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Winners of HP Indigo Digital Printing Contest Announced

May 21, 2010
BIRMINGHAM, UK—May 20, 2010—A postcard printed on recycled paper made from seeds, a marketing catalog featuring hundreds of unique machetes and a stunning photo book with images from African ceremonies in Chile were among the winners of the HP Indigo Digital Printing Contest.

The contest, which attracted 450 entries from customers in 37 countries around the world, recognizes excellence and innovation in digital printing. A judging panel of third-party industry experts selected winners in six categories: marketing collateral; publications; direct marketing and transpromotional printing; photo specialty; environmental impact; and special processes.

HP unveiled the winning entries in conjunction with Ipex 2010, a global technology trade event for print, publishing and media. HP is showcasing the top contestants at its Ipex stand in Hall 12 of the National Exhibition Centre and recognized the contest winners at a gala dinner last night.  

“The HP Indigo Digital Printing Contest was a refreshing validation that creativity, innovation and technical excellence continues to be demonstrated by progressive companies serving graphic communications markets around the world,” said Bill Garno, one of the contest’s judges and director of the Printing Applications Laboratory at Rochester Institute of Technology. “The diversity of applications which take advantage of the opportunities provided by HP Indigo digital printing was abundantly evident and impressed the judges with beautiful design, effective marketing approaches and the highest print quality.”

The category winners are:

Marketing collateral: Model Offset Printing Corp of Puerto Rico for Fideicomiso de Conservacion de PR

Publications: RE Producciones S.A. of Chile for African Ceremonies 

Direct marketing and transpromotional: Millenium Ayalon Ltd of Israel for Data Pro Proximity 

Photo-specialty: VDP Direct of the U.S.A. for Masterson Creative 

Environmental impact: Group Momentum of Australia for Curtis Jones & Brown

Special processes: Picpress of Australia for Clive’s Photography

“Entries for our second HP Indigo digital printing contest reflected the superb image quality that our customers are achieving across the world,” said Alon Bar-Shany, vice president and general manager, Indigo division, HP. “The diversity and quality of this year’s contestants and winners underscore the top-caliber results now possible with digital presses, especially for the high-value color pages that represent the highest growth area for our customers.”  
 

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