6th Asian Print Awards (2008 APAs) Presented in Singapore; Recognizing Innovations and Outstanding Achievements Across Asia
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6th Asian Print Awards (2008 APAs) Presented in Singapore; Recognizing Innovations and Outstanding Achievements Across Asia

Singapore, Dec 1, 2008 - (IRG) - The 6th Asian Print Awards took place at the Shangri La Hotel in Singapore on Friday night, November 28, at a gathering of Asia's leading print professionals and print manufacturers. The event featured more than 20 awards with over 700 participants witnessing first hand the creme de la creme of Asian printers.

Paul Callaghan, Chairman of Asian Print Awards (APA) said, "Print is relevant to most businesses. Such a visual industry requires the recognition and support from its peer members to encourage higher standards and the continual pursuit of the highest possible quality. The event is a platform to showcase the works of even the most humble business alongside with the main industry players to allow a true exhibition of the capabilities present in Asia.

"The objectives set out by the Asian Print Awards are to recognise the best Asia has to offer in all areas of print and packaging production. 'Achieving excellence' and being awarded a medal is the ultimate accolade that Asian companies can strive for. To ensure the value of the awards, fair play is strictly enforced and entries are judged through coded entry numbers to guarantee that neutrality takes place."

The 6th APA has always enjoyed strong support in the Asian print community from countries such as China, Hong Kong, Japan, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam. This year there is also a huge influx of entries from Japan; an estimate of 250 more entries than the previous year as the awards gain more recognition in Asia. Winning gold at the APA took more on quality than before as jurors said that relevance and excellence were just basics for consideration. Entries have to ensure an element of precise print fineness to win gold.

"It must be remembered that this competition is judged on the quality of the print, it does not matter how fancy or clever a design may be or the number of processes used, the ultimate goal is to achieve print excellence," said Alf Carrigan, chairman of the judging panel for APA.

This evening of celebration has covered all areas of print production, with special focuses on Platinum Sponsor Awards including: Best in digital colour proofing - Epson; Best use of the digital printing process - Fuji Xerox; Best application of creative colour - GMG, Best in Sheetfed offset - Heidelberg; Best in innovative printing - Kodak; Best in more than one production process - Phoenix Blankets; Environmental Printer Awards - technotrans; Best in web offset printing - UPM; and Best in packaging printing and converting processes - Bottcher Systems.

- 6th Asian Print Awards '2008 APA' Winners -
1. Posters, Showcards Gold - Cyberprint Company Limited - Thailand Silver - Aksorn Sampas Press (1987) Co. Ltd - Thailand Bronze - Yamada Photo Process Incorporation - Japan Bronze - Taisei Futaba Industry Co. Ltd - Japan 2. Leaflets, Flyers, Folders and Brochures Gold - Taisei Futaba Industry Co. Ltd - Japan Silver - Ramya Reprographic Pvt Ltd - India Bronze - Pragati Offset Pvt Ltd - India Bronze - Aksorn Sampas Press (1987) Co. Ltd - Thailand 3. Postcards and Greeting Cards Gold - Phongwarin Printing Ltd - Thailand Silver - Taisei Futaba Industry Co. Ltd - Japan Bronze - Supornchai Die-cut Part Ltd - Thailand 4. Multi-Piece Productions and Campaigns Gold - PT Suburmitra Grafistama - Indonesia Silver - C&C Offset Printing Co Ltd - Hong Kong Bronze - Cross Incorporation - Japan Bronze - Trinity Publishing Co Ltd - Thailand 5. Catalogues, Booklets Gold - Cyberprint Company Limited - Thailand Silver - Urano Co. Ltd. - Japan Bronze - C&C Offset Printing Co Ltd - Hong Kong Bronze - Yamada Photo Process Inc - Japan 6. Sheetfed Magazines Gold - BHS Book Printing Sdn Bhd - Malaysia Silver - SPH Magazines Pte Ltd - Singapore Bronze - Amarin Printing & Publishing Public Co Ltd - Thailand Bronze - Silverpoint Press Pvt Ltd - India 7. Calenders Gold - Thomson Press India Limited - India Silver - Pragati Offset Pvt Ltd - India Bronze - Cyberprint Company Limited - Thailand 8. Limited Editions and Art Reproductions Gold - C&C Joint Printing Co (HK) Ltd - Hong Kong Silver - Pragati Offset Pvt Ltd - India Bronze - Cyberprint Company Limited - Thailand Bronze - Li Feng Ya Commercial Printing (Shenzhen) Pte Ltd - China 9. Book Printing (Less than 4 colours) Gold - Everbest Printing Co Ltd - China Silver - C&C Joint Printing Co (HK) Ltd - Hong Kong Bronze - Shoeido Printing Co Ltd - Japan 10. Book Printing (4 or more colours) Gold - C&C Offset Printing Co Ltd - Hong Kong Silver - Eins Corporation - Japan Bronze - Sirivatana Interprint Co Ltd - Thailand Bronze - Everbest Printing Co Ltd - China 11. Packaging offset printing Gold - K.P.P. Packaging Pte Ltd - Singapore Gold - Shanghai Jielong Art Printing Co Ltd - China Silver - Linocraft Printers Sdn Bhd - Malaysia Bronze - Printing Solution Co Ltd - Thailand 12. Web Offset (Coated Stock 70gsm and up) Gold - Sirivatana Interprint Co Ltd - Thailand Silver - Shanghai Li Feng Ya Commercial Printing (Shenzhen) Pte Ltd - China Bronze - C&C Offset Printing Co Ltd - Hong Kong 13. Web Offset (LWC 65gsm or less) Gold - Times Printers Pte Ltd - Singapore Silver - C&C Offset Printing Co Ltd - Hong Kong Bronze - Ringier Print (HK) Ltd - Hong Kong 14. Digital Printing Electrographic/Laser Gold - PT Suburmitra Grafistama - Indonesia Silver - Soontorn Film Co Ltd - Thailand Bronze - C & C Security Printing - Hong Kong 15. Digital Printing Ink Jet Gold - Standard (Chan's) Co - Hongkong Silver - Asahi Advertising Incorporation - Japan Bronze - Shivang Creations Private Limited - India 16. Embellishment Gold - Sirivatana Interprint Co Ltd - Thailand Silver - Leo Paper Products Limited - Hongkong Bronze - Winson Press Pte Ltd - Singapore 17. Self Promotion Gold - Pragati Offset Pvt Ltd - India Silver - Leo Paper Products Limited - Hongkong Bronze - ICR Co. Ltd (International Creative Room) - Japan 18. Innovation in Printing Gold - Siam Offset Co Ltd - Thailand 19. Speciality Printing Gold - C&C Offset Printing Co Ltd - Hong Kong Silver - Morio Co Ltd - Thailand Bronze - Prodon Enterprises - India 20. Digital Colour Proofing Gold - Sirivatana Interprint Co Ltd - Thailand Silver - Schawk Imaging (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. - China Bronze - Siam Toppan Packaging Co Ltd - Thailand - 2008 APA Platinum Sponsor Awards -

