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‘Good deed’ Logick takes top NZ Print award

Wednesday, 17 May 2017
By Print21

Dave Gick of Logick Print accepts the Supreme Award

Auckland’s Logick Print & Graphics has won New Zealand’s 2017 Pride In Print Supreme Award for its presentation box showcasing a brand of manuka honey.

Logick principal Dave Gick last year disqualified his company from winning the Supreme Award when he realised that part of his entry did not qualify under the rules.

Gick says his firm is lucky to cater for clients who want something out of the ordinary.

“Our reputation has been paved down that road for specialty and unique jobs. Sometimes with the jobs we take on, I am not even sure myself at the start if we can do it. That’s how much of a challenge it is. We are still developing techniques about how to get new results. When customers push us, we push ourselves.”

Created for client True Honey, the black box (pictured) opens in concertina fashion, with a jar of manuka honey firmly gripped within the folds. The box can then be refolded, so the case can continue to showcase the honey after the purchase is made, and take pride of place on pantry shelves.

On a glittering night at Christchurch’s Air Force Museum in Wigram, Logick’s True Honey Large & Small Presentation Case also won this year’s Packaging Category prize.

Pride In Print chair Scott Porter and convenor of judges Simon Yendoll say the standard of entries was the highest in the awards’ 24-year history.

Category Winners

A book that captures the story of the renewal of Christchurch in words and drawings, tied in to the story of a café’s rebirth, earned the Publications Category Prize and was also announced as the Supreme Award Runner-Up.

Let’s Take a Walk is a book printed by local printer Caxton for the Crofski family which owns the C1 Expresso, an iconic Christchurch café located in the central city.

After the earthquake struck on February 22, 2011, the café had to close down. But after some time had passed, they saw how badly the city needed an injection of energy and creativity to jumpstart its recovery. They decided C1 Expresso would be a leader in the fight to recover from the tragedy. It was one of the first businesses to move back into the central city.

Last year’s Supreme Award winner, Dunedin’s Southern Colour Print, confirmed its standing as a world leader in the printing of stamps by winning the Business Print Category. The award is for its Taiwan Map Issue — an export order won from the Chunghwa Post Co. Ltd.

“Any bottle would stand out from any shelf with this label on it” – is the glowing endorsement from the Pride In Print judges for the Haha Brut Cuvee label, which won the Labels Category Award for North Shore printer Rapid Labels. The label is printed in gold on gunmetal foil with a satin varnish finish, and was created for the launch of the new HaHa bubbly.

Point-of-sale displays are soaring with astonishing examples of paper engineering carrying off the Sign and Display Print prize for Auckland company Production Partners.

Lion Nathan needed something out of the ordinary for their “Here’s to Interesting” campaign to promote their range of Mac’s ales. Production Partners worked with APC Innovate to produce a stunning stand which features an animal head positioned above the beers on display. The head is made from thick card cut at precise angles and then folded to create a 3D effect for the faces of different animals.

When you are trying to sell homes worth hundreds of thousands of dollars you need to impress the customer, and that’s exactly what North Shore printer McCollams Print does with its Jalcon Homes Profile image brochure, which won the Promotional Print Category. Family-owned Jalcon Homes has become a benchmark for great quality homes, with over 57 Master Builder’s awards won. To project that image it needs a top-drawer brochure and the Jalcon Homes Profile designed by Velocity and Creative Ltd and printed by McCollams Print does just that.

An 18-month journey of discovery between architect and author, and typographer and designer, was rewarded with the Specialty Products Category Award.

The Gentle Hand, entered by Glenfield-based Bookbinding Press 2010 Ltd, was a deeply personal work prepared for architect, artist and academic Dr Rachel Hurst for her PhD dissertation submission. The book is designed as a tactile object, with varied paper stocks and silky bookmarks to make the ordinary act of reading a sensory pleasure.

Two New Zealand companies – one which is at the forefront of producing some of the best transfers for clothing in the world, and the other which is potentially revolutionising the design of exhibition stands – share the coveted prize of Industry Development and Creativity Category Winner.

Supacolour Group Ltd of Whangarei wins for its Custard World transfer that combines digital and screen printing in a way that only a handful of printers in the world can match, and Auckland company APC Innovate wins for its Gift Trader exhibition stand that is made of fully-recyclable card.

Supacolour are breaking through the boundaries of what is available through print in New Zealand and are delivering something new to the market.

APC Innovate has created a phenomenal exhibition stand that could change the way companies organise their exhibition planning in future. It comes as a flat pack and can be assembled in 30 minutes, either as a free-standing unit or by attaching panels to the wall with Velcro. It is totally recyclable so once the exhibition is over, it can be discarded into the recycling bin or can be dismantled back to a flat pack and used again. The cost of hiring stands is high and people often have to use professional installers. This reduces the cost enormously and you can do it yourself.”

PrintNZ Awards

The PrintNZ Training Company of the Year was awarded to Soar Print Group and the PrintNZ Trainer of the Year was awarded to Tony Reid of PMP Print.

Print NZ Apprentice of the Year was’s Myra Anderson.

“OMG, it’s so incredible, I’ve reached a goal,” says Anderson, while highly praising her chief executive Symon Yendoll.

“The apprenticeship has opened my eyes — not just to print — but to how the business is run as a whole, which is great,” says Anderson. “It has been the making of me.”

(l-r) Symon Yendoll, CEO, with PrintNZ Apprentice of the Year, Myra Anderson

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