The die is cast; after two arduous judging days our panels have come up with a shortlist of the brightest and best the UK print industry has to offer.
Congratulations to all of the companies that made the grade this year, being shortlisted for one of PrintWeek’s prestigious ‘Prisms’ is a fantastic achievement.
The task of separating the great from the good is something that the 20-plus Awards’ judges, all leading print buyers or independent experts in their field, took incredibly seriously.
So I must thank our teams of judges, who had the unenviable, but hopefully enjoyable, task of assessing the hundreds of entries submitted.
Thank you to all of this year’s Awards sponsors too.
But a special thank you has to go to everyone that took the time and trouble to enter - especially those of you that didn’t make the shortlist this year
I hope that you take solace in the well-placed pride you showed in your business by simply entering. And I hope to see you back next year, stronger than ever, securing your place on the 2020 shortlist.
For those of you that were lucky enough to make the shortlist this year, tickets for the Awards ceremony are available now.
And even if you didn’t enter this year, the PrintWeek Awards is the perfect place to celebrate everything that is great about print and catch up with friends, rivals and some of most influential UK print buyers, all while you enjoy a fantastic evening of entertainment.
I look forward to seeing you in the Great Room at the Grosvenor on the 21 October for what I know will be another night to remember.
Viva your business! Viva your people! Viva print!
Editor and Publisher
Geoff Neal Group
The Westdale Press
A3 Design & Print
Geoff Neal Group
Hampton Printing (Bristol)
Route 1 Print
Go Inspire Group
Impress Print Services
Route 1 Print
Amberley Adhesive Labels
The Label Makers
· Geoff Neal Group
· Impress Print Services
· VR Print
· Iliffe Print Cambridge
· Mortons Print
· Reach Print Services Westferry
· Reach Printing Services Watford
· Augustus Martin
· Omni Colour
· SMP Group
· Augustus Martin
· Imprint, part of Pureprint Group
· SMP Group
· Curtis Packaging (Specialist Finishing Division)
· Empress Litho
· Inky Little Fingers
· CPI Colour
· Empress Litho
· Geoff Neal Group
· Park Communications
· Pureprint Group
· CS Labels
· Nationwide Print
· PH Media
· Printroom Group
· Midland Regional Printers
· The Sherwood Group
· Windles Group
· Callum Cusack, Reach Printing Services
· Jayleigh Price, Precision Colour Printing
· Paisley Woods, Northern Flags
The PrintWeek Awards are the most prestigious event in the printing industry’s calendar, boasting the biggest number of print buying and print production professionals.
The gala dinner and awards presentation will take place on Monday 21st October, at the prestigious Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London.
Your ticket price includes champagne on arrival, a three-course meal, and, of course a night jam-packed with top-quality entertainment and an after-show party. The event is typically hosted by a leading light from the world of comedy, with previous hosts including Dara Ó Briain, Jimmy Carr, Gyles Brandreth and Miles Jupp.
Book now: Table bookings are now open, please click here to book your table! For any other enquiries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Monday 21st October 2019
Venue: The Great Room, Grosvenor House Hotel, London
Dress code: Black tie
|Prices||Until 6 Sept - Early Bird price||After 6 Sept - Standard price|
|Premium Table for 10**||£3,600.00||£3,600.00|
|Standard Table for 10||£2,300.00||£2,550.00|
|Standard Table for 12||£2,800.00||£2,980.00|
*Early bird booking rate expires on 6 September.
Please note all prices exclude VAT
This year we have a limited number of premium tables available. Why not treat your team to a night they never forget with a branded meeting point on arrival, two bottles of champagne on ice, on your table and guaranteed prime table position. Make your organisation stand out and your team feel exceptional.
Founded in 1958, Brett Martin is a market leader in the production of rigid plastic media for signage, display and print applications. Globally renowned for its product quality, service excellence and range evolution, Brett Martin’s plastic sheet products include the ever expanding Foamalux brand, which offers one of the most extensive foam PVC sheet ranges available on the market, and its transparent sheet ranges which have earned a global reputation for their reliability and performance.
