Konica Minolta Recognises Top Printers at Inaugural Print Awards

24 Feb 2017

Last night, a number of the country’s top commercial printers gathered for our inaugural National Specialised Print Awards at SoHo Sydney. Melbourne printer Purple Press, was announced as the National Winner.

Guests were treated to a special evening, celebrating the creativity and skill of the award entrants. The state finalists were:

  • ACT: Elect Printing - “House Advert Book” – Darren Muir
  • NSW: Cosmo Print  - “Australia Council Annual Report 2015- 2016” – Yaz Yazbek
  • QLD: TJ's eprint - “Cactus & Hill Capability Statement” – Marty Deutschmann
  • SA: Ink on Paper - “Tastemaster Booklet” – Greg Dawes
  • WA: Images on Paper Pty Ltd - “STEP SAFARI” – Claire Harben

The winner of the $10,000 advertising package was announced during the evening special congratulations to Cliff Royle and Melbourne print company, Purple Press.  

The National Specialised Print Awards have been a huge success in its inaugural year, with over 230 entries received for the prize. 

“Congratulations to Purple Press on the winning piece,” said Anthony Lewis, General Manager - Specialised Print, Konica Minolta.

“We received an extraordinary selection of entries all of which have pushed the boundaries of digital print with some truly amazing work submitted. We would like to thank all of our customers who have supported this competition, and look forward to its growth over the coming years.” 

Image (above): Konica-Minolta-NSPA - Winner (L-R) - Anthony Lewis (KM General Manager) - David Cooke (KM MD) - Cliff Royle (Winner) - David Procter (KM Sales Director)


Winners (L-R) - David Smallman (Purple press) - Cliff Royle (Purple Press) - Shane Hosking (KM Account manager)


Judges (L-R) Kellie Northwood - Anthony Parnemann - Mark Gowing - Darrell John


National Winning Entry - “Photo Book Panorama" - Purple Press

Category: Digital Long Sheet - Up to a length of 1200mm

Media: 230gsm Coated Art Board Matt Laminate / Mounted

Printed on: bizhub PRESS C1060


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