At the Fespa 2019 Global Print Expo, 10 Fespa Awards went to Indian companies. These include 6 golds, one silver and one bronze, a distinction and a People’s Choice award.
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 multi-color exterior projection sign for attracting attention during day and night. The artwork was pre-distorted to compensate for the thermoforming process and screen-subsurface printed with spot colors. 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 colors 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 colors 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 colors and then subsurfaced on the reverse with a further ten colors on polycarbonate, including fluorescent inks to ensure 24-hour illumination. Classic Stripes had already won a similar Functional Printing award two years ago.
Feather Graphics India from Ghaziabad won silver for a polyester flexible membrane keypad with built-in LEDs, manufactured to withstand operating temperatures from minus 35 to plus 70 degrees Celsius, reverse screen-printed in five colors plus tactile doming and conductive dielectric layers. The company also received the Distinction for a texture-embossed sticker in the Decals and Printed Labels category.
Dhanvi Rasiklal Shah Arts Company from Ahmedabad received the Distinction in the Serigraphy and Fine Arts category for artwork commissioned by Yogini.
The Maharashtra Institute of Printing Technology in Pune received this year’s People’s Choice Award for a set of screen-printed posters.