Duplo USA Announces 1st  Winners of The SHIMA Awards


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Duplo USA Corporation has announced the winners of its 1[SUP]st[/SUP] annual SHIMA print embellishment competition. Named in honor of Juko Shima, founder of Duplo—the SHIMA Awards recognize innovative companies that are leveraging the power of the DDC-810 Raised Spot UV Coater for applying spot coating, texture and tactile effects that deliver eye-catching, highly profitable print products.

Gold Award: Slate Group—
Lubbock, TX has experienced overall growth since investing in the DDC-810. By turning marketing pieces into an overall experience via texturized effects, customers are seeing higher response rates and a better ROI.

Silver Award: JP Graphics—
Santa Clara, CA has been able to differentiate themselves from the average printer by applying spot coating to various applications, including packaging and magnets. By offering a tactile experience with their print products, they have substantially increased their B2C client base, over the past year.

Bronze Award: Print Connection—
Santa Ana, CA—one of the first print service providers in Southern California to invest in the DDC-810 Raised Spot UV Coater—say, “It’s the best decision we’ve ever made.”

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