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Thu 21 June 2018

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27 Apr 2018


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The Print, Design & Marketing Awards 2017

The winners are announced!

Supreme award
Sponsored by: Whitmar Publications

Resource for Desk Buddy


(L-R) Rob Mulligan, managing director, Whitmar Publications, Asif Choudry, sales and marketing director, Resource and Michael Walker, editor, Digital Printer.

Best multi channel campaign
Sponsored by: Ricoh

Loughborough University, Creative and Print Services for Spit Happens

Tim Carter, commercial sales director production print, Ricoh, Paul Atkins, design team leader and Lynne Atkin, account manager, Loughborough University, creative and print services.

The judges said: A really clever joined up collaborative campaign with numerous multi-channel marketing techniques which demonstrated significant ROI.

Also nominated:

Ultimate Digital for KitKat Personalised Pack Campaign
Bonacia for Once Upon a Dream
Kingsline Solutions for Chasing Zero's Pregnancy Twinning
Rose Calendars for 360 Interactive Calendar

Books and booklets
Sponsored by: Digital Printer Magazine

Hampton Printing (Bristol) for Honda NSX Main Brochure
Jenny McQueen, project manager, Southpaw, Mike Malpas, managing director, Hampton Printing (Bristol), Joanna Pearce, account manager, RRD and Kelly Morris, advertising manager, Digital Printer.

The judges said: A book and a brochure - this entry met all the criteria. Creative use of papers, printing techniques and excellent quality in the presentation and finishing. Vibrancy of colours really stood out.

Also nominated:
Pureprint Group for One Park Drive
Leycol for Typographic Circle - Circle No. 19
CPI Colour for Hepple & White
Boss Print for Eve

Creative use of substrates
Sponsored by: Premier Paper Group

Park Communications for Immortal
Tony Macnamara, digital sales manager, Premier Paper Group and Alison Branch, managing director, Park Communications.

The judges said: A stunning piece, creatively used 18 substrates to produce a dynamic print job. An outstanding entry.

Also nominated:
Pureprint Group for Burlington Arcade
Cutture London for Estée Lauder Product Launch Invitation
Digital Plus for Rio 2016 BMX Start Ramp Track Surface
Blackdog Digital for Marauders Map

Direct mail
Sponsored by: Konica Minolta

Pureprint Group for Royal Mail MarketReach - The Life Stages of Mail
Oliver Carey, production print sales, Konica Minolta and Matt Rees, business development director, Pureprint Group.

The judges said: An excellent understanding of the brief, this was a complex piece of direct marketing with multiple components that created huge success for the brand and far exceeded its objectives.

Also nominated:
Plastic Card Services for Cineworld Unlimited Scheme
J W Ruddock and Sons for British Steel Employee Mailer
Rapidity for Zombee Survival Kit


Environmental/recycled paper
Sponsored by: Premier Paper Group


Impress Print Services for Recipe Cards

John Parker, digital product manager, Premier Paper Group and Michael Kille, managing director, Impress Print Services.

The judges said: Impressive entry from this ISO140001 accredited printer. It fully demonstrates high environmental standards throughout the production life cycle.

Also nominated:
Park Lane Press for Green Alliance Annual Review and National Trust Coastal Strategy
Bridge Media Group for Bridgipac
Barnwell Print for Flint Magazine


Sponsored by: Duplo International

Rapidity for Project Workspace

Peter Jolly, managing director, Duplo and Paul Manning, managing director, Rapidity.

The judges said: An innovative bespoke product with a high degree of quality finishing techniques

Also nominated:
Epic Creative Print for Audi TT RS Event Material
Cutture London and Screen Scene for Harrods Elite Fulfilment Pack
Multi Packaging Solutions Bristol for Rain Shadow Single Barrel
Empress Litho for Film4 2016

Graphic design
Sponsored by: EFI

Cutture London and Freestyle Print for Wild Tonic

Clare Revell, regional sales manager northern Europe, EFI, Chris Demott, production manager (Bedfordshire) and Lettie Casali, production manager (London), Cutture London.

The judges said: This is truly an awe-inspiring piece of design that shows originality and inspiration. It pushes the boundaries of what can be achieved through print.

