Watch out – the Sappi European Printers of the Year awards are coming to you!

In a change to previous years, Sappi Fine Paper Europe will be bringing its biannual Printer of the Year awards to its customers throughout Europe, rather than getting its customers to come to them. This long standing award designed to reward and recognize print excellence, succeeds in bringing together the top creative minds and experts of the printing industry, showcasing their mind-blowing creations, and giving credit where credit is truly due.

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.

The Sappi European Printers of the Year awards have traditionally been held every two years, congregating all winners (gold, silver, bronze) in a single prize-giving ceremony. As part of a number of initiatives that Sappi is taking to work more closely with its customers under the banner of Sappi, the art of adding value, Sappi wants to go to meet the winners and celebrate with them locally, rather than have the winners come to them. By getting closer to our customers, by listening and getting to know the people behind the winning entries, and by marrying our knowledge and their expertise, Sappi wants to continue to embody added value.

The date for the final collection round has just passed (31 January 2012) which signals the beginning of the final judging round. All entries that have reached the Hall of Fame through the 4 collection rounds will be looked at once again by an independent panel of professional judges in order to be able to select the ‘crème de la crème’ of print excellence in the different categories. A short list of finalists will be communicated before the end of February. The judges will meet one final time from 5 to 7 March 2012 to decide on the overall winners.
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 countriescountries, and customers in over 100 countries around the world. Learn more about Sappi at

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Elsa Mouillé
Press & Media Relations Coordinator
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