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manroland Web Systems Helps Newspapers Win Honors

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Press release from the issuing company

The “Society for News Design” has honored five newspapers with the award of “World’s Best-Designed™” Newspaper, showing that manroland web systems customers represent powerful brands that are successful in the competition between media forms.

How does a print product win the award of “World’s Best-Designed™ Newspaper 2013”? With outstanding optical appeal, a culture of careful editing of all content, and the outstanding overall impression that comes as a result. This is how the international Society for News Design (SND) sees it. The society conferred the design award among others to the German newspapers “Welt am Sonntag” and “Die Zeit”, Sweden’s “Dagens Nyheter” and “The Grid” in Canada. Innovative design must be backed up by production quality, and this is provided by COLORMAN presslines from manroland web systems. Here the award winners are not only impressive on the prestigious title page but also right through the entire product. Powerful photos, informative charts, creative ideas, and sufficient white space delight the readers as well as Peter Kuisle in Augsburg, member of the Executive Board at manroland web systems: “I am delighted to congratulate our customers on winning these awards. These committed publishers are trailblazers and an inspiration for the quality, uniqueness, and thus the future of the newspaper. We are also honored and motivated in that this performance is achieved with manroland technology.” 

Definitely interesting for the industry is the jury’s opinion of the winning titles. The appeal of Axel Springer‘s Welt am Sonntag “is not only design, it is a culture.” Award winner Die Zeit “makes you feel smarter just by looking at it.” Sweden’s Dagens Nyheter “demonstrates its journalistic and optical skills on every page.” In the case of The Grid, a division of Toronto Star Newspapers Limited in Canada, “it feels ahead of its time when many newspapers lack freshness.” And the judgment for “Politiken” in Denmark: “the designers and editors somehow manage to renew their energy every day.”


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