Award-winners in PrintWeek November issue

The November issue of PrintWeek is all about PrintWeek Awards 2023, and naturally so. The 13th edition of the Awards was held at The Westin Mumbai Powai Lake on 30 October.

22 Nov 2023 | By PrintWeek Team

In an interesting turn of events, this year. Mumbai-based TCPL Packaging edged out 12 contenders to take home the coveted PrintWeek Printing Company of Year Prism at the PrintWeek Awards 2023 gala ceremony In all, 48 Prisms were handed out in 33 categories. There are 11 Performance Awards, 18 Quality Awards and four Special Industry Awards.

Addressing the gathering via a recorded video, Saket Kanoria of TCPL said, “I am profoundly honoured and humbled to accept on behalf of TCPL Packaging the prestigious PrintWeek Company of the Year Award. This recognition holds immense significance in the world of print and packaging, and it’s a moment that fills us at TCPL with pride.”

First-time winners and joint winners were the running themes of the evening. This, in turn, points towards two major industry trends – technology implementation across the board and the proliferation of small, often craft-based businesses and D2C brands, thanks to the rising demand for fast, easily ordered short-run packaging. Plus, more and more companies are adopting in-house skills to boost technical expertise, at the same time, implementing structural changes, adding automation and tweaking the work process.

This year, there were 14 first-time winners, including multi-locational behemoth and boutique converters based in tier-II cities – TCPL Packaging; Quarterfold Printabilities; EPL; Multivista; Kwality Offset; Lipi International; Nisarga Works; Sain Packaging; Print Vision; iMS Group; Holostik; Afflatus; Hitech Print Systems and Yarbal Print-Pack.

Among other features in the November issue of PrintWeek, Gallus prepares for the uphill task of transforming the cost of ownership. “TCO incorporates 360 degrees of the operation – speed, consumables cost, equipment footprint, energy consumption, makeready time, cleaning time - almost all aspects of an operation,” says Dario Urbinati, CEO at Gallus Group.

In the profile section, Sumit Lad of 360 Extreme Solutions talks to Noel D’Cunha about how recent entrants to packaging overlook ground rules in pursuit of revenue growth. 

The short story section features an award-winning paper artist from Sivakasi. A miniature paper artist, R Prabakar talks to Aditya Ghosalkar about his work. He unfolds crafts which illustrates his interest in marginal paper art.

In the digital section, From God’s own haven in Changanassery in Kerala, Suvid Wilson examines how the photo ecosystem is using new technologies and techniques to serve the needs of the marketplace. How has Suvi Color Spot managed to walk the tightrope and succeed? Read the Vimal Parmar column.

These and more, plus the regular columns in the November issue of PrintWeek. 

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