Third supreme award for
Dave and Jan Gick in 2017, after winning their second Pride In Print Supreme Award

The recent Pride In Print Awards announcement saw a third supreme award win for Logick Print & Graphics.

The Auckland-based company won the supreme award and best in category for Paper & Board Packaging with a luxury gift box containing a pot of New Zealand Manuka honey, complete with metal spoon and a passport hand stitched booklet.

The latest New Zealand Printer magazine has all the Pride In Print Awards details. Click here to read more about the awards and the supreme award winner.

The uncertainty around the Covid-19 pandemic forced changes to the announcements of this year’s awards.

Like other events, Pride In Print went online this year. On Thursday June 25, industry members used a link to see the awards announcements.

Adventurer Jamie Fitzgerald hosted the awards announcements, which included interviews and presentations from awards Patron Fuji Xerox’s managing director Peter Thomas; convenor of judges Dickon Lentell; PrintNZ chief executive Ruth Cobb; and committee chair Lisa Hegh, who thanked everyone involved and most notably to awards manager Sue Archibald, who sadly leaves us after 27 years at the helm. Sue thanked everyone she has had an involvement with over the past 27 years, saying, “It has been such an amazing journey and I look forward to watching what you are all up to in the future and congratulations. You are truly an amazing group of people and I have really enjoyed working with you over these years.”

Third supreme award for a classy job

Judges say Auckland-based Logick Print & Graphics won a third supreme award for an entry that has “class written all over it”.

Natasha Poznanovic, Pride In Print judge, says, “It is a piece of art. What’s not to love about this top quality, high end packaging and printing work.”

Judges praise the crafted box’s ‘perfect embossing’; the friction fixed design that holds the pottle in place; the detail on the purpose-made lightweight machine tooled metal spoon; and the overall design. They add that the gift box stood out from everything else in the category.

Shane Goggin, Pride In Print judge, says. “It had obviously been through numerous machines, all of it older equipment, but they’d just pulled something out of a box. It was hard to fault.

“They had also successfully trialled and used a gold laminate polyester. Structurally, it would have been very hard to get the die cut angles correct. It also comes with the self-friction hold for the jar plus a cardboard seal at the top for a tamper-free finish.”

The box catches the light and reflects up into the jar. The booklet stitching is left untrimmed at one end to reflect the antennae of a bee. It also features debossing on four sides. Each foiled image tells a story: a New Zealand map, a clock, a bee, and a sunrise. Awards sponsor Kurz supplied the foils.

Goggin adds, “The more we looked at it, the more detail we saw, and every detail was perfect. It was fascinating. This box goes a long way to being a collectable corporate gift. It looks expensive and luxurious, something people might keep.”

Numerous judges picked up and examined the box at the judging event, opening and closing it, yet it had not shown any wear or tear.

Logick won the supreme award for its in 2012 for its Jacob’s Creek Logo sheet. It won in 2017 for the True Honey Company’s tamper-proof presentation case.

Training at the forefront

Workplace training remains at the forefront of the industry. The awards announcement included the finalists and winners for the Apprentice of the Year; the Trainer of the Year; the Training Company of the Year; and the Diploma.

This year’s Apprentice of the Year is

Vanessa Hooton of Tainui Press in Matamata.

Diploma of Print Management Student of the Year is Taryn Gannaway of Beacon Print in Whakatane. The Trainer of the Year is Allen Masterson of Blue Star Collard in Auckland. The Training Company of the Year is Graphic Packaging International NZ in Auckland.

Click here to see the Training Awards finalists and winners.

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