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Know your Judges, SPAI – FESPA Awards 2017, Goa

Hello friends & dear screen printers,

Being the Chairman of the Awards Committee of SPAI (Screen Printers’ Association of India). I am glad to announce that this year all entries received for SPAI-FESPA Awards 2017 competition will be judged by renowned gurus and highly professional screen printers and international experts.

There will be seven judges mentioned below. They are the Who’s Who of our printing industry and well known personalities.

Each one of them has many uniqueness as they all come from various fields having expertise and experience in various applications such as Graphics, Industrial, Commercial, Textile and Print Finishing for several decades.

On 14th September 2017 at the Gala Nite in Goa you will also get a chance to interact with all of them and share your views about the industry and technology.

So, you will appreciate that to give your entries the right justice, SPAI has taken a bold step by inviting such renowned and illustrious personalities as juries for the Awards (Profile of each judge is given below).

Finally, I wish you all the best and do not forget that 20th August is the deadline to submit your entries.

Bhargav Mistry

SPAI_Judges_MichelCazaMichel Caza, Past President of FESPA, & Chairman of ASDPT. He was also one of the founders of FESPA (1962). With over 60 years of experience in screen printing and winner of over 350 International Awards.

Recipient of the highest distinction of the US SGIA, the Howard Parmele Award 2010.

A Master of Serigraphy (Art) Screen Printing with over 55 years of experience and he has worked for many renowned International artist.

As the specialist and pioneer of UV technologies since 1976 for screen printing and 1996 for digital printing, he was also the very first to screen print 300 lines/inch (120/cm) halftones.

He was involved in several other improvements of the screen printing technology such as stochastic screening, superimposition of flat tones, thixotropy of inks, very high tension of the screens, yellow coloration and calendaring of fabrics, creation of several special effects, control of files, Certified PDF for screen printing, creation of ICC profiles, and others…

He spent the two last years to write a huge book about his 55 years of work in Fine art screen printing with more than 700 artists from the whole world. “Michel Caza, the chameleon of contemporary art”. To be published soon.

Co-author of the “FESPA Planet Friendly” Guide and many other technical books and publications.

Regular speaker at seminars, conferences and shows and other activities in the industry and academic organisations.

He is one of the top judges for international awards such as FESPA and SGIA.


Narendra Paruchuri, CMD, Pragati Offset Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad, Chemical Engineer from Manipal Institute of Technology (1975). Winner of over 200 National & International awards and one of the best printers of the world.

Winner of the SAPPI International Printer of the Year award – 2006, 2008 & 2010.

With over 40 years of experience in high quality offset printing, packaging with special focus on value addition by various print finishing techniques including screen printing.

He was was instrumental in upgrading the press with the latest technologies and building a team that was professional in every way. Tech-follower to tech-leader – Pragati traversed the path rapidly making it a pioneer in many facets of the Printing industry. He has made Pragati an extension of the customers’ team, rather than just another supplier.


Artem Nadirashvili, Midi Print, Russia with over 30 years of experience in Screen, Digital, Offset Printing and specialised in high quality screen-printing for advertising, POP, posters, industrial and decorative applications and textile printing.

Winner of over 250 International Awards.

Founder-President of Russian Screen-Printing Association. Member of the Academy of Screen & Digital Printing Technology (ASDPT), USA & also Jury Board Member of SGIA, USA.

Owns a contemporary jazz band. The band played in many music festivals in the USSR and Eastern Europe. Still plays concerts and gigs with his old friends around the world.



Jacek Stencel, PASJA, Poland with over 30 years of experience in the field of special effects screen, offset & digital printing plus printed electronics. Winner of over 22 International Awards.

President of Polish Screen and Digital Printing Association. Member of the Academy of Screen & Digital Printing Technology (ASDPT), USA & also Jury Member of FESPA Awards.

Regular speaker at seminars, conferences and shows and other activities in the industry and academic organisations.

He is a keen golfer, a sailor, a skier and a guitar player.




Kamlakar Wadekar, Founder of Ace Printer, Mumbai. Winner of No. 11 Awards.

Expert in specialty screen printing, UV special effects & offset printing with over 20 years of experience.

Member of SPAI & FESPA and also a jury member of SPAI-FESPA Awards since 2016.

As a passionate specialty UV screen printer, he keeps on experimenting new techniques & ideas.

He revolutionized the use of UV special effect & print finishing in India.




Lorenz Boegli, Atelier fuer Siebdruck, Switzerland. Winner of over 40 International Awards.

Over 26 years of experience in Screen, digital, offset printing, industrial printing. Conducted research on the relationship between the technologies of screen printing and offset lithography.

Member of the Academy of Screen & Digital Printing Technology (ASDPT), USA

He taught screen printing at the Superior School of Art, Bern.




SPAI_Judges_Bernard_BankBernie Banks, Technical Expert in Industrial Screen Printing, UK With over 40 years of rich experience in industrial & various other screen printing applications such as Electronics, Automotive, IMD, PCB, Graphics, Ceramic Decals & Tiles.

Closely worked with Motorola’s design team in Singapore to deliver the world’s first phone with front and back cover manufactured using the IMD process.

He has set up a world class leading Technical Centre in Suzhou, China comprising of a class 10,000 clean room screen making and printing facility.

Spent three years in China managing the Technical Centre and supporting the development of the IMD business with Nokia and their manufacturing partners Foxconn, Hi P and Jabil Greenpoint.


Click the below image to download the awards entry form

A4  SPAI FESPA Awards Brochure jUNE 2017.cdr

  1. August 5, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    how to participat this is really an excellent step.


    • August 5, 2017 at 12:22 pm

      Thank you
      Call on 8 655 755 855 and you will get complete guidance how to participate


  1. August 6, 2017 at 10:05 am

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