms Unbox Packaging, says, challenges bring changes, positive or negative. “They also bring up new customer needs. Print will remain a necessity.” We need to stay in tune with the times, he tells Noel D’Cunha


IIoT and Industry 4.0: Why Skanem India is investing in digitisation

Vinod Vazhapulli, managing director at Skanem India sees clear business benefits of technology and wants to stay ahead of the curve while driving productivity and revenue levels. In this conversation with PrintWeek, Vazhapulli explains why data is an asset that can drive business


When the calendar goes beyond dates

Calendars designed by Pasja and Grafico have inspired Arihant Enterprise. When the Vasai-based firm embarked on the journey it was teeming with failures and missed deadlines. However, after 700 calendars, 25 days, and 300 man-hours, the work redefines the glory of print.

In this Sunday Column, Deep Shah shares his deep understanding of print processes while producing the Arihant Calendar 2021


The life of paper - a ray of hope

There are many misconceptions about the life of paper. It begins with trees being cut and ends with it becoming a waste.

“There’s a sentiment that the paper industry is destroying forest wealth – everyone, from media to banks and even governments are exhorting the citizen to reduce the use of paper in order to preserve the environment,” says PR Ray. With over 50 years of experience in the paper industry, Ray has been handling finished paper, its raw materials, like pulp and waste paper and now engaged in high-end paper conversion.

In this Sunday Column, Ray debunks a few popular myths


Trends likely to shape print-packaging in 2022 

The industry insiders we asked came up with different scenarios. Some said 2022 will be a year of revival and turnaround. Others were of the opinion that there will be a consolidation in the packaging space. It also looks like 2022 will be the year of short-run digital printing. Yet others warned of grim scenarios regarding the availability of skilled workforce.




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