2019 winners

Supreme award

Sponsored by Premier Paper Group

Spellbound by Hobs

Supreme award

(L-R) Mark Pougatch, awards host, Craig Horwood, managing director, Hobs Reprographics, John Vic, sales director – digital media, Premier Paper Group and Kelly Morris, sales director, Whitmar Publications and James Duckenfield, CEO, Hobs Group

The judges said: Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. Arthur C Clarke and the supreme winner are truly magic. A book specifically designed to showcase the power and possibilities of digital print and finishing. It does just that, in spades.

Adding value

Sponsored by Compass Business Finance

Just for you Easter list by Go Inspire Group

Adding value

Ben Snutch, director and Chris Hewitt, account director, Go Inspire Group and Jamie Nelson, director, Compass Business Finance

The judges said:Good design, great printing and amazing response rates. Shows what a targeted mailing can achieve.’

 

Also nominated:

  • Sky Winback by The Lettershop Group
  • Sands Wealth Management Brochure by Dynamic Print

Books

Sponsored by Premier Paper Group

Spellbound by Hobs

Books

Craig Horwood, managing director, Hobs Reprographics, Karen Canavan, account manager, Premier Paper Group and Paul Kitto, developer and Microsoft lead, Hobs Group

The judges said: In a highly competitive category four entries stood out and with only one winner possible this job stood out for substrates, a range of printing effects and a good concept, making this a clear winner. ‘

Also nominated:

  • Ruby Beach by Blackwater Printing
  • Basilica Mews by Gavin Martin Colournet
  • Portfolio Book for Nike by Bishops Printers

Creative use of substrates

Sponsored by Antalis

Pacha Lio London by Screaming Colour

Creative use of substrates

Iain Moring, managing director, Screaming Colour and Jim Whittington, digital sales manager, Antalis

The judges said:Use of substrates enhances the impact of the product. It definitely had the wow factor!

Also nominated:

  • Spellbound by Hobs
  • Lakeland Moon Gin by The Label Makers
  • James Watt Exhibition by Digital Plus
  • Joe’s Farm Crisps by Ultimate Digital

Designed for digital print

Sponsored by Kodak

Wedding stationery by Impress Print Services

Designed for digital print

Michael Kille, managing director, Impress Print Services and David McGuiness, UK marketing manager, Kodak

The judges said:Well designed and produced, this entry would not be possible or practical using anything other than digital printing methods.’

Also nominated:

  • Spellbound by Hobs
  • Asaro Case Study Brochure by Ripe Digital
  • Diablesse Caribbean Rum by The Label Makers

Digitally printed labels

Sponsored by Konica Minolta Business Solutions

Jack Vettriano Gin by Amberley Adhesive Labels

Digitally printed labels

Trevor Smith, director, Amberley Adhesive Labels and Steve Lakin, label press sales consultant, Konica Minolta Business Solutions

The judges said: Astonishingly effective use of substrates and print method, made possible by pushing the press to its limits.

Also nominated:

  • Northern Monk INSA Peel and Reveal by CS Labels
  • Staffordshire Gin by Mercian Labels
  • Captain Morgan Personalisation Campaign by Sonoco Trident

Finishing

Sponsored by Duplo International

London Cluster Photobooks by Hardings Print Solutions and EVOteam

Finishing

Geoff Stone, managing director, EVOteam and Martyn Train, managing director, Duplo International

The judges said:  ‘A genuinely innovative product in market, the finishing ensured that it is highly engaging to its target audience.’

Also nominated:

  • Spellbound by Hobs
  • Paul Smith Slider by Impress Print Services
  • Tarsier Gin by The Label Makers

Green company of the year

Sponsored by Ricoh

Impress Print Services by Impress Print Services

Green company of the year

Michael Kille, managing director, Impress Print Services and Tim Carter, sales director – commercial print, Ricoh

The judges said: Thorough and comprehensive commitment to environmental impact improvement. ISO 14001 accredited along with other certifications, plus investment into the greening of the company make this a clear winner.’

Also nominated:

  • Leach
  • Imageco

Innovation

Sponsored by EFI

Spellbound by Hobs

Innovation

Craig Horwood, managing director, Hobs Reprographics, John Morley, sales manager, EFI and Elsa Adam, account manager, Hobs.

