Congratulations to Anomaly who have been awarded Silver for Ancestry® – The Old Piccadilly Lights in the outdoor category at the prestigious Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

The 2021 UK Graphic Awards will go ahead on 14 September, making the event the industry's first opportunity to get together in almost two years, and organisers FESPA UK and workflow software provider Vism are planning a spectacular day and evening.

The SoloBirra 2021 competition winner of the Best Packaging category has been announced as Dario Frattaruolo Graphic Studio for the creation of the Chakra Booster beer package. Produced by Packly for the Badalà Brewery in Italy, the packaging incorporates innovative digital enhancement to boost its appeal and better convey the consumer experience. Frattaruolo and Packly clinched the prize from amongst more than 100 original submissions.

FESPA UK has announced a return to face-to-face events in 2021, refreshed membership options, and launched  a new website.

PRINTING United Alliance today introduces the Pinnacle Awards, a robust, unified awards program established to recognize the best of the best in products created for and by the printing industry. The Pinnacle Awards program encompasses the Pinnacle InterTech Awards and the Pinnacle Product Awards (formerly the SGIA Product of the Year award). The Pinnacle Awards are open exclusively to PRINTING United Alliance supplier members. More information can be found on the new Pinnacle Awards website, where entries can be submitted through July 31, 2021.

EFI™ Fiery® FreeForm™ Create, the variable-data print (VDP) creation tool included with EFI Fiery digital front ends (DFEs) from Electronics For Imaging, Inc., has received the Buyers Lab (BLI) 2021-2022 PaceSetter in Production Print Applications: VDP Enabler from Keypoint Intelligence.

PRINTING United Alliance today celebrates Earth Day 2021 by recognizing the recipients of its annual Sustainable Business Recognition Awards Program. Member companies submit details about their sustainable business practices, operations instituted in reducing the company’s environmental footprint, improvements to employee safety and well-being, all while optimizing the company’s bottom line. All applications are reviewed and recommended for award designation by PRINTING United Alliance’s high-profile Sustainability, Safety, Health and Personnel Advisory Council.

Forty-seven rising stars are celebrating receiving grants of up to £1,500 each from The Printing Charity to invest in their personal and professional career development in the print, paper, publishing or packaging sector.

PRINTING United Expo today announced it has been named a Gold 100 Grand Award winner in the category “Fastest-growing Gold 100 Show Managed by an Association” in 2019 by blended growth. The inaugural PRINTING United Expo was held in Dallas at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center on October 23-25, 2019. Of those Gold 100 events on the Trade Show Executive list, there were more than 117,000 exhibiting companies which collectively represented almost 45M square feet of exhibitor space, with over a combined 3.5 million attendees.

PRINTING United Alliance today unveils the new Premier PRINT Awards competition, the industry’s most prestigious award of recognition honoring the very best in print communications. The awards recognize excellence in quality, creativity, and innovation, exemplifying the very best in the printing industry. The competition is open to PRINTING United Alliance members and non-members through June 30, 2021, with a discount for current Alliance members.

Signage and visual communications specialists, FASTSIGNS Hammersmith, has been crowned the West London Business Awards’ Retail / Wholesale Business of the Year 2021, following a successful year.

Pentawards, the leading network dedicated to recognising global packaging design excellence, is excited to announce its first ever Sustainable Design jury panel. The five sustainability experts have been selected from across the branding and packaging industries and will have the important task of judging Pentawards’ new Sustainable Design category.

James and Doris Moore, owners of the Minuteman Press printing franchise located at 2600 Walnut Ave., Unit H, have been awarded Small Business of the Year by the Tustin Chamber of Commerce. James says, “Winning Small Business of the Year gives us the validation that our high-quality printing services and our involvement in the community is appreciated. Being involved in our community has been an important part of our business mission. We enjoy helping those in the community market and grow their businesses.”

LEADING lights from the UK signage industry have been honoured at global signage and visual communication specialist FASTSIGNS’ annual Awards Ceremony which took place virtually, for the first time ever.

Siam Toppan Packaging (Siam Toppan), a subsidiary of Toppan Printing (Toppan) (TYO:7911), has been honored in the WorldStar Packaging Awards 2021, making it the first Toppan Group company to receive the accolade for two consecutive years.

Kornit Digital (Nasdaq: KRNT), a worldwide market leader in digital textile printing technology, is proud to be named among 29 winners of the 2020 EDP Awards, presented by the European Digital Press Association (EDP). The company’s NeoPigment™ Robusto Softener solution, which ensures superior hand feel for substrates imprinted using the Kornit Presto system for roll-to-roll, direct-to-fabric digital production, was selected “Best Coating and Varnish” in the Consumables category.

Pentawards, the leading network dedicated to recognising global packaging design excellence, today reveals its jury for this year’s competition, now in its fifteenth year, which includes Amazon, Microsoft and Nestle making up its largest and most diverse panel to date.

The Printing Charity has rebranded its annual Print Futures Awards championing young talent working in print, paper, publishing, and packaging as the Rising Star Awards, which are now open for online entries at www.theprintingcharity.org.uk/rising-star-awards/apply-now.

FTA Europe is pleased to announce that the Diamond Awards will bring together more of our industry than ever before with a new virtual format. Amid an unpredictable global situation, FTA Europe wants to ensure that the show goes on, whilst ensuring the safety of attendees.

Karl and Nancy Chapple first bought their Minuteman Press franchise located at 920 7th Ave., Beaver Falls, PA in June 2007. Their full-service design, printing, and marketing center has remained open throughout the COVID-19 pandemic as an essential business. As a result of their continued hard work and dedication to the local business community over the years, Karl and Nancy have been awarded Small Business of the Year by the Beaver County Chamber of Commerce.

Onyx Graphics, Inc., announced today that it’s industry-leading RIP software has been named the 2020 Best Color Management Solution at the annual EDP awards, marking the second award from EDP for best color management since 2018. The winners are selected by a commission of experts (The EDP Technical Committee), which evaluates the submitted products on technical abilities and product innovation that improves speed, quality, performance and cost.

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