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Fairfax wins big at newspaper printing awards

Fairfax dominated the Swug newspaper awards, winning three out of four prizes for newspaper print quality and seeing two of its apprentices declared the industry’s best.  The company’s Newcastle site is Australia’s top newspaper printer, winning the top honour for single-width printing at the recent conference and awards ceremony in Darwin, with more than $30,000 in prizes.

The Newcastle Herald’s printer won the Brissett Shield for best overall print quality at the Single Width User Group (Swug) annual awards over APN’s Toowoomba-printed Review magazines and West Australian Newspaper’s Kalgoorlie Miner.  Fairfax also won the best coldset commercial publication, for the Tamworth Regional Council at its Tamworth print site and best newspaper on enhanced stock of more than 50gsm for the Perth Voice, printed in Mandurah, WA.

The winning entries, including publication title and the print site, were as follows:

Best overall print quality – Category 1
  • Highly Commended: Kalgoorlie Miner, Colourpress WAN
  • Runner Up: Review, APN Print Toowoomba
  • Winner – Brissett Shield: Newcastle Herald, Fairfax Media – Newcastle
Best coldset commercial publication – Category 2
  • Highly Commended: Tong – Qld Korean Weekly, APN Print Toowoomba
  • Runner Up: Moree Show, Fairfax Media – Tamworth
  • Winner – Flint Group Shield: Regional Council Tamworth, Fairfax Media – Tamworth
Best overall print quality double width – Category 3
  • Highly Commended: Goulburn Post, Fairfax Media – Canberra
  • Runner Up: Illawarra Mercury, Fairfax Media – Canberra
  • Winner – Norske Shield: News Mail, APN Print Yandina
Best Newspaper on Enhanced Stock (over 50gsm SW/DW) – Category 4
  • Highly Commended: Henty Machinery Field Days, Fairfax Media – Albury/Wodonga
  • Runner Up: Noosa Today, APN Print Yandina
  • Winner – DIC Shield: The Perth Voice, Fairfax Media – Mandurah
  • Posted21.03.2015
  • Tags Awards, Printing, SWUG,