The Department of Finance on 2 September issued guidelines to ban printing of diaries, greeting cards, coffee table books, and calendars in physical form. What does this memo mean for the print industry?
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One knows that a category has matured when a credible body institutes an award for excellence in the category – and aspirants queue up to enter and win honours.In some instances, the category has been mature for quite some time, but there is no credible body that the aspirants trust to bestow the award.Close to home, PrintWeek India, just a year old, had established enough credibility to institute the first PrintWeek India Awards.
July 31 was judgement day for the inaugural PrintWeek India Awards. 23 judges met at the Four Seasons in Mumbai to consider the 300 entries submitted by 80 printers.The judges had to choose winners in 17 quality categories encompassing the entire gamut of the print business.“The quality of design and production was incredible. It was difficult eliminating some of the entries,” said awards judge Puja Marwaha, director of CRY, one of India’s best known non-government organisations.
Haymarket Media is hosting the PrintWeek India Awards for the first time, starting this year. The awards seek to judge printers in 21 quality categories, to be judged on standard and innovation of jobs. More than 50 top print companies have submitted 225 entries for the PrintWeek India Awards. In addition, four prestigious institutes like Government Institute of Printing Technology, Bosco Society for Printing & Graphics Training, Indian Institute of Packaging and Dhirubhai Mistry Institute have submitted entries for Student of the Year.
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