Bambra, a renowned commercial print business in Melbourne, has become the first ever Australian printer to have the quality of its work certified by the global Academy of Certified Printers which was created by fine paper company Arjowiggins in 2016.
Bambra was invited to enter the prestigious award and in order to do so had to submit a high quality body of work using offset printing, screen printing, hot foil stamping and blind embossing techniques for stringent assessment by an international jury of paper, print and design experts.
Bambra worked with Avon Graphics and Ancyn Screenprinting to prepare the submission with the recognition now putting Bambra in the company of 31 of the world’s finest printers.
Bambra chief executive officer Steven Haas said the company was thrilled that the quality work that went into the submission was received so positively the judges.
“We were invited to be a part of this certification with Arjowiggins. They were looking for the best quality printers around the globe so it is nice to be included with such an amazing group of companies,” Haas told Sprinter.
“Arjowiggins provided all the plates and materials and then we had to do the job and send it to them for evaluation. It was quite a rigorous process. They were very critical and used microscopes to examine registration and embossing.
“It was quite challenging but we were very happy to take on that challenge and all the results that came back have been pretty much excellent across the board so we are very happy with it.”
The Academy Of Certified Printers was created by Arjowiggins to promote and encourage exceptional printing by some of the most precise printers in the world. As a key printing partner of many exacting clients, we are always on the pursuit of perfection. This was a real motivation for us to take on the challenge of certification.
The principle of the academy is simple: to certify printers who are capable of accurately reproducing a complex job comprising of four key printing techniques: offset, screen printing, hot foil stamping and blind embossing.
Picture credit: (L-R) Gary Bowles, Antalis Australia; Alan Didus, Ball and Doggett; John Wanless, Bambra; Jenny Lynch, Bambra and Steven Haas, Bambra.
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