Xerox, Customers Net Top Honors for Innovative Print Jobs and Digital Excellence; 14 Entries Cited as Best of the Best in Industry
ROCHESTER, N.Y.- Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) and four of its customers were awarded 14 “Gold Ink” Awards, recognizing excellence in digital printing technology for the commercial print and graphic arts environments.
The winning entries - posters, books, greeting cards, manuals and catalogs - were produced on the Xerox iGen3™ Digital Production Press, the DocuColor™ 5000 Digital Press and the Xerox Nuvera™ System and were judged superior based on print quality, technical difficulty and overall visual impact.
In their 20th year, the Gold Ink Awards, are sponsored by Printing Impressions and Publishing Executive magazines. Judged by an independent panel of graphic artists, production managers and print buyers, the awards have earned the reputation for attracting the highest quality of work from printing professionals. Xerox’s 14 winning entries, selected from nearly 1,500 entrants within 48 categories, showcase how Xerox’s industry-leading portfolio, from mid-production and production color printing presses to high-volume black-and-white systems, delivers quality and flexibility for a variety of digital print jobs.
Tucker Printers, a Consolidated Graphics Company in Rochester, received top honors with a gold award in the Direct Mail Packages - Variable Data category for its “Vespa Direct Mail Piece,” printed on the iGen3 press. Tucker has won the top award in this category for the past three years.
“Over the years, the applications we have produced on the Xerox iGen3 have repeatedly been recognized as award-winning pieces,” said Craig Reynolds, president, Tucker Printers. “It truly is a testament to the capabilities and high-quality output of the press. Our customers have come to expect this degree of quality, and we are confident that with our iGen3 press and Xerox applications we can deliver it.”
CGI North America joined Tucker Printers as a winner in the Direct Mail category, with a pewter award for its “CGI North America Direct Mail Campaign.”
In the Digital Printing category, EarthColor Houston, a division of full-service commercial printer EarthColor, was given a pewter award for its “Trotter Family YMCA of Greater Houston” entry. Andrews Connecticut, an RR Donnelley Company, also took home pewter honors in the Digital Printing category with “The Annotated Cat.”
In addition to the work by its customers, Xerox received 10 awards for using its technology to produce an array of applications including manuals, posters, note cards and catalogs. Xerox was honored with the following awards:
* Two Silver, Digital Printing category - “Mark Barrett Horse Photography” (black-and-white) and “Real Log Homes Catalog.”
* Two Bronze, Digital Printing category - “Mark Barrett Horses Book” and “Red Eyed Tree Frog Poster.”
* Six Pewter, Digital Printing category - “Holiday Greeting Cards,” “Polish Pottery brochure,” “White River National Forest” (poster), “John Grant: The Botanical Series,” “Polish Pottery notecards;” Manuals category - “Ness Owner’s Manual.”
The awards will be presented at Graph Expo, North America’s largest printing show of the year, held Sept. 9-12 in Chicago. The winning applications will be on display in the Xerox booth (#1219). Visitors will see first hand how to produce these and similar “hot” applications such as short-run digital books, including photo books and manuals; transactional print jobs that integrate marketing messages; cross-media direct-mail campaigns, and personalized collateral made possible with Web-to-print functionality.
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