2001 Print Awards – Rod Spencer is Man of the Year.
Three printing categories missed out on a gold medal at the awards, with the judges deeming there was no entry of sufficient quality in one-colour printing, sheetfed self-adhesive labels and speciality or special printing. Overall there were 29 categories and a medal swag of 38 gold, 65 silver and 80 bronze was shared between 109 companies. NSW won the largest number of medals, but Victoria gained the most gold.
The Heidelberg Award for Excellence in Craft went to PMP Print Victoria for a limited edition, hard-backed, jumbo size book, The Banksias. Published by Monash University it is the third and final in a series that began in 1982. Printed on rag paper from the Inveresk Company the stock was bought before the first edition was printed and has been in storage for almost 20 years. Just as well because the paper is discontinued and is no longer available. Echidna graphics did the design and repro was by Show-Ads Melbourne.
The Agfa-Gevaert Award for the most creative use of photography in printing went to Phillip Howe of Melbourne Advertising Design for his Dalton Fine paper Calendar.
Carol Riberger from the University of South Australia won the Australian paper poster design competition.
Rod Spencer, director of sales and marketing Heidelberg Australia is the Graphic Arts Person of the Year.