PrintWeek Awards 2023: Manipal Technologies wins Book Printer of the Year (Specialty and Trade) (Joint Winner)

Manipal is a e-book printing powerhouse, and the samples spotlight how the corporate has perfected the artwork of elevating the standard act of printing and binding a e-book into one thing particular, with considered and unobtrusive use of post-press operations.

Heartstopper for Hachette (4,000 copies) is a black-and-white graphic novel printed on 65-gsm Maplitho paper. What units it aside is the matt lamination and foiling on the 135-gsm artwork paper. The foiling was particularly difficult because it lined your complete size of the e-book.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas for HarperCollins (4,500 copies) comes with a slipcase with foiling on it. The textual content pages on 120-gsm Maplitho paper are printed with black and Pantone Heat Pink. Publish-press operations embody varnish and gold foil.

I’m Gita for Aatman (25,000) options post-press operations reminiscent of soft-touch lamination, foiling, spot UV and embossing.

The standout function of Fourth Wing for Hachette (4,000) is the sting gilding with golden dragons in a black background, highlighting the e-book’s theme. This was achieved via display printing. Different post-press operations included gold foil on PLC and, gloss gold foil, and matte lamination on the jacket. 

Particular Jury Point out
Indigo Press (India)  (Mumbai)

Indigo Press obtained a Particular Jury Point out for Pranjul Priyanka Vol 25 (1,500 copies). It has been printed by 200 display ruling. The entrance cowl has gold metPET with UV printing. Pranjul Priyanka Vol 26 (1,000 copies) options post-press gildings, reminiscent of velvet lamination, raised UV, spot UV, blind embossing, tracing with 4 sizzling foil stamping and gloss UV coating. Particular options for Pranjul Priyanshi Vol 27 and Vol 28 included flap cowl matt lamination, raised UV, laser reducing and acrylic emblem pasting.


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