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Printagraph's Personalized Packaging Wins Top Award in Xerox Best of the Best Program

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31 Xerox Premier Partners are recognized with Best of the Best Awards in six application categories at pre-drupa global forum

DÜSSELDORF, Germany, – Personalized packaging cartons for models assembled with LEGOTM-style plastic bricks earned Printagraph of Aberdeen, U.K., the Best of Show award in the 2016 Xerox Best of the Best Awards program.

Printagraph's new business, dubbed "Printabrick," permits customers to personalize plastic bricks that are delivered in kits for assembly into puzzles and photobricks. The kits are packaged in folded cartons that are printed on the Xerox iGen4 and iGen 150 Presses and incorporate personalized images and messages. Several limited-edition kits have become collectors' items.

The Best of the Best awards recognize today's most innovative and best performing applications produced with Xerox digital production printing technology by members of the Xerox Premier Partners Global Network of top Xerox customers. Eighteen place awards and 12 honorable mentions were presented in six application categories at the 2016 Xerox Premier Partners Global Forum in Düsseldorf, May 30-31. Descriptions of the award-winning applications can be found here.

"Our Global Premier Partner Network members represent the industry's most innovative and forward-thinking digital printers," said Andrew Copley, president of Global Graphic Communications Operations, Xerox Corporation. "These winners are truly the Best of the Best and an inspiration for what can be accomplished in our industry today."

For example, Printagraph's Pintabrick is helping the firm become less reliant on the oil and gas businesses that dominate its region.

"As we develop our Printabrick brand throughout the U.K., we're seeing many opportunities to expand our business, so winning this highly regarded award to bring attention to our work couldn't come at a better time," said Andrew Hall, managing director, Printagraph.

The other Best of the Best Award winners include:

1st – Serbin Print Marketing & Publishing, United States
2nd – Isuccess DigiPress Pte. Ltd., Singapore
3rd – Renessanse Media AS, Norway
Honorable mention (HM) – Impresso Gráfica, Peru
HM – Jubels BV, Netherlands

Direct Mail/Marketing
1st – Dupliprint, France
2nd – Hollandridderkerk, Netherlands
3rd – Pazazz, Canada
HM – Novoprint, Spain
HM – Orangebox, New Zealand

1st – PackageMedia Oy, Finland
2nd – M.I.W. Group Co., Ltd., Thailand
3rd – APIX Co., Ltd., Japan
HM – De Budelse BV, Netherlands
HM – Taylor Printing Group Inc., Canada

1st – Artes Graficas Integradas, Argentina
2nd – Jubels BV, Netherlands
3rd – Yamazen Communications Co., Ltd., Japan
HM – Jubels BV, Netherlands
HM – Serbin Print Marketing & Publishing, United States

1st – Pazazz, Canada
2nd – Esmark Finch, Republic of Ireland
3rd – WAM Interactive Information Inc., Canada
HM – Isuccess DigiPress Pte Ltd., Singapore
HM – De Budelse BV, Netherlands
HM – DST Systems, Inc., United Kingdom
1st – Telemail, Spain
2nd – Latcham Direct, United Kingdom
3rd – Apex Revenue Technologies, United States
HM – Cathedral Corporation, United States

Entries were anonymously judged by an industry panel of four independent judges: Barb Pellow, group director, InfoTrends; Michael Seidl, managing editor, Print & Publishing Europe; David Spencer, president/chief executive officer, Spencer Labs; and Mark Vruno, editor, Printing News. Entries were received from companies in 20 countries.


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