HP announces winners of regional HP Digital Print Awards 2009 on 12 May 2009 in Beijing


The award winners from India — P. Chellappan, PM Digital Products, Chennai; Sushev Mehrish, Meher Services, Bangalore; Dhiraj Kacker, Canvera Digital Technologies, Bangalore; Mahesh Rajpoot, Moser Baer India, Noida and Appadurai A, HP India
HP announced the winners of the 2nd Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) HP Digital Print Awards 2009, in recognition of outstanding achievement and innovation in the print and label and packaging industries across the region on 12 May 2009. The Awards recognize excellence and innovation in HP Indigo digital printing in Asia and were presented at the APJ HP Digital Print Awards gala dinner held in conjunction with the InfoTrends Digital Printing Seminar 2009 and China Print 2009 in Beijing.

The Awards provide a platform for HP Indigo users in the printing and packaging industry to showcase their digital work, and to inspire traditional printers to understand the value and benefits of new digital printing solutions. This year’s HP Digital Print Awards had about 356 entries for the 12 categories from across13 countries.

The Award winners were recognized at the gala dinner, which was attended by over 650 guests from the digital print community. Winning entries from each category were showcased at the event and were exhibited at the HP China Print Pavilion from 12 to 16 May 2009 in Beijing and then at the HP Indigo Centre of Excellence in Singapore.

“We developed the HP Digital Print Awards to recognize the outstanding work of professionals who have made the switch to digital printing. This year, HP received more than 350 entries — almost a 60% increase compared to the 2008 awards,” said VS Hariharan, Vice President of Graphic Arts Business, HP Imaging and Printing Group, Asia Pacific and Japan. “The dramatic increase in quality entries to our program is in direct correlation to the dramatic growth of digital printing. As the leader in developing digital graphic solutions, HP is excited to see so many outstanding examples from the region.”

Winning entries were selected based on degree of innovation and creativity; marketing appeal; best use of digital technology; paper selection; best use of ink and color; finishing and packaging; and, overall aesthetics.

This year’s Regional Grand Winner from across all the categories was Tianjin Yinyitong Composing Printing Co. Ltd. The China based company was recognized as “best of the show” for its print quality, finishing and fine art reproduction.

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