Companies that print on newspaper presses from manroland web systems had a good chance of a successful evening in London on April 24, 2013. As part of the 2013 Newspaper Awards, the Guardian won the Grand Prix award. The company's concept and its implementation with a COLORMAN proved a winning combination.
This year, the 13-member panel of experts again emphasized that the Newspaper Awards are not a pure beauty contest. The proven success of the published products submitted is as important as high quality content, layout, and printing. The results demonstrate that outstanding products and business models can be realized with the help of innovative technology.
Eckhard Hörner-Maraß, Managing Director of manroland web systems, was clearly impressed. He was on-site and was able to congratulate the customers personally. “The Newspaper Awards are a huge event for the newspaper industry and we are very pleased with the successes of our customers. I would like to congratulate each one of them, including those nominated. It is impressive how manroland customers and their employees handle technological advances and translate them into creative, unique newspaper products. It makes us in Augsburg very proud.”
The English Guardian, famous worldwide for its high standard of design, was honored as “The Best of the Best” and according to two panel judges is a “great offering for advertisers to differentiate from ROP ads” and features “excellent color across sections.” With support from manroland web systems, the Guardian realized its variant of a Flying Page, called a “bookmark”, producing it in identical quality at its London and Manchester printing sites. Furthermore, 'Guardian News & Media' received the environmental award for its publication “Volunteering Week”.
The prestigious “Newspaper Printer of the Year” award was presented to Newsprinters with its printed titles The Times, The Sunday Times, and The Daily Telegraph. This award recognizes the consistent, flawless quality achieved for multiple published products produced across several sites – also a compliment for the COLORMAN, XXL presses that produce their newspapers. The London Evening Standard won the “Regional Newspaper of the Year” in the category over 25,000 circulation, a COLORMAN, XXL product, printed at Newsprinters in Broxbourne.
Recently chosen as one of the most attractive newspapers worldwide, the German “Welt am Sonntag” confirmed its exceptional position as “International Newspaper of the Year,” winning over global competition. According to the panel of judges, COLORMAN printing quality goes hand in hand with the creative graphic presentation of contents: “a great package”.
Equally impressive is “The Sun” with its “Coldset Supplement of the Year“. Supplements sell newspapers and the Sun's TV Magazine can be warmly recommended here. Another chance for the COLORMAN press line to shine: “A great example of what can be achieved at high-speed with full color,” the panel of judges stated.
The Financial Times' “How To Spend It” was honored as the “National Color Supplement of the Year.” The panel of judges was “left speechless by its quality”, when commenting on the supplement printed on an LITHOMAN at Wyndeham, Peterborough.