HP unveils winners of HP Digital Print Excellence Awards 2020

27 April 2020

HP Inc. announced the winners of the HP Digital Print Excellence Awards 2020. Now in their 13th year, the awards celebrate the invaluable contribution print service providers (PSPs) from Asia Pacific make to advancing the print industry through HP Indigo digital presses. With winners hailing from 14 countries across 25 categories, the judges were impressed by the outstanding imagination, expertise and talent of PSPs who delivered innovative and high-quality prints for brands across the region.

“Each year we are astounded by the caliber of entries for the HP Digital Print Excellence Awards,” said Oran Sokol, director and general manager, HP Industrial business, Asia Pacific, HP Inc. “Our PSPs are doing inspiring work to elevate brands across Asia Pacific by creating bold, expressive and personalized experiences. Their customers are increasingly demanding on quality and speed of delivery, so we want to support PSPs by helping them to make their creative ideas reality while reaching new levels of profitability. New innovations such as our silver ink and HP SmartStream Collage allow PSPs to not only leverage the efficiency and quality of HP digital print, but also push the boundaries and develop new opportunities to impress their customers.”

Entries showcase the future of print

Judges for the awards included senior executives from HP, publishers, marketing consultancies and education institutes. This range of expertise was required as the print industry converges with adjacent industries such as fashion and product design, and trends such as sustainable materials rise in importance.

This year’s awards included a new category – Environmental Responsibility. The winner, Thai Nam Poly Pack, used the HP Indigo 20000 Digital Press to print die-cut bags, adhesive pouches and single-use aprons using a revolutionary new bioplastics material. Biologically based and combustible, Thai Nam Poly Pack printed three kilometers worth of goods which, when disposed of, will biodegrade and leave no trace on the environment.

Entries were scored based on overall aesthetics, impact and marketing effectiveness, shelf appeal, design suitability, uniqueness and innovation, and best use of media and substrate. Judges awarded three Grand Winners and two Creative Winners in recognition of their outstanding print quality, finishing and innovative designs.

Countries from around the region were well represented this year. China has eight winners, followed by Thailand with six. Australia and Indonesia both had four winners, while India and the Philippines have two. Singapore, Taiwan and Vietnam have one winner each.

The full list of winners is as follows:

Commercial Press Categories

Art Photo Book

Jinan Yiyoumei Cultural Media Co. Ltd. - China
Jinhua Maya Printing Co. Ltd. - China

B2 Size Photobook
Carbon8 - Australia
Sri Sivarama Digital Press – Printonica - India

Consumer Photobook
Beijing Hengmei Culture Communication Co. Ltd. – China

Premium Photobook
Sri Sivarama Digital Press - Printonica - India
PT Bintang Sempurna - Indonesia

Commercial Printing

Calendar
GA Printing - Philippines

Restaurant Menu
Beijing Hengmei Culture Communication Co., Ltd. - China

G.D. Propack Co., Ltd. - Thailand

Hard Cover Book
Carbon8 - Australia

Soft Cover Book
Cyberprint Group Co., Ltd. - Thailand

Self-Publishing Book
PT. Bintang Sempurna - Indonesia

Limited Edition and Art Reproduction Book
GA Printing - Philippines
Tianjin Haishun Printing Co., Ltd. – China

Technology Category

Best Use of SPOT Colour
PT Bintang Sempurna - Indonesia

Best Use of Fluorescent Ink
PT Bintang Sempurna - Indonesia

Speciality Printing
Jinhua Maya Printing Co., Ltd. - China

Labels & Packaging Categories

Health & Beauty Label
Multi Color Corporation Australia - Australia

Wine & Non-Alcoholic Label
QLM Label Makers Pty. Ltd. - Australia

Food Labels
Million Polyseal Industry Co. Ltd. - Thailand

In-Mold Labels
Shanghai Haiying Print - China

Self-Promotional Label
QLM Labels Makers Vietnam – Vietnam

Shrink Sleeves
SHRINKflex (Thailand) Co., Ltd. - Thailand

Flexible Packaging
Taiwan Lamination - Taiwan
TPBI Public Company Limited – Thailand

Environmental Responsibility
Thai Nam Poly Pack Co. Ltd. – Thailand

Folding Cartons
Shenzhen Yutong - China
Teckwah Value Chain Pte Ltd. - Singapore