The winners of Fespa's 2018 Awards were announced at its annual gala dinner, which took place at the Classic Remise in Berlin on Wednesday 16 May.
The winners of the application categories included a number from the UK.
The winners are:
Point of purchase products – paper and board: Ocyan, Portugal
Point of purchase products – plastic: Midi Print, Russia
Posters: Digital Print Center, Qatar
Serigraphies and fine art: Harwood King Printmakers, UK
Decals, printed labels, fleet marking and window decals: Signbox Limited, UK
Special effect printing: Kendu In-store Visual Solutions, Spain
Special effect t-shirt and garment printing: A-Design Ink, Russia
T-shirts and other garments: IMaika, Russia
Roll to roll printed textile: X-Treme Creations, Belgium
Glass, ceramic, metal and wood products: Kroma SA, France
Non printed signage: HNS Signs, UK
Functional printing : Protolab Electrotechnologies, India
Also announced at the Gala Dinner were the winners of the three following categories:
The 2018 Young Star Award, which is marked across all categories and is open to those aged 15 to 25, went to Steph Bourazanis from the UK for her entry, of a digitally printed photograph using both abstract and macro photography, titled The Unknown.
This year's People's Choice winner, voted for online by Fespa's global print community from the shortlisted entries, was presented to Sac Serigrafia SRL of Italy for its ‘Naïve colours’ entry in the glass, ceramic, metal and wood products category.
The Best in Show Award, selected by the judges from all of the gold award winners as the piece of work that they felt represented the most outstanding example of print, went to Harwood King Printmakers, UK, for its entry titled’ Flower Girl’ in the serigraphies and fine art category.