PrintWeek India Awards 2016 concludes with unveiling of Book of the Night

The Book of the Night was formally unveiled on the Awards Night on 4 November by Ramesh Kejriwal and the Parksons Packaging team along with the chief guest, Sanjiv Gupta, COO of Penguin Random House and Hormazd Sorabjee, managing director of Haymarket India.

04 Nov 2016 | By Dibyajyoti Sarma

The Book of the Night is a special Collector’s Edition issue, published every year to commemorate the Awards night.

Noel D'Cunha, the managing editor of PrintWeek India, said, "The special issue is called Book of the Night for a reason; for it features the details of the print samples that helped the Award winning companies clinch the prism. This year, we have Quality Awards in 17 categories, which have been shared by 25 companies. Such were the qualities of the samples we received in certain categories that it was just impossible to choose just one winner. And, surprise, surprise, we also have a few double winner this year."

D'Cunha continued, "Besides the Quality Awards, we also have five winners in the Performance categories, including the prestigious and most coveted PrintWeek India Company of the Year. Winners in these categories are judged based on the financial performance of the companies."

And, how can we forget the generation next? D'Cunha said, "To identify the next print expert on the block, we have the special PrintWeek India Student of the Year Award."

This is not all. This year, the Book of the Night contains a series of conversations with our esteemed Jury members who (literally) unpacked each and every sample we received for the Awards during the extensive Jury Week.

Here, the experts comment on what they admired about the sample, the current trends and the future possibilities. Meanwhile, the technical team from Welbound, the sponsors of the Book Printer of the Year categories, answers a series of book binding related questions posed by the Jury members. The expert comment section is rounded off by industry veteran KV Sridhar, who says, “Pick up a technology, understand the concept and communicate it.”

Up next, Rushikesh Aravkar, technical editor, PrintWeek India, delves into the heart of the argument, both for and against the concept of hybrid post-press.

This is the Book of the Night, and we must talk about books. So we have a discussion on the history of the book as a subject, followed by a survey of the current publishing scenarios in India.

To receive a copy of the Book of the Night, write to Monica Preeti Rohra at