Bespoke magazine printer of the year

Denmaur Paper Media

Denmaur has been an established name in both the print and publishing sectors since 1983. Today, Denmaur Paper Media has become one of the leading specialist paper merchants in the UK, supplying innovative and sustainable papers for printers, publishers, designers and commercial end users.

Our company comprises of two divisions: Denmaur Paper, a stockist paper and board merchant servicing the UK's commercial print sector; and Denmaur Media, providing a completely managed paper supply to for companies and organisations who recognise the benefits of sourcing their own paper for print.

Combined, Denmaur Paper Media is equipped to provide the paper requirements for traditional and modern processes and a tailored service that ensures we live up to what we claim, a company that offers intelligent paper solutions and a company that is better connected to print.”

denmaur.com

High-volume magazine printer of the year

Denmaur Paper Media

Denmaur has been an established name in both the print and publishing sectors since 1983. Today, Denmaur Paper Media has become one of the leading specialist paper merchants in the UK, supplying innovative and sustainable papers for printers, publishers, designers and commercial end users.

Our company comprises of two divisions: Denmaur Paper, a stockist paper and board merchant servicing the UK's commercial print sector; and Denmaur Media, providing a completely managed paper supply to for companies and organisations who recognise the benefits of sourcing their own paper for print.

Combined, Denmaur Paper Media is equipped to provide the paper requirements for traditional and modern processes and a tailored service that ensures we live up to what we claim, a company that offers intelligent paper solutions and a company that is better connected to print.”

denmaur.com

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British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF) - Sponsoring Marketing Campaign Of The Year

The British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF) is the principal business support organisation representing the UK print, printed packaging and graphic communication industry. BPIF strives to ensure its members’ requirements come first and through listening to their needs have developed an unrivalled range of products and services that go well beyond those provided by a traditional trade association.

BPIF provide the highest standard of support and training for printers to grow and develop healthy, sustainable and profitable businesses, aiming to provide an environment geared towards their businesses success.

www.britishprint.com

Brett Martin - Out-Of-Home Printer Of The Year

Founded in 1958, UK company Brett Martin specialises in the production of rigid plastic media for signage, display and print applications. Globally renowned for its product quality, service excellence and range evolution, Brett Martin’s plastic sheet products include the Foamalux brand, which contains some of the most extensive foam PVC sheets available on the market, and its transparent sheet ranges which have earned a global reputation for their quality and performance.

Strong local sales representation, national logistics, regional hubs and quality product portfolios, combined with its ability to offer guidance on material selection and consultation on production challenges such as static control, have established the Northern Ireland based company as a valuable business partner to companies in the sign and graphics sector.

www.brettmartin.com

Close Brothers Asset Finance - Sponsoring SME Of The Year

As a strong supporter of the print industry for over 30 years, Close Brothers Asset Finance is proud to sponsor the SME of the Year award. Over the years, we have helped many organisations maintain and improve their profitability by offering them a suite of flexible finance products suitable for nearly any purchase.

Operating nationwide, we provide flexible finance options for SMEs in the print sector. Our finance model values the assets of a business and allows customers to tailor their repayments and their profile to the expected lifecycle of the machinery.

Close Brothers Asset Finance has a well-documented history of lending through all economic cycles and it is something we pride ourselves on. Our team of industry experts work closely with businesses, understanding their needs and providing tailor-made finance solutions for business growth.

As an ardent supporter of SMEs, it is only fitting that Close Brothers Asset Finance sponsors the SME of the Year award.

www.closeassetfinance.co.uk/Print

www.closeassetfinance.co.uk

Drupa - Sponsoring Customer Service Team Of The Year

As a long-established provider of business opportunities for individuals, partnerships, companies and industry organisations across the world drupa, the key event for the printing and crossmedia sectors, applauds all professional colleagues and companies who strive to make a positive difference to the standards of service offered to customers, suppliers and associates.

In both commercial and social life it is vital to have a genuine interest in people and this is at the heart of recognising the importance of the customer, both external and internal.

We also believe that the contributions of the individual members of the team are indispensable to delivering a successful outcome for the customer.

The PrintWeek Awards offer an outstanding opportunity to celebrate the essential part that service plays in improving and enhancing the customer experience. drupa is honoured to be the official sponsor for the Customer Service Team of the Year category.

Excellence is suitably acknowledged and we thank the contenders and the nominees for participating and congratulate the winner of the drupa Customer Service Team of the Year Award.

www.drupa.com

EFI - Sponsoring Luxury Packaging Printer Of The Year

EFI has chosen to sponsor the category for Luxury Packaging Printer of the Year because it celebrates a fast growing area of the digital print industry while retaining its appeal to analogue specialists. EFI’s developments that apply to the packaging market include the versatility available for short runs, proofing and prototyping from the company’s wide-format and Vutek LED-curing printers, along with its speciality inks and productivity software. EFI’s commitment to the packaging sector is endorsed by the company’s decision to sponsor this category. With the emphasis increasing on short runs, localisation and variable data, the company’s comprehensive portfolio of products includes cost-effective digital systems that are becoming ever more important in today’s demands for fast turnarounds.

www.efi.com

Heidelberg - Sponsoring Trainee Of The Year

Heidelberg is well known for supplying equipment, workflows, consumables and support services but it is also very keen to help printers attract, train and develop the right people. The future of print relies on the next generation and good principles must be instilled and skills/knowledge passed on. That is why Heidelberg is proud to sponsor the Trainee of the Year category at the PrintWeek Awards.

Rapid technological change means that we need talented young people with modern computer and digital communication know-how in the printing trade and we also need existing staff to adapt, retrain and develop their careers.

Heidelberg has extensively benchmarked press performance in the field in order to help it provide the right levels of automation but also to enable printers to identify ways to increase the overall equipment efficiency . This can in some cases be down to the people, their knowledge or working methods. It underlines the power of people, the impact they have on company performance. Well-trained staff with a can do attitude and an understanding of good working practices are good for efficiency, for reputation and for profitability.

The Trainee of the Year category encourages companies to recruit young staff and also to develop existing talent and covers a wide range of ages and sectors.

www.heidelberg.com/gb/en/index.jsp

IFS - Sponsoring Post-Press Company Of The Year

Intelligent Finishing Systems (IFS) is one of the leading suppliers of finishing equipment in the United Kingdom and Ireland. IFS have established a broad portfolio of finishing solutions. These systems are widely recognised as among the finest in their sectors and include highly automated, easy to operate, market leading choices from key manufacturers Horizon, Foliant, Durselen, Petratto, Perfecta, SCS, and Technau. Collectively they deliver business winning solutions in many of the key finishing disciplines – including folding, perfect binding and saddlestitching. IFS is the definitive point of reference for quick-response professional finishing solutions for every print need from digital on demand runs-of-one to high volume litho work.

www.ifsl.uk.com

Konica Minolta - Sponsoring Industrial Digital Printer Of The Year

As a service provider for the production printing industry, Konica Minolta offers you integrated workflows and applications as well as professional and sophisticated hardware products to enable your business.

Konica Minolta’s business-building concept, Digital1234, encourages print businesses to find and focus on new opportunities to save money, improve productivity, add new services, and increase profits.

The concept aims to assist print service providers to move away from solely product-focused sales, by adding value to the whole service they provide through developing new applications for print, web and mobile.

www.konicaminolta.co.uk

Premier Paper Group - Sponsoring Brochure Printer Of The Year

Premier Paper Group is the UK’s leading independent paper merchant and, through its nationwide branch network, offers an extensive choice of products and top brands from many of the world’s leading paper manufacturers. Premier’s range also includes the widest choice of media for digital production presses.

Within its business divisions the teams are equipped with specialist knowledge and extensive experience and are ready to offer guidance and advice to ensure that customers are able get the best from the products that Premier offer.

The Premier Paper Group is proud and delighted to be sponsoring the Brochure Printer of the Year Award and wishes all entrants the best of luck.

www.paper.co.uk

Ricoh - Sponsoring Book Printer Of The Year

Ricoh is proud to be supporting the Book Printer of the Year Award, joining with printers and publishers in celebrating the best in class in this exciting, dynamic industry. Ricoh is a Fortune Global 500 company that helps book printing and publishing businesses to succeed in a period of dramatic change. It works in close partnership with customers, helping them to transform their businesses through the integration of an extensive range of new services and technologies that enhance and complement print production. It does this by providing on-demand solutions that deliver operational flexibility, enabling publishers and book printers to remain competitive through the implementation of data management and cost-effective, short-run book-production capabilities.

www.ricoh.co.uk

Sun Chemical - Sponsoring Direct Mail Printer Of The Year

Sun Chemical has long been known for innovation, technical expertise, and for the quality and performance of its products. It offers enhanced value, service and support to its customers in packaging, commercial, publication, screen and digital markets. Sun Chemical specialises in the development, production and supply of state-of-the-art printing inks and coatings. In addition, Sun Chemical offers its customers a single-source supply of all their pressroom consumables, guaranteeing best-in-class products that have been selected for their excellent compatibility with the company’s inks and coatings. With ink ranges such as Express, a high performance Commercial sheetfed ink and IDL, the ultimate low energy curing product, Sun Chemical continues to extend the boundaries of ink technology and to improve the products supplied to the industry. It is recognised as the “Ink Supplier of Choice”, the company that sets the standards, the company that others are judged by, a benchmark for the industry.”

www.sunchemical.com

Quadient

Quadient, a Neopost Digital Company, provides technology that enables organizations to create better experiences for their customers through timely, optimized, contextual, highly individualized, and accurate communications for all channels. Our solutions are used by thousands of clients and partners worldwide to activate their organizations in the name of customer experience.