Taylor'd takes top spot in National Awards

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Boutique Melbourne print business Taylor'd Press emerged as the country's de facto best printer with more golds than anyone else, five, at this year's National Print Awards.

NPA 2020 Judges Award winner: Up Bank job by Taylor'd Press
NPA 2020 Judges Award winner: Up Bank job by Taylor'd Press

Taylor'd also won the Judges Award, and joint owner Kirsten Taylor won the inaugural Exceptional Woman in Print award.

AIW founder Peter Clark took home the Lifetime Achievement award. Clark joined the industry in 1963. He went on to found AIW, at the time the most advanced heatset printer in the county. It was bought by IVE three years ago.

Scott Mason of Payne Print won the Media Super Young Executive of the Year award. The Creative Sustainability Award went to Aleks Lajovic's Impact International.

The 37th National Print Awards was live streamed, on the PVCA's Facebook page for the first time in its history, with the coronavirus halting attempts to run a live event. The state PICAs which fed into the NPAs were similarly live streamed two weeks ago.

  Exceptional Woman in Print: Kirsten Taylor

All Gold award winning work is due to be on display at Parliament House in Canberra for the annual Print2Parliament event, due to take place in October. But, with sitting currently suspended a question mark hangs over the event.

Taylor'd won the Judges Award (best of the best) for its A6 sized debit card mailer Up Banking. The job was printed in three spot colours, went through letterpress and was forme cut on a matt 400gsm card.

The company was also named offset printer of the year, and won gold for commercial printing, stationary printing, multi-piece promotions, took out regional printer of the year up to 12 staff.

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Lifetime achievement: Peter Clark

Kirsten Taylor, co-owner of Taylor'd Press said, "The awards come from hard work, dedication and passion. Woman of the Year was quite a surprise, but very pleasing."

Digitalpress from Sydney was named digital printer of the year, while Brisbane's ColourChiefs took out large format printer of the year.

Double gold winners included Who Printing, Spicers and By Ninja. Golds were also won by Adams Print, Detpack Cartons, Elikon Fine Printing, Foot & Playstead, Note Printing Australia, Openbook Howden, Pandoras Boxes, Peacock Bros, and Styleprint.

Click here for all the gold, silver and bronze winners.

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