Also nominated:
Bonacia for The Magic Chair: Search for Santa and Xed
Hardings Print Solutions for Different Magazine Issue 9
Dayfold Print for Silversea Brochure


Hardback books, incorporating photobooks
Sponsored by: EFI


Healeys Print Group for A Passion for Butterflies

Clare Revell, regional sales manager northern Europe, EFI and Philip Dodd, managing director, Healeys Print Group.

The judges said: A delight to the eyes, an impressive cased sewn quarter bound book. Hit all the criteria as well as creating a 'wow' factor for the reader.

Also nominated:
Boss Print for The Act
Park Communications for 75B A Potted History of Pret and The Nature of Motion Nike
CPI Colour for Millbrook Park Brochure


Magazines and catalogues
Sponsored by: Heidelberg Graphic Equipment

CPI Colour for Style & Truth Magazine
Gerard Heanue, managing director, Heidelberg UK and Alan Gillespie, account director, CPI Colour

The judges said: Innovative, interactive experience with standout hand finishing of tactile swatches enhancing the range of print techniques on display here on all four products.

Also nominated:
Park Communications for Mondial Issue 4 and Superyacht Report
Taylor Bloxham for Rolls Royce Magazine - Winter Issue
Evolution Print for Art Maze Magazine


Report and accounts

Empress Litho for U + I

Bettine Pellant, CEO, Picon and David May, managing director, Empress Litho.

The judges said: Standout design and good use of uncoated stocks, lovely overall presentation.

Also nominated:
Park Communications for Petra Diamonds Annual Report 2017
Al Ghurair Printing and Publishing for Gulf Navigation
Empress Litho for Rathbones

Short run printing
Sponsored by: Apex Digital Graphics

Nirvana Creative Production House for Dock 72 Invite

Dan Allan, designer, Don't Panic, Bob Usher, managing director, Apex Digital Graphics and Donna Creek, creative producer, Nirvana CPH.

The judges said: A bespoke event invitation that met the client's brief. The invite reflected the clients occasion perfectly.

Also nominated:
Ashley House Printing Company for Promotional Brochure and Exhibition Catalogue
Cutture London for Estée Lauder Product Launch Invitation


Special effects including varnishes, foiling and raised effects
Sponsored by: HP

The Label Makers for Whitley Neill Tube Wrapper 70cl
Andy Pike, UK&I marketing manager, HP and David Webster, managing director, The Label Makers.

The judges said: The patterned varnish technique combined with unique UV light brought the product to life.

Also nominated:
DG3 for Murdock London Wraps & Cards
Hardings Print Solutions for Different Magazine Issue 9
CPI Colour for Millbrook Park Brochure
Leycol for Typographic Circle - Circle No. 19


 Wide and super-wide format

GT Marketing services for Casper pop-up shop

Charles Jarrold, CEO, BPIF and Dominik Short, managing director, GT Marketing Services.

The judges said: A showcase for point of sale material. Design, creative, build, production and installation was of the highest standard.

Also nominated:
Structure-flex for Pear Stairs Lorry Curtains
Digital Tyger for Hogarths Gin Palace
Imprint (Part of Pureprint Group) for White Stuff Windows - Time Flies
Digital Plus for Rio 2016 BMX Start Ramp Track Surface



Best multi channel marketing campaign
Sponsored by Kodak

Resource for Desk Buddy
David McGuiness, UK marketing manager PSD, Kodak and Asif Choudry, sales and marketing director, Resource.

The judges said: This was a truly fun, interactive campaign that combines print with really clever digital engagement.

Also nominated:
Rethink CCM for Rethink Marketing Pack
Print4UK for Website and social media
It Has To Be Brilliant for IHTBB Christmas Campaign
Hunts for Knowledge Share


Best printed marketing collateral
Sponsored by: Kodak

BCQ Group for Main BrochureBest_printed_marketing_collateral

David McGuiness, UK marketing manager PSD, Kodak and Nicky Tangi, sales director, BCQ Group.

The judges said: High standard of print, showcase of innovative print techniques where a picture speaks a thousands words.

Also nominated:
Impress Print Services for Impress Digital Gold Marketing Campaign
Loughborough University, Creative and Print Services for #LboroFamily Golden Ticket for Eazyprint Marketing Brochure