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Australians win HP Indigo Inkspiration Awards


By Wayne Robinson | July 14, 2021

Peacock Bros, Multi-Color Corp (WA) and QLM Labelmakers all won special recognition at the annual HP Indigo Inkspiration Awards, and all in the wine and alcohol-free label category.

Big winner: QLM Labelmakers

The Inkspiration Awards cover all of Asia-Pacific and Japan, for work printed in an HP Indigo – supplied here by Currie Group – in two main categories; commercial, and labels and packaging.

The winner of the alcohol-free wines and labels category is a Vietnam-based QLM Labelmakers company, which took home two of the four big winners. Printing companies from eight different countries won the awards, with Indian, Chinese, Thai and Vietnamese printers predominant.

Edcent Chan, Team Leader at the HP Asia-Pacific Center of Excellence, said, “The HP Inkspiration Awards raise the bar for the printing industry in Asia-Pacific and Japan. It recognizes the inspiring work of PSPs in the region, whose customers increasingly demand innovation, quality and sustainability of consumer products.

Four printers were announced as Big Winners at the annual event for showcasing the most inspiring work, uplifting brands in the region through innovative, expressive and meaningful experiences. Among them, Hoang Ha Label C (QLM Label Makers Vietnam) from Vietnam which won two of the four Grand Prize Winners.

Winner: QLM Labelmakers
Winner: QLM Labelmakers

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, this year’s HP Inkspiration Awards saw two new categories, namely Unprecented Time – Collateral in the Commercial category and Unpredented Time – Specialty Print in the Label & Packaging category. The winner of the Unprecented Time – Collateral award is Shangdong Doc Graphic Digital Printing from China. Special Recognitions for Unprecendeted Time – Specialty Print, go to Fastrolls Labels from Malaysia and Hoang Ha Label Co (QLM Label Makers Vietnam) from Vietnam.

Lindsay Nutley, Marketing Manager of Hoang Ha Label Co (QLM Label Makers Vietnam) said: “It is an honor to receive this special recognition. The HP Indigo digital press continues to play a vital role in helping us create innovative printing products.

“When Merrin Munroe was looking for a way to connect with customers, she wanted something fun, safe and creative, just like her own business. Creating its own personalized hand sanitizer labels has provided not only a functional product bursting with personality, but also a practical product that can be used on a daily basis. “