Victorian PICAS: Gotta be in it to win it… Hannanprint and PMP were, and did

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Newspaper printers in Victoria missed a chance for kudos when the state’s Printing Industry Craftsmanship Awards went by without a coldset web entry.

The category was one of four in which there were either no winners or no entries.

Heatset printers however, got involved in their two categories, with two majors sharing the honours.

In heatset web-offset, Hannanprint took all the available prizes – gold in for ‘Racing Mode August 2011’ for Fairfax (printed on Sappi’s 74 gsm Somerset Gloss PEFC ), silver for ‘Habitat Magazine Vol 39/4’ (Burgo Mill’s Respecta 100 gsm Matt), and bronze medals for two Fairfax products, ‘Good Weekend’ (Norstar 74 55 gsm) and the ‘Melbourne Recital Centre Autumn 2011’ (Galerie Fine Gloss 100gsm).

It was the same story in the category for web-offset publications with a cover price, but this time the luck was with PMP Print.

It won gold for ‘Belle Dec/Jan' (ACP Magazines), printed on 80 gsm Alma from Cellmark; silver for both ‘Marie Claire June 2011’ (Pacific Magazines), printed on Sappi’s 74 gsm Somerset gloss, and ‘Shop till You Drop – September 2011’ (ACP), printed on UPM Kymmene’s 80 gsm Finesse Classic.

Bronze medals also went to PMP Print for the August issue of ‘Shop Till You Drop’, and for ‘Good Food – May 11’ (ACP), printed on Sappi’s 74 gsm Somerset Gloss.

• Andrew Gaspar (left) receives Hannanprint's gold from Wayne Eastaugh of Marvel Bookbinding & Print Finishing

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