About the Programme
The programme has first been launched in Asia in 2016, with
printers located in Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong,
Guangzhou, Shanghai, Beijing and Shenzhen. Printers were
selected on their proven ability to print on creative papers
using a variety of printing and finishing techniques, and on
their experience working with demanding customers.
Arjowiggins Creative Papers is planning to extend the programme
to new creative printers in 2017, in the Middle-East, Europe and
the rest of the world.
In order to participate, the printer’s task is to reproduce a
print job. The piece combines 4 different printed techniques -
offset, screen printing, hot foil stamping and blind embossing -
and should be reproduced on a selection of our papers
representative of the colours, textures and finishes available
within our range.
To execute the job at hand, each printer received the necessary
supplies: a toolbox containing instructions, print references,
ready-to-print files, and dies for embossing and hot foil
stamping, as well as gold and silver foils and of course paper.
Die manufacturer h+m provided the embossing and hot stamping
dies, while Kurz provided the foils directly to each printer.
Both in-house experts and print partners are made available to
assist printers seeking advice at any time during the process.
Once a printer has completed their task, they are to send their
work back to Arjowiggins Creative Papers. The Jury members will
evaluate the printed pieces according to the overall print
rendering and will consider a list of criteria such as precise
registration, crisp embossed reliefs, precise foil details,
smooth solids and bright colours.
Printers who succeed will be awarded the Academy of Certified
Printers diploma. They will be listed in our online directory of
Certified Printers and appear in the Certified Printers register
which will be communicated internally and with our merchant
partner sales force.
The Academy of Certified Printers Jury brings together experts
from paper, print and design.
- Guy Delteil, Print consultant with over 40 years of experience
- Jean-Christophe Iafrate, Expert in graphic industries and
- Trevor Sowood, Technical Customer Service Manager at
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Printing Consultant: Guy Delteil