Adams Print: 2016 National Print Awards Top Honour and Gold Medals Winner


The 2016 National Print Awards saw 16 printing companies collecting 29 gold medals, with a full house of some 250 print professionals battling it out for the prestigious honour, as well as the esteemed Judge’s Award.

Victorian printers were the clear leaders at this year’s ceremony, with Geelong company Adams Print striking gold five times and collecting the exalted Judge’s Award.

“If you regularly tell your clients that your print results are among the best in the country, getting this proven to your clientele will make a difference.” Adams Print has been proving its success every year, and this year Victorian printer won the top honors and the most gold medals at 2016 National Print Awards, which was held in Melbourne, on the 20th May. Adams Print asserts with this award that its print meets the highest standards and will, therefore, help maximize the effectiveness and influence of its clients’ printed collateral as part of their campaigns and wider marketing strategies.

The prestigious Judge’s award has been granted for its piece ‘Hermitage: The Legacy of Catherine the Great’ printed for the National Gallery of Victoria The highest amount of gold medals were also scored by Adams Print with two for the category of booklets, catalogues, brochures and magazines, and three in the printed book category. The award-winning printer also achieved five silvers and two bronze medals.

Owned by Shane Soutar, Robert Soutar & Peter Braxton, Adams Print has been recognised at both the National Print Awards and as an inductee into the Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame. The company’s history goes back to 1895. A major investment in press technology was completed in 2007 to improve print innovation capabilities.

Adams Print has been winning medals at the National Print Awards consecutively since 2004. The purpose of the National Print Awards is to recognise and reward the achievement of excellence in print. While categories and other elements may have changed over time to reflect the dramatic transitions in the industry, this fundamental principle remains.