Congratulations to our 2019 Winners!

These awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of the printing sector throughout the country over the past 12 months. They also recognise and reward the high standards of excellence delivered in the industry.

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Printer of the Year

Sponsored by 

‘’The quality and all aspect of Design have resulted in this work to be chosen unanimously by the judges as the 2019 Print of the Year. The level of difficulty in achieving the finished result is of the highest order. There was a clear commitment to perfection in every area of the design and production. ’’

Impress Printing Works 

Honoris Causa

Best Use of Print

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“The complete detailed solution from concept to implementation. Excellent detail in the presentation of process, modeling and mockup. The excellent finished product – how the print should be done.”

Smurfit Kappa Display

HeartSine vTrainer

Best Use of Technology

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“This level of automation is unique in the print industry. Multiple systems are seamlessly integrated, providing a great customer experience and true automation from receipt of order through to delivery.”

Northside Graphics

The London Essence Company

Lifetime Achievement Award

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 Beginning his career in 1977 and Well able for the many challenges involved when it comes to printing high end labels and meeting customer demands.  Bill became management material and with a technical swagger and keen eye got many difficult projects over the line.

Bill Smyth

CLL Ireland

Over All Small Printer of the Year

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”This print is Innovative with excellent print reproduction. It is Beautifully finished combined with high-quality graphics. The stitching accuracy with the fluorescent finish was eye catching. There was perfect print solids consistently achieved throughout the publication.”

Plus Print

THINKHOUSE Flash Newsletter

Connacht Small Printer of the Year

Triest Press CLG

Roscommon Award

Leinster Small Printer of the Year

Plus Print

THINKHOUSE Flash Newsletter

Munster Small Printer of the Year

The Label Factory

Eight Islands Spiced Caribbean Rum

Ulster Small Printer of the Year


Great Design Deserves Great Print

Digital Printer of the Year

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‘’The judges were impressed that this high profile publication was specifically designed to maximise the capabilities of the digital press on which it was printed and included the use of several digital metallic colours and spot varnish.’’


Forensic Science Ireland, Annual Report 2018

Special Packaging Printer of the Year

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‘‘The complex luxury packaging with striking impact and design is what made this print a winner.’’

Esmark Finch

Isobel Egan Ceramics Presentation Box

Flexo Packaging Printer of the Year

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 ‘‘This excellent print quality caught our eye. The construction of pouch and printing of solid white and spot colours were very impressive and Construction of stand up pouch is excellent.’’

Alert Packaging

Alert Packaging & Jinny's Bakery

Sheetfed Colour Offset Printer of the Year

Sponsored by 

‘‘This Print illustrated Great colour reproduction and  consistent solids throughout.’’

Plus Print

Institute of Banking

Best Supplier Customer Service Team

Out of Home Printer of the Year

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‘’The judges were impressed with the overall execution of the campaign from client brief to POS deployment, print quality, 3d element, lighting and positive feedback from the store and retailer.’’


Rapid Relief Window

Wrap Printer of the Year

‘‘The consistency of branding across the whole fleet and the very impressive attention to detail made for an excellent overall finish of the print.’’ 

Sign Flair

Mitchell Macadam Scania Wraps

Print Graduate of the Year

‘’This individual graduated with BA (hons) in Print Media Management and Technology Management. Their application and exemplary performance was recognised across all disciplines in their studies. They excelled in all their studies. The judges described this individual  as definitely one to watch out for in the future ’’

Niamh Naughton

TU Dublin 

Print Media Apprentice N.I Level 2

Sponsored by 

”For the last year this person has been undertaking training with College, working towards their Level 2 Apprenticeship in Printing. They continue to display a professional approach in their work and attitude. The level of work is excellent and produced to an extremely high standard. They should achieve great success within the print packaging industry as his talents continue to progress.”

Gareth McClenaghan

Belfast Metropolitan College / Boxpak

Print Media Apprentice N.I Level 3

Sponsored by 

”Upon joining their college, this person immediately stood out amongst their peers as a candidate with an outstanding natural aptitude for work within print packaging while also having the ability and intellect to understand what was required of them. They have developed into an important member of the print finishing department and has a consistent record of producing work of the highest quality.”

Jonathan Grattan


Large Format Digital Printer of the Year

Sponsored by 

‘‘The lifelike reproduction of the product which stood out from the rest. The addition of the foil effect created an impressive design.’’


‘Seize The Denny' Campaign

Bespoke Large Format Digital Printer of the Year

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”This company went above and beyond what the customer had set out to do and while some of the printing  and displays were simple, they had to meet a very high standard demanded by the customer, with regards to fit, consistency and attention to every detail.”

SL Graphics Limited

Deloitte Offices

Regional Newspaper of the Year

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‘‘This print consisted of a great range of products with large-format that increases its difficulty. The register colour reproduction with Great matchups and running heads made this print stand out. The edge to edge all produced superbly.’’


The Southern Star

Digital Packaging Printer of the Year

‘‘This print incorporated Innovative digital printing and packaging while having excellent construction of the stand-up pouch and print quality.’’

Foxpak Flexibles

The Happy Pear Compostable Granola Pouches

Print Finishing Award

‘‘This print has Lovely choice of binding work in conjunction with French folds, Not to mention the Foil blocking used which made for a well finished piece.’’

Plus Print & PCF Print Finish

Institute of Banking

Litho Packaging Printer of the Year

‘‘This print has superb functionality along with creative and considered design combined with nice use of materials. The colourful and good quality printing and finishing techniques used in this print is what made it a winner.’’


One Nutrition Product Packaging

Magazine Printer of the Year

 ‘‘This print used marvelous production method and good colour reproduction. The quality of this print was outstanding and was 100% digitally produced.’’


Be Our Guest 2019

Digital Print Label Printer of the Year

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‘‘The use of multiple foils really makes this label stand out combined with the embossing technique which gives it a premium look for a premium product.’’

Label World

D.W.D Irish Whiskey

National Newspaper Printer of the Year

Sponsored by 

‘‘This print included great solid images and vibrancy. This print had excellent image quality and overall fantastic product quality of the print.’’

Interpress N.I

Daily Mirror

Self Adhesive Roll Label Printer of the Year

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‘‘Amazing Complexity of front and back label including the use of embossing, foil and in particular the special die cutting used which made this label stand out from the rest. The overall design, look and feel of this print is excellent’’

Watershed Group

Graham Norton Gin Label Set

Reports & Accounts Printer of the Year

‘‘This Print was Specifically designed to maximize excellent digital print technology with excellent Spot UV used.’’

Print Media Services

Red Cross Annual Report 2018

Brochure Printer of the Year

‘‘The Combination of quality and precision in finishing is in line with the values of the product and the message it is getting across. The matchups of the print are superb and tone values are excellent’’ 


Homeless Brochure- In Six Months A Lot Can Change.

Graphic Design & Print Collaboration

Sponsored by

‘‘A great example of design and print production. These two aspects worked well together to achieve overall results particularly with regard to print finish and use of overall design.’’

Fineprint & Brand Central

Homeless Brochure- In Six Months A Lot Can Change.

Book Printer of the Year

Sponsored by

‘‘This piece of work was Beautifully finished with clear and competent typesetting. It also included great reproduction on the stock. This print is a great overall product.’’

Impress Printing Works

Honoris Causa