Victorian PICA golds go to Adams Print, Eastern Press, Geon and Picpress

Click here to see our photo gallery from the night.

The top-ranking foursome were the talk of the room at the black-tie gala dinner at the Sofitel on Collins, which was hosted by TV personality Gorgi Coghlan.

PICA Victorian chairman Trevor Hone said this year’s awards were in the Gold, Silver and Bronze categories, rather than the Diamond, Emerald and Ruby awards of the past three years. This follows the final phase of the PICAs integration with the National Print Awards, which are judged from state winners.

Hone praised a move by the Printing Industries Association of Australia to restructure itself into a national-only organisation from next January, abolishing its state branches, which will become national branch offices.

He also lamented the appreciation of the Australian dollar, stating that “we’d be much better off as an industry with a dollar valued around 70 US cents”.

Hone was also honoured as the first Victorian to receive Printing Industries life membership.

Adams Print, Eastern Press, Geon and Picpress shared top honours at the awards ceremony by taking three gold medals each.

Click here to see the full list of winners.

Adams Print won gold medals for: ‘Leaflets’ for its work on the Focus RS Saver brochure; ‘Limited Art and Reproductions’ for Indigenous Art at the ANU; and ‘Book Printing (Limp Bound)’ for its printing of the Ron Mueck sculptures catalogue.

Eastern Press took gold for: ‘Presentation Folders’ for its Australian Club folder; ‘Booklets, Catalogues and Magazines (Saddle-stitched)’ for its Spurling catalogue; and ‘Calendars’ for its 2011 Guide Dog calendar.

Geon secured golds for: ‘Booklets, catalogues and magazines (bound by any method but saddle-stitching)’ for its L’Oreal Professionals Education Book; ‘Postcards and Greeting Cards’ for its Carnival Invite; and ‘Multi-piece Productions & Campaigns’ for its North Adviser Kits Folder.

Picpress scored gold for: ‘Book printing (Digitally Printed)’ for Yervant Photography; ‘Digital Printing (Inkjet)’ for its Tranquility artwork reproduction; and the ‘Small Printing Business Award’ for Australasian Nature Photography.

Adams Print also won the Heidelberg Australia Award for Excellence in Craft for Indigenous Art at the ANU, with Shane Soutar (pictured) accepting the award from Heidelberg’s John Kirkham.

The Currie Group Award for Innovative Imaging was won by Picpress for its work on the book, What Was I Thinking! by Victorian landscape photographer Clive McWaters.

Bambra Press received the Dalton Paper Environmental Award for its work in waste reduction and educating its customers to be ecologically aware.

The Murray Betts Group snared the Spicers Paper Design Award for its ‘Ra Ra’ brochure.

Courtney Colour Graphics won the Judges Award for its involvement with The Mossgreen Story, a lavishly photographed book on Melbourne’s famed Mossgreen Gallery.

Click here for the latest headlines for across the printing industry. 

Comment below to have your say on this story.

If you have a news story or tip-off, get in touch at  

Sign up to the Sprinter newsletter

Leave a comment:

Your email address will not be published. All fields are required


Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our team.