2018 winners

All the winners from the 2018 Print, Design & Marketing Awards.

Supreme Award

Sponsored by Whitmar Publications

Hiut Denim Yearbook by Park Lane Press

Whitmar Publications managing director, Lindsey Pearson, presents the Supreme award to Philip Sudwell, managing director, Park Lane Press (left)

The judges said: A standout winner which demonstrated superb print, outstanding finishing techniques and excellent innovation. A product whose production matched the demands of its content. A highly commendable piece of workmanship that fully deserves its place at the top table.

Best printed marketing collateral

Sponsored by Kodak

Robox by Boss Print

Kodak UK marketing manager David McGuiness presents the award to Bonnie Lo, sales and marketing manager, Boss Print

The judges said: Clever way to demonstrate print and manufacture.

Also nominated:

  • My Top Tens by Evolution Print
  • High Definition Printing Look Book by Blackmore
  • Letterpress Calendar 2018 by Green Production (Overseas) Group

Best multi-channel marketing campaign

Sponsored by Epson (UK)

Marketing Campaign - Impress Digital White by Impress Print Services

Epson (UK) sales manager pro graphics Phil McMullin (left) presents the award to Impress Print Services managing director, Michael Kille

The judges said: Impressive demonstration of white ink implementation.

Also nominated: 

  • Easter Marketing Campaign by Crown Labels
  • Discover What GDPR Can Do For Your Print Shop by Route One Print
  • Perrie the Pine by MBA Group

Best multi-channel campaign

Sponsored by Ricoh

Dementia Campaign by Creative & Print Services (Loughborough University)

Ricoh sales director commerical print Tim Carter (left) presents the award to Creative & Print Services (Loughborough University), print account handler, Matt Cawrey (centre) and video producer, Martin Duke.

The judges said: A smart and effective multi-channel campaign that encompasses social media, digital media, websites and print to deliver a high level of ROI which promotes the campaign very effectively.

Also nominated:

  • Visual Media Conference by ProCo
  • Tip2Sell Sandwich Box by Eazyprint
  • KONA by Paragon Customer Communications

Books and booklets

Sponsored by Digital Printer magazine

Hiut Denim Yearbook by Park Lane Press

Whitmar Publications sales director Kelly Morris presents the award to managing director, Park Lane Press, Philip Sudwell

The judges said: Really engaging book that just encourages you to read more or set time aside to delve into it. Beautifully designed and produced. Love the binding.

Also nominated:

  • The Øya Festival 2017 by 07 Media
  • A Tall Story by Boss Print
  • Beber Mi Sudor by Park Communications

Creative use of substrates

Sponsored by Premier Paper Group

Pencil Studio (Ten Perfect Bound Book) by Ripe Digital

Premier Paper Group sales executive Karen Canavan presents the award to Robert Candey, collecting the award on behalf of Ripe Digital

The judges said: Visually impacting and innovative use of 10 substrates in a creative way. Dynamic finishing techniques combined with excellent print quality results in an excellent product.

Also nominated:

  • Evolve Annual Review by Empress Litho
  • Wellington Place by Rapidity
  • Hello by CPI Colour

Direct mail

Sponsored by Konica Minolta Business Solutions

Virgin Atlantic Wings Pack by Hardings Print Solutions

Konica Minolta Business Solutions business unit leader Paul Franklin (left) presents the award to sales director, Hardings Print Solutions, Geoff Stone

The judges said: A direct mail piece that encompasses creativity, innovation and design to a high level. The high quality print and finishing techniques deliver a product that you just want to discover.

Also nominated:

  • Sun Bingo VIP Cruise by Pureprint Group
  • SAS Forecasting invite by Dayfold
  • Picturehouse Cinemas Membership Scheme by Plastic Card Services

Environmental/recycled paper

Sponsored by Premier Paper Group

Sainsbury's Book by Rapidity

Premier Paper Group sales executive Paul Goldsmith (centre) presents the award to Rapidity production director, Ben Manning (right) and customer services manager, Sam Manning

The judges said: Environmentally sound. Fantastic use of environmental materials but still looks cool and modern.

Also nominated:

  • Farmiloe Brochure by DG3 Leycol
  • Friends of the Earth Annual Review 2016 by Park Lane Press


Sponsored by Duplo International

BUK Catalogue by Indigo Ross Design & Print

Duplo International managing director UK Andy Benson (left) presents the award to Indigo Ross Design & Print managing director, Phil Roper

The judges said: An innovative and high quality product that illustrates a plethora of finishing techniques and demonstrates added value to a printed product.

