PrintWeek India’s Screen Printer of Year 2019 : Three good printers raise the bar higher
Spectrum Scan and Prayag Advertisers have been declared joint winners of PrintWeek India’s Screen Printer of Year 2019 Award. Vasai based Spectrum Scan Pvt Ltd and Hapur (UP) based Prayag Advertisers have jointly won the 2018 PrintWeek India Screen Printer of the Year Award.
Spectrum Scan had submitted four entries for the Award. The Coca-Cola decal with 1,000 pieces, was screen-printed on a pressure-sensitive self-adhesive vinyl in six colours, on a single-colour semi-automatic machine. Another entry, the Pepsi decal, with 1,000 was printed on a large-format single-colour screen printing machine with CMYK and a special colour to give the result of a full-tone image printing with vibrant and wide-colour gamut. Moreover, the highlight of the Fabelle decal, with 200 pieces, was the high-impact half-tone printing. And the fourth entry, Belgium Chocolate poster, with 500 pieces, was the raised feel added during post-press where the screen-printed metallic vinyl was overprinted with raised varnish in two levels.
Prayag Advertisers had submitted four cricket bat stickers. The Centurion, with print order of 350 pieces, was screen printed on polycarbonate. Finishing involved print embossing and matt effect. The second entry, New Balance, with 2,000 pieces, was printed by manual screen printing in Pantone + Crome blue + Silver Mist on polycarbonate. Print finishing involved gloss embossing and 3D effect. The third sample, Kookaburra, with 400 pieces, was screen printed on polycarbonate with Matte embossing and matte effects. The fourth sample, Kookaburra, with 500 pieces, was screen printed on polycarbonate with matte embossing, gloss embossing, and matte effect.
Ahmedabad based Dhanvi Rasiklal Shah Arts Company won PrintWeek India’s Fine Art Printer of the Year. Their serigraph job, Bhupati by Salve, 25.5 x 25.5” involved use of 78 colours/ screens and took 35 days to finish. Exactly 125 copies were printed on Korean 350 gsm paper. Another entry, Hutt Yogini Shakti by Gogi Pal, 25.5 x 33.5”, involved use of 70 colours/ screens (80 copies were printed on Korean 350 gsm paper which took 40 days.