After baring the follies of Australia's news publishers to delegates at this year's INMA World Congress, Melbourne academic Mark Ritson is set to face the local industry at the end of this year's Inform News Media Summit.
Web printing awards were evenly shared in this year’s Australian NPA competition, the first held in a new ‘best of the best’ format. Finalists came from the winners of regional awards including the Printing Industry Craftsmanship Awards held by state Printing Industries associations.
While PMP Print, Hannanprint Victoria and Cadillac Printing each collected more than one medal, none had more than one gold.
Of the total of 82 awards presented, 28 were gold, 29 silver and 25 bronze. In the keen interstate competition, Victoria led the table with 20 medals, of which 11 were gold.
The presentations were made at a gala dinner at Melbourne’s Palladium Ballroom on Crown on the penultimate day of the PacPrint09 trade show, attended by 800 people.
Hosts were TV personalities Gorgi Quill and Larry Emdur, while Sam Kekovitch provided a sharp edge to the entertainment.
Scott Telfer announced his retirement from chairmanship of the awards and will be replaced by John Wanless of Bambra Press.
Web-offset coated stock offline finished: gold– PMP Print for ‘Marie Claire’ June 2008; silver– Craft Inprint Brisbane, for fashion catalogue; bronze– Webstar for Canada, Alaska and USA 2009
Web-offset coated stock, press finished: gold– Hannanprint Victoria, for Betts SS09; silver– PMP Print for Spring Collection 2008.
Web-offset publications with a cover price: gold– Hannanprint for Notebook Magazine, July 2008; silver– Cadillac Printing (text) and Graphic Print Group (cover) for Toys R Us Baby Book; bronze– PMP Print for ‘Marie Claire’ July 2008.
Web-offset printing on uncoated stock: gold– Offset Alpine Printing for Country Road Winter Essentials 2008 catalogue; silver, Hannanprint Victoria, for Home 3/508; bronze– Cadillac Printing for City to the Sea.