PrintWeek Awards 2019: Lustra Print Process wins Book Printer of the Year- Speciality (Joint Winner)

Invisible: The Rohingya Crisis for WHO, with a run-length of 500 copies, is a hardbound book with a slip case printed on Rendezvous 130-gsm super white paper.

01 Dec 2019 | By PrintWeek Team

The agency involved with the design wanted to highlight the issues in a mix of monochrome images and treatment. Lustra suggested blind de-bossing on the cover PLC as well as the slip case.

The slip case also employs black screen printing on black paper. Inside separators utilise Pantone silver with four-colour printed as an overprint followed by black foil stamping. This was done to create a stark contract on the full spread images.

The Art of Life of Gulammohammed Sheikh for Vadehra Art Gallery, with a run-length of 800 copies, is a hardbound book with multiple gatefolds, while Amity Polo Cup for Amity, had a run-length of 1,000 copies. Both the books had its set of challenges.

For example, The Art of Life of Gulammohammed Sheikh featured some challenging artworks in terms of print production, including detailed gatefolds. Another challenge was the binding, as it’s a sizeable book (12.50x9.25-inches).

Lustra suggested the idea of using a black silk cloth for the hard case cover to ensure that it lasts. This was enhanced with text in gold silk screen printing.

The shortlisted companies in this category were:

  • CDC Printers
  • Manipal Technologies
  • Pragati Offset
  • Replika Press
  • Sekar Publishers