The winners of FESPA 2019 Awards were announced at FESPA’s annual Gala dinner, which took place on 15 May 2019 at Löwenbräukeller in Munich, Germany, during FESPA Global Print Expo 2019.
Perfect Packaging from Pune won gold in the Display and Packaging on Paper & Board category for a perfume box for Lory, printed in offset litho on high quality folding box board, soft-touch laminated, and enhanced with gold, blue and silver foil. To add an extra dimension of textured finishes, screen-printed UV varnish was added to produce four different texture effects.
Spectrum Scan from Mumbai won gold in the Display & Packaging on Plastic category for a backlit flange produced for Elephant House ice cream, a multicolour exterior projection sign for attracting attention during day and night. The artwork was predistorted to compensate for the thermoforming process and screen-subsurface printed with spot colours. After thermoforming the signs were assembled with LED lighting and brackets for wall mounting.
Classic Stripes from Mumbai received three awards. The company won gold in the Decals and Printed Labels category for a HiLux-commissioned decal set, screen printed in three colours over white, including metallic gold using extended light-fast solvent-based inks on automotive-grade transparent vinyl. Classic also won gold for an Elephant House badge that was screen printed on a semi-automatic flatbed printer in nine colours using solvent based inks on chrome ABS, before being vacuum-formed to its final shape. In the category Functional Printing, the company won bronze for an Ashok Leyland dial that was screen printed on the top face with nine special colours and then sub surfaced on the reverse with a further ten colours on polycarbonate, including fluorescent inks to ensure 24-hour illumination.
Dhanvi Rasiklal Shah Arts Company from Ahmedabad received the Distinction in the Serigraphy and Fine Arts category for artwork commissioned by Yogini. The Young Star Award was presented to design student, Antonio Tsigonias, of T.E.I. Athens, Department of Graphic Arts Technology in Greece for his entry titled ‘Garden Team’.
This year’s People’s Choice Award winner, which is voted for online by FESPA global speciality print community, was presented to PVG’s Maharashtra Institute of Printing Technology in India for their entry titled ‘Screen Printing Graphics’ submitted in the Young Star category.
The Best in Show Award is judged across all categories on the work that the judges felt represented the most outstanding example of print. This year the award was presented to two companies, Atelier fuer Siebdruck from Switzerland, for its screen printed entry ‘Creativ Verpacke’” in the Serigraphies and Fine Art category and VGL from the UK for its digitally printed entry ‘Beefeater Gin Underground Poster Campaign’ in the Posters category.