Adams Print tops Vic PICAs

Adams Print emerged as the clear winners at the Victorian Printing Industries Craftsmanship Awards (PICAs), held last night in Melbourne.


These were the final PICAs prior to the National Print Awards on June 29, with the gold medal winners earning the right to compete with the best printers from across state lines.


Adams Print walked away with six gold medals, and a total count of 13 medals. They were also the winners of the Ball and Doggett Judges award, for their work Van Gogh, with the Ball & Doggett Highly Commended award going to to Whirlwind Print for One Barangaroo.


Nulab Group came in second for gold medals, winning three, also taking home five bronze.


Labelhouse was the next most-awarded company, taking two gold, three silver, and one bronze.


Blue Star Print took home one gold, also winning five silver, and four bronze.


Chapel Press matched the achievement of one gold, also taking two silver and three bronze.


Rooster IMC won gold and silver in the same category, large format.


Lorimier, Print Graphics, Whirlwind Print, and Pandoras Boxes each won one gold, with the latter also taking bronze in the same category, packaging.


The Victorian PICAs were hosted at the PIAA Offices in Mulgrave, with the organisation saying it offered members a chance to make the location their own.


Andrew Macaulay, CEO, PIAA says, “It is indicative of the excellence and innovation of the industry that we have had such a high calibre of print submitted this year. It’s important to celebrate our industry, the printers and their craft, and to ensure that as an industry we are showcasing the visual communications industry contribution to the Australian economy.”


Printing Industries says that with 132 print pieces entered the standard was high, ensuring that the awards went to companies who have excelled in their field, pushing the limits of creativity.

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