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Industrial Print Excellence Awards to honour industrial screen printing for their skill, talent, creativity and innovation

9 Jan 2023

The awards ceremony will be held during the 50th grand edition of Media Expo, on the second evening (3 March) of the show. The platform will recognise and celebrate innovation excellence in industrial screen printing through 40 honours across 20 categories.

Following the introduction of a new pavilion focused on technologies for industrial screen printing at Media Expo 2023 editions, Messe Frankfurt India together with the Screen-printing Graphics Association (SGAI) are pleased to announce the ‘Industrial Print Excellence Awards – 2023’ (IPEA). Held during Media Expo’s milestone 50th edition at Bombay Exhibition Centre, the award show will celebrate established and emerging brands steering innovation across the industrial screen-printing segment.

The screen-printing industry in India could be called multicoloured and multi-layered. It has its presence across segments like ceramic, industrial, CDs, POPs, advertising and digital including textiles. Though the sector is young, the screen-printing industry has been continuously expanding at a healthy annual growth rate in excess of 15 percent.

“As the country gears up to seize opportunities in manufacturing sector, I do believe that there exists a huge potential and scope of functional/industrial printing, although it remains largely hidden from view. Therefore, it is important for us to keep fostering innovation and creativity by celebrating these achievements of individuals and brands,” explained Raj Manek, Executive Director & Board Member, Messe Frankfurt Asia Holdings Ltd.

The awards are divided into various categories namely Industrial Printing, Value Addition, Special Category and Others.

The industrial printing category includes membrane switch/touch panels; automobile - decal printing (two/four wheeler graphics), automobile - speedometer, gauges/dials, automobile; consumer goods - membrane panel printing for refrigerators, washing machines, etc; doming application - mobile phone printing (body panel, keypad, inner pad, circuit, etc); solar cell application, printed electronics - PCBs and flexible PCBs, printed electronics – mobile phone printing (body panel, keypad, inner pad etc), ceramic decoration (tiles and ceramic products); the value addition category covers packing and commercial print finishing; the special category includes security printing and smart/credit card printing; while the other categories cover educational projects by students.

Anil Brahmbhatt, President, Screen-printing & Graphics Association of India (SGAI) emphasised: “Being honoured and having noteworthy accomplishments recognised at an industry forum is the ultimate accolade for those who strive to raise benchmarks. We believe that the IPE Awards will serve the dual purpose of encouraging the triumphant achievers and inspiring others to make greater efforts as well. As India’s national screen-printing industry association, SGAI is very happy to be associated with this initiative and conveys best wishes to members of the industrial screen-printing community while exhorting them to submit their exceptional creations for the IPE Awards.”

Forty awards across 20 categories will be presented on the second evening (3 March) of the three-day show in Hall 1, Bombay Exhibition Centre from 2 – 4 March 2023.

Award finalists’ work will go on show in ‘Awards Gallery’ arena at Media Expo Mumbai 2023 edition in front of an anticipated audience of more than 14,500 professional trade visitors.

The last date to send the award entries to the Award Secretariat is 31st January 2023.

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Background information on Messe Frankfurt

The Messe Frankfurt Group is one of the world’s leading trade fair, congress and event organisers with their own exhibition grounds. With a workforce of some 2,200* people at its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main and in 28 subsidiaries, it organises events around the world. Group sales in financial year 2022 were around €450 million*. We serve our customers’ business interests efficiently within the framework of our Fairs & Events, Locations and Services business fields. One of Messe Frankfurt’s key strengths is its powerful and closely-knit global sales network, which covers around 180 countries in all regions of the world. Our comprehensive range of services – both onsite and online – ensures that customers worldwide enjoy consistently high quality and flexibility when planning, organising and running their events. We are using our digital expertise to develop new business models. The wide range of services includes renting exhibition grounds, trade fair construction and marketing, personnel and food services.

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With its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main, the company is owned by the City of Frankfurt (60 percent) and the State of Hesse (40 percent).

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* Preliminary figures for 2022