Winners of 2012 Inca Digital Excellence Awards range from display graphics and point-of-sale to décor, furniture, and product decoration.
Inca Digital announced the winners of its second Inca Digital Excellence Awards (IDEAs) at a dinner event during the recent SGIA Expo.
Created to “celebrate the creative and remarkable effects and products produced by innovative companies throughout the world using Inca printers,” the company’s IDEAs Awards comprised six categories: Display Graphics, 3D P-O-S, Retail Interiors, Interactive Display, Décor & Furniture and Product Decoration.
“This group of entries surpassed our expectations, and we would like to thank everyone who participated in the IDEAs program this year,” says Heather Kendle, Inca Digital’s director of marketing. “The submissions were extraordinary, in part due to the wide range of materials they are able to use, from more common plastics and boards, to more unusual substrates such as pizza dough. There were interior and exterior designs, walk-through displays, and even flip-flop sandals and interactive mannequins among the many creative entries. All of the entrants should be proud of the work they have done.”
Adds Yoshinari Otani, Inca’s COO: “We are very pleased with the number of brilliant entries we received. They demonstrate that digital print technology can achieve remarkable results and allows print providers to create almost anything for their customers. What is particularly gratifying is that the extraordinary entries were produced on a wide range of Inca printers, from the more recent Inca Onsets, to Inca Spyders, Columbia Turbos and even on Inca Eagles installed more than a decade ago. We believe it's a wonderful testament to the investment value of Inca Digital printers, and the ingenuity of our customers.”
The prize-winners and runners-up in each category follow. Competition judges included Barney Cox of InfoTrends, Stan Kilpin of Digital Image Australia/New Zealand, and Noel Ward of Brimstone Hill Associates.
* Winner: Artwork Digital, Brazil (artworkdigital.com.br): For its own promotional campaign, a prototype of a Harley V-Rod 2008 printed on an Inca Spyder 320 and assembled from sheets of Re-Board. It showed all the possibilities of working with Re-Board, creating something very innovative with the material. “Makes me want the display in my office. Innovative, compelling; shows what can be done with the material and print engine,” commented judge Noel Ward.
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