Digitalpress dominates NSW PICAs

Digitalpress has cleaned up at the NSW Printing Industry Craftmanship Awards (PICAs), collecting 14 medals at the state industry awards last night.

The awards held in Old Government House in Parramatta had the entries on display in an art gallery style exhibition. All gold medal winners will be set to go on and compete in the national awards later this year.

The coveted Judges Award from sponsor Ball & Doggett went to Momento Pro for its photo album Omar + Suzie's Wedding while Digitalpress took home the top price for the other sponsored award, Highly Commended, for itsTeneo Book

Digitalpress won four gold medals for its works Katrina and Tori Memorial Commemorative Book in the category Books (digital), Teneo Book in both Booklets, Catalogues and Magazines (offset); and Embellishments and its cookbook Dish in Regional/Small Business Printing. The business also claimed an additional six silver and four bronze awards.

Dish was made by owner Theo Pettaras in collaboration with 44 chefs and a local designer for charity. All profits were given to the Starlight Children’s Foundation.

Rawson Print also took home four gold medals for its submissions Calibre (Surry Hills) Development Book in Booklets, Catalogues and Magazines (digital), Revlon Eye Kit in Packaging, QT Queenstown Suite in Multi piece promotion and campaigns and Rawson Print Co Fusion Cookbooks in Self Promotion.  

[Related: PIAA releases PICA dates]

Carbon8 won three gold for its entries Arc in Leaflets, flyers or brochures, Carbon8 2017 Christmas Card in Stationery and Initiative – Make Magic Happen in Specialty Printing. The company also scored one silver and one bronze medal.

WHO Printing took out two gold awards, for its entries AgGuide: Australian Native Bees in Books (offset) and Compass Housing Annual Report in Annual reports, Prospectus, Yearbooks. It also took home an extra three silver and two bronze awards.

Momento Pro took first place in the Limited Edition Category for its album Omar + Suzi’s Wedding Celebration, along with a silver in the same category for its art book Year of the Monkey.

Multi-Colour Corporation (Griffith) took out the gold, silver and bronze across Sheetfed or Rollfed labels (offset) with first price going to its entry No J.

Other winners from the night include Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network, Peachy, Pegasus Print Group, Allkotes and Impact International.

The awards are being held in SA and Vic next week, the Picas being hosted in Adelaide on May 28 and Melbourne on May 30.

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