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And the printing award goes to… Kwik Kopy

Friday, 15 March 2019
By Jake Nelson

Premium print: the AACTA Awards year in review book, produced by Kwik Kopy Alexandria.

Kwik Kopy has been chosen as the official print partner for the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards for another year.

The high-profile awards show needed a reliable print partner with strong customer service, and found it in Kwik Kopy, said Chloe Krushka, partnerships manager for AACTA and the Australian Film Institute (AFI).

“A quick turnaround and flexibility to work with changes is very important to us. This includes working together to create and follow timelines that work for both parties as well as advice on what materials will work best for the job in question,” she said.

“We have greatly enjoyed working with Kwik Kopy – they have been very responsive and helpful when it has come to our printing needs.”

Kwik Kopy Alexandria printed collateral for the awards, including invitations, posters, event programmes, year in review booklets, winners’ cards, sealed envelopes, and social media cards. It used a combination of offset printing for items such as the year in review booklets, and digital printing for items such as posters and envelopes, on high-quality paper stocks.

The winners’ cards for the AACTA Awards were produced with folded die-cut outer pieces, allowing AACTA to insert the winners’ details and seal the cards to maintain secrecy.

Finishing options such as matt celloglazing were used to deal with the sheer number of people handling the materials, plus lighting and camera flashes; additionally, special inks such as silver metallic toners, and gold metallic finish, were used to make logos and lettering “pop” on pieces including invitations and event programmes.

According to Cathie Cummins, manager of Kwik Kopy Alexandria, working on the AACTA material has been a rewarding experience.

“It’s nice to see the printed collateral for anything, particularly when it’s for an awards show with glitz and glamour and international guests. It’s great to have impressive high-end work like it under your wing to show people.

“We appreciate the fact that it’s coming through the door, and there are some pretty popular people holding onto it at the other end,” she said.

Kwik Kopy has been the official print partner of the AACTA Awards for three years.

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