PrintWeek celebrates anniversary with 204-page riveting read

First things first. The May 2021 edition of PrintWeek is a collector’s item. Even as you are reading this, the Komori System 38S heatset press at Kala Jyothi is printing the pages for the issue of the year, which includes the Power 100. It's a right riveting read!

21 May 2021 | By Charmiane Alexander

Sudhanva Jategaonkar, B2B business head at Haymarketsac said, "While anniversaries are celebrated in our office with lot of fanfare, this was our second anniversary issue with all the team members working remotely in different parts of India - Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Kharvel village, Mumbai, Thiruvananthapuram and Vasai. Closing this edition in the face of was a massive undertaking for the team, what with the Covid calamity as well as the repercussions of Cyclone Tauktae. But here we are with our 204-pager anniversary issue. We hope it brings a smile on the face of the industry in these tough times."

So what do we have for you for our anniversary? The May issue of this year is dominated by The PrintWeek Power 100.

With more than 270 nominations, this year’s ranking also features the results of the public poll, in which PrintWeek readers and indeed industry professionals had the chance to select industry’s A-Listers.

With a record-breaking 7,474 votes (registered and verified), the industry lent support to The Power 100.

Dibyajyoti Sarma, associate editor at PrintWeek said, "Following a year of uncertainty, we decided to publish this year’s Power 100 to spread a bit of optimism in the industry. The response has been terrific." Sarma added, "The Power 100 is a good indicator about where the industry is heading. When you study the fair few ‘resignations’ from the membership of the industry’s most exclusive club you can spot lots of new names, plus new cities. Traditional companies in traditional print bastions have all been replaced with new members making their debuts."

In addition to the votes, the edit team members looked at profitability and performance and products and print buyer ratings. Plus PrintWeek doffed its hat to those who maintained high standards (and high morale) and deserved to be India's most important print and packaging firms.

“Thank you to everyone that took part in this year’s poll; putting together the Power 100 is a massive undertaking for the editorial team and we really appreciate the support,” said PrintWeek's associate editor Rahul Kumar. “Congratulations to all this year’s Power 100 members, you’re all deserved members of a pretty exclusive club.”

With the second wave, Noel D'cunha, managing editor of PrintWeek reached out to 13 print firms across the country. D'cunha also focussed his attention on Indore by looking at the giant strides by Atharva Packaging and Vijayshri Packaging. Take a look at these important case studies to understand how India's top players are going about work in their factories.

The cancellation of Drupa 2021 meant the birth of virtual.drupa. The PrintWeek team spoke to 23 Drupa exhibitors who presented their product portfolios and innovations at the online showrooms.

PrintWeek has "an exclusive" with tennis superstar Serena Williams. The entrepreneur and philanthropist revealed her thoughts on leadership at the Adobe Summit held last month. The 23-time Grand Slam champion had important lessons for the print and packaging industry, "The most important thing in a leader is ownership. Leaders must not be afraid of owning up to mistakes, things that are not great, and should not be afraid of standing up to them." Her simple message: "Believe in the power of mistakes."

Speaking about leadership and diversity in print, PrintWeek's Charmiane Alexander spoke to seven women leaders to understand how women can challenge stereotypes in a Covid-world.

All this plus a lot more. For that you have to read the magazine.

Send an eMail to to book your print copy that celebrates one of the finest industries in the country. You can buy our digital version from