Brilliant Graphics Group/Sampco Co. was recently honoured with the Specialty Graphics Imaging Associations coveted André Schellenberg Golden Image Award for Trade Show Displays and Exhibits. “The Best of What Digital Imaging Has to Offer” Gold Medal was presented at SGIA in New Orleans for an innovative brick paver image printed on carpet using a Durst Rho 800 Presto UV inkjet printer.
This prestigious award is presented to digital printers and recognises dedication and talent in creating the best of what digital imaging has to offer, according to the SGIA. The Schellenberg award was presented to the Brilliant Graphics Group founder and CEO Michael O. Ryan during the 2009 SGIA Expo.
“This is a remarkable honour”, said Ryan. “It’s our combination of creative design experience combined with the world’s finest digital imaging technology, such as the Rho 800, that allows us to produce award-winning products – not just for the competitions, but for every one of our clients every day of the year.”
The winning entry was a carpeted floor talker for the building materials industry. Brick pavers were captured on a Cruse HD Scanner, colour matched and printed on carpet using a Durst Rho 800 Presto UV flatbed. Ryan said the end result was a reproduction of the pavers that was printed Color Perfect™ and difficult to distinguish from the original.
This year’s event drew a wide range of innovative imaging products – nearly 450 entries from more than 90 companies around the world. The event, named after the SGIA’s founding father, André Schellenberg, is a technical competition. Prints are judged on their level of difficulty and quality of execution.
“All of us at Durst are proud of the role we played in Brilliant Graphics Group’s award, and its recognition as one of the top digital printers in the world in terms of quality and capability,” said Michael Lackner, Marketing & Sales Manager for Durst U.S. “We congratulate Michael Ryan and his team, and we look forward to continued success together producing output judged to be world class year after year.”
The Durst Rho 800 Presto is the world’s first large format digital imaging platform with “continuous board printing” for highest productivity. It is capable of printing up to 100 125 x 80cm (4 x 2.6 ft.) sheets per hour. It will also print up to a maximum width of 250cm (8ft) by any length and can print white and special colours, including light cyan and light magenta or clear varnish without loss of speed.