Flawless Stamps Put Dunedin on World Stage

Press Release – Pride In Print

Dunedins Southern Colour Print has once again confirmed its standing as a world leader in the printing of stamps by winning the Business Print Category of the Pride In Print Awards 2017.Pride In Print Awards Night 2017 media release (Category 2 – Business Print)

FLAWLESS STAMPS PUT DUNEDIN ON WORLD STAGE

Dunedin’s Southern Colour Print has once again confirmed its standing as a world leader in the printing of stamps by winning the Business Print Category of the Pride In Print Awards 2017.

The award was bestowed for the Taiwan Map Issue, an export order won from the Chunghwa Post Co Ltd as a result of Southern Colour’s internationally-recognised expertise in this specialist niche.

Last year the company took both the Supreme Award and the Industry Development Category of Pride In Print for a range of New Zealand Post stamps featuring mini cut-outs of the Adidas jersey that was worn by the World Cup-winning All Blacks in 2015.

This year Southern Colour excelled again in the export market with a beautiful set of stamps featuring delicate silhouettes and landscapes. The stamps are finished in soft pastel colours of orange, blue and green for an attractive eye-catching look.

Pride In Print judge Brian Kidston says the stamps are amazing.

“This is technically complex to do,” he says.

“Printing in five colours at an amazing 600-line screening and yet not a flaw on them.

“Everything about them is stunning. The die cutting and perforations are very clean and crisp. There are no negatives in them at all. They are works of art and yet perfectly useable for postage.

“They were done for the Taiwanese market and it is a credit that a New Zealand company can achieve this success on the world stage.”

Southern Colour Print managing director Sean McMahon says he was very pleased, particularly “for the guys back at the factory” whose dedication and skill produced the work.

“Because it is 600-line-screen printing, it is very fine printing — we are the only ones in New Zealand who can do that fine line,” he says.

“The customer in Taiwan is very demanding and we’re one of only three printers worldwide who are qualified to print for them.”

Already an exporter to 20 countries, Mr McMahon is eyeing new markets and opportunities — particularly having been impressed by the quality and innovation of work on display throughout the Awards Night.

“We’ve seen things here tonight and we’ll contact some of those other companies to help us with some of those projects that we’ll be working on. That’s a nice thing — innovative people doing innovative things which keeps the industry going.”

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