Also nominated:

  • Polymark Corporate Gift Box by Eazyprint
  • Eaton House Schools Developing Excellence Prospectus by Impress Print Services
  • Cakey Monster by It Has To Be Brilliant

Graphic design

Sponsored by Vivid Laminating Technologies

Volvo Ocean Race by Douglas

Vivid Laminating Technologies sales director Richard Marlow (left) presents the award to Adrian Stark, collecting the award on behalf of Douglas

The judges said: A beautifully constructed piece that has creativity and imagination on every page that drives across clarity of design and innovation. A very well produced product.

Also nominated:

  • The Boy With Nails For Eyes by Bonacia
  • Andy Warhol QEII Book by Rapidity
  • Mondia Issue #006 by Park Communications

Hardback books incorporating photobooks

Sponsored by Perfect Bindery Solutions

McLaren 720S Book & Bespoke Box by Hampton Printing (Bristol)

Perfect Bindery Solutions PR and marketing Vic Fletcher (right) presents the award to Alan Lane, sales executive, Hampton Printing (Bristol)

The judges said: A visually stunning hardback book that pushes the boundaries of modern printing and finishing techniques. A real powerhouse of a project that delivers that wow factor.

Also nominated: 

  • Outside by Boss Print
  • Lux Editions – Mauritius by Pureprint Group
  • McLaren 720S Book & Bespoke Box by Hampton Printing (Bristol)
  • Manchester Modern by Evolution Print

Magazines and catalogues

Sponsored by Heidelberg Graphic Equipment

Dorrance Hamilton Catalogue by Park Communications

Heidelberg Graphic Equipment digital equipment manager Chris Matthews presents the award to Park Communications managing director, Alison Branch

The judges said: Technically an excellent example of high end quality catalogue production. Encapsulating multiple finishing techniques that provide the reader with an innovative and dynamic journey.

Also nominated:

  • Chaos69 Magazine by Nirvana CPH
  • Day and Night Magazine by Al Ghurair Printing and Publishing
  • Eye Magazine No. 94 by Pureprint Group

Report and accounts

Sponsored by Compass Business Finance

Forth Children's Theatre Annual Review 2017 by J Thomson Colour Printers and Emperor

Compass Business Finance director Mark Nelson presents the award to Emperor, marketing manager, Sarah Eklund

The judges said: Pleasantly fresh, readable and accessible – a rarity in the sector.

Also nominated: 

  • Black and White Report – Tabloid by Al Ghurair Printing and Publishing
  • Howdens Report 2017 by Empress Litho
  • ARUP Annual Report 2017 by Hampton Printing (Bristol)

Short run printing

Sponsored by Apex Digital Graphics

Cartographic Colour by Boss Print

Apex Digital Graphics managing director Bob Usher presents the award to Boss Print, sales and marketing manager, Bonnie Lo

The judges said: A truly engaging book that encourages you, from cover to cover to enjoy and delight in every page.

Also nominated:

  • Sun Bingo VIP Cruise by Pureprint Group
  • Shani Rhys James Retrospective by Gemini Digital Colour
  • Farmiloe Brochure by DG3 Leycol

Special effects including varnishes, foiling and raised effects

Sponsored by HP

New World Symphony Invitation by Green Production (Overseas) Group

HP UK and Ireland country manager, Peter Jolly presents the award to Green Production (Overseas) Group, graphic design and business consultant, Aless Kwong

The judges said: A dynamic piece that stands out from the crowd. Multiple print and finishing techniques made this a clear winner. A combination of hand and machine finishing production contributed to a quality product.

Also nominated:

  • Polymark Corporate Gift Box by Eazyprint
  • Featherstone Brochure by Impress Print Services
  • Noted Edition 4 by Boss Print

Wide and super wide format

Sponsored by efi

Triumph Visitor Centre by MX Display

EFI sales director Terry Garvey (left) presents the award to MX Display, sales director, David Lister

The judges said: An example of high quality print to one-off items that demonstrated variety, innovation and ingenuity on a wide range of substrates.

Also nominated:

  • Cornerstone Convergence 2017 by Eventus Branding
  • Christie’s/Audrey Hepburn by Park Communications
  • Basquiat: Boom for Real Exhibition at the Barbican by It Has To Be Brilliant