Fuji Xerox Announces 2019 PIXI Awards Winners - Recognizing Creative and Innovative Works in Digital Printing
Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific Pte Ltd announced the 43 winners of the 2019 PIXI (Printing Innovation with Xerox Imaging) Awards Competition. In its 12th year, this annual competition honors the most outstanding and innovative digitally-printed pieces by users of Fuji Xerox solutions from across the Asia Pacific region – with entries coming from Australia, China (including Hong Kong and Taiwan), Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
The 2019 PIXI Awards attracted 248 entries for the 24 award categories, with a significant increase in the number of entries year by year. Award categories including the Application-based category, Print Technology Sector category and newly-added category Best Use of Creative Design were more clearly defined this year. The award categories aimed to showcase the wide range of jobs that the Iridesse™ Production Press can achieve with its specialty colors and applications.
The returning panel of printing industry experts were Paul Callaghan, publisher and chairperson of the Asian Print Awards, Major Wong Wing Kwong who has more than 20 years of experiences in the print industry, and the newly-appointed judge Paul Hornsby, managing director of Tree House Design. They assessed all entries based on criteria including print quality, appropriate use of digital technology, degree of innovation, business effectiveness and overall aesthetics
“We are seeing that the use of special colors like Gold, Silver, and Metallic are now commonplace in the competition, and the way in which companies are using these to enhance the work they print is truly amazing,” commented Paul Callaghan, head of the 2019 PIXI Awards judge panel. “What we see today in the work being judged is something only a few years back was almost considered impossible, so as technology continues to advance, it’s anyone’s guess what we will be looking at for judging in the years ahead.”
From a total of 43 winners; 22 winners and 21 runners-up in all categories, 31 award-winning applications by Iridesse ™, Production Press, from Indonesia won the "Photobooks" category - PT Pancasampurna Indah, "Environmental Award - Print Marga Kiranna, and" Best Use of Creative Design " by Monochrome Printing & Design. Iridesse ™ Production Press is the one who won an award! "Paul praises.
The winning application will be exhibited at Fuji Xerox Graphic Communication Services in Tokyo, Japan and at regional Graphic Communication industry events. To get a chance to get further approval, Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific sent all works to the Asia Print Award, a competition for printers in the region.