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.
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

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, 
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.

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.

19 December 2012

lucro purWohlenberg's Lucro is the answer to need of book printers in countries like India, to have a robust and beneficial solution for high speed book production. The proven German technology is adapted to include features that will sustain the stress of not-so-ideal working conditions

05 December 2012

Anil  Sajith

Welbound Worldwide organised a farewell function at Thiruvanathapuram to celebrate contribution of Anil Krishna, the CE and GM of Henkel Adhesives India to the print industry, who retired from the organisation by end of December 2012,

29 October 2012

FBF-collective stand

Top ten book printing companies from India came together at Frankfurt Book Fair (FBF) 2012, held from 10-14 October, to represent India’s book printing prowess through collective stand of Indian Book Printers.

16 July 2012

Manu Chaudhari CDC

CDC Printers of Kolkata have already established a name for themselves as an award winning printer of Annual Reports. Their commercial printing unit has a battery of Heidelberg multi colour machines and bindery including perfectbinders and trimmers from Welbound. 

01 May 2012

wohlenberg tie up

Wohlenberg Book Binding Systems, one of the world leaders in Perfect Binding systems has entered into a long term association with Welbound. Wohlenberg is a fully owned subsidiary of Baumann group - a leading business firm for the graphic art industry, systems and consumables in Germany. 

10 March 2012

Santanu Roy Repro India Ltd Surat with WB 36000

The training team of Henkel and Welbound for PUR adoption technology reached Gujarat, with recent stops at Repro India in Surat and Printwell Offset in AhmedabadRepro India, one of the top book print exporters from India has an SEZ unit in Surat which does most of its export work.

04 March 2012

suresh Pai and Vijay kumar of Lovely offset

The combined team of Henkel Adhesives India and Welbound Worldwide offered insightful training on the PUR know-how to the operators of Lovely Offset in Sivakasi. The technical instructors comprising of a duo of Sandeep Pai (Henkel) and Suresh M Nair (Welbound) conducted an interactive training session for the operators of PUR system at Lovely Offset in Sivakasi.

04 March 2012

Selva kumar Rajesh Khera

The third meeting of the core group of National Book Printer's Conference was held at Four Seasons' Hotel in Mumbai on 24 February - The Printer's Day. This meeting had the maximum participation from top book print firms, indicating that "the book movement" is gathering interest with each meeting.

23 February 2012

PUR book

The in-house magazines of Taj luxury hotel group have gone the PUR way. The product catalogues of the paint manufacturing giants: Asian Paints and Berger Paints, have also chosen PUR binding. The prospectus of the prestigious business school IBS was bound using PUR. 

19 January 2012

nbpc core 2

The NBPC core committee's second round of meeting in Delhi on 16 January 2012 focussed on the nitty-gritty of how to "move forward" with the Book Print City initiative.  The meeting saw book print firms like Brijbasi Art Press, Gopsons Papers, IPP, Replika Press, Repro India and Thomson Press agree to scale up Indian book production. 

02 January 2012

Anil Krishna with Pearson team

The Longman room at the Pearson Education's swanky office in Noida looked like a class room. Twelve production managers and executives of the leading book publisher and  8 of their print partners sat attentively, when the Henkel Adhesives - Welbound team discussed PUR technology.

21 December 2011

nbpc core group

India's leading book print exporters met in Mumbai, on 19th December to form a core group that will head the NBPC movement. NBPC is constituted as a special interest group that will support and seek support from events and organizations that will work towards significant growth in book print exports from India.

19 November 2011

NPBC Con 2011

More than 330 delegates from all over India attended the first National Book Printer's Conference (NBPC) in Thiruvananthapuram on 17 and 18 November. The day two of the conference saw the launch of the White Paper (Making India the largest book print exporter of 2017) by India’s biggest book print and publishing CEOs.

08 September 2011

pragati pur

India's best known Commercial printer - Pragati Offset, Hyderabad has upgraded their bookbinding capability. They have made the initial step towards making thread-sewing redundant. From now on, most of the books made at Pragati - both hard cover and soft cover, will be bound using Polyurethene Reactive Hotmelts.

17 August 2011


India's first National Book Printers conference will be hosted between 17 to 19 November at Thiruvanthapuram in Kerala. According to P SajithWelbound Worldwide: "The conference will take a big step towards making India the largest book print exporter by 2017.