Much more than just a manufacturer and supplier, Brett Martin combines its quality product portfolio and comprehensive logistics network, with an unrivalled ability to offer guidance on material selection and consultation on production challenges such as static control. This has given the Northern Ireland based company a deserved reputation as a valuable business partner to companies in the sign and graphics sector.
The British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF) is the principal business support organisation representing the UK print, printed packaging and graphic communication industry. BPIF strives to ensure its members’ requirements come first and through listening to their needs have developed an unrivalled range of products and services that go well beyond those provided by a traditional trade association.
BPIF provide the highest standard of support and training for printers to grow and develop healthy, sustainable and profitable businesses, aiming to provide an environment geared towards their businesses success.
Denmaur has been an established name in both the print and publishing sectors since 1983. Today, Denmaur Paper Media has become one of the leading specialist paper merchants in the UK, supplying innovative and sustainable papers for printers, publishers, designers and commercial end users.
Our company comprises of two divisions: Denmaur Paper, a stockist paper and board merchant servicing the UK's commercial print sector; and Denmaur Media, providing a completely managed paper supply to for companies and organisations who recognise the benefits of sourcing their own paper for print.
Combined, Denmaur Paper Media is equipped to provide the paper requirements for traditional and modern processes and a tailored service that ensures we live up to what we claim, a company that offers intelligent paper solutions and a company that is better connected to print.”
As a long-established provider of business opportunities for individuals, partnerships, companies and industry organisations across the world drupa, the key event for the printing and crossmedia sectors, applauds all professional colleagues and companies who strive to make a positive difference to the standards of service offered to customers, suppliers and associates.
In both commercial and social life it is vital to have a genuine interest in people and this is at the heart of recognising the importance of the customer, both external and internal.
We also believe that the contributions of the individual members of the team are indispensable to delivering a successful outcome for the customer.
The PrintWeek Awards offer an outstanding opportunity to celebrate the essential part that service plays in improving and enhancing the customer experience. drupa is honoured to be the official sponsor for the Customer Service Team of the Year category.
Excellence is suitably acknowledged and we thank the contenders and the nominees for participating and congratulate the winner of the drupa Customer Service Team of the Year Award.
EFI is a global printing technology company with the mission to inspire the world with spectacular imagery on any material. Leading the transformation from analogue to digital imaging, we are passionate about fueling customer success with products that increase competitiveness and boost productivity. To do that, we develop breakthrough technologies for the manufacturing of signage, packaging, textiles, ceramic tiles, and personalised documents, with a wide range of printers, inks, digital front ends, and a comprehensive business and production workflow suite that transforms and streamlines the entire production process.
Our print technology is aimed at providing PSPs with the ability to print the widest array of their customer’s branding requirements without the need for hefty investment in equipment or training.
All Epson printers use our own patented printheads, inks, firmware & printer chassis to ensure the best possible print quality, time after time.
Ink sets include aqueous, eco-solvent, dye sub, DTG, resin & UV for applications including proofing, photo, CAD, posters, signage, wallpaper, décor, textile, garments, rigid media (flat& 3D) and labels.
FLYERALARM is one of the leading online print brand in Europe serving in fifteen countries, with annual revenues in excess of over £310m and over 2,300 employees.
Our core business is the production and sale of more than 3 million products in digital print and offset print across Small Format, Wide Format and Display, Promotional Products, Accessories, Clothing and Packaging categories.
FLYERALARM products are produced in Germany at Eight State-of-the-Art factories equipped with the latest print presses housed in 41000m2 of production space, from which up to 26,700 orders are dispatched every day.
Digitisation is changing printing, opening up new and exciting opportunities and demanding new ways of working and new skills. There has never been a more exciting time to be in print. In sponsoring the Trainee of the Year award, Heidelberg hopes to encourage printers to foster development and excellence in their workforce. Attracting and keeping staff, training and developing them for tomorrow’s world, is critical to success. In the words of Richard Branson: “Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don't want to.”
