The Offset Printers’ Association (OPA) recently organized a felicitation ceremony at Mahiya, Solan, in Himachal Pradesh for printers of Ludhiana who bagged 10 awards – four Gold, three Silver, and three certificates of merit – at the National Awards for Excellence in Printing (NAEP) organized by the All India Federation of Master Printers (AIFMP).
This coveted recognition for the Indian Print fraternity is supported by the government of India and is considered one of the highest honors for any printer in India.
Speaking on the occasion, Kamal Mohan Chopra, president of the World Print and Communication Forum (WPCF) said, India represents one of the largest commercial printing markets in the Asia-Pacific region. Congratulating the award-winning printers, he said, “Over decades, Ludhiana’s printing industry has stood the test of time and evolved to become modern and digitally enabled.”
Thanking the government of Punjab, Chopra added, “With the thrust on paper-based packaging units, I am sure that Ludhiana will become a hub for printing and packaging in the northern belt.”
Art World Printers, Big Byte, and Jain Packwell got one Gold each; New Sharma Screen Maker bagged one Gold and one certificate of merit; Active Print and Transfers got two Silver; Shiva Print Bazar one Silver; and Swastik Packo Printer and Yuvraaj Enterprises bagged one certificate of merit each.
Gagandeep Singh, vice-president of OPA, presented a memento on the behalf of the association to all the printers.