HP announced that the 2nd Asia Pacific and Japan HP Digital Print Awards 2009 is open for submissions. The HP Digital Print Awards programme was founded in 2008 to recognize outstanding print achievements and innovations, using HP Indigo presses in the print and packaging industries across Asia Pacific and Japan. The annual Award Dinner, where winning entries will be showcased, is being held in conjunction with the InfoTrends Digital Printing Seminar 2009 in Beijing on 11th May 2009.
Recognizing the need to provide platforms for printing and packaging industry professionals to showcase their work, HP has expanded this year’s contest to twelve categories:
Commercial Press Categories:
– Marketing Collaterals
– Limited Editions and Art Reproductions
– Books and Manuals Printing
– Photo Books/ Coffee Table Books
– Specialty Printing
– Events and campaigns
– Direct Mailers
– Packaging Printing
– Labels & Labels
– Flexible Packaging
– Pharmaceutical labels
– Security Labels
“Last year’s awards programme was an overwhelming success, attracting more than 200 submissions from 12 countries in Asia Pacific. This year we expect even greater participation with the addition of four new categories,” said VS Hariharan, Vice President of Graphic Solutions Business, HP Imaging and Printing Group, Asia Pacific and Japan. “Through the HP Digital Print Awards, we recognize the extraordinary efforts of the top HP Indigo printers and packagers in the region, and use the programme to share best practices to inspire others in the region.”
The Awards will be judged by a team of internationally qualified industry leaders from the graphics arts, packaging and media industries. Entries will be judged on degree of innovation and creativity; marketing appeal; best use of digital technology; paper selection; best use of ink and colour; finishing and packaging; and, overall aesthetics.
Applications for the HP Digital Print Awards 2009 will close 31 March 2009. This year’s winners will be notified by 15th April 2009 and the results will officially be announced during the Award Dinner on 11th May 2009, where the winning jobs will also be showcased.