Two Indian printers shine at debut Scodix Design Awards

Indian printing industry is at par with the international standards, and this is no tall claim. Indian printers have proved their mettle time and again. More recently, PM Digital and Chanakya Mudrak Pvt Ltd of India have made India proud by winning Scodix Design Awards. Entries from around the world were judged by five renowned industry experts and authorities. Scodix, Inc first Scodix Design Awards competition saw more than 50 submissions from users worldwide. Scodix enlisted the keen eyes and technological understanding of five of the industry’s finest to judge each entry on the floor of the PRINT 13 show. The distinguished panel of judges rated each entry for design quality, production complexity, and overall appearance. Applicants represented every continent and just about every segment of the market, including direct mail, product packaging, fine arts, and commercial printing.

And the winners are…

This year’s applicants displayed work that covered a wide realm of projects, including augmented reality items, Braille books from Korea, wedding albums from India and much more. All of the submitted entries projected professionalism, creativity, and a superior understanding of the power of the Scodix technology.

The best of the best are:

  • Glittering Category: SKAG (Greece) for their Calendar, and Tukaiz (the United States) for their Magazine Cover
  • Metallic Category: Pressing (Spain) for their Cocktail Menu;
  • General Commercial Category: Acculink (the United States) for their Brochure, and GZD (Germany) for their own Brochure
  • Direct Mail Category: Curtis Packaging (United States) for their US Open Ticket Pouch, and PM Digital (India) for their Greeting Card
  • Packaging Category: Chanakya Mudrak Pvt Ltd (India) for their Orange Box, and Acculink for their Sun Glasses Packaging;
  • Restaurant Menu Category: The winners are Copiadora Nacional (Brazil) for their Restaurant Menu, and Xicailons, Jing Ping Dao Yuan, for their Chinese Restaurant Menu.

The judging panel…

The judging panel consisted of Ron Glaz, director of Digital Imaging Solutions, IDC; Jim Hamilton, group director, InfoTrends; Vince Mallardi, president, Printing Brokerage/Buyers Association International; Frank Romano, industry guru and professor Emeritus in the School of Media Sciences at the Rochester Institute of Technology; and Tom Zotos, artist, and noted pioneer in the Interpretive Licensed Art Movement.

“The applied creative wizardry in conjunction with the Scodix enhancement capabilities, produced some of the finest real-world projects I’ve ever seen,” notes competition judge Frank Romano. “While we’ve seen some amazing eye-catching samples coming from the Scodix booth at every trade show, it’s always amazing to see how production professionals can take their technology to a whole new level of impact.

I can only imagine what their clients were thinking when they saw their projects come to life so vividly. It’s magic!”

PBBA Director and competition judge Vince Mallardi added, “I thought I was impressed by the Scodix work I had seen at previous shows. Seeing actual commercial work of this caliber is on a whole new level. I am telling our printer and broker members that they need to ‘stand out’ by offering print that ‘stands out’ with Scodix. What a market differentiator.”

Scodix: enhancing digital print

Scodix Ltd is the leading provider of digital print enhancements for the graphic arts industry. Through their Scodix S Series, Scodix Ultra and Scodix Rainbow Station, they offer the breakthrough Scodix SENSE experience in America, Europe, Middle-East, Asia and Africa. The company’s aim is to lead print enhancement into the digital age and to be known for its passion and commitment to providing what our customers need the most – true brand differentiation for today’s highly competitive printing environment.

For more information, contact Monotech Systems Ltd, distributors of Scodix solutions in India.

China’s leading menu producer uses Scodix digital enhancement press

China’s largest menu producer - Jing Ping Dao Yuan- has been breaking new innovation ground in the menu marketplace now for more than a year, after they installed their first Scodix Digital Enhancement Press in December 2012. “We offer a one-stop service operation for our clients including photography, design, printing and enhancement,” notes general manager Miao Wentong. “As the industry’s leading provider, our customers are always looking to us to offer product that is both innovative and creative, yet increasingly more practical. We have produced over 5,000 customized menus and wine lists, which by now has not only met with the approval of our clients, but the millions of consumers they serve. Over the last 12 months, Scodix has allowed us to bring a whole new dynamic to our product offerings.”

“Last winter we installed our first Scodix Digital Enhancement Press and this vastly expanded our capabilities. As a leader in any category, you must keep growing to maintain your leadership position and Scodix technology clearly differentiated us from all others. The unique effects are ideally suitable for short to middle runs, and initially we saw it as a rousing way to enhance the inside pages of restaurant menus. The feedback has been very positive, and the unique effect has completely satisfied our customer base, ” he added.

Jing Ping Dao Yuan Beijing Culture Communication Co., Ltd. was established in 2001, and in just over a decade has evolved into the leading provider of printed menus in not only China, but internationally as well. The company specializes in menu and wine list design, printing, and binding services for restaurants, bars, cafes, night clubs, senior clubs and other food-servicing operations. The company’s internal innovation has enabled marketing opportunities and their own brands, including “Wuwei menus”, “Xicailong”, and “Aowei Microelectronics Technology”.

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