First Inca Digital Excellence Award winners recognise creativity and quality
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Press release from the issuing company
The winners of the first Inca Digital Excellence Awards (IDEAs) were announced last night in Munich during FESPA at a special event to mark the occasion.
The IDEAs celebrate the creative and stunning effects and products produced by innovative companies around the world using Inca printers. The judges – Nigel Steffens, CEO of FESPA, Peter Kiddell of PRISM and John Charnock of PR-INT – were faced with the tough task of selecting the winners from a very strong global line up and were looking for high-quality graphics that exceed expectations for creativity.
The standard of entries was extremely high with Inca printer users producing innovative products incorporating many different of materials to meet customer's specific requirements. The flexibility of Inca UV digital printing enabled companies to produce stunning lenticular walls that come alive when you walk by, children's shoes and toys, cross bows, wood effect furniture, interior décor, urban art, displays, 3D POS products and more. Materials used ranged from Re-Board, Acrylic, Plastic, aluminium and leather to MDF, Douglas Fir and Plywood.
Each category winner received an Inca IDEA Trophy and a VIP trip to Munich to attend FESPA and celebrate their Award.
"We are delighted by the number and quality of entries that showed the considerable potential for digital print," says Dr Linda Bell, CEO, Inca Digital. "The sheer range of applications show the ingenuity and creativity of our customers using the full range of our printers, from one of the very first Inca Eagles installed in Europe nine years ago, the Inca Spyder, Columbia Turbo and latest Inca Onset."
The IDEA 2010 stars are:
Highly Commended - Mills Styrox, Australia: again for a wall graphic for an Outback Steak House Restaurant. The rustic image was printed directly using an Inca Columbia onto large sheets of 10mm plywood.
PRODUCT DECORATION & SPECIALITY PRODUCT
Highly Commended: Optima, Canada, for producing furniture featuring multiple wood grain effects to achieve an inlay effect on Exterior Medite using an Inca Columbia Turbo.
Highly Commended - JD Print and Display, Canada: for producing multi-layer children's toys printed by an Inca Eagle onto multiple materials from 3-25.5mm thick.
OFF THE WALL
Highly Commended - Druckwerk Hamburg, Germany: for a Camel Active instore display printed onto Douglas Fir pine using an Inca Columbia Turbo
Highly Commended - Extrema Publicidad, Mexico: for printing onto leather with an Inca Eagle H to make children's shoes
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