TPD takes out Best of Best in Fuji Xerox awards

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Victorian business The Print Department (TPD) took out inaugural honours for the newly announced Special Recognition Best of the Best at the Asia Pacific Fuji Xerox Innovation Print Awards.

Best of the Best: The Print Department
Best of the Best at The Print Department: (l-r) Diana and Anthony Pezzano, directors; Cassi Tong, production assistant; and Paul Pezzano, production manager

Diana Pezzano, business and marketing manager at The Print Department said. “As the Iridesse has been part of our business for the past three and a half years, we have worked closely with our clients to help them capitalise on the capabilities and strengths of this press and help them to realise their brilliant ideas.

“We have always wanted to produce an extensive guide that encapsulates all these ideas. And as difficult as 2020 was, the team at TPD collectively decided to finally bring this idea to life.

 “We wanted it to be the go-to-guide for our clients when working on their print project. A guide that can show them how to create, print and inspire.”

The Innovation Print Awards is the new name for Pixi Awards, which have been running for 12 years. This year saw 27 winning entries. The annual competition honours the most outstanding and innovative users of Fuji Xerox graphics communications solutions across the region with entries from Australia, China (including Hong Kong and Taiwan), Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

The 2020 Innovation Print Awards attracted 242 entries across 16 award categories under application-based and print technology. Along with a new name, two new award categories were added. The first being the Best Use of Creative Design. This new category allows users to capture different types of creativity and innovation in digital printing aimed to showcase the wide range of applications available when using the specialty colours of the Iridesse Production Press.

The returning panel assessed all entries based on criteria including print quality, appropriate use of digital technology, degree of innovation, business effectiveness and overall aesthetics.

“Through this competition, we saw prevalent use of special colours like Gold, Silver and Metallics, and the way in which companies are using these to enhance the work that they print is amazing,” comments one of the judges, Paul Callaghan,. “The submitted pieces for our judging were avant-garde and are only made possible with the recent technological advancements. These new processes definitely added even more punch for print buyers and the products they ultimately put into the market.”

Out of 27 winning entries, 18 winning applications were produced using the Iridesse Production Press. For the first time in the award’s 12-year history, two entries using Fujifilm Jet Press and Acuity equipment were also among the winner, further supporting the appetite for diversity in print.

“We are proud of our four Australian winners. The works produced by our customers not only showcased their ingenuity but also their consistent innovation in print that they bring to the local industry and their customers,” said Chris Lynch, general manager, Graphic Communication Services, Fuji Xerox Australia.

Best of the Best: TPD self promotion
Best of the Best: TPD self promotion


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