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HP Announces Print Excellence Awards

Categories include wide-format graphics, commercial print, and label and packaging applications.

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HP has issued a call for entries for its HP Print Excellence Awards, a new worldwide competition honoring graphic-arts printing that has been produced on HP Designjet, Scitex, Indigo, and Inkjet Web Press systems.

An international panel of print experts will select winners in16 categories of wide-format graphics, commercial print, and label and packaging applications. In addition to evaluating print quality, the HP Print Excellence Awards also will recognize innovative examples of environmentally responsible printing. The awards are free to enter.

“The HP Print Excellence Awards will show how customers fully express their ingenuity, creativity, and skill using HP solutions,” says Christopher Morgan, senior vice president, Graphics Solutions Business, HP. “We look forward to seeing how our customers are advancing the analog-to-digital transformation and achieving new levels of color quality and innovation.”

In the Wide Format Graphics segment of the competition, entries must be printed on an HP Scitex or HP Designjet printer or press. Entrants can be the print service provider or the brand owner/agency. Categories include:

• Outdoor Advertising;
• Retail P-O-P and P-O-S;
• Exhibitions and Events;
• Vehicle Graphics;
• Innovative application/unique media; and
• Environmental responsibility.

Entries are due by March 15, 2012. Winners will be announced at an invitation-only event held during Drupa 2012 next May in Düsseldorf, Germany. Select entries will be on display at HP’s stand at Drupa.

Entry details and forms can be downloaded at www.hp.com/go/printexcellenceawards.


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