I. Best in Sheetfed Offset - Heidelberg Platinum Sponsor Award

Entrant: Cyberprint Company Limited
Country: Thailand
Prepress: Soonthorn Film
Printer: Cyberprint Company Limited

II. Best Application of Creative Colour -  GMG Platinum Sponsor Award

Entrant: Shivang Creations Private Limited
Country: India
Prepress: Shivang Creations Private Limited
Printer: Shivang Creations Private Limited

III. Best in Digital Colour Proofing - Epson Platinum Sponsor Award

Entrant: Sirivatana Interprint Co Ltd
Country: Thailand
Prepress: Sirivatana Interprint Co Ltd
Printer: Sirivatana Interprint Co Ltd

IV. Best Use of the Digital Printing Process - Fuji Xerox Platinum Sponsor Award

Entrant: PT Suburmitra GXtra Phoenix Blanket
rafistama
Country: Indonesia
Prepress: Kisah Personal Publishing 
Printer: PT Suburmitra Grafistama

V. Best in Innovative Printing - Kodak Platinum Sponsor Award

Entrant: Siam Offset Co Ltd
Country: Thailand
Prepress: Imagin Graphic Co Ltd
Printer: Siam Offset Co Ltd

VI. Best in Web Offset Printing - UPM Platinum Sponsor Award

Entrant: Sirivatana Interprint Co Ltd
Country: Thailand
Prepress: Sirivatana Interprint Co Ltd
Printer: Sirivatana Interprint Co Ltd

VII. Best in Packaging Printing and Converting Processes - Bottcher Systems Platinum Sponsor Award

Entrant: K.P.P. Packaging Pte Ltd
Country: Singapore
Prepress: K.P.P. Packaging Pte Ltd
Printer: K.P.P. Packaging Pte Ltd

VIII. Best in More than One Production Process - Phoenix Blankets Platinum Sponsor Award

Entrant: Hong Kong Economic Times Limited
Country: Thailand
Printer: Cyberprint Company Limited

IX. Environmental Printer Awards - technotrans Platinum Sponsor Award

Entrant: Thumbprints Company Sdn Bhd
Country: Malaysia


2008 APA Gold Sponsors

Agfa, Asian Printing Equipment Centre, CGS Publishing Technologies, Day International, EskoArtwork, Fuji Film, Goss International, Hewlett Packard, Hostmann - Steinberg, IST METZ GmbH, Komori, Konica Minolta, MAN Ferrostaal, MAN Roland, Oce, Ricoh, Dainippon Screen, Thai Print Awards 2007


2008 APA Patrons

Esko Artworks, Canon, KBA, X-Rite (Official Supplier of 6th APA)


2008 APA Supporting Associations

Print & Media Association Singapore (PMAS), The Thai Printing Association, PEIAC, Indonesia Print Awards (IPA)


2008 APA Title sponsor

Messe Dusseldorf GmbH - event organiser of drupa 2008


About Asian Print Awards (APA)

The Annual Asian Print Awards was founded to recognise outstanding achievement in the print and packaging industries across Asia. With more than half the world's population represented in this fast growing area, communication in the form of printed matter links Asia's diverse cultures. It is imperative that such print achievements do not go unrecognised, especially among the population base that Asia enjoys. The entries are judged on a wholly quality oriented set of criteria to ensure that fair play is enacted at all times. To further enforced neutrality, the companies' names will not be disclosed and entries are judged through a coded entry number. The Independent Judging Panel comprises ten highly qualified personnel from within Asia and around the world. Please visit www.asianprintawards.com.sg.

About Callahan Publishing Pte Ltd

Callahan Publishing delivers the only regional printing trade publications in Asia. It closes the knowledge gap between the United States and Europe by delivering the latest development in the Asian markets. The magazines by Callahan Publishing are circulated to more than 11,000 companies in 13 countries monthly, including developing markets like China and Indochina. These magazines are a genuine source of market information for printers, manufacturers and suppliers. It also provides launch platforms for new products introduced to Asia. Please visit www.cpublish.com.sg.

Contact:

Callahan Publishing Pte Ltd
116 Lavander Street
Unit 03-02
Pek Chuan Building
Singapore 338730
E-mail: paul[at]cpublish.com.sg
Website: www.asianprintawards.com.sg 
 


Dec 1, 2008
Source: Callahan Publishing Pte Ltd

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