Fifteen opportunities for printers to look at PrintWeek India Awards 2019

By 04 Oct 2019

The PrintWeek India Awards has been adding lustre to the reputation of the winners as well as the shortlisted firms for 10 years now. The meticulously chosen entries reveal the vibrancy, innovative streaks and surprises in the print industry. As the entry process for the 11th edition of the Awards is off and running, the PrintWeek India team handpicks 15 categories for printers to show their prowess.

SME Printing Company of the Year
This category is for the small- and medium-sized print firms and is designed to recognise the achievements of printers with up to 50 employees and/or a turnover of less than Rs 50 crore.

Book Printer of the Year (Academic and Trade)
In this category, books submitted should be science, technical, medical; and textbook types (books with mono colour or two-colour printed inner pages and multi-colour printed cover). Judges will be looking for the highest quality of printing married to precision in binding. Entrants must submit four different books either case bound or paperback or both.

Book Printer of the Year (Specialty)
This category includes coffee-table books, non-fiction works covering history, sports, nature, travel, entertainment, and lifestyles. Judges will be looking for the highest quality of printing married to precision in binding.

Brochure & Catalogue Printer of the Year
Although high-quality printing is essential, this category will also take into account the high paginations, length of runs, and production constraints often imposed in brochure and catalogue works.

Digital Photo Album Printer of the Year
Judges will be seeking out the company that best demonstrates a combination of good quality colour results, substrates used, and fabrication of the album including innovative cover.

Digital Printer of the Year
Judges will be seeking out the company that best demonstrates a combination of good quality colour results, with innovative applications printed digitally. Note: Large-format digital print work should be entered into the Wide-Format category.

Fine Art Printer of the Year
For this category, judges will be looking for prints, fine art books or art catalogues that demonstrate the very highest levels of origination and print. Limited editions are eligible.

Industrial Product Printer of the Year
This category recognises industrial applications including point-of-purchase installations, printed electronics, membrane switches, signs, labels for garments, vehicle graphics like decals, etc., produced using offset, digital imaging, or screen printing processes on a range of paper, paperboard or plastic or combination of the three.

Innovative Printer of the Year
Judges will look for the innovative combination of man and machinery to achieve a unique product. The innovation could be in any or all of the disciplines: pre-press, printing, post-press or electronic media.

Label Printer of the Year
Judges will be looking for the best examples of labels printed using any process (letterpress, offset, flexo, digital). Of particular interest will be the use and application of special colours and finishes, and printing on difficult or unusual substrates.

Magazine Printer of the Year
In this category, we are looking for the best examples of business and consumer magazines printed using the gravure, web offset or sheetfed process, with equal emphasis placed on printing and finishing.

Newspaper Printer of the Year
We are looking for the newspaper printer that demonstrates outstanding colour printing on newsprint-based products. Judges will take into account the pressures of daily production, print run, etc. Newspaper supplements and products printed on improved newsprint can be included as part of an entry, but are not eligible on their own.

Screen Printer of the Year
The judges will be looking for a variety of print applications that are possible through screen printing. This Award is open to companies with a full-fledged screen printing unit as well as a commercial printer with a specialised screen printing set-up.

Social Stationery Printer of the Year
This category covers printers of all social stationery (note cards, postcards, invitations, letterheads, diaries, etc) as well as greetings cards and calendars. Printers' own promotional material is eligible. All aspects of production will be taken into consideration including foiling, embossing, debossing and die-cutting.

Wide-Format Printer of the Year
Here we will be looking for dazzling print displays that are produced on 60-inch plus wide-format printers with clarity and high-quality vibrant colours, intended to grab the target audience's attention.

Information about all the categories is available on the website. Don’t delay, register now at www.printweekindiaawards.com

For further assistance, contact Kalpak Shah at +91 81699 71401 or 022-2378 7551


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