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Highcon Is Having an Award-Winning Year

YAVNE, ISRAEL | Highcon, supplier of digital cutting and creasing solutions, says 2017 has been an award-winning year, with three prestigious awards granted to the company. The EDP (European Digital Press) award for Best off-line B1 cut sheet finishing solution was given to the Highcon Beam digital cutting and creasing machine, which was launched at drupa 2016

The EDP awards honor the best developments in software, print production solutions, finishing systems, and consumables. With a speed to 5,000 B1/42 in. sheets/hr, machine was developed as a robust solution to the challenges facing folding carton converters and print service providers. This solution replaces what company says is the expensive and slow conventional die-making and set-up process with a digital technology said to deliver improved responsiveness, design flexibility and the ability to perform a wide range of applications in-house.

Company says the Highcon Beam is not only a robust production machine but was also designed to reflect the high-tech innovation enabled by its technology. The Red Dot award for high design quality is a testament to the choice by Highcon of a bold, modern, yet highly functional product design for this machine. The international jury only awards this sought-after seal of quality to products that feature an outstanding design. The Highcon Beam was awarded the Red Dot Award for Product design 2017 out of 5,500 entries. Amit Barak, CEO at Taga Design, who led the Highcon Beam product design says, “We wanted the design to reflect the machine's revolutionary technology and Highcon's values and brand. This was achieved by using a geometric and sharp visual language that emphasizes speed, high technology, and innovation with a contemporary look and feel. Working with a design-oriented company like Highcon, made the process both fun and fruitful." 

Telemedia Special Presentations, the company that designed and produced the successful Highcon “Power of Paper Show” at drupa 2016, won a bronze medal in the Film and Video–Industrial Productions category, at the 2017 New York Festivals, World’s Best TV & Films competition.

Aviv Ratzman, Highcon CEO & co-founder, says, “Digital finishing presents print service providers, converters, and trade finishers with new opportunities and different business challenges. No longer do our customers compete on price but instead on value. By working alongside brand owners, marketing agencies, and designers, we break down the barriers to production, reducing the time to market, innovation and supply chain limitations imposed by the traditional manufacturing processes. These three awards reflect the close connection between design and manufacturing that is so essential today in our industry.”

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