Fespa Awards 2019: 10 awards to 6 companies from India

Recognizing excellence in print industry

FESPA Awards 2019 announced

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.

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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