A team of five recognised experts in various areas of the printing industry judged 102 applications at Xeikon headquarters in Lier, Belgium.
The entries were submitted by Xeikon printers worldwide, including countries that had never participated before, such as Russia and Lithuania. They were invited to send in their best print applications in order to win one of the six Xeikon Diamond Award trophies beautified with a genuine high-value diamond.
One trophy went to the overall winner and the others to each of the 5 category winners. The first and second runner-up from each category received a XDA Memento trophy.
The XDA Jury rewarded the entries representing the best business case for the printer and generating the highest added value to the printer’s customer.
“All the applications we’ve judged tell us about the future of digital colour printing”, says jury member Laurel Brunner. “Such diversity, high quality and imagination represent fantastic promotion for digital colour printing! Moreover, the huge amount of entries shows the motivation and enthusiasm of the Xeikon customer base, a sign that this segment of the graphic arts market is more alive than ever.”
Promoting digital printing on a daily basis in Italy, jury member Enrico Barboglio confirms that “international award events like the XDA are a fantastic vehicle to promote digital colour printing. The entries we judged show the richness of digital printing applications and show the many possible applications. By organising the XDA, Xeikon clearly gives a strong helping hand to promote digital printing and, with this, bring forward its customers businesses and application possibilities. These kinds of initiatives should be further encouraged and supported!”
The entries were divided over five categories with the jury awarding one winner and two runners-up.
The Overall Winner was Tann-Papier, Austria for its individualised
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