Innova Art Owner, Mike Ramos-Gonzlez, presented the award to winners Ian Yorke and Amanda Maggs of Iris Print.
The best and brightest of the fine art industry were in Stratford-Upon-Avon for the 2019 Fine Art Trade Guild Masters dinner. Winners of all awards categories including Digital Printer of the Year, sponsored by Innova Art, were announced at the event. In addition to catching up on the latest industry news attendees were able to view the Guild Artists exhibition and the shortlisted entries for each award category.
Iris Print are based in Worcestershire and have been in operation since 2009, producing giclée prints on a selection of digital fine art materials. Digital Printer of the Year 2019 was the first award the company has ever submitted an entry for and the three strong team were thrilled to win. Their submission included one photographic print, one fine art print and one print of the technical image file supplied by Innova Art.
The panel of judges including Laura Townsend, Colour Management Specialist at Innova Art, assessed each entry for Digital Printer of the Year 2019. The team at Iris Print had to meet a range of criteria, including expertise in matching media to the artwork genre and digital print techniques such as colour density and shadow detail. Competition was stiff but it was their print of the technical image file which secured Iris Print the top spot.
Entries for the 2020 Fine Art Trade Guild Awards will open at the end of the year, follow the Fine Art Trade Guild for the latest news.