2021 Winners

Supreme Award Winner

625 0226 CHCH Town Hall2

Christchurch Town Hall
~ Print Finishing

Category: Print Finishing
Printed By: Wakefields Digital
Entered By: Wakefields Digital

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Judges Comments:

This was a standout entry and miles ahead of every other print finishing job that they looked at.  The stunning photography in the book and the number of centre spreads, or 'crossovers' that had been perfectly executed, was astounding.

Award winning photographer Olivia Spencer-Bower photographed the town hall monthly from September 2015 until August 2019 as the complex was transformed from its earthquake-damaged state into the fully repaired venue for the performing arts.

Category Winners

 
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055 0138 McBride Sisters

McBride Sisters Sparkling Brut Rose
Labels

Printed By: Rapid Labels

Entered By: Rapid Labels

Judges Comments:

Fantastic!  Brilliant!  Definitely one of the best labels produced.  It is a very technical and faultless label with beautiful foil and emboss finishes that were both perfectly executed.

Business print
065 1452 Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee's Legacy in the World of Martial Arts
Business Print

Printed By: Southern Colour Print

Entered By: Southern Colour Print

Judges Comments:

This stamp is a fabulous job that was well foiled and perfectly printed with smooth definition and nice skin tones.

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096 0076 Wealleans Calendar

Wealleans 2021 Calendar
Promotional Print

Printed By: Kale Print

Entered By: Kale Print

Judges Comments:

While reasonably straight forward in appearance, the colour consistency throughout was highly praised, as well as the binding which showcased true craftsmanship.

Speciality4
226 0190 Bee

Bee
Specialty Products

Printed By: Picaflor Fine Art Printing Limited

Entered By: Picaflor Fine Art Printing Limited

Judges Comments:

This was described as a "WOW" entry for it's perfectly executed fine detail.  Judges were impressed by the large number of hour that had gone in to the prepress stage to get the fine hair detail.  The print has an amazing depth and stand-out effect.

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276 1899 Giltrap 66

Giltrap 66 Summer
Publications

Printed By: Ovato NZ

Entered By: Ovato NZ

Judges Comments:

This piece wowed the judges with its' images, printing and finishing.  They said everything lined up beautifully making the magazine stand out from other entries by miles

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332 1405 valley voice october

Valley Voice Rural Lifestyles October 2020
Publications

Printed By: Horton Media Limited

Entered By: Horton Media Limited

Judges Comments:

Nice clean copy that impressed with its' crisp print and clean presentation.

structural 2021
371 0011 Seltzer Half Can Stacker

Seltzer Half Can Stacker
Structural Design Packaging

Printed By: APC Innovate

Entered By: APC Innovate

Judges Comments:

A cardboard display unit that stood out from the rest of this year's display entries because of the degree of difficulty is presented. It was well thought out and put together.

flexible packaging 2020
518 1610 Whittaker 205g Berry Forrest

Whittakers 250g Berry Forest
Flexible Packaging

Printed By: Gravure Packaging

Entered By: Gravure Packaging

Judges Comments:

They were impressed with the strikingly realistic images on the wrapper saying it was a very clean, sharp image, well executed and a great example of gravure printing with a high degree of difficulty.

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520 0239 Closed Loop Shrink Sleeve

Closed Loop Shrink Sleeve Film
Industry Development & Creativity

Printed By: Gravure Packaging

Entered By: Gravure Packaging

Judges Comments:

Three years of development went in to the production of the special shrink sleeve making it fully recyclable.  While PET containers and bottles are now widely recycled, the labels and shrink sleeves on them are typically sent to landfill whereas this product now allows the complete closure of the rPET loop.

paper and board 2022
550 0106 Lammermoor Whiskey

Lammermoor Whiskey Packaging
Paper & Board Packaging

Printed By: Caxton

Entered By: Caxton

Judges Comments:

It was a complex job with stand-out design and hard to fault - they used every off-line process possible.

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623 0202 Fisher Paykel Overlay

Fisher & Paykel Overlay
Sign & Display Print

Printed By: Permark Industries - EIL Division

Entered By: Permark Industries - EIL Division

Judges Comments:

To get the print so clean and smooth with no screen edges or ink rimming at the edge is remarkable.  Registration misalignment would be very noticeable even if out by a fraction.

print finish
625 0226 CHCH Town Hall

Christchurch Town Hall
Print Finishing

Printed By: Wakefields Digital

Entered By: Wakefields Digital

Judges Comments:

This book is a thing of beauty.  The perfectly executed centre spreads were next level

Process Winners

 

Bee
Specialty Products ~ Inkjet

Printed By: Picaflor Fine Art Printing

Entered By: Picaflor Fine Art Printing

Judges Comments:

180 hours of processing the work through prepress to get the fine details made this a really good print that was hard to fault. The WOW factor can literally be seen in every single hair.

Valley Voice Rural Lifestyles October 2020
Newspapers ~ Offset

Printed By: Horton Media Limited

Entered By: Horton Media Limited

Judges Comments:

A well printed, simple publication with prepress work that was described as outstanding in a sector of the industry that requires almost instant turn around times

Fisher & Paykel Overlay
Sign & Display Print ~ Screen

Printed By: Permark Industries, EIL Division

Entered By: Permark Industries, EIL Division

Judges Comments:

This is a beautiful piece of printing with amazing quality of print clarity on the panel and registration that was 'bang on'

Alvin & Rosie Wedding Invite Suite
Specialty Products ~ Letterpress

Printed By: Laserfoil Design & Print

Entered By: Laserfoil Design & Print

Judges Comments:

Unanimously referred to as a beautiful job, lovely design with a good use of coloured stock, a great example of well printed letterpress

Michael Hill Diamonds
Business Print ~ Offset

Printed By: Ovato NZ

Entered By: Ovato NZ

Judges Comments:

An excellent job demonstrating the best in good clean printing on a difficult substrate.  There was a high degree of difficulty and its win as Best in Process is well deserved

Riddet Institute Annual Report
Business Print ~ Offset

Printed By: Blue Star Wellington

Entered By: Blue Star Wellington

Judges Comments:

An excellent job throughout, very well printed with good colour matching and a nice binding job o the front cover, considering the number of die-cuts the booklet had.

my covid-19 bubble
Publications ~ Digital

Printed By: Wakefields Digital

Entered By: Wakefields Digital

Judges Comments:

The book presented a nice vibrant digital print on an excellent stock. A really, really good job which has been very well finished and produced.

10 Premium Beef Burgers
Flexible Packaging ~ Flexographic

Printed By: Sealed Air Hamilton

Entered By: Sealed Air Hamilton

Judges Comments:

This job won for its complexity, the registration was excellent and the printer did a marvelous job.  There has obviously been a high degree of prepress and technical expertise to get the result they did

Whittakers 250g Berry Forest
Flexible Packaging ~ Gravure

Printed By: Gravure Packaging

Entered By: Gravure Packaging

Judges Comments:

A very clean, sharp image with colours that jumped out.  Well executed and a great example of good work on a difficult substrate


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