Fuji Xerox Announces Winners of 10th Annual PIXI Awards 2017

Awarding innovation and excellence in digital-printing

SINGAPORE, January 23, 2018– Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific Pte Ltd announced the 45 winning entries of its PIXI (Printing Innovation with Xerox Imaging) Awards 2017. The 10th anniversary of this annual competition recognized innovation and excellence in digitally-printed work from users of Fuji Xerox solutions across the region – with entries from the countries and areas: Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

PIXI Awards 2017 attracted 236 entries in 26 categories, with the introduction of two new categories -the 5th Colour Award and the Digital Label and Packaging Award. In line with current digital-printing trends for image quality value-add, the 5th Colour Award evolved from the innovative use of 5th colour toner such as gold and silver. The Digital Label and Packaging Award category was introduced to recognize the remarkable work in this growing segment*1.

"Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific is delighted to celebrate its 10th consecutive year of PIXI Awards," said Steve Ford, general manager, production sales and marketing, Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific. "Our two new categories this year have expanded the opportunities for our partners to showcase their outstanding work in 5th colour application and digital labels and packaging. It is inspiring to see how our latest technologies and services are manipulated to create such innovative offerings, especially for the label and packaging market. This remarkable work fuels our anticipation for continued strong market growth."

An independent expert panel of printing industry professionals selected winners of the PIXI Awards 2017, including publisher and chairperson of the Asian Print Awards, Paul Callaghan, and print industry veterans, Major Wong Wing Kwong and Alf Carrigan. Evaluation criteria include: print quality, appropriate use of digital technology, degree of innovation, business effectiveness and overall aesthetics. Importance is placed on the balance between quality of the digital prints and delivery of desired results with Fuji Xerox solutions.

This year, the "Best in Show" was awarded to Beijing Zhong Xian Tuo Fang Science and Technology Development Co., Ltd. for their submission of The Art Collections of Beijing Opera Master Mei Lanfang, using the Xerox® iGen® 150 Press.

"It is a treat to see such a stunning reproduction in any format," said Paul Callaghan, publisher and chairperson of the Asian Print Awards, and head of the 2017 PIXI panel judge. "The entries that we received showcased a high level of complexity in design, production and finishing and must be seen to be believed. Events like this truly help us understand the importance of having the right printing tools to bring a design to life!"

Winners will be showcased in the Fuji Xerox Integrated Customer Experience Center (ICEC) *2 and regional Graphic Communications industry events.

For an opportunity to receive further acknowledgement for their pieces, Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific submits all entries*3 into the Asian Print Awards, a competition for printers in the region.

PIXI Awards 2017 Winners:

ObjectsAwardsWinners'' NamesCountries and areas
Books and Manuals1stMa King Kee Diazo Printing and Co., Ltd.Hong Kong
2ndBlue Star Print VictoriaAustralia
2ndRegal Printing LimitedHong Kong
Brochures1stPronto Direct Pty LtdAustralia
2ndRegal Printing LimitedHong Kong
Catalogues1stPronto Direct Pty LtdAustralia
2ndNeo Digital Co., Ltd.Thailand
Leaflets, Flyers1stDong-AKorea
2ndPapermate (Thailand) Co., Ltd.Thailand
Point of Sale Materials1stGMW Creative PrintsMalaysia
2ndEnviro Print Group Pty Ltd.Australia
CalendarsWinnerDG3 Asia LimitedHong Kong
Photo Books1stChangchun Second Xinhua Printing Co., Ltd.China
2ndSkopiKorea
Multi-piece Productions1stHanaoka Co. Ltd. (Kimono Shop)Japan
2ndAlpha Print LLPSingapore
Cards and Invitations1stPaperista Co., Ltd.Thailand
2ndDreamweavers Pte LtdSingapore
Direct MarketingWinnerDirect Mail and MarketingAustralia
Menus1stiSuccess Digipress Pte LtdSingapore
2ndNeo Digital Co., Ltd.Thailand
2ndM.I.W Group Company LimitedThailand
Self-promotion1stiSuccess Digipress Pte LtdSingapore
2ndMailshopNew Zealand
2ndDirect Mail and MarketingAustralia
Art Reproduction1stBeijing Zhong Xian Tuo Fang Science and Technology Development Co., LtdChina
2ndGuangzhou Da Yang Graphic Digital Printing Co. Ltd.China
Magazines1stNeo Digital Co., LtdThailand
2ndOrangebox LimitedNew Zealand
Digital and Offset Together1stKepmedia International Pte. Ltd.Singapore
Inkjet - Book PrintingWinnerYeolim CandPKorea
5th Colour Awards1stOrangebox LimitedNew Zealand
2ndPronto Direct Pty LtdAustralia
2ndCopy and Paste Sdn. Bhd.Malaysia
Industry - EducationWinnerUltimate Print Sdn BhdMalaysia
Digital Packaging1stKyoshin Paper and PackageJapan
2ndBUM-A PrintingKorea
Digital LabelsWinnerHung Kuan Printing co., Ltd.Taiwan
Innovation Award1stOndemand Printing Ltd.Japan
2ndFontcraft Printing Pte LtdSingapore
2ndFU-ZE Printing co., Ltd. Taiwan
Environmental Award1stNets Printwork Sdn. Bhd.Malaysia
2ndWolfidea PressMalaysia
Digital ProofingWinnerChengdu Smartec Co., Ltd.China
Best in Show AwardBeijing Zhong Xian Tuo Fang Science and Technology Development Co., LtdChina


Note 1: InfoTrends forecasts that the print value—the billings from digital label converters among their customers—will reach USD 1.185 billion in 2020, reflecting a 21 percent compound annual growth rate from 2015.
Note 2: Fuji Xerox ICEC features a complete suite of Fuji Xerox printing portfolio and end-to-end solutions. The 3,600 square meter facility in Bangkok provides customers with one-stop access to varied skillsets, applications testing and knowledge acquisition in print and communication in a collaborative environment.
Note 3: Entries from Australia and New Zealand are not eligible for the Asian Print Awards since they have their own local award.

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About Fuji Xerox:
Founded in 1962, Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. is a 75-25 joint venture between FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation and Xerox Corporation, and its direct sales force covers Japan and the Asia-Pacific region including China. We employ approximately 45,000 people globally, with more than 80 domestic and overseas affiliates / sales subsidiaries. Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific is 100 percent owned by Fuji Xerox, and oversees marketing and sales operations in the Asia-Pacific region. Fuji Xerox is a leading company in the Document Services & Communications field, offering solutions and services to help customers resolve their business challenges. Underlying our solutions and services are our world-class office multifunction devices, printers and production printers that we develop and manufacture for worldwide distribution. Together with cloud and mobile solutions, Fuji Xerox builds a communications environment that enable our customers to access the right information, at the right time, and in the right form—thereby contributing to their valuable communications.
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