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Top two collect three golds at Pride in Print

Wednesday, 08 May 2019
By Wayne Robinson

Treble-up: Gravure Packaging wins three Golds

Three Golds each saw Fuzed and Gravure Packaging head the winners list at the annual New Zealand Pride in Print Awards, with APC Innovate and Ovato taking two each.

A total 16 local printers won the prestigious gongs, which came in 23 categories, and were awarded in a glittering ceremony at the TSB Arena in Wellington on Friday.

Make mine a treble as well: Matt Mills, Fuzed

Fuzed – formerly known as Kingsland Print – took Gold in Rigid Packaging, in Sign & Display, and in Lenticular. Gravure Packaging won Gold in Gravure, Flexible Packaging, and Industry Creativity.

APC Innovate took Gold in Print Finishing and Structural Design, while Ovato came out on top also in Industrial Creativity, and in Heatset Web.

Full list of winners:

Publications
Miss FQ magazine
Printed by Webstar Group
Judges’ Comments: “An excellent commercial print job that is hard to fault. The stock changes and colour throughout are excellent and great finishing just completes this worthy winner.”

Business Print
Christmas 2018 stamps
Printed by Southern Colour Print
Judges’ Comments: “Accurate printing, superb registration and beautiful foiling make this commercial job an excellent choice as the Business Category print winner.”

Flexible Packaging
Dark Almond 250g Block wrapper
Printed by Gravure Packaging
Judges’ Comments: “Excellent print and a great laydown makes this flexible packaging a stand out. The product just jumps off the package.”

Rigid Packaging
Ford Raptor Wraps
Printed by Fuzed
Judges’ Comments: “Clever and considered packaging – an impressive example of how design, printing and finishing combine to create a stunning product.”

Labels
The Tortoise and The Hare wine label
Printed by Rapid Labels
Judges’ Comments: “An interesting contemporary design with a great feel – the excellent print, lovely rich black and fine details in the foiling make this label a stand out.”

Sign & Display
Glass
Printed by Fuzed
Judges’ Comments: “Simply stunning this job is so well executed and the alignment is perfect – what an exceptional example of display print.”

Promotional Print
Vodafone Sept 2018 iPhone XS Launch
Printed By Blue Star Works
Judges’ Comments: “A great print job, high quality files and good solid blacks on the posters make this job a stand out for promotional print.”

Specialty Products (Supreme Award Winner)
Oranga Tamariki Panels
Printed By Printlink
Judges’ Comments: “What a great concept and innovative use of this process. An effective three dimensional look has been achieved using a clever technique. A stand out in the Special Product area.”

Print Finishing
Jagermeister Display
Printed by APC Innovate
Judges’ Comments: “The split images match perfectly on this point of sale packaging – an excellent design, a solid and sturdy stand with faultless print finishing.”

Industry Development & Creativity
GreenSeal – Environmentally Friendly Flexible Packaging
Printed by Gravure Packaging
Judges’ Comments: “Excellent use of environmental non-compostable fungicidal paper which they have created – this environmental innovation will make a big impact , a great concept for the industry.”

Industry Development & Creativity
New World mailer
Printed By: Ovato NZ
Judges’ Comments: “How great to see such collaboration between the customer and the printer to maximise the print advertising potential and add value – very impressive. Everything works – lineups, the gatefold, stitching, trimming on a light stock. An outstanding finished job with a complicated design.”

Self-Promotion in the Print Industry
Printed by Logick Print & Graphics
Judges’ Comments: “Wow – this is stunning from the start to the beginning. An impressive business card with a high level of excellence, and one that highlights just how capable this company is. What a way to show off your added value.”

Process Winners

Digital
The Perfect Mix
Printed by Wakefields Digital
Judges’ Comments: “An excellent job, clean and crisp and produced extremely well ensuring the subject photography really pops. A print to be proud of.”

Flexographic
Coles Mayan Gold Potatoes 1kg
Printed by Amcor Flexibles Asia Pacific Christchurch
Judges’ Comments: “Excellent job overall, product looks inviting.”

Gravure
Dark Almond 250g Block
Printed by Gravure Packaging
Judges’ Comments: “Excellent print and a great laydown with a super product shot makes this packaging a stand out. The product just jumps off the wrap.”

Inkjet
Mobile Dental Clinic Van
Printed by Admark Visual Imaging
Judges’ Comments:”Excellent print quality and a well printed campaign with great skin tones. The lamination on the vehicle is great. The complexity of this application is very high and the circles are so perfectly matched over a number of different mediums and surfaces – a worthy showcase for this technology.”

Lenticular
Glass
Printed by Fuzed
Judges’ Comments: “This concept is a perfect fit for lenticular print. The job is so well executed and the alignment is perfect – an exceptional example of lenticular print.”

Letterpress
Filigree Business Cards
Printed by Laserfoil Design & Print
Judges’ Comments: “Foiling of the small serif lettering is just perfect. A business card with a very effective design and die cut. Printed superbly with excellent use of the embossing and foil finishes. An overall great job showcasing letterpress.”

Print Finishing
Jagermester Display
Printed by APC Innovate
Judges’ Comments: “A good design makes for a very stable structure. Nicely printed and constructed – the well resolved design is solid and sturdy and printed with seamless match ups. All split images match perfectly. A product that is well thought out and extremely well produced.”

Sheetfed
Waikato Stud Catalogue
Printed by Print Central
Judges’ Comments: “The judges simply summed this job up by saying ‘this job is a thing of beauty’. The black embossing is spot on, and what a great choice of images – simply stunning.”

Web Coldset
The Timaru Herald
Printed by Stuff Christchurch
Judges’ Comments: “A good clean commercial job and the one we all strive to produce.”

Web Heatset
New World mailer
Printed by Ovato NZ
Judges’ Comments: “Everything works – the line ups, the gatefold, stitching and trimming – an outstanding job with a very complicated design element.”

Structural Design
Jagermeister Display
Printed By: APC Innovate
Judges’ Comments: “A good design makes for a very stable structure. Nicely printed and constructed – the well resolved design is solid and sturdy and printed with seamless match ups. All split images match perfectly. A product that is well thought out and extremely well produced.”

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