Heidelberg supplies equipment, workflows, consumables and support services and it has in recent years collated data that enables it to advise printers on how to achieve Overall Equipment Efficiency, to maximise output. This goes beyond the technology itself (though that is vital) to working practices and that highlights the importance of process discipline but also people power for top production and business performance. Well-trained staff with a can-do attitude and an understanding of good working practices are good for efficiency, for reputation and for profitability.
Our vision is to create technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere — every person, every organization, and every community around the globe. This motivates us — inspires us — to do what we do. To make what we make. To invent, and to reinvent. To engineer experiences that amaze. We won’t stop pushing ahead, because you won’t stop pushing ahead. You’re reinventing how you work. How you play. How you live. With our technology, you’ll reinvent your world.
Intelligent Finishing Systems (IFS) is one of the leading suppliers of finishing equipment in the United Kingdom and Ireland. IFS have established a broad portfolio of finishing solutions. These systems are widely recognised as among the finest in their sectors and include highly automated, easy to operate, market leading choices from key manufacturers Horizon, Foliant, Durselen, Petratto, Perfecta, SCS, and Technau. Collectively they deliver business winning solutions in many of the key finishing disciplines – including folding, perfect binding and saddlestitching. IFS is the definitive point of reference for quick-response professional finishing solutions for every print need from digital on demand runs-of-one to high volume litho work.
Premier Paper is the UK’s leading independent paper merchant and, through its nationwide branch network, offers an extensive choice of products and top brands from many of the world’s leading paper manufacturers. Premier’s range also includes the widest choice of media for digital production presses.
Within its business divisions the teams are equipped with specialist knowledge and extensive experience and are ready to offer guidance and advice to ensure that customers are able get the best from the products that Premier offer.
Quadient, a Neopost Digital Company, provides technology that enables organizations to create better experiences for their customers through timely, optimized, contextual, highly individualized, and accurate communications for all channels. Our solutions are used by thousands of clients and partners worldwide to activate their organizations in the name of customer experience.
Ricoh is empowering digital workplaces using innovative technologies and services enabling individuals to work smarter. For more than 80 years, Ricoh has been driving innovation and is a leading provider of document management solutions, IT services, commercial and industrial printing, digital cameras, and industrial systems. Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in approximately 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ended March 2017, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,028 billion yen (approx. 18.2 billion USD).
Sun Chemical has long been known for innovation, technical expertise, and for the quality and performance of its products. It offers enhanced value, service and support to its customers in packaging, commercial, publication, screen and digital markets. Sun Chemical specialises in the development, production and supply of state-of-the-art printing inks and coatings. In addition, Sun Chemical offers its customers a single-source supply of all their pressroom consumables, guaranteeing best-in-class products that have been selected for their excellent compatibility with the company’s inks and coatings. With ink ranges such as Express, a high performance Commercial sheetfed ink and IDL, the ultimate low energy curing product, Sun Chemical continues to extend the boundaries of ink technology and to improve the products supplied to the industry. It is recognised as the “Ink Supplier of Choice”, the company that sets the standards, the company that others are judged by, a benchmark for the industry.”
The PrintWeek Awards are the industry’s premier award scheme.
The awards are completely independent, and are judged by professional buyers of print and leading, independent experts in the fields of finance, the environment and customer service.
This is exactly why they are so coveted by printers and respected by buyers; in short winning a PrintWeek Award means something and by sponsoring an award category you are aligning your business with not only the best of the best, but also signalling the fact that your business understands and supports printers who go the extra mile.
By becoming a sponsor you’re guaranteed months of exposure, leading up to the industry’s night of nights when you and your guests are guaranteed a prime table in the Great Room at London’s Grosvenor House hotel.
As well as conventional category sponsorships, there is also a whole host of other bespoke opportunities. We relish the challenge of coming up with innovative partnership opportunities that not only give your brand peerless exposure but also help make the PrintWeek Awards night ‘the’ event in the print industry’s calendar.
