Geon takes biggest medal haul at west coast PICAs

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Geon’s west coast business, based in Bassendean, was the night’s biggest winner thanks to the 12-strong haul for quality work that included commercial sheetfed and packaging jobs, while it also nabbed the Printing Industry Recognition Award for general manager Ian Smith and the FutureNow Commitment to Workforce Development Award.

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Independent business Scott Print came a close second with 11 gold medals, as well as the evening’s overall best of the best award for book Kimberley Rock Art, which won the category for book printing, offset case bound.

Scott Print and Geon have been traditional rivals at the state awards, with Scott pipping Geon last year with seven golds to five, but Geon taking out 12 golds to Scott’s six in 2010.

The Western Australian Printing Industry Craftsmanship Awards were held on Saturday 25 August in the Astral Ballroom at Perth’s Burswood Entertainment Complex.

Sturt Eastwood, general manager of Fujifilm Australia, the headline sponsor along with sister company Fuji Xerox Australia, praised Western Australia printers for continuing to produce “excellent quality” in the “hyper-competitive” environment.

Another awards favourite was Quality Press, which came away with three golds for its work, as well as the Green Stamp Environment Award.

LabelWorld took a hat-trick of golds, while Rural Press Mandurah took two, and there was a gold medal apiece for PMP, Classic Bookbinders, Percival Print & Packaging, LabelForce and Supa Stik Labels.

Paul Nieuwhof, WA state manager for the trade association, said: “Congratulations to all our winners for maintaining an exceptionally high standard and to all our gold winners who will now go on to represent Western Australia at the National Print Awards next May in Melbourne.”

The LIA-Heidelberg award for the state’s best graduate was also handed down, with Shannon Potter from Express Print Bunbury getting the nod.

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WINNERS LIST

Category 1: one, two or three colour printing

No winner

Category 2: commercial poster, showcards, card construction and mobiles

Entrant: Geon Perth

Finishing: Geon Perth and Fast Finishing

Method: Sheetfed Offset

Press: Heidelberg

Category 3: leaflets/folded leaflets

Entrant: Quality Press

Finishing: Cutter Art

Method: Offset

Press: Komori L540+c

Category 4: presentation folders, programs and menus

Entrant: Scott Print

Finishing: Scott Print, Cutter Art and Intafoil

Method: Sheetfed Offset

Press: Heidelberg XL105

Category 5: booklets, catalogues and magazines – saddlestitched, offset printed (joint winners)

Entrant: Scott Print

Finishing: Scott Print

Method: Sheetfed offset

Press: Heidelberg XL105

Entrant: Scott Print

Finishing: Scott Print and Intafoil

Method: Sheetfed offset

Press: Heidelberg XL105

Category 6: booklets, catalogues and magazines – bound by any method but saddlestitching, offset printed (joint winners)

