HP recently announced the winners of the HP Indigo Digital Print Awards 2012. Presented this year at the Dscoop at drupa 2012 gala dinner in Bonn, Germany, the competition honours outstanding creativity and innovation in the print and packaging industry.  

The HP Indigo Digital Print Awards showcases Print Service Providers in the Asia Pacific region who have displayed leading innovation with HP Indigo digital presses.  

In its 5th year, the Awards attracted over 300 entries from 14 countries across 15 commercial and industrial categories. The competition recognises 40 companies for their outstanding print achievements and innovations on HP Indigo digital presses in the print and packaging industries across Asia Pacific and Japan.  

The categories include Consumer Photo Book, Premium Photo Book, Arts Photo Book, General Commercial Printing, Direct Mail and Transpromotion, Books and Manuals, Limited Editions and Art Reproductions, Restaurant Menu, Folding Cartons, Wine & Spirits Labels, Food Labels, Health & Beauty Labels, Industrial Labels, Flexible Packaging and Point of Sale.  

Winners of the HP Indigo Digital Print Awards are awarded based on marketing appeal, the best use of digital technology, paper selection, use of ink and colour, finishing and packaging and overall aesthetics.  

This year’s Awards list had four Australian HP Indigo users amongst the winners, including Momento Pro in Premium Photo Book and Consumer Photo Book categories, Bambra Press in the General Commercial Printing category, Satellite Digital in Books and Manuals and Ultra Labels for Wine & Spirits Labels.  

Gido van Praag, Vice President, Graphic Solutions Business, HP Asia Pacific and Japan explains that the Asia Pacific HP Indigo Digital Print Awards recognise the outstanding work of Print Service Providers who continuously demonstrate the competitive advantage digital brings to their businesses.  

The Awards was judged by a qualified panel of leaders from the graphics arts, packaging and media industry, including Almond Ko, Catherine Khoo, Mark Guerrier, Samuel Lee and Raymund Isaac.  

The overall APJ regional ‘Grand Winners’ across all categories are Hucais Group Co., Ltd from China for the Folding Cartons Category, Ultra Labels from Australia for the Wine & Spirits Labels Category and Beijing Jingpindaoyuan (Beijing) Culture Communication Co., Ltd. from China for the Restaurant Menu Category.   

The ‘Most Creative Award’ went to Jaya Agung, Griya Printing 24 JAM from Indonesia for the Direct Mail and Transpromotion Category, and Thomson Press from India for the Premium Photo Book Category.  

The complete winners’ list can be viewed on the HP website.