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swissQprint Creative Challenge

swissQprint Creative Challenge

In the second half of 2019, swissQprint challenged its customers worldwide to a competition, which invited the users of its machines to enter the most original, most complex, most amazing and most compelling printed products they had ever produced.

Out of 65 qualifying entries, six winners have now emerged with the diversity of the entries further underlining the versatility of the swissQprint printing systems.

Top place went to 3D-Kopf from Haas Werbetechnik, Austria, who submitted a precision application that combines 3D effects and relief printing.

In second place was Privathaus M, from Erwin Hüttl Ges, Austria, a large-format artwork that features some unusual varnish effects

The third place was taken by ideoopack manupacktur promotion box from raunjakintermedias, Austria, a promotional item that illustrates all the possibilities of UV printing.

In fourth place was Mosaic replica by Biksad, Turkey, a museum facsimile of a mosaic printed on handmade paper.

Tying for fifth place were Bio Club posters from Shoei, Japan, a sophisticated print on hologram paper, and Natur from Schilder Systeme, Austria, which combined natural and artificial materials along with printed textures.

The winner, Haas Werbetechnik, will visit Switzerland later this year with two companions to enjoy an adventure trip, will all of the runner-up are also being rewarded with generous prizes.

The competition title implies that originality was all that counted, but in fact, evaluation went far beyond this criterion, with a five-member jury of experts evaluating entries according to a grid of distinct criteria. The swissQprint workforce also had the opportunity to submit their ratings, as well as the public, who had their say via an online voting platform.

Commenting on the competition, Petra Fetting, swissQprint’s competition co-ordinator, said: “Although Austrians dominate the winners’ list, participation was international with entries arriving from 20 countries across North America, Europe and Asia, 65 of which qualified.

“The competition was first held last year, but this year’s entries have exceeded our expectations on all counts.”

Petra Fetting continued: “We received a fantastically wide range of applications, which were roughly categorised into the fields of advertising technology, signage, display and packaging, interior décor, art reproduction, commercial and industrial applications, and droptix (3D effect). On the one hand, it was striking to note how much unusual media had been processed. On the other, there were many fine art reproductions amongst the entries, as well as textured and relief prints, the latter in part combined with droptix.

“Our customers have shown with amazing style just how versatile our large format printers are!”

All of the entries are on display in an online gallery at www.swissqprint.com.

Further information on swissQprint, visit: www.swissqprint.com

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