The categories

    Litho

  1. Litho Sheetfed – Single Sheet

    Encompasses all types of litho printed material folded no more than once or printed on a single side. This includes flyers, posters, inserts, leaflets, labels, invitations, packaging inserts, etc.
    Entry requirements:
    Two copies of the printed product with the entry form.

  2. Litho Sheetfed – Annual Reports

    Includes annual reports, integrated reports, sustainability reports, in fact all legally-required reports.
    Entry requirements:
    Two copies of the printed product with the entry form.

  3. Litho Sheetfed – Magazines

    Includes both perfect bound and saddle-stitched magazines, trade journals, and corporate publications.
    Entry requirements:
    Two copies of the printed product with the entry form.

  4. Litho Sheetfed – Books

    Thread-sewn, thread-sealed and square-back books, soft or hard cover.
    Entry requirements:
    Two copies of the printed product with the entry form.

  5. Litho Sheetfed – Brochures

    Multiple sheet products including corporate brochures, product brochures, booklets and catalogues, folded and bound or unbound.
    Entry requirements:
    Two copies of the printed product with the entry form.

  6. Litho Sheetfed – Stationery

    All manner of private, office and corporate stationery including business cards, folders, letterheads, compliments slips, etc.
    Entry requirements:
    Two copies of the printed product with the entry form.

  7. Litho Sheetfed – Calendars

    All types of calendars from single sheet to full multi-sheet calendars. This cannot include self-promotional calendars.
    Entry requirements:
    Two copies of the printed product with the entry form.

  8. Litho Luxury Packaging

    Litho Printing onto white paper or board specifically for the creation of packaging boxes, laminated or direct.
    Entry requirements:
    Two copies of the printed product with the entry form with a finished product must be supplied.

  9. Litho Packaging – Board

    Litho Printing onto corrugated or flute board, grey back, or similar, direct or laminated.
    Entry requirements:
    Two copies of the printed product with the entry form with a finished product must be supplied.

  10. Heatset Webfed – Magazines

    Magazines printed on heatset webfed presses, whether perfect bound or saddle-stitched.
    Entry requirements:
    Two copies of the printed product with the entry form.

  11. Heatset Webfed – Brochures

    This includes all manner of promotional materials whether unbound, bound, stitched or glued.
    Entry requirements:
    Two copies of the printed product with the entry form.

  12. Coldset Webfed

    Encompasses all materials printed on coldset webfed offset presses whether as part of a newspaper or inserts for inclusion with the newspaper or for other uses.
    Entry requirements:
    Two copies of the printed product with the entry form.

  13. Litho Continuous

    Encompasses all materials printed on continuous feed litho presses – whether standard or hybrid – for the production of continuous stationery, direct mailers, labels, etc.
    Entry requirements:
    Two full repeats including samples of finished and stripped products to show the end result.

  14. Packaging

  15. Labels – In-mould

    Labels printed by any method for in-mould application. Includes in-mould printing and in-mould decorating.
    Entry requirements:
    At least two samples of the finished product/container as well as unmoulded labels must be supplied, as well as an explanation of the process.

  16. Flexible Packaging – Wide Web

    Packaging onto flexible substrates such as film/plastic or foil.
    Entry requirements:
    A minimum of two samples of the printed and finished product must be supplied.

  17. Flexible Packaging – Shrink Sleeve

    Packaging onto flexible substrates such as film/plastic or foil specifically for shrink wrapping.
    Entry requirements:
    A minimum of two samples of the printed and finished product must be supplied.

  18. Liquid Packaging – Board

    Flexographic printing for liquid packaging printing onto board.
    Entry requirements:
    Two samples of the finished product must be supplied.

  19. Liquid Packaging – Pouch / Sachet

    Flexographic printing for liquid packaging (also includes dry packaging) printing onto substrates for make-up as sachets or pouches.
    Entry requirements:
    A minimum of two samples of the printed product. A full sheet plus finished and assembled products.

  20. Flexo Printing – Labels Process

    Labels printed using flexography irrespective of technique but NOT where the label will be applied as an in-mould process. Includes Paper/Plastic/PET/BOPP etc.
    Entry requirements:
    A minimum of a full sheet but preferred to receive two or more full repeats in order to check consistency.

