Print Innovation Awards at WAN-IFRA Berlin

Honoring innovation in publishing industry


WAN-IFRA, the print community of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers, will present Print Innovation Awards on 9 October 2018 in Berlin. The award will honor the most innovative newspaper and magazine publishers’ products and print ads worldwide.

Print Innovation Awards will be held in order to strongly demonstrate the innovation in publishing industry in both, digital and print setor, to a wider public worldwide. In doing so, the Board of WAN-IFRA’s World Printers Forum has organized a worldwide competition with a clear focus on innovative print projects. The competition will honor high innovation in print ads and print products worldwide. The newpaper and magazine publishers, advertisers and advertising agencies are eligible for the competition.

The Print Innovation Award is presented in two categories:

Innovative print advertising, including print-online ads or multi-channel ads
Innovative print products, new or newly designed products

A jury of international experts will evaluate the submitted entries. Gold, silver and bronze prizes will be awarded in each category. Outstanding products will receive international recognition – at the stage of the IFRA World Publishing Expo, in a special brochure and at international events. Successful case studies will be presented also at the World Printers Forum Conference 2019. The online competition is open since 14 May 2018.

Sanat Hazra, technical director at Bennett, Coleman & Co (The Times of India Group) from Mumbai, India, commenting on the vision of the award function, says, “Innovation as strategy creates new wealth producing potential for publishers and further enhances the Power of Print. The Print Innovation contest is a great platform to synergise this effort and learn from each other.”

International Color Quality Club meets on the first exhibition day

The new members of the International Color Quality Club (ICQC) and Star Club will meet as well on the occassion of the first exhibition day of the IFRA World Publishing Expo in Berlin apart from the innovation awards. The worldwide printing quality competition for newspapers and magazines will honour its successful competitors at the Expo.

The ICQC competition is held every two years and is the only worldwide colour printing quality competition for newspapers and magazines. It is based on objective measurements and the judgement of international industry experts. ISO printing standards serve as the benchmark for the evaluation. The aim of the competition is to improve the quality of reproduction and printing, while increasing competitiveness, training and motivating all personnel.

In 2024, we are looking at full recovery and growth-led investment in Indian printing

Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and multi-channel IPPGroup. It created the category of privately owned B2B print magazines in the country. And by its diversification in packaging, (Packaging South Asia), food processing and packaging (IndiFoodBev) and health and medical supply chain and packaging (HealthTekPak), and its community activities in training, research, and conferences (Ipp Services, Training and Research) the organization continues to create platforms that demonstrate the need for quality information, data, technology insights and events.

India is a large and tough terrain and while its book publishing and commercial printing industry have recovered and are increasingly embracing digital print, the Indian newspaper industry continues to recover its credibility and circulation. The signage industry is also recovering and new technologies and audiences such as digital 3D additive printing, digital textiles, and industrial printing are coming onto our pages. Diversification is a fact of life for our readers and like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

India is one of the fastest growing economies in nominal and real terms – in a region poised for the highest change in year to year expenditure in printing equipment and consumables. Our 2024 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock – to emphasize your visibility and relevance to your customers and turn potential markets into conversations.

– Naresh Khanna

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