Gary McDonald Editor-in-Chief
01 June 2022 01:00
IRISH News sister company Interpress has won National Newspaper Printer of the Year at the 43rd Irish Print Awards in Dublin.
Interpress won the distinction for the fifth time at the awards, which recognize the country’s best companies in the printing and newspaper sector.
With over 180 entries to evaluate, the judges struggled to choose the winners in 31 categories.
Interpress emerged victorious in its category, adding to the long list of accolades accumulated over the last decade in Ireland and the UK.
He won gold for his print of the Irish News, but also won bronze in the same category for his print of the Impartial Reporter. The award was collected by newsroom manager Thomas Carey.
Over 300 professionals from across the printing industry attended the Black Tie Gala at Crowne Plaza Northwood, hosted by Alan Shortt. The awards were held in person for the first time in three years.
Interpress was widely praised for “demonstrating crisp printing across multiple titles, showing strong colors and solid blacks and a consistent approach to press quality for its customers”.
Interpress production manager David Wilson said: “We are delighted to win this award again. The quality of The Irish News improves with each passing year, and it is a privilege to print it. continuously.”
Interpress’s recognition follows that of The Irish News, which in November was named regional newspaper of the year at the Newsawards 2021 in London after being recognized for its “consistent, high-level content”.