2nd annual Asia Pacific and Japan Print Awards now accepting submissions.

HP has announced that the 2nd Asia Pacific and Japan HP Digital Print Awards 2009 are open for submissions. The HP Digital Print Awards programme was founded in 2008 to recognise outstanding print achievements and innovations using HP Indigo presses in the print and packaging industries across Asia Pacific and Japan. The annual Award Dinner, where winning entries will be showcased, is being held in conjunction with the InfoTrends Digital Printing Seminar 2009 in Beijing on 11th May 2009.

Recognising the need to provide platforms for printing and packaging industry professionals to showcase their work, HP has expanded this year’s contest to twelve categories:

Commercial Press Categories:

Marketing Collaterals
Limited Editions and Art Reproductions
Books and Manuals Printing
Photo Books/ Coffee Table Books
Specialty Printing
Events and campaigns
Direct Mailers
Packaging Printing

Industrial Press:
Labels & Labels
Flexible Packaging
Pharmaceutical labels
Security Labels

“Last year’s awards programme was an overwhelming success, attracting more than 200 submissions from 12 countries in Asia Pacific. This year we expect even greater participation with the addition of four new categories,” said VS Hariharan, Vice President of Graphic Solutions Business, HP Imaging and Printing Group, Asia Pacific and Japan. “Through the HP Digital Print Awards, we recognise the extraordinary efforts of the top HP Indigo printers and packagers in the region, and use the programme to share best practices to inspire others in the region.”

The Awards will be judged by a team of internationally qualified industry leaders from the graphics arts, packaging and media industries. Entries will be judged on degree of innovation and creativity; marketing appeal; best use of digital technology; paper selection; best use of ink and colour; finishing and packaging; and, overall aesthetics.

Applications for the HP Digital Print Awards 2009 will close 31 March 2009. This year’s winners will be notified by 15th April 2009 and the results will officially be announced during the Award Dinner on 11th May 2009, where the winning jobs will also be showcased.

For more information or to request for a submission form please contact Rob West +614 1244 3549 or email: rwest@hp.com

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