PrintWeek Awards shortlist in October issue of PrintWeek

Scheduled for 2 November at Grand Hyatt, Santacruz East in Mumbai, the acclaimed PrintWeek Awards returns this year with renewed vigour, especially after a hiatus of two years owing to the pandemic.

14 Oct 2022 | By PrintWeek Team

As PrintWeek readies for the big Award night, 26 Jury members of the PrintWeek Awards 2022 studied the thousands of entries received from 112 print firms and packaging converters across India on 28 September. After much debate and deliberation, we have compiled the list of finalists in each category. 

The award samples this year make one thing clear: Record number of award entries give industry a boost. Read the Jury Day report on how innovative ideas are finding favour among India printers in the October issue of PrintWeek.

In the runup to the grand event on 2 November, the October issue also contains the PrintWeek Awards 2022 shortlist. This year, the Awards will be given in 14 Quality Categories and five Special Covid Awards, plus 10 Performance Categories. 

Kalpak Shah, senior executive, awards and events, PrintWeek, said, “While the ground remains unsteady, here’s what we learned: Print is back and print excellence endures. Trends indicate a boost in domestic print and packaging production, with more efficient print jobs being created. Packaging GDP is growing five-fold, and average capita print consumption has tripled. Many print entrepreneurs across India have excelled in technology and manufacturing.”

The October issue also salutes our partners who have been a pillar of support in organised the PrintWeek Awards. 

The issue also features a case study by Noel D’Cunha about three Ahmedabad firms using Kodak platesetters who have evolved from being makers of positive films to producers of digital plates.

The pandemic years were truly difficult for the industry, especially for educational publishers. Yet, Mumbai-based Sheth Publishers managed to tide over the crisis thanks to its strategic marketplace, its investment in eLearning modules and its never-say-die attitude. In the publishing section, Dibyajyoti Sarma interviews Deepak Sheth of Sheth Publishers.

The 2022 edition of the Indian Printers Summit was built around the theme, Print for the future. What the future holds for the newspaper? Pooja Mahesh reports

The cover story of the WhatPackaging? magazine that comes complimentary with the October issue of PrintWeek highlights Avery Dennison’s new plant on a 12-acre site in Noida which gives the company localised power.

Shetron is bullish even though it has been affected by the impact of securing tinplate and tin-free steel due to the imposition of BIS standards; plus the trickle-down effect of the Omicron virus. Today, most of the metal packaging industry belongs to the MSME sector, therefore, they are affected due to working capital constraints which have happened because of the increase in domestic prices of tinplate / tin-free steel by almost 100%. In spite of all the odds, Shetron continues the good work; including bagging awards for its metal can innovations with easy-open end and full-aperture openings, writes Venu Ayyar.

In the sustainability section, Sudhir Sitapati from Godrej Consumer Group speaks about the importance of constant innovation, and how it is key for business growth.

These and more in the October issue of PrintWeek and WhatPackaging?.