7 Indian Print firms dominate in FESPA Awards 2020
22 September 2020: Out of the 17 application-specific categories of FESPA Awards 2020, 7 Indian companies won 12 titles. The winners are Perfect Packaging, Mumbai; Elixir Unlimited, Ahmedabad; Protolab Electrotechnologies Pvt. Ltd, Navi Mumbai; Keetronics (India) Pvt Ltd, Pune; Classic Stripes Pvt. Ltd, Vasai; PRS Permacel Pvt Ltd, Ambernath and Spectrum Scan Pvt Ltd, Vasai.
Hearty CONGRATULATIONS to all award winners! (A detailed report would be published in the forthcoming issue of Screen Print India magazine)
This year’s programme received entries from 27 countries across the 18 categories. The winners were announced during an online ceremony hosted by FESPA’s Technical Support Manager, Graeme Richardson-Locke, instead of the live Gala Awards event.
According to FESPA, the categories ‘Packaging on Paper and Board’, ‘Packaging on Plastics’, ‘Wrapping’ and ‘Printeriors’ were new to this year’s Awards scheme, recognising four important growth applications for speciality print and signage businesses. Among this year’s entries, the judges selected two to receive Best in Show Awards for truly outstanding examples of print. These are Christian M. Walter – Taller de Serigrafía- Edición from Spain, for the entry “New York de Sergio García Sánchez” in the Serigraphy and Fine Art category, and The Look Company from Qatar for its Roll-to-Roll Printed Textiles entry “Anoc World Beach Games”.
Members of the FESPA community selected the People’s Choice Award from the shortlisted entries, with Sakawa Printing Company from Japan taking this honour for its Japanese Fishes Calendar in the Creative Special Effect – Paper, Board and Plastics category. New to the 2020 Awards is the Judges’ Award for Innovation which was handed to HAAS Die Werbemanufaktur from Switzerland for its 3D Printed Beer Bottle Breaks Through Glass entry in the Direct Printing on Three-Dimensional Products category.