Fuji Xerox Announces Winners of 10th Annual PIXI Awards 2017
Awarding innovation and excellence in digital-printing
SINGAPORE, January 23, 2018 – Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific Pte Ltd announced the 45 winning entries of its PIXI (Printing Innovation with Xerox Imaging) Awards 2017. The 10th anniversary of this annual competition recognized innovation and excellence in digitally-printed work from users of Fuji Xerox solutions across the region – with entries from the countries and areas: Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
PIXI Awards 2017 attracted 236 entries in 26 categories, with the introduction of two new categories -the 5th Colour Award and the Digital Label and Packaging Award. In line with current digital-printing trends for image quality value-add, the 5th Colour Award evolved from the innovative use of 5th colour toner such as gold and silver. The Digital Label and Packaging Award category was introduced to recognize the remarkable work in this growing segment.
“Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific is delighted to celebrate its 10th consecutive year of PIXI Awards,” said Steve Ford, general manager, production sales and marketing, Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific. “Our two new categories this year have expanded the opportunities for our partners to showcase their outstanding work in 5th colour application and digital labels and packaging. It is inspiring to see how our latest technologies and services are manipulated to create such innovative offerings, especially for the label and packaging market. This remarkable work fuels our anticipation for continued strong market growth.”
An independent expert panel of printing industry professionals selected winners of the PIXI Awards 2017, including publisher and chairperson of the Asian Print Awards, Paul Callaghan, and print industry veterans, Major Wong Wing Kwong and Alf Carrigan. Evaluation criteria include: print quality, appropriate use of digital technology, degree of innovation, business effectiveness and overall aesthetics. Importance is placed on the balance between quality of the digital prints and delivery of desired results with Fuji Xerox solutions.
This year, the “Best in Show” was awarded to Beijing Zhong Xian Tuo Fang Science and Technology Development Co., Ltd. for their submission of The Art Collections of Beijing Opera Master Mei Lanfang, using the Xerox® iGen® 150 Press.
“It is a treat to see such a stunning reproduction in any format,” said Paul Callaghan, publisher and chairperson of the Asian Print Awards, and head of the 2017 PIXI panel judge. “The entries that we received showcased a high level of complexity in design, production and finishing and must be seen to be believed. Events like this truly help us understand the importance of having the right printing tools to bring a design to life!”
About Fuji Xerox:
Founded in 1962, Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. is a leading company in the Document Services & Communications field, offering solutions and services to help customers resolve their business challenges. Underlying our solutions and services are our world-class office multifunction devices, printers and production printers that we develop and manufacture for worldwide distribution. Together with cloud and mobile solutions, Fuji Xerox builds a communications environment that enables our customers to access the right information, at the right time, and in the right form—thereby contributing to their valuable communications.
Fuji Xerox is a 75-25 joint venture between FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation and Xerox Corporation, and its direct sales force covers Japan and the Asia-Pacific region including China. As a 10 billion dollar enterprise, we employ approximately 47,000 people globally, with more than 80 domestic and overseas affiliates / sales subsidiaries. http://www.fujixerox.com/
Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, Malaysia Operations
Winners of 10th Annual PIXI Awards 2017
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