The judges said: Gorgeous example of what digital print can achieve. This project also raises prints profile amongst print buyers and designers. It covers every aspect of prints ability to excite charm and enthral and even its sustainability credentials.’

Also nominated:

  • Wedding Stationery by Impress Print Services
  • Sky Winback by The Lettershop Group
  • Inspired Brochure by Indigo Ross Design & Print
  • Captain Morgan Personalisation Campaign by Sonoco Trident

Marketing collateral

Sponsored by Elliott Baxter & Company

A level results day lanyard by Creative and print services - Loughborough University

Marketing collateral

Alison Freer, head of creative print services and Lynne Atkin, accounts manager, Loughborough University and Chris Sandwell, sales and marketing director, Elliott Baxter & Company

The judges said: Overall a marketing campaign that would really appeal to their target audience. Printed assets were used to engage and give useful information in an impactful way.’

Also nominated:

  • Inspired Brochure by Indigo Ross Design & Print
  • Asaro Case Study Brochure by Ripe Digital
  • Dorset House by Park Communications

Self-promotional print

Sponsored by Digital Printer

Little book of printed inspiration by Ripe Digital

Self-promotional print

George Penny, account director, Ripe Digital and Charlie Kortens, assistant editor, Whitmar Publications

The judges said: Nailed the category! Clearly explained processes, engaging, beautifully produced. Interesting context to each image.’

Also nominated:

  • WowBooks by VR Print
  • #Dunkability by Resource
  • Feed your Creativity by Print4UK
  • Digital Promo Packs by Bishops Printers
  • Bud World Cup – Personalisation by AB-InBev

SME business initiative

Sponsored by Ozzle

CS Labels

SME business initiative

Simon Smith, managing director, CS Labels and Lara Stewart, recruitment sales executive, Ozzle

The judges said:Pushing an industry in new directions is challenging and often high risk. The winner has not shied away from such risks and is challenging market perceptions both for the type of product and digital print’s sustainability for established applications.

Also nominated:

  • Plastic Card Services
  • Printroom Group

Special effects in labels and packaging

Sponsored by Flyeralarm

Diablesse Caribbean Rum by The Label Makers

Special effects in labels and packaging

Claire Fenton, marketing manager and Mark Hyde, sales manager, A B Graphic International on behalf of The Label Makers and Mark Folkard, key account manager, Flyeralarm

The judges said: In a very close category this product uses a full range of digital finishes to obtain a beautiful and intricate label.’

Also nominated:

  • Vibrant Forest Mosaic + Sequential by Harkwell Labels
  • Heinz Ketchup Caviar 150 Years by Label-form
  • Arthú Irish Whiskey by The Label Makers

Transactional print and variable data campaigns

Sponsored by Xerox

Just for you Easter list by Go Inspire Group

Transactional print and variable data campaigns

Ben Snutch, director and Chris Hewitt, account director, Go Inspire Group and Kevin O’Donnell, head of marketing – graphic communications and production systems, Xerox UK and Ireland

The judges said:High valued product, beautifully executed with relevant use of variable data throughout.

Also nominated:

  • Live Well for Less – 150th Birthday Cake Mailing by Go Inspire Group
  • A Level Results Day Lanyard by Creative & Print Services – Loughborough University
  • OneVoice Digital with TOTUM by Plastic Card Services

Web-to-print

Sponsored by Infigo Software

Plastic Card Hub by Plastic Card Services

Web-to-print

Adam Unsworth, managing director, Plastic Card Services and Adam Bowell, technical operations director, Infigo Software

The judges said:Genuinely new option to market, utilising digital and web to print to benefit customers and create a wider market.

Also nominated:

  • Brand Creator Platform by MRM Global
  • London Essence by Northside Graphics

Wide and super-wide format

Sponsored by efi

Jeep Wrangler product immersion event by Resource

Wide and super-wide format

Gail Weathers, HR and performance director, Resource and Terry Garvey, partner alliance director, EFI

The judges said:In a high quality category, it was almost impossible to decide on a short list let alone the winner. However the winning entry shows the main effects of wide format production within an interactive environment.

Also nominated:

  • Bentley Motors by Imaginators
  • James Watt Exhibition by Digital Plus
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