Talent of local printers celebrated at 2021 SA PICAs

The South Australian print industry recently showcased its best examples of print perfection at the recent 2021 SA Printing Industry Creativity Awards (PICAs), with The Fotobase Group, Cutler Brands, Multi Color Corporation (MCC), CCL Label and Openbook Howden Print & Design all taking home multiple awards.

The night’s biggest winner was The Fotobase Group, which won seven gold, five silver and five bronze awards.

As well as scooping the pool with gold, silver and bronze awards in three categories – Printer of the Year – Large Format; Multi-Piece Promotions & Campaigns; and Leaflets, Flyers and Brochures – Digital – the company’s haul of top gongs also included two gold medals in Branding and Identity, and single golds for Book Printing – Digital and for Stationery Printing.

Cutler Brands won a pair of gold medals for Specialty Printing and Self-Promotion, as well as a silver and bronze awards.

MCC doubled up on both gold and silver, with top awards for Printer of the Year in both Offset and Labelling.

CCL Label also took home two gold awards – for Printer of the Year – Digital, and for Embellishment – as well as two silvers and a bronze award.

Openbook Howden Print & Design rounded out the gold medal tally with its award for Booklets, Catalogues & Magazines – Digital, as well as winning a silver and bronze award. 

Other medallists included Detpak Cartons with a silver award and Kwik Kopy Norwood, which went home with a bronze award.

The awards were presented at The National Wine Centre of Australia in Adelaide, attended by an enthusiastic crowd of more than 60 industry professionals.

As well as witnessing the announcement of winners in the 2021 Printing Industry Creativity Awards, those there on the night also had the long-anticipated opportunity to catch up with industry colleagues and friends over drinks and canapés (view the photo gallery below).

Print & Visual Communications Association president Walter Kuhn welcomed guests on behalf of the industry organisation, saying, “Opportunities to gather as an industry have been few and far between over the past year or so, and it was a real pleasure to be here tonight to bring congratulations and good wishes from the PVCA and to celebrate with the winners.

“We sincerely thank and congratulate the winners and, in fact, all who entered, for their determination, skill, resilience and commitment to quality during even the most challenging times.”

QLD is the only other state that has so far celebrated the PICAs, with ColorChiefs, Kuhn Corp and Sunprint taking home multiple wins.

The NSW, Victoria and WA PICAs will take place on 29 October, coinciding with the 38th National Print Awards presentation.

PICAs tickets can be bought by clicking this link: https://www.trybooking.com/eventlist/pica

Gallery of SA PICAs below:

Andrew Creighton & Lauren Docking from Cutler Brands
Ball & Doggett’s Lindsay Scott chats to Philip Smith from Kwik Kopy Norwood
Darren McInnes from Multi-Color Corporation catches up with colleagues
David Bland (L) from Media Super chats to Thomas Hendrick
David Shaw was there to represent Ricoh, one of the event’s sponsors.
Deep in conversation – Rob Rogers from Detpak Cartons
Jason Gentle (L) & Craig Nothard from Fotobase Group
Jason Gentle from Fotobase Group, which took home a swag of awards.
Women in Print’s SA Patron, Sandy Aspinall from Creative Juice, was also there to celebrate
Nic Rollison from Multi-Color Corporation is presented with his award by PVCA’s Walter Kuhn
Phil Mudge, Laneprint Group (centre) chats to Don Kouimanis (L) & John McGuiness., both from one of the event’s sponsors, Orofol Australia
From lef: Ball & Doggett’s Lindsay Scott with Jason Gentle and Craig Nothard from Fotobase Group
Another happy winner: Russell Stevens from CCL Label with PVCA President, Walter Kuhn
Natalie Dimasi was there as part of the Cutler Brands team
Russell Stevens from CCL Label catches up with Lindsay Scott from Ball & Doggett
The Multi-Color Corporation team (L-R) Mark Millington, Paul Nicholson, Daren Hudson, Marc Richter, Nic Rollison & Andrew Reynolds
Thomas Hendrick MC’d the event
Tiina Pentinkorpi and Damian Penneck celebrate Cutler Brands’ performance
Walter Kuhn representing event hosts PVCA with Carlo Dimasi from Cutler Brands (R)

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