Three Australian printers receive Fujifilm print awards

Three Australian companies have been recognised in the Innovation Print Awards 2021 with Fandata and Intertype winning the Company Self-Promotion and Direct Mail categories respectively, while WA’s All Flags Signs and Banners was the runner-up in the Large Format/Poster/Banner group.

In all 248 entries were received from Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

All entries were required to be digitally printed on any Fujifilm Business Innovation or Fujifilm product with 22 of the 28 winning entries produced on the Iridesse Production Press.

The winning entry for the “Best Innovation Award” went to Japan’s Art Book Coop. online, with the entry printed using both the Iridesse and the Fujifilm Jet Press 750S.

“The winner of the Best Innovation Award contains exceptional design creativity while applying technological
ability to raise the bar once again,” Scott Mackie, General Manager, Graphic Communications Business
Group at FUJIFILM Business Innovation Asia Pacific, said.

“From the materials, metallic duotones, beautiful photography and simple complexity of print, it is truly a fantastic piece of work, made to look easy. We would like to thank our customers for their hard work and taking time to make a submission. I’m very encouraged to see the remarkable quality of entries submitted this year. The works really exuded boundless creativity and showed everyone’s persistent drive for innovation.”

Chris Lynch, General Manager, Graphic Communication Services, FUJIFILM Business Innovation Australia, said:

“We are very proud of our three Australian winners and runner-up. Congratulations to All Flags Signs and
Banners, Intertype and Fandata Pty Ltd, and all the other winners and runners-up. We are delighted that once
again our customers have demonstrated not only their creativity but also their desire to continuously innovate
– the same innovation that they bring to the industry and their customers every day.”

All winning entries will be showcased at the Fujifijlm Business Innovation Graphic Community showroom in Tokyo, Japan and in regional Graphic Communications industry events.


Entries were judged based on the works submitted, and details of the individuals behind the submissions including name and company were kept from the judging panel.

A panel of independent judges with print and design expertise, and regional judging experience in print
competitions judged the awards.

This included head judge, Paul Callaghan, and member judges, Major Wong Wing Kwong and Sarah Tang.

Paul Callaghan holds several leadership positions in the print industry and has been the Regional Asian Packaging Conference and chairman of the Asian Print Awards committee since 2001.

The panel also included Major Wong Wing Kwong – a past president and general secretary of the previous Institute of Printing (Singapore).

Judging was also conducted by Sarah Tang – co-founder of Sarah and Schooling, a graphic design practice that supports local publishers in Singapore. She is also an an adjunct lecturer at the prestigious Nanyang Academy of
Fine Arts (NAFA).

“We are simply in awe with these amazing colours and would not have seen them just a few years back,”
said Callaghan.

“The sheer highlights of Gold, Silver and Pink simply stood out in this year’s competition, and we were heartened to see businesses adopting new technology and applications. The judging process is definitely tougher than previous years, as the entries received this year are truly world-class.”

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