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Uvu Awards Presented in Toronto

February 2, 2015  By PrintAction Staff

Designers and printers share their passion for print in downtown Toronto.

The Toronto-area stage of the 2014 Uvu Unisource Design and Print Excellence Awards, which is a national traveling exhibit of high-end Canadian printing, took place last week at the Arcadian Loft.

The submitted entries, fitting into 17 categories, must be printed on paper purchased from Unisource Canada in full or in major part between June 17, 2013 and June 21, 2014. The entries were reviewed by a panel of five judges based on design excellence, communication strategy, print quality and appropriateness of paper, use of photography, illustration and typography.

The five judges included Dave Watson, Creative Director Design, North America, Taxi Canada, Toronto; Claude Auchu, Partner, VP, Creative Director Design, Lg2boutique, Montreal; Kim Ridgewell, Senior Designer, 123West, Vancouver; Rod Roodenburg, Partner, Ion Branding Design, Vancouver; and Rod Honig, Creative Director, Trigger, Calgary.


The Unisource Uvu travelling exhibit visits the cities of Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver. The program celebrates both printing and design achievement. The following list focuses on the Uvu print-based winners, including:

Best of Show

Project: Vancouver House
Printed by: Metropolitan Fine Printers
Designed by: Zacharko Design

Project: STAPLE-Calgary Society for People with Disabilities
Printed by: Blanchette Press
Designed by: WAX Design

Judges’ Choice Awards

Project: Nike Fleece Tech Pack Case Bound Book
Printed by: Metropolitan Fine Printers
Designed by: Nike Brand Design

Project: Nelson Mandela Limited Edition Print
Printed by: Flash Reproductions
Designed by: Wilson Duong

Project: Peter Munk, A Canadian Story
Printed by:  Andora Graphics
Designed by: Underline Studio Design

Project: Klauss Boehler Brochure
Printed by: Quadriscan Printers
Designed by: Ig2boutique

Project: Banque Alimentaires Quebec
Printed by: Imprimerie L’Empreinte
Designed by: Ig2boutique

Printing Award Winners

Business Cards
Project: BOSS Supplements
Printed by: Somerset Graphics
Designed by: CINDERBLOC

Wide Format
Project: Rogers in Store Wide Format
Printed by: Transcontinental PLM
Designed by: Periscope

Project: Trump Book and Envelope
Printed by: Metropolitan Fine Printers
Designed by: Letterbox Design

Printed by: Metropolitan Fine Printers
Designed by: Zacharko Design

Project: Canadian Fabric
Printed by: Flash Reproductions
Designed by: Parcel Design

Project: Lint and Honey LookBook and Art Prints
Printed by: DT Print Solutions
Designed by: Andrea Shum

Brand Identity
Project: Secrets from your sister
Printed by: Flash Reproductions
Designed by: Blok Design

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