The ten most popular Sunday Columns of 2020

Noel D’Cunha’s Sunday Column is a popular read for the Indian print industry. He penned 51 columns in 2020.

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

27 Dec 2020 | By Noel D'Cunha

Print sings a song for Sunday​

Whilst in lockdown, printers and related industry personnel have recorded their own version of an old or not-so-old classic. It may not be Bhimsen Joshi or Madan Mohan, but the first of the two-part series is guaranteed to brighten your day.


Pragati’s Narendra: 42 years of redefining print in India​

On 8 January, P Narendra of Pragati Offset was awarded the Viren Chabbra Print Leadership Award instituted by the All India Federation of Master Printers. Narendra spoke during the conference “Redefining Printing - Brainstorm with World Leaders”. PrintWeek shares excerpts from the speech


Vijayshri Packaging: Where every idea counts​

We know packaging rules are being re-written in 2020. Hence what the Indore-based specialist is embarking on, becomes important. Gen-next Ayush Jain, discusses the latest investment.


Women at work – gender diversity in print​

8 March is International Women’s Day. On this day, women in print discuss the gender imbalance in the industry and what can be done with print.


Havells bets on sustainability and growth in festive season​

Havells India has reduced direct CO2 emission by 6,886 MT and indirect CO2 emission by 69,275 MT in 2019-20. A packaging line like Stelda case sealing has helped Havells address product security and sustainability. 


Pranav Parikh: Still Hungry For Print​

In conversation with Anand Limaye of MMS, the Lifetime Achievement Awardee, Pranav Parikh talks about his early days in Harvard and how TechNova became an innovation hub for all things print.


Lovely and Spectrum strike right note with Pandemic reaction​

Lovely Offset in Sivakasi has created some fun designs for wedding cards to bring a smile on the lips of married couples. While Vasai-based Spectrum Scan has manufactured face shields with PET.

Spectrum Scan and Lovely Offset show how you can launch a product innovation in a crisis


Marks’ standardisation with G7 ensures customer satisfaction and business success​

Companies need to make their systems more resilient. Here’s how Marks Emballage did it


Six sensible tips for packaging ​

From improving the process, reducing the waste, being tech-aware with investments, V Vaidyalingam, director at Suba Solutions says the industry has been working quietly.

Here, Vaidy shares good news about how Indian factories are excelling


Uvbiz creates a flexible packaging strategy​

Rohit Badlani, director of MB Industries in Indore set up a flexible printing business - Uvbiz - invested in a press, and brought flexo platemaking capabilities in-house incorporating the extended colour gamut (ECG) technology.

Badlani discusses ECG’s production workflow efficiency and how he has reset the ops for his clients. Read on...