Chris Burke, Print Operations at Prime Data

Chris Burke, Print Operations at Prime Data

Ricky Gervais wasn’t the MC and Leonardo DiCaprio wasn’t making nice with supermodels. But this week’s Ontario Printing and Imaging Association (OPIA) Awards were certainly a nice start to our awards season.

The OPIA represents all companies in the graphic communications industry in Ontario, providing leadership of the industry to ensure its long term prosperity.

Prime Data has a long standing relationship with the OPIA as they act as the independent certification body through which we became a certified printer by The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). The FSC is committed to building a sustainable and environmentally sound forestry industry .

This week Prime Data won the Best in Category Award for Specialty – Special Innovation Printing based on our work for Nutrigenomix. In fact, they deserve the credit for thinking up this wonderful use of VDP and designing beautiful graphics.  As VDP specialists, we’ve automated the project and made it slick as all get out.

If you’re a regular reader of our blog (and why wouldn’t you be?) you may recall a recent entry on the Coolest Variable Data Print Project in the World. We were convinced the work we were doing was so interesting we submitted it.

IMG_2364In a nutshell we take human genetics lab results and create multi-stock, variable image, booklets in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish before shipping them around the world along with providing digital versions of the documents to the health care providers who provided the test.

These results booklets not only have to be multilingual, they also have to accommodate right to left reading as found in languages such as Arabic and Chinese. This requires completely different bindings than you would find in an English book.

So it really is pretty cool.

With this win we now move on to the U.S. PIA (Print Industry Association) Awards.

It’s important to note that we don’t do the work we do for awards. We do it because we care about our clients. But innovation is our constant companion as we gladly take on challenging projects and make them happen.

If you have a challenging project involving variable digital print, multi-channel distribution and workflow automation, I’d like to hear from you. The bar is set pretty high with this one.  Let’s hear what you are thinking.