YUPO, a Manufacturer of Synthetic Papers, Announces Winners of 2016 Wally Awards
CHESAPEAKE, Va. — October 10, 2016 — Yupo Corp. America, a leading global manufacturer of synthetic paper, has announced the winners of the 2016 Wally Awards, the company’s annual design competition.
Best entry — Toyota Financial Services, for the “2016 National F&I World Tour” pocket folder
2nd Place — JAWNS LLC, for its thin and light pocket utility wallet and notebook (Dan Mills, designer)
3rd Place — Structural Graphics, for a lamp design with branded icons (Isabel Uria, Alex Bates, designers)
Daniel Ko, brand and design director, Toyota Financial Services, Torrance, Calif., won this year’s competition for a dealer sales incentive promotion. Ko’s project was a poster using YUPO Original 78 lb. text that doubled as a pocket folder designed in a style reminiscent of old-time travel brochures. Vehicle sales consultants were encouraged to win adventure vacations to various exotic travel destinations. Ko had used YUPO Synthetic Paper on previous projects and specified it for its texture, strength and ability to accept intricate custom cuts. B&G House of Printing of Gardena, Calif., produced the winning project.
As first place winner, TFS will receive $1,000 and the “F&I World Tour” piece will be featured in a full page article in the September/October issue of GD USA; JAWNS came in second place and will receive $500; Structural Graphics, placed third and will earn $250.
“Submissions for this year’s Wally Awards spanned the spectrum of uses, ranging from the practical to the exotic,” comments Bill Hewitt, marketing manager for Yupo. “It’s evident that designers and printers truly understand YUPO’s unique attributes and are inspired by the possibilities YUPO can deliver.”
To be inspired by all things Yupo, don’t forget to order a YUPO swatchbook. Demonstrating all the famous qualities of YUPO Synthetic Paper — beautiful print reproduction, water-proof and tear-resistant qualities, and tree-free recyclability — the book also holds many different examples of innovative print techniques and applications possible using the unique synthetic paper.
This latest swatchbook also features convenient at-a-glance comparison charts for easy identification and specifying appropriate YUPO papers.
Yupo Corp. was established 47 years ago. Yupo is proud of its history and of the fact that it is known as the premier synthetic paper in the world. From the beginning, Yupo recognized the responsibilities that would come with being the best. For this reason, the design of its corporate logo was of extreme importance, as Yupo knew it would be a powerful reminder of who and what it is.