At Dscoop Phoenix, 17 awards were presented to 15 HP customers in multiple categories across general commercial printing, labels and packaging and page-wide printing segments for unique applications produced on HP Indigo, PageWide Web Press, and Scitex equipment. There were 148 entries from more than 57 HP customers in the Americas.
“We are privileged to recognize our leading edge customers who participated in this year’s HP Inkspiration Awards for the Americas," says Steve Sakumoto, general manager, HP Graphics Solutions Business, Americas, HP Inc. “It is the tenacity of these visionary customers that continues to drive the printing industry to the next level and keeps HP focused on reinventing possibilities."
The 2017 HP Inkspiration Awards for the Americas and Rod Key Marketing Excellence Award winners are:
General Commercial Printing
Direct Mail: P+E
Publishing: Prestone Press LLC/Group SJR
Judges’ Choice: P+E
Collateral: Perfect Communications
Collateral: Cockrell Enovation
Judges’ Choice: DigiWrap Inc.
Rod Key Marketing Excellence: O'Neil Printing
Rod Key Marketing Excellence: Hodgins Engraving Co.
Labels and Packaging
Health & Beauty: Tap Packaging Solutions
Flexible Packaging: Ercus Packaging
Folding Cartons: P+E
Alcoholic Beverages: DIGTALLABEL
Alcoholic Beverages: Phenix Label Company
Food & Beverage: Rush Graphics
Rod Key Marketing Excellence Award: GPA, Specialty Substrate Solutions
Books: King Printing Co., Inc.
“People don’t realize that print is alive and well, and actually, has an amazing future ahead of itself,” says a competition judge, Justin Ahrens, founder and creative director of Rule29. “It is so great to see the level of not only design, but the technology in print production. It comes together in a way that gets you excited about getting back to the studio and creating the work.”