Entrant: Geon Perth

Finishing: Geon Perth, Intafoil and Print Finishing Line

Method: Sheetfed Offset

Press: Heidelberg

Entrant: Scott Print

Finishing: Scott Print and Print Finishing Line

Method: Sheetfed Offset

Press: Heidelberg XL105

Category 7: annual report

Entrant: Geon Perth

Finishing: Geon Perth and Fast Finishing

Method: Sheetfed Offset

Press: Heidelberg

Category 8: calendars

Entrant: Geon Perth

Finishing: Geon Perth and Fast Finishing

Method: Sheetfed Offset

Press: Heidelberg

Category 9s: stationery – single item

Entrant: Geon Perth

Finishing: Geon Perth and Intafoil

Method: Sheetfed Offset

Press: Heidelberg

Category 9b: stationery – sets

Entrant: Geon Perth

Finishing: Geon Perth and Intafoil

Method: Sheetfed Offset

Press: Heidelberg

Category 10: postcards and greeting cards

Entrant: Geon Perth

Finishing: Geon Perth

Method: Digital

Press: HP Indigo

Category 11: limited editions

No winner

Category 12: book printing – offset, case bound

Entrant: Geon Perth

Finishing: Geon Perth, Intafoil and Fast Finishing

Method: Sheetfed Offset

Press: Heidelberg

Entrant: Scott Print

Finishing: Scott Print and The Bindery

Method: Sheetfed Offset

Press: Heidelberg XL105

Category 13: book printing – offset, limp bound

Entrant: Scott Print

Finishing: Scott Print and Print Finishing Line

Method: Sheetfed Offset

Press: Heidelberg XL105

Category 14: book printing – digital

Entrant: Scott Print

Finishing: Scott Print and Intafoil

Method: Digital

Press: Xerox 1000

Category 15: multi-piece productions and campaigns

Entrant: Geon Perth

Finishing: Geon Perth and Cutter Art

Method: Sheetfed Offset

Press: Heidelberg

Category 16: impact mail, sensory mail or direct mail

No winner

Category 17: packaging – folding cartons and boxes

Entrant: Geon Perth

Finishing: Geon Perth and Cutter Art

Method: Sheetfed Offset

Press: Heidelberg

Category 18: packaging – other

Entrant: Quality Press

Finishing: Quality Press and Clarity Print Image

Method: Offset

Entrant: Geon Perth

Finishing: Geon Perth and Cutter Art

Method: Sheetfed Offset

Press: Heidelberg

Category 19: catalogues, brochures and magazines

Entrant: Scott Print

Finishing: Scott Print, Intafoil, Cutterart and Fast Finishing

Method: Sheetfed Offset

Press: Heidelberg XL105

Entrant: Scott Print

Finishing: Scott Print, Screen Print West and Print Finishing Line

Method: Sheetfed Offset

Press: Heidelberg XL105

Category 20: newspaper inserts

Entrant: PMP Print

Finishing: PMP Print

Method: Heatset web offset

Press: Rotoman 8 and Lithoman

Category 21: security or special printing

No winner

Category 22: finishing – any type of binding, excluding case-bound books

No winner

Category 23: finishing – case-bound books

Entrant: Classic Bookbinders

Finishing: Classic Bookbinders

Category 24: newspapers – web-fed heatset

Entrant: Rural Press Mandurah

Method: Web Offset heatset

Category 25: newspapers – web-fed coldset

Entrant: Rural Press Mandurah

Method: Web Offset

Press: Manroland Uniset 75

Category 26: design

Entrant: Percival Print & Packaging

Finishing: Percival Print & Packaging, Intafoil and Fast Finishing

Method: Offset

Press: KBA 106 with double coater

Category 27: digital printing – non-inkjet

Entrant: Scott Print

Finishing: Scott Print and Intafoil

Method: Digital

Press: Xerox 1000

Category 28: digital printing – inkjet

No winner

Category 29: wide-format inkjet printing over 1.5m wide

No winner

Category 30: embellishment

No winner

Category 31: self-promotion

Entrant: Scott Print

Finishing: Scott Print, Intafoil, Cutter Art and Print Finishing

Method: Sheetfed Offset and digital

Press: Heidelberg XL105 and Xerox 1000

Category 32: innovation or special printing

No winner

Category 33: small business award

No winner

Category 34: labels (roll-fed) – wine and beverage

Entrant: Labelworld

Finishing: Labelworld

Method: Letterpress

Press: Gallus R250

Category 35: labels (roll-fed) – Other

Entrant: LabelForce

Method: UV Flexo

Press: Mark Andy Flexo P5

Category 36: labels (offset roll-fed) – wine and beverage (joint winners)

Entrant: Supa Stik Labels

Method: Waterless offset

Press: Codimag Viva

Entrant: Labelworld

Finishing: Labelworld

Method: Offset

Press: Gallus TCS

Category 37: labels (offset roll-fed) – other

Entrant: Labelworld

Finishing: Labelworld

Method: Offset

Press: Gallus TCS

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