Over the last seven years Printweek Awards have gained immensely in respect, stature and value for delivering recognition to outstanding work in Print. The Printweek team lead by Group Editor Ramu Ramanathan has painstakingly worked to make these, as one of the most prestigious awards in India. The real value comes from selection of an eminent and learned jury; a line-up of big-name print buyers, who not only ensure but also measure the consistency of work submitted. They also check financial performance and business strategy so as to provide inspiration to new and young entrants into Print. Getting dedicated and committed creative printing companies to send in their master creations in print as entries is in itself a gigantic task which the Printweek team accomplishes with hardcore indulgence. The standard of work that has come in as entries for these awards over the years has continuously seen a escalation in quality of print and finishing processes employed by printers who continue to master the latest technologies in printing, converting and finishing.
Ramu Ramanathan
Printweek has been successful in bringing together the printing industry across the Nation through
their publication and driving in, a culture to achieve excellence in print. It is heartening to see them touching base with printers of all size and catering to all segments in printing in remote corners of India. They have created categories that cover almost all technologies like Offset, Flexo, Gravure, Screen, etc and to segments like commercial printing, packaging, POP, advertising and Labels. Bringing together such a large collection of printers under one umbrella is laudable. What is more interesting is that they also honour students who excel, while still learning the skills of high quality printing. They are the future of print! This connect will surely be the long term bridge between those who create masterpieces in print and those who bring appreciation and rewards to printers.
Anygraphics receiving the Printweek 2014 award.
Education, advertising and packaging still rely heavily on the printing quality and innovation. It is at this time an imperative, for those who are making an entry into print or those who are trying to find avenues to profitability and success, to actually dwell on innovative creations.  I would like to suggest to Printweek to institute an award for that one printer in the country who invested in some new technology or developed a new technique or a product that was so far not there, thus creating awareness in need to take the printing industry in India to another level.
PrintWeek India Awards has announced entries open from  1st  May 2015  for its seventh edition of the annual print hunt. The entries are open to all Indian  print companies for jobs printed  from 1st  April, 2014 onwards. Like each year, the awards are categorised as the Performance Awards ( 6 categories) and the Quality Awards (20 categories).
1.    PrintWeek India Printing Company of the Year
2.    Green Printing Company of the Year
3.    Post-Press Company of the Year
4.    Pre-Press Company of the Year
5.    SME Printing Company of the Year
6.    Student of the Year
1.    Book Printer of the Year (Academic and Trade)
2.    Book Printer of the Year (Specialty)
3.    Brochure & Catalogue Printer of the Year
4.    Creative Repro Company of the Year
5.    Cross Media Company of the Year
6.    Digital Photo Album Printer of the Year
7.    Digital Printer of the Year
8.    Direct Mail Printer of the Year
9.    Fine Art Printer of the Year
10.  Industrial Product Printer of the Year
11.  Innovative Printer of the Year
12.  Label Printer of the Year
13.  Magazine Printer of the Year
14.  Newspaper Printer of the Year
15.  Packaging Converter of the Year (General)
16.  Packaging Converter of the Year (Luxury)
17.  PUR-Book Maker of the Year
18.  Screen Printer of the Year
19.  Social Stationery Printer of the Year
20.  Wide-Format Printer of the Year
Early Bird Deadline –  30 June 2015.
Early Bird Entry Fee –  Rs 2000 per entry.
Deadline – 31 July 2015
Regular Entry Fee – Rs 2500 per entry.
Latest updates and entry forms will soon be available on the PrintWeek India Awards website.
For further detail write to printweekawards@haymarket.co.in or call 022 43025016
Written by Harveer Singh Sahni, Managing Director, Weldon Celloplast Limited, New Delhi, India May, 2015

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