Digitalpress and Taylor’d top PICAs
Sydney’s Digitalpress and Melbourne’s Taylor’d Press emerged at the head of the live-streamed state Print Industry Creativity Awards (PICAs), with seven and six Golds respectively for the two printers.
Topping the state in South Australia was Detpack Cartons with three Golds, a feat achieved in Queensland by Sunprint - which topped the state's medal tally with nine overall - Colourchiefs, By Ninja, and by Eckersley Print Group. The Label Factory and Intafoil took Gold in WA.
Styleprint in Victoria took out a trio of Golds, with two going to Pandoras Boxes and to Adams Print. Other big winners in NSW included Rawson Print with four Golds, WHO Print with three, while Port Macquarie based Peachy Print took out two Golds. Openbook Howden and Multi-Colour Corp in SA won two Golds each, with Cornerstone in Queensland also achieving a brace of Golds.
The PICAs were live streamed by PVCA due to the coronavirus restrictions, with the hour-long ceremony watched by 1200 printers, and proceeding flawlessly, hosted by the association’s events manager Jacobena Mills.
PVCA CEO Andrew Macaulay said, “We were delighted with the response to the live streamed PICAs. Printers around the country were gathered around their screens, the banter flying around online showed the enthusiasm, it was a real upbeat event.
"And having seen the quality of the awards myself I have to say the Australian industry has outdone itself, there is some tremendous work."
The full awards ceremony can be watched again here.
Industry members are invited to pre-order the commemorative book that displays all the state winners from the 2020 awards now, click here for details.