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Winners for HP Inkspiration Awards 2021 unveiled

HP Inc. announced the results of the industry-recognized HP Inkspiration Awards 2021, recognizing outstanding and innovative work by print services providers (PSPs) using market leader HP Indigo digital printing technology across Asia Pacific and Japan.

The awards feature two broad categories, Commercial and Label & Packaging, with 18 and 10 sub- categories for PSPs to compete under respectively. A total of 23 winners from across eight countries were announced, and 20 PSPs achieved the Special Recognition award.

“The HP Inkspiration Awards elevates the playing field of the print industry in Asia Pacific and Japan. It recognizes the inspiring work from PSPs across the region, which customers are becoming more discerning in the innovation, quality and sustainability of consumer products,” said Edcent Chan, Asia Pacific – Centre of Excellence, COE Team Manager, HP Industrial Business.

“HP aims to push the boundaries of print innovation. We will continue to support all relevant PSPs, bringing their bold and creative ideas to life and helping their businesses attain new business goals in profitability and growth,” said Arnon Goldman, Director and General Manager, HP Industrial Business, Asia Pacific & Japan.

Leading the Charge in Print Innovation

Four PSPs were announced Grand Winners in the annual event for showcasing the most inspiring work, elevating brands in the region through innovative, expressive and meaningful experiences. The winners are:

Sri Sivarama Digital Press – Printonica, India; B2-size photo book

Hoang Ha Label Co. Ltd (QLM Label Makers Vietnam), Vietnam; Wine and non-alcoholic label

Hoang Ha Label Co. Ltd (QLM Label Makers Vietnam), Vietnam; Food Packaging

PT Bintang Sempurna, Indonesia; Best Use of Media

This year’s contest also saw one PSP winning the Creative Winner award, which acknowledges creativity beyond imagination – Laurensius Candra, CEO, PT Bintang Sempurna from Indonesia has been presented with this accolade.

Jessica & The Secret Treasure is more than just an ordinary book. We wanted to create a personalized book for children, with an inspiration of bringing families closer together,” said Laurensius Candra, CEO, PT Bintang Sempurna. “HP Indigo Digital Press allows us to accommodate personalized needs through advanced technology from end to end. It enables us to explore the possibilities of using variable data prints such as special inks on various fancy media, offering a different finishing from other printing products commonly available in the market.”

Winners of New Categories – Unprecedented Times

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s HP Inkspiration Awards sport two new categories, namely Unprecented Time – Collateral under the Commercial category, and Unpredented Time – Specialty Print under the Label & Packaging category.

From left to right: Shangdong Doc Graphic Digital Printing Co.Ltd – China; Fastrolls Labels (M) Sdn Bhd – Malaysia; Hoang Ha Label Co. Ltd (QLM Label Makers Vietnam) – Vietnam.

The winner for the Unprecented Time - Collateral award is Shangdong Doc Graphic Digital Printing Co. Ltd from China. Special recognitions for Unprecendeted Time – Specialty Print go to Fastrolls Labels (M) Sdn Bhd from Malaysia and Hoang Ha Label Co. Ltd (QLM Label Makers Vietnam) from Vietnam.

“When Merrin Munroe was looking for a way to connect with clients, she wanted something that was fun, safe and creative, just like her own business. Creating her own customized hand sanitizer labels provided not only a functional product overflowing with personality, but also a practical product that can be used everyday,” said Lindsay Nutley, Marketing Manager from Hoang Ha Label Co. Ltd (QLM Label Makers Vietnam. “It is an honour to receive this special recognition. The HP Indigo Digital Press continues to play an integral role in helping us create innovative and unique print products.”

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