At the recently held 5th Asian Print Awards, HP’s customers walked away with top honours for their outstanding achievements in digital printing. Two customers using HP Indigo digital presses – Subur Printing Network from Indonesia, and Thomson Press from India – clinched gold and bronze awards in their respective categories.
The Annual Asian Print Awards aims to recognise outstanding achievement in the print and packaging industries across Asia. Award recipients are decided on by an independent judging panel that comprises highly qualified print industry specialists from within Asia and around the world. Entries were judged on the overall print quality of their submissions.
This year, the awards saw 1,800 entries vying for awards in 22 categories. The awards were presented in Shanghai, China recently.
Winning HP customer entries
Subur Printing Network was awarded with the Gold Award in the “Gold in Digital Electrographic” category and a Platinum Sponsor’s award in the “Best Use of Digital Printing Process” category for their project Couleur’s D’Asie – a stunning photography book designed by French Photographer Pavle Kovac and printed on the HP Indigo press 5000. The company also won a Bronze Award for an in-house awareness campaign which saw the company producing a set of playing cards, some snap cards, puzzles and invitation cards.
“We are very proud to have received this award for the third consecutive year. This win was made possible by the consistent output from HP’s Indigo printers. One can create innovative designs and products, but they must be complemented with the best printing technology available. To that end, HP has empowered us with a fleet of printers comprising two units of HP Indigo press 3050 and three units of HP Indigo press 5000,” said Christian Soeseno Boenarso, Head of Digital and Marketing, Subur Printing Network and Managing Director of Kisah Personal Publishing and SayCheese.
Another HP customer, Thomson Press India, bagged the Bronze Award in the digital printing category for high-quality marketing collateral for Bodhi art gallery, which the company’s HP Indigo press 3050 printed on special substrates. Commenting on the award, Sukhvinder Singh Saini, Chief Manager, Thomson Press said, “We are delighted to receive the Asian Print Award. It is a testimony to our commitment to quality and meticulous detail in our printing jobs and reinforces our leadership in the printing space”.
He added, “The HP Indigo press 3050 has helped us in achieving this milestone by providing superior-quality digital colour printing. It enables us to meet specific professional requirements for high-volume production of marketing collaterals, test marketing samples, publishing, labels, security and specialty printing with the quality of traditional offset but with the flexibility of digital printing.”
The highly versatile HP Indigo digital presses allow marketers, publishers, consumer product companies and consumers to print in small runs while retaining offset-quality imaging. With variable data printing capability, HP Indigo presses are also widely used in the production of personalised direct mail and marketing communications materials.
Congratulating the winners, VS Hariharan, Vice President of Graphic Arts Business, HP Imaging and Printing Group, Asia Pacific & Japan said: “HP is honoured by the wins of our customers at the 5th Asian Printing Awards and we heartily congratulate them. We are extremely proud and gratified that they have chosen to combine their craftsmanship with HP’s industry-defining graphic arts solutions.”
“We are glad that though HP technology, our award winning print service providers are able to apply their skill in defining their digital difference, differentiating their service offerings and ultimately growing their businesses. Their wins affirm the other accolades that our customers are winning by using our printers.”