Fuji Xerox Australia has eight winners of its Iridesse Production Press Design competition, from 100 entries which were received from around the country.
The competition was developed to educate both print and design communities about the accessibility of digital print enhancement such as gold and silver metallics through the Iridesse.
The eight winners were judged on specific criteria including best use of theme, design appeal, and accurate file set up for the Iridesse CMYK+ print. Industry figures Kellie Northwood, CEO The Real Media Collective, and Theo Pettaras of PIAA and Digitalpress Australia, were part of the judging panel.
The following winners were recognised as the country’s top eight outstanding designs.
The eight winners are:
Lyndal Anderson, Designer, Intertype, Victoria
Rehan Saiyed, Owner, StormWorldwide, Victoria
Joshua Costalonga, Student, West Press, South Australia
David Spiers, Designer, Eckersley Print Group, Queensland
Amanda Jones, Designer, Who Printing, New South Wales
Michael Glucz, Developer and Digital Strategist, Test Lab Software, Victoria
Gayle Marshall, Designer, Suburban Design and Construct, Western Australia
Evie Smalley, Designer, Snap Circular Quay, New South Wales
“As a designer working within the print industry, the competition proved both exciting and a challenge with the use of CMYK+ a must to bring the theme to life. I am a happy winner, but I know I worked for it and there is a sense of achievement in that,” says Lyndal Anderson of Intertype.
“It was a fun competition, highly personalised throughout and not just for the sake of personalisation. With a background in digital and print I was so pleased at how easy it was to set up the extra spot colours by using the guide provided – I got it right the first time!” said owner of Testlabs, Michael Glucz.
“We are happy with both the calibre of entries and success of the competition. It was hard to decide on a top eight, so many have gone on to receive a Highly Commended Award, which will form part of an Iridesse presentation book.
The real value has been the positive feedback with entrants requesting additional sample packs to send to their own clients. The competition is doing what we hoped in raising awareness about the value of print and in turn driving demand for our own customers and the industry itself,” said Roger Labrum, senior marketing manager – Graphic Communications Services, Fuji Xerox Australia.
All eight winning entries can be seen on the Fuji Xerox website, and will be featured on display at the Fuji Xerox Stand at PrintEx 2019.