Sappi European Printers of the Year Shortlist announced

With 4 collection rounds spread over the year, 11 different printing categories, and no limit to the number of entries for each of those categories, it’s been a difficult yet very rewarding challenge to define the short list for the 2012 Sappi Printers of the Year competition. The task has been accomplished and Sappi Fine Paper Europe is delighted to announce the 123 finalists from over a 1000 entries, representing 22 countries. With the high quality and large variety of entries shortlisted, our independent panel of judges will have their work cut out next month when the winners are finally selected!


Well established amongst the international printing community since 1985, the Sappi
European Printers of the Year awards encourage printers to find the best processes, find the
best papers and find the best combination of experience and graphic materials to achieve the
best results for their customers. It is of great importance to Sappi to recognise printers who
give their utmost and set increasingly higher standards in print excellence.

Making it onto the short list is the penultimate stage in the competition. The judges will meet
one final time from 5 to 7 March 2012 to decide on the overall winners with the final
announcement to be communicated by the end of March.


The 2012 shortlist is as follows:

Further information on the award can be found on the Sappi website



About Sappi
Sappi Fine Paper Europe is the leading European producer of coated fine paper used in premium magazines, catalogues, books and high-end print advertising. Headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, Sappi Fine Paper Europe is recognised for innovation and quality. Its graphic paper brands include Magno, Quatro, Royal, Galerie and GalerieArt ranges. Algro, Fusion, Leine and Parade are the brands for speciality labelling, topliner, packaging papers and boards. Jaz is the paper brand for digital printing.
Sappi papers are produced in mills accredited with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certification and EMAS registration for all our mills in the EU. SFPE’s mills hold chain-of-custody certification under the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and/or the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) schemes.
Sappi Fine Paper Europe is a division of Sappi Limited (NYSE, JSE), a global company
headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, with over 14,900 employees and manufacturing
operations on four continents in 9 countries, sales offices in 50 countries, and customers in over 100 countries around the world. Learn more about Sappi at

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