Monster Press in Somerset is among winners in the international 2023 Fespa Awards which were announced this week as part of Fespa Global Print Expo in Munich.

It triumphed against competitors from around the world to gain gold in the category of special effect on T-shirts, garments and other textiles. It was one of four UK gold winners in the awards for printing and signage.

Monster Press was recognised for its eight-colour T-shirt print for fashion brand Hard Times Clothing called “No More Hope” – a parody inspired by a 1970s Star Wars poster and Marvel’s Avengers and printed wet on wet with a 10-colour MHM S-Type Xtreme press.

The other gold winner in the special effect category was Blaxroxx Company in Thailand. The gold award for best printed garments went to iMaika from the Russian Federation.

The Look Company from Qatar achieved gold in the roll-to-roll printed textiles category and won the overall sustainability award. It printed and installed over 905,000 square metres of branded elements for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Other gold winners from the UK were Stylographics for non-printed signage, and Imageco and Kolorcraft in the category of display and packaging on paper and board.

The gold winners and other