Nine Sappi International Printers of the Year for 2006 Announced
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY—Commitment to excellence in printed communication. That is what the Sappi International Printers of the Year competition is all about. The nine winners for 2006 in the world’s most prestigious printing competition rose to the challenge and were recognised for the exceptionally high standard of their entries in front of their peers from all over the world.
For the past 10 years Sappi has recognised the best printers from around the world through the Sappi International Printers of the Year competition. In their drive to deliver top quality print jobs, printers have continuously raised the bar for excellence as new technologies and techniques have allowed the printer to produce printed communication that grabs the attention of its intended audience.
The nine Sappi International Printers of the Year for 2006 were chosen from 33 finalists in the following categories: annual reports, books, brochures, calendars, catalogues, general print, magazines, packaging and labels and printers own promotion. Held annually, this year the awards attracted more than 7,000 entries from all over the world. The judges worked to a strict set of technical criteria, focusing on production qualities, whilst taking into account the overall balance and appeal of the printed work and whether the combination of design, finishing and the choice of materials was appropriate. With all the finalist entries being of such high standard, the ultimate winners were those that stood out for the judges as having that extra appeal and extra attention to the finest detail.
Winners were announced in the city of bridges, Budapest, Hungary, on Friday 27 October 2006 at a gala event held at the Museum of Applied Arts and attended by industry representatives from all over the world. The avant-garde museum is one of Budapest’s best-known landmarks. Built at the end of the 19th century, it was widely regarded at the time of construction as pushing the boundaries of art and architecture. Against this backdrop, it was an appropriate venue in which to announce and honour the nine Sappi International Printers of the Year and honour all the finalists.