LEADING lights from the UK signage industry have been honoured at global signage and visual communication specialist FASTSIGNS’ annual Awards Ceremony which took place virtually, for the first time ever.

Siam Toppan Packaging (Siam Toppan), a subsidiary of Toppan Printing (Toppan) (TYO:7911), has been honored in the WorldStar Packaging Awards 2021, making it the first Toppan Group company to receive the accolade for two consecutive years.

Kornit Digital (Nasdaq: KRNT), a worldwide market leader in digital textile printing technology, is proud to be named among 29 winners of the 2020 EDP Awards, presented by the European Digital Press Association (EDP). The company’s NeoPigment™ Robusto Softener solution, which ensures superior hand feel for substrates imprinted using the Kornit Presto system for roll-to-roll, direct-to-fabric digital production, was selected “Best Coating and Varnish” in the Consumables category.

Pentawards, the leading network dedicated to recognising global packaging design excellence, today reveals its jury for this year’s competition, now in its fifteenth year, which includes Amazon, Microsoft and Nestle making up its largest and most diverse panel to date.

The Printing Charity has rebranded its annual Print Futures Awards championing young talent working in print, paper, publishing, and packaging as the Rising Star Awards, which are now open for online entries at www.theprintingcharity.org.uk/rising-star-awards/apply-now.

FTA Europe is pleased to announce that the Diamond Awards will bring together more of our industry than ever before with a new virtual format. Amid an unpredictable global situation, FTA Europe wants to ensure that the show goes on, whilst ensuring the safety of attendees.

Karl and Nancy Chapple first bought their Minuteman Press franchise located at 920 7th Ave., Beaver Falls, PA in June 2007. Their full-service design, printing, and marketing center has remained open throughout the COVID-19 pandemic as an essential business. As a result of their continued hard work and dedication to the local business community over the years, Karl and Nancy have been awarded Small Business of the Year by the Beaver County Chamber of Commerce.

Onyx Graphics, Inc., announced today that it’s industry-leading RIP software has been named the 2020 Best Color Management Solution at the annual EDP awards, marking the second award from EDP for best color management since 2018. The winners are selected by a commission of experts (The EDP Technical Committee), which evaluates the submitted products on technical abilities and product innovation that improves speed, quality, performance and cost.

Mimaki Europe, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutting systems, today announced that the European Digital Press Association (EDP) has presented the ‘Best Roll-to-Roll printer up to 170cm’ award to Mimaki for its UJV100-160 LED-UV inkjet printer.

Two European Digital Press Association Awards have been awarded to Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies. They were for its Rho 2500 in the Best Flatbed/Hybrid Printer > 250 sqm/h category and the other for Durst Workflow (Best Workflow Technology).

CHILI publish gratefully accepted a 2020 EDP (European Digital Press Association) award during the virtual ceremony for CHILI publisher, the SaaS software that simplifies and automates how graphics are created. The EDP Awards are regarded as one of the most prestigious technical honors in the digital printing arena, with its judges validating CHILI publisher as the best-in-class layout, design and editing software of 2020.

Summa nv, a leading manufacturer and supplier of high-end cutting, finishing and laser cutting solutions, is honoured to have received the 2020 EDP Award for its L3214 Laser cutter in the category of Best digital wide format cutting solution. On December 7, 2020, this year's EDP Awards 2020 were handed over in an online presentation to a total of 29 winners, whose products convinced the jury of the European Digital Press Association (EDP).

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. received three European Digital Press (EDP) Awards from the European graphics arts trade press in 2020 for advanced new technology solutions that support graphic arts professionals to drive more productivity and revenue. For the 14th annual EDP Awards, judges recognised EFI™ Fiery® FreeForm™ Create variable data printing (VDP) software, the EFI VUTEk® 32h LED hybrid flatbed/roll-to-roll inkjet printer and EFI VUTEk D Series LED roll-to-roll inkjet printers as winning solutions in one of Europe’s most respected print technology competitions.

Wide format printer manufacturer MUTOH, represented by Mutoh Europe for the EMEA territory, has received a prestigious EDP award for its XpertJet 461UF / 661UF LED UV direct to object printer series in the category “Best Object Printer”. The award was presented to Mutoh yesterday by EDP’s Vice President Peter Ollen during a video conference.

As part of the work of the Ghent Workgroup Creative Outreach Subcommittee, the GWG iconography project was announced in early March 2020. The purpose and goal of the project was to create a series of new, updated icons (pictograms) that would provide a better user experience and facilitate communication with a fresh approach to content, design and artistic coherence, and to give a new and updated look to the visual identity of the GWG website.

Agfa’s Oberon RTR3300 inkjet printer has received the 2020 EDP Award for ‘large & wide format printing system in the category roll-to-roll printer up to 320 cm’.

Talon and Grand Visual’s user generated digital Out of Home campaign ‘Sending Love’ won the Best International Campaign award at this week’s Drum OOH awards. It was also highly commended in the Best Collaborative Campaign During Covid-19 category.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) is proud to announce Girls Who Print has named Dawn Nye, Manager of Solutions and Services Marketing, as this year’s recipient of the Girlie Award. This coveted award is presented annually to a member of the print community who exemplifies a commitment to the print community and industry thought leadership.

Earlier this year Contra Vision were once again successful in achieving a third Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation.

Global supplier of integrated hardware and software solutions for the print and packaging sectors, Esko, has been crowned the winner in the Digital Print and Technologies category of the packaging innovation awards 2020, organized in France by the company G.I.S.I, for its Print Control Wizard software.

SuperGraphics, a Seattle based large format print company, announces the addition of a the Durst P5 350 to their industry-leading press line-up.

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