Logick named best printer in New Zealand

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Logick Print & Graphics was effectively named best printer in New Zealand, winning the Pride in Print 2020 Supreme Award, for its Bee NZ Premium Packaging for Manuka Honey, entered in the Paper & Board Packaging category.

Supreme piece of print: the Logick entry
Supreme piece of print: the Logick entry

The judges comments on the Supreme Winning job were, “Perfect embossing, structurally demanding and amazing attention to the design detail makes this job look like a piece of art – it has class written all over it. The skill and craft shown by the printer is world class"

Logick Print & Graphics is a small Auckland company that has now taken out three Supreme awards in eight years for top quality, high end packaging and printing work.

Ovato NZ emerged as the big winner of the 2020 Awards, bagging a remarkable 20 Golds, with APC Innovate, Rapid Labels, and The Print Room all also achieving Golds in double figures.

Traditionally the highlight of the Kiwi print industry, the annual Pride in Print gala dinner, which usually attracts in excess of 600 printers, was this year live streamed, due to the coronavirus.

The increasingly popular event saw a seven per cent increase in entries this year, up to 703 from the 660 that came in a year ago. Entries in the labels categories, and in calendars, rose particularly strongly.

The live streamed event was emceed by adventurer Jamie Fitzgerald, who holds the record for the fastest rowing of the Atlantic Ocean. He has also walked unaided to the South Pole.

Of the big winners Ovato NZ took out 20 Golds, Rapid 17, APC Innovate 14, The Print Room ten, Kiwi Labels nine, and Multi-Colour nine. Other multiple Gold winners included Gravure Packaging and Hally Labels, both with six, Allied Press and Soar Print with five.

Amcor Flexibles, Blue Star Constellation, Blue Star Wellington, Caxton, CCL Labels, Formation, Fuzed, Leading Label, Sealed Air Hamilton, Spectrum Print and TC Transcontinental were all awarded four Golds. Southern Colour took three Golds, as did Charta Packaging, Logan Print, Picaflor, and Sealed Air Porirua.

Apprentice of the Year was Vanessa Hooton of Tainui Press in Matamata, while Diploma of Print Management Student of the Year winner was Taryn Gannaway of Beacon Print in Whakatane.

For a full list of the winners, incding all the process and category winners, click here.

Patron of the Awards was Fuji Xerox, with sponsors including BJ Ball Papers, Currie Group, DIC, Fujifilm, HP, Kurz, Ricoh, Spicers, and UPM Raflatac.

Supreme winner: David Gick, Logick Print & Grapho
Supreme winner: David Gick, Logick Print & Graphic
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