To find out more about how your business can benefit from being associated with the PrintWeek Awards, please contact our sponsorship team on 0207 501 6692 or by email at: email@example.com
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Please see answers to some frequently asked questions below. If your question is not answered here, please get in touch with the awards team on 0203 915 9454, who will be happy to help.
The final closing date will be 11.59pm on Monday 29th July 2019. Please note that samples must reach us by Thursday 1st August 2019.
Please note that there is an early-bird entry rate of £140 +VAT per entry, this rate expires on Friday 7th June. For entries submitted on or before Friday 5th July, the entry fee is £170 +VAT per entry.
The early-bird entry rate is £140 +VAT per entry, please note this rate expires on Friday 7th June. For entries submitted on or before Friday 5th July, the entry fee is £170 +VAT per entry.
Performance Awards - April 2018 to the end of March 2019
Quality Awards – entries must have been printed since 1st July 2018
By taking part we are also delighted to support PrintWeek who tirelessly report, reflect, encourage and support the many facets of our innovative, exciting but, at times, frustrating industry! The PrintWeek Awards celebrate the power, diversity and creativity of our industry and offer a unique opportunity for companies of all sizes and from all sectors of print to be nationally recognised by their peers for their significant achievements and industrial endeavours. Winning one of the coveted Pr
Kirk Galloway, managing director, Buxton Press
2015 was the first time we entered the PrintWeek Awards and we were really chuffed to win two categories. Whilst giving us the feel good factor, winning has also resulted in a lot of new business enquiries. The print industry still has a lot to offer and we should all do our bit to promote this amazingly diverse industry and celebrate what we do. The PrintWeek Awards is a great place to start.
Fenton Smith, director, Boss Print
The awards are a great way of publicising and providing independent endorsement of the exceptional standards our team have achieved in service, quality and environmental management. A nomination or win gives recognition and a thank you to our team for the skill, hard work and commitment which has been fundamental in enabling us to reaching these standards.
Alison Branch, managing director, Park Communications
Winning two 2015 PrintWeek Awards and receiving a further commendation has been great for both internal morale and external business at DST; re-assuring existing clients they are with the right partner, whilst helping re-enforce our credentials and generate discussions in any new business pitches.
Jeremy Walters, chief executive, DST
award then it is PrintWeek award that you want to win because so many businesses enter them. Being able to show perspective new clients that you have won awards gives another reason for that business to start to trust you and give you that first chance. And it is just a great evening as well! - Sam Neal, managing director, Geoff Neal By taking part we are also delighted to support PrintWeek who tirelessly report, reflect, encourage and support the many facets of our innovative, exciting but, a
Mike Freely, managing director, Octink
We enter the PrintWeek Awards to challenge ourselves, and let our clients know what we can do. Augustus Martin has size, great logistics, great equipment and systems that allow our customers to react quickly when required; but we see these awards as an opportunity for our staff to show their passion and expertise. It’s great to see them recognised for their dedication and ability by experts in our industry.
Lascelle Barrow, joint managing director, Augustus Martin
Winning one of Printweek’s prestigious awards has a positive impact both on employees and clients alike. For the team at Screaming Colour it is recognition for the creativity, hard work and determination that everyone puts in throughout the whole year. For clients and potentials clients it helps differentiate Screaming Colour as a company who consistently produce work that is of a quality and specification well beyond the norm.
Iain Moring, managing director, Screaming Colour
Being the winner of Industrial Digital Printer of the Year at last year’s PrintWeek Awards has propelled our profile throughout the industry. With the technology being groundbreaking and new we could not have had a better launchpad for getting it out there than this award. It has certainly changed a number of our clients minds on what is now possible to achieve in print from the data they hold. We have found that winning a PrintWeek award has been a door opener and one that we can be proud of.
Ian Lamb, sales director, Gask & Hawley
If you want to win an award then it is PrintWeek award that you want to win because so many businesses enter them. Being able to show perspective new clients that you have won awards gives another reason for that business to start to trust you and give you that first chance. And it is just a great evening as well!
Sam Neal, managing director, Geoff Neal