05 August 2011

kc sanjeev receiving award

Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation celebrated its Golden jubilee year on 30 July in Cochin. The program was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Kerala, Sri Oommen Chandy . The Minister for Industries, Sri Kunjalikutty presided the function

15 June 2011

That Tony Clark’s Bookbinding with adhesives will be made available is the best news in over a decade. Tony, like myself, grew-up in this industry when bookbinders used only pastes and protein adhesives to hold the books.

14 May 2011

printwel 6-clmap

Aurangabad, an important district in the state of Maharashtra, is better known for the world famous Ajanta and Ellora Caves. Due to these two Unesco world heritage sites, Aurangabad is often called the tourism capital of Maharashtra.

12 May 2011

Santanu Roy Repro India Ltd Surat with WB 36000

Repro India Ltd is India's largest producer of education books. In addition to the large market in India, they also export to 14 African countries, EU and the US. They provide the complete range of book-print solutions be it digital, sheet fed or web.

12 May 2011

Sunil Pandya and Ajay Madan-HT media

HT media is one the oldest and largest media houses in India. HT Media has interests across the media of print, television, radio and internet.Hindustan Times, the flagship English newspaper of the group, along with Hindustan in Hindi, have a combined daily readership of over 12 million.

05 May 2011

Chottubhaai Shah Jayant Printery

Jayant Prints N Pack is one of the fastest growing print unit in Western India. They had a humble beginning, way back in 1968, when they started with a treadle press in an area of 220 sq ft  in Thakurdwar, Mumbai. Today the sprawling 45,000 sq-ft plant in Palghar produces and exports books. 

15 April 2011

Mahendra Jain-Upkar Prakashan

Upkar Prakashan, the Agra based competitive-test specialist, began its journey about 4 decades ago. They created a niche market for General knowledge books and test papers focused on competitive tests - in Hindi.

15 March 2011

WB3600-PUR at Printpack

One of the key issues challenging the book printing industry in India is the necessity to thread-sew book blocks before cover pasting. For example: thick books, diaries, book-blocks for hardcover binding. However this leads to inordinate delays in delivering the book to the market.

11 January 2011

book launch

Welbound Worldwide shall officially launch the fourth edition of  Tony Clark's Book Binding with Adhesives during PrintPack 2011 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. Tony Clark is known to readers of Welbound Times. He is renowned for his seminars, training sessions and plant audits.

01 January 2011

Bholaji of Rave India

Rave India, the leading commercial and book printing company based in New Delhi has two factories in the print - hub of Nariana Industrial estate. They are on an expansion spree and to meet their growing demands has added additional capacity at a new plant in Gurgaon.

31 December 2010


A session of Welbound Knowledge Yatra was hosted at the corporate headquarters of the country’s leading educational publishers – Orient Blackswan Pvt Ltd (OB). 

01 December 2010


PrintWeek India's Noel interviewed Sanjeev, the CMD of Welbound Worldwide. In this interview Sanjeev straight talks about his compnay's priorities, vision and the status of print industry in India.

29 November 2010

Diploma has been making an impact across the length of Kerala with high print density - be it St Francis Press in Kochi or Kairali Offset Printers at Kozhikode.

29 November 2010

madan pauriyal personal graphics

Personal Graphics and Advertisers is a private limited company, in Okhla and is run by Madan Pauriyal and Braj Vihari Sharma. Madan had worked in a number if MNCs in marketing and advertising before venturing into print

28 November 2010

Rahul Print-o-pack, New Delhi is a leading vendor for the publishing leader - Pearson Education. RPP has been been working with Pearson, since the time the latter entered the Indian market.

25 November 2010

Diploma 4z3x automatic folding machine has crossed more than 100 installations. The current year sales of the value-for-money, large format folder has been breaking all previous records. The last quarter saw six new installations in New Delhi Capital region alone. 

08 October 2010

In keeping with the bullishness in the book print segment, the current quarter has had six Diploma installations in the NCR region. Welbound who manufacture Diploma in India have installed more than 100 automatic folding machines; which excludes exports to Africa and the Middle East. 

05 April 2010


It is said, each book is a world unto itself, and in it we take refuge. For that to happen, these books have to be created, perfectly. It is with this aim that Welbound Worldwide has been hosting a series of technical sessions on bookbinding across the country. The three-hour sessions, discuss “planning to trimming to perfect binding to adhesive handling.”

03 April 2010

Many more domestic publishers are turning to adhesive binding aka perfect binding, as the preferred form of bookbinding. The increase in demand for educational books is putting pressure on existing capacities, across the country. 

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