  21. Flexo Printing – Labels Linework

    Labels printed using flexography irrespective of technique but NOT where the label will be applied as an in-mould process.
    Entry requirements:
    A minimum of a full sheet but preferred to receive two or more full repeats in order to check consistency. Required is one sample die-cut and one uncut.

  22. Flexo Printing – Corrugated/Flute Pre-print

    Printing onto corrugated or flute substrates irrespective of technique.
    Entry requirements:
    A minimum of two copies of the printed product. In addition a finished product can be supplied at your discretion.

  23. Flexo Printing – Corrugated/Flute Post-print

    Printing onto corrugated or flute substrates irrespective of technique.
    Entry requirements:
    A minimum of two copies of the printed product with a finished product must be supplied.

  24. Flexo Printing – Paper/Board Coated

    All types of flexographic printing onto paper or board.
    Entry requirements:
    A minimum of two copies of the printed product. In addition a finished product can be supplied at your discretion.

  25. Flexo Printing – Paper/Board Uncoated

    All types of flexographic printing onto paper or board.
    Entry requirements:
    A minimum of two copies of the printed product with a finished product must be supplied.

  26. Flexo Printing – Woven Sack

    Flexo printed directly onto woven sack or bag.
    Entry Requirements:
    Both a flat sheet as well as made-up samples are required.

  27. Flexo Printing – Paper Sack

    Directly printed onto paper or bag using flexo printing.
    Entry Requirements:
    Both a flat sheet as well as made-up samples are required.

  28. Metal Packaging

    Metal packaging printed direct to the substrate for liquid packaging, aerosol cans and other forms of metal packaging using any process.
    Entry requirements:
    Only finished products will be accepted.

  29. Gravure

  30. Gravure Printing – Publication

    Gravure Printing of magazines, brochures, catalogues etc.
    Entry requirements:
    A minimum of two copies of the printed product.

  31. Gravure Printing – Packaging

    Gravure printing for packaging process.
    Entry requirements:
    A minimum of two copies of the printed product. In addition a finished product can be supplied at your discretion.

  32. Large Format

  33. Large format – Rigid Substrates

    Conventional large-format rigid materials printed on a flatbed printer.
    Entry requirements:
    A reprint of the original work (or a minimum of 1x1m portion thereof) printed on the same substrate and using the same device. The print must be full-size – reductions of the print will be disqualified – and must be finished in the same way as the original. Eg, cutting, drilling, die-cutting, laminating, CNC cutting. Flat products only. PVC, Chromadek, Xanita, ABS, Perspex etc.

  34. Large format – 3D POS

    Printing onto a range of substrates for the manufacture of point-of-sale stands and displays.
    Entry requirements:
    A reproduction of the original work printed on the same substrate and using the same device. The print must be full-size – reductions of the print will be disqualified – and must be finished in the same way as the original. Eg, cutting, drilling, die-cutting, laminating, CNC cutting. Finished products are required.

  35. Large format – Paper Substrates

    Printing onto all manner of paper substrates – plain and textured – for a range of purposes including posters and paper banners. EXCLUDES WALLPAPERS.
    Entry requirements:
    A reproduction of the original work printed on the same substrate and using the same device. The print must be full-size – reductions of the print will be disqualified – and must be finished in the same way as the original. Eg, cutting, drilling, die-cutting, laminating, CNC cutting. Finished products are required.

  36. Large format – Wallpapers

    Printing onto wallpapers both plain and textured.
    Entry requirements:
    A reproduction of the original work printed on the same substrate and using the same device. The print must be full-size – reductions of the print will be disqualified. A minimum of two adjacent panels will be required. Plus photographs of the finished wall to demonstrate fit.

  37. Large format – Interior Décor

    Printed onto a range of substrates, rigid or flexible, including cushions, backdrops, blinds, frames, menus, 3D structures, etc. Excluding wallpapers
    Entry requirements:
    Two samples in full size will be required.

  38. Large format – Flexible Substrates

    All types of PVC substrates including plastic banners, backlit plastics and plastic sheets, window films etc. Excluding billboards and vehicle branding.
    Entry requirements:
    A reproduction of the original work (or a minimum of 1x1m portion thereof) printed on the same substrate and using the same device. The print must be full-size – reductions of the print will be disqualified.

