Welbound open-house and discussions on Dynamics of bookprinting

05 July 2013


The book print industry in India is encountering new challenges; and unlike rest of the world, it has nothing to do with (declining) demand for books. test

As per available data, based on consumption of paper and adhesives by the Indian book printers, the volume growth in FY 2012-13, over the previous year is short of 20%. This is driven by burgeoning demand for textbooks and guides among India's young population.


PrintWeek India Awards 2013 invites entries: Welbound sponsors Book Printer of the Year Award

04 July 2013

PrintWeek India Awards 2013

PrintWeek India Awards 2013 invites entries: Welbound sponsors Book Printer of the Year Award

The fifth edition of PrintWeek India Awards, scheduled to be in September 2013, has its stage set to celebrate the best in Indian print. The 2013 Awards event offers Six PWI Performance Awards and 19 PWI Quality Awards to the winning entries in different categories, including the PWI Book Printer of the Year 2013 Awards

Welbound is pleased to continue the tradition of recognising those within the book printing segment, who while encountering new challenges, facilitate efficiency in finding the right solutions. Welbound is the sponsor of the prestigious PrintWeek India Book Printer of the Year 2013 Awards.

All the samples of last year’s winner, Jak Printers, featured hardcase binds with jacket. Their book – Saris Splendour in Threads won accolades for the unusual metpet foil laminated jacket and the hot foil stamped hardcase cover and the inside pages produced with Sappi-Magno Satin paper. Another submission – Ashavans: A Legacy of Leadership’s special feature included gilding on the edge of the book block. The hardcase cover was themal matt laminated while the jacket was embossed with liberal use of spot UV gloss. 

According to PrintWeek India, “All the Awards entries represent industry leaders who are taking bold steps to run their operations more effectively and their products bring greater service to their customers.”

Every Awards entrant must submit four print jobs per entry. While the description should consist of a full set of technical specifications, it is important that all of them are produced in India.

Submit your entries soon, before the deadline, 15 July, 2013.

For complete information on how to send in entries, categories and criteria, detailed judging process, and to view a photo-gallery of last year’s winners, visit

24 January 2013

Arvind Kalasur-Thomson Press

India is fast emerging as the leading market for educational publishing. The need to produce large quantity of books in short durations is putting a lot of pressure on bookbinding capacities. The objective of the WTS is to raise the efficiency and competence of Indian printers to match international standards, given the current environment.


07 February 2013

The first technology forum was hosted on 1 February 2013 and the theme revolved around business and technology. As in the past through their technology seminars, called Welbound knowledge yatra with top publishers or even the NBPC initiatives for the Book City or at London Book Fair and Frankfurt Book Fair, 


11 January 2013

KC Goel and Dinesh

The members of Delhi Bookbinders Association (DBA), the apex body of 400 plus bookbinders in the National Capital Region were introduced to the methods of scientific calculation of costs by Dinesh Ingawale of Welbound. The seminar was organised by Welbound at Urdu Bhawan in New Delhi.