Fuji Xerox announces 2012 PIXI Awards
2 July 2012
Fuji Xerox rewards customers for their outstanding work in digital printing
SYDNEY, 2nd July 2012 – Fuji Xerox Australia and Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. invites customers to enter their best work for this year’s printing awards – the Printing Innovation with Xerox Imaging Awards or PIXI Awards. Now into its fifth year, the PIXI Awards welcome entries of digitally printed communications that have been created on a Fuji Xerox/Xerox digital printer and honors the users of Fuji Xerox solutions for their innovation and excellence in print. The competition will be open from now until 31st August 2012.
Up to fifty-nine awards will be distributed, including Overall “Best in Show” award, First and Second Place winners in each Application category, First place winners in each Industry category, Digital and Offset Together Award and the Environmental Award.
A newly added award category for 2012 is Digital Proofing, it joins the existing eleven application-type entry categories to make up the following categories for submission:
- Books and Manuals
- Brochures and Catalogues
- Leaflets and Flyers
- Posters and Point of Sale Material
- Calendars and Photo Books
- Multi-piece Production
- Cards and Invitations
- Direct Marketing
- Digital Packaging
- Digital Proofing *new
In addition, for industry entries, categories for submission include:
Fuji Xerox will also recognize works that incorporate reflections on environmental processes and the best combined used of Digital and Offset Printing.
Alf Carrigan, a 50 year veteran of the traditional print industry, and Paul Callaghan, CEO of Print Pack Publishing Asia, return as appointed judges independent of Fuji Xerox.
“It’s exciting to see the quality of entrants getting better each year. I look forward to seeing what can be achieved by digital print this year,” Callaghan said.
Entrants will be judged based upon:
- Print quality
- Degree of Innovation
- Use of Digital Technology
- Business Effectiveness
- Overall aesthetics
“It is one of the greatest pleasures for us at Fuji Xerox to recognize the great work our customers produce. We provide fantastic technology but it is through our customers that print truly comes alive,” said Mike Braggins, regional manager of Marketing Communication, Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific. “It is not just the pride in receiving accolades, the real benefit for customers are that successes gained in PIXI can assist in marketing their services to their clients, as many of PIXI’s past winners have successfully done.”
“The PIXI awards are a celebration of digital print and its ongoing dynamism and change, which we witness with the vibrancy of each year’s entrants,“ Carrigan said. “We recognize that digital print is evolving, and hope to award those who capture the spirit of such change.”
Entry forms are available from Fuji Xerox representatives or can be downloaded from http://www.fxap.com.sg/product/pixi2012.jsp
For Further Information Please Contact:
Name: Elizabeth Leslie
Fuji Xerox Australia
Phone: (02) 9856 5161
Name: Simon Clark
Text 100 Public Relations
Phone: (02) 9956 5733