  39. Large format – Billboards

    Large items which are printed in tiles or single sheets and then assembled/mounted. Large items designed to be viewed from a distance. This is substrate independent and excludes XXL Print (see XXL Category).
    Entry requirements:
    A reprint of the original work (or a minimum of 2x2m portion thereof) printed on the same substrate and using the same device and print mode. The print must be full-size – reductions of the print will be disqualified. The entry must also be accompanied by high-resolution photographs from a number of angles and distances. Close-ups are also required. Finishing such as welds, eyelets, pocketing, and other elements must all be included in the provided sample. No self-adhesive vinyl only PVC Scrim (black-back).

  40. Large format – Non-conventional Substrates

    Incorporates printing onto non-conventional substrates such as flexible and rigid, such as wood, glass, ceramics, acrylic, metal, mirrors, tableware, bubblewrap, vacuum forming, laptops, etc up to 50mm thick.
    Entry requirements:
    A reprint of the original work printed on the same substrate and using the same device. The print must be full-size – reductions of the print will be disqualified.

  41. Large format – Vehicle Branding

    Printing of vehicle signage, decals, graphics and full printed wraps, etc. Non-conventional techniques are encouraged. Excluding truck curtains.
    Entry requirements:
    A reproduction of the original work (or a minimum of 1x1m portion thereof) printed on the same substrate and using the same device. The print must be full-size – reductions of the print will be disqualified. The entry must also be accompanied by high-resolution photographs from a number of angles and distances. All four sides of the vehicle including close-ups of the most intricate parts of the vehicle are also required. Minimum 10 pictures. Own Company identification appearing on the prints will result in the entry being disqualified.

  42. Self-adhesive Vinyl Print and Cut

    Printing of all manner of self-adhesive products with contour cut. Weeding will be judged.
    Entry Requirements:
    Leave the backing paper on the print as cutting will be judged. 1 metre length required to show consistency.

  43. Large format – XXL Prints

    Addresses very large printed items such as building wraps, truck curtains and all other large items which may need finishing in one way or another. Like items will be judged against each other. This is substrate independent.
    Entry requirements:
    A reprint of the original work (or 2x2m portion thereof) printed on the same substrate and using the same device in the same mode. The print must be full-size – reductions of the print will be disqualified. The entry must also be accompanied by high-resolution photographs from a number of angles and distances. Close-ups are also required showing how the print is mounted to the vehicle or building etc.

  44. Large format – Soft Signage

    Printing onto textiles, both dye-sublimation and direct-to-textile, for POS, displays, lightboxes, printed apparel and backlit, etc.
    Entry requirements:
    A reproduction of the original work (or 1x1m portion thereof) printed on the same substrate and using the same device. A full finished product can be supplied. The print must be full-size – reductions of the print will be disqualified. Photographs must be supplied of the finished product.

  45. Large format – Fine-art Reproductions

    Printing of fine-art or photographic reproductions onto standard materials such as canvas or fine-art papers or a range of alternate substrates including speciality substrates and non-conventional materials.
    Entry requirements:
    A reprint of the original work printed on the same substrate and using the same device and in the same print mode. The print must be full-size – reductions of the print will be disqualified.

  46. Non-printed Products

    Signage, POS displays and other promotional materials including those produced using laser engraving and cutting, CNC cutting and engraving, channel lettering, neon signs, signwriting, etching, vacuum forming, etc.
    Entry requirements:
    Where possible one full-size sample to be supplied. Where not possible, the entry must be accompanied by high-resolution photographs from a number of angles and distances. Close-ups are also required. In addition a letter explaining where the product is used and how it works.

  47. Digital

  48. Digital Printing – Packaging Paper/Board

    Printing onto corrugated or flute board, direct or laminated.
    Entry requirements:
    Two copies of the printed product with the entry form.

  49. Digital Printing – Packaging Film

    Printing onto film or plastic for packaging applications.
    Entry requirements:
    Two copies of the printed product with the entry form.

  50. Digital Printing – Single Sheet

    All types of digitally printed materials on a single sheet. This would include posters, inserts, invitations or cards. It is also substrate independent.
    Entry requirements:
    Two copies of the printed product with the entry form.

  51. Digital Printing – Magazines

    Magazines whether perfect bound or saddle stitched also includes trade journals, and corporate publications.
    Entry requirements:
    Two copies of the printed product with the entry form.

  52. Digital Printing – Stationery

    All manner of private, office and corporate stationery including business cards, folders, letterheads, calendars and compliment slips.
    Entry requirements:
    Two copies of the printed product with the entry form.

  53. Digital Printing – Books

    All types of books which are digitally printed including photobooks and coffee table books.
    Entry requirements:
    Two copies of the printed product with the entry form.

  54. Digital Printing – Labels

    Digitally Printed labels whether self-adhesive, applied, or shrink-wrapped, printed onto paper, plastic, foil excluding those designated for in-mould.
    Entry requirements:
    A minimum of two samples of the printed label. Preferred a full sheet of labels.

  55. Variable Data Printing

    Personalised/Customised print showing accurate use of variable data to personalise or customise the item.
    Entry requirements:
    At least 10 discernibly different items must be entered to show the variable data aspects. A motivation must also explain the logistics behind the entire process as well as describing the variable fields.

  56. Specialist

  57. Screen Printing

    All types of screenprinting produced using conventional silkscreen techniques. Excludes digitally printed materials.
    Entry requirements:
    A minimum of two samples of the printed product.

  58. 3D Printing

    Additive manufacturing or 3D printing including all types and techniques of 3D printed items such as filament printing or paper layering etc. Techniques include Vat Polymerisation, Material Extrusion, Material Jetting, Binder Jetting, Powder Bed Fusion, Direct Energy Deposition and Sheet Lamination.
    Entry requirements:
    A minimum of two samples of the printed product. Also required is an explanation of the purpose of the product, whether as a product in its own right or as a prototype for something that will be produced later or as a decorative item.

  59. Fusion of Techniques

    Two or more printing techniques are combined for the production of the job, such as litho and digital or digital and flexo as an example. Applicable to jobs where different techniques are used for separate elements or on a single element. A letter of motivation must explain the production methods used.
    Entry requirements:
    a minimum of two samples of the printed product. Also required is an explanation of where the different techniques were used and why the combination was selected.

  60. Special Techniques and Finishes

    Special finishes for the enhancement of the final appearance. Techniques such as foiling, embossing, varnishing, laminates, special binding, etc. Die-cutting, pop-ups, coatings, fragrance, invisible inks, thermography, beading or other such elements.
    Entry requirements:
    A minimum of two samples of the printed product. An explanation of the processes followed as per the entry form.

  61. Folding and Finishing

    All types of folding and finishing techniques with special focus on the technical requirements for a quality finish. Attention to detail such as back-to-back fit, etc.
    Entry requirements:
    A minimum of two samples of the printed product. An explanation of the processes followed as per the entry form.

  62. Self-promotion

    Work done by any printer or other producer or service provider for their own promotional requirements but which will be distributed or displayed to the general public.
    Entry requirements:
    A minimum of two samples of the printed product.

  63. Innovation

    Creative use of materials in the printing, packaging and signage sectors to design something which has not been seen before. Aimed at printers or service providers who exceed limitations or expectations on technically complex or difficult jobs.
    Entry requirements:
    A minimum of two samples of the printed product. In addition to the samples of the printed work, a motivation must explain and describe the challenges and how they were overcome.

  64. Sustainability

    Aimed at companies making a positive contribution to the environment via the printed process through the use of one or more environmentally-friendly item such as recycled papers, vegetable inks, processless plates, recycled water, low alcohol, recycled chemistry, etc.
    Entry requirements:
    A minimum of two samples of the printed product. In addition an explanation of how these processes contribute to environmental-protection is required.

  65. Design For Print

    This is a design-based competition but with regards to how it pertains to the printed job. This incorporates any design which will be printed in the sectors of printing, packaging, signage. Design elements in the printing process such as extra colours, special techniques, special characteristics or general outstanding design techniques.
    Entry requirements:
    A minimum of two samples of the product for use in print. Details of the final product and where/how it was used must be provided.