Offset Alpine wins breakthrough digital gold medal at NSW PICAs

Traditional heavyweight Offset Alpine Printing has become an even greater PICAs threat after winning its first digital gold medal.

The IPMG firm won the New South Wales Printer of the Year gong for the most successful entrant in 2013 after pocketing 10 gold medals. That included a breakthrough digital win in the 'book printing – digital' category.

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Offset Alpine also won three gold medals and Best in Show at this year's Fuji Xerox PIXI Awards for the Asia-Pacific.

General manager Michael Bartlett credited Offset Alpine's staff for its success.

"Each day our employees are consistently aiming for the highest standards, whether that be in safety, quality or customer service and these awards are a great recognition of those efforts," he told ProPrint.

Bartlett said that Offset Alpine had invested in digital technology in response to customer demand and to complement its web and sheetfed offerings.

[Related: Offset Alpine stars in 2012]

The other big winner at last Friday night's PICAs was Momento Pro. The Sydney photobook specialist won five golds and the inaugural NSW Printer of the Year judges award, which is given to the year's best print job across all categories.

Central Coast firm Evolve Printing also took home five gold medals. Collotype Labels Griffith won four golds, while Rawson Graphics and STI Lilyfield each claimed three.

Six companies each won two gold medals: Allkotes, Avon Graphics, Green & Gold Printing, Impact International, Oxygen and Statewide Design & Print.

There were also eight one-off winners: Acorn Press, Bright Print Group, Carbon8, Lindsay Yates Group, Mercury Creative Print & Design, RDA Creative, Sony DADC and Watermarx Graphics.




NSW Printer of the Year

Offset Alpine

NSW Printer of the Year – judges award

Momento Pro

One, two or three colour printing

Offset Alpine Printing

Commercial posters, showcards, card constructions & mobiles

STI Lilyfield


Green & Gold Printing

Presentation folders

Evolve Printing

Booklets, catalogues & magazines – saddlestitched

Evolve Printing (two golds) and Lindsay Yates Group (one)

Booklets, catalogues & magazines – not saddlestitched

Oxygen and Acorn Press

Annual reports and prospectus

RDA Creative


Green & Gold Printing


Watermarx Graphics and Rawson Graphics

Postcards and greeting cards


Limited edition

Momento Pro

Book printing – casebound

Offset Alpine Printing

Book printing – limpbound

Rawson Graphics

Book printing – digital

Momento Pro and Offset Alpine Printing

Multi-piece productions and campaigns

Offset Alpine Printing

Impact sensory or direct mail

Offset Alpine Printing

Packaging – folding, cartons & boxes

Sony DADC and Statewide Design & Print

Packaging – other, including display stands

Statewide Design & Print

Labels – offset

Collotype Labels Griffith (two golds)

Labels – any printing process

Collotype Labels Griffith (two golds)

Specialty, including security printing

STI Lilyfield

Screen printing

Impact International (two golds)

Web offset printing – heatset

Offset Alpine Printing (two golds)

Web offset publications with a cover price

Offset Alpine Printing (three golds)

Digital printing – non-inkjet

Momento Pro and Oxygen

Digital printing – inkjet

Momento Pro (two golds)

Digital printing – wide-format

Mercury Creative Print & Design


Avon Graphics (two golds) and Allkotes


Allkotes and Bright Print Group


Evolve Printing and STI Lilyfield

Small printing business less than 15 staff

Evolve Printing and Rawson Graphics

Innovative Business Practice – less than 20 staff

Coaster Kings

Large business – more than 20 staff

Bright Print Group and Impresstik

Environmental initiatives – less than 20 staff

Coaster Kings

GAMAA–LIA National Graduate Scholarship Prize

Samuel Moss, SBM

LIA–PIAA Future Leader Award

Brett Foran, Land & Property Information NSW

Media Super NSW Future Leader Award

Brad Partington, BJ Ball

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