Quartet win SA Gold PICA

The Printing Industries Craftsmanship Awards (PICAs) have returned to South Australia, with four companies taking gold medals and gaining entry to the National Print Awards (NPAs).


Multi-Color Corporation Australia took home the top prize, the Ball & Doggett Judges Award, as one of three golds, the other two for non-offset labels, in which it also won silver, and embellishments, in which it also won bronze.


CCL Labels took home gold for offset labels, while also winning silver in the embellishments award, and two bronze for non-offset labels.


Kwik Kopy Norwood took home gold for the booklets, catalogues and magazines, saddle stitch category.


Openbook Howden Print & Design won the gold for the Annual reports, Prospectus, Yearbooks category, also winning the Ball & Doggett Highly Commended Award. It took home silver in the annual reports category, the leaflets, brochures, and flyers category, and the self-promotion category.


Openbook Howden Print & Design says the team celebrated the wins over morning tea. “We are incredibly proud of this result and see it as confirmation of the hard work and dedication of all team members in every department who aspire to get the best results for our clients,” the company says.


The Victorian PICA awards are set to take place tonight.


Andrew Macaulay, CEO, PIAA, says, “When we surveyed the members, there was strong feedback that there needed to be a PICAs in every state, to make it equal for all printers. The second piece of feedback we got was that it needed to be affordable, and needed to be in a relaxed social venue that was accessible to printers, so away from the CBD, which was the case the last night.


“And while it celebrated print, and all the awards on display, people did not want to sit all night and watch people accept awards. They wanted it quick, and to be free to network.


“People wanted to see the quality of the print, and look at the materials, see and talk to their competitors about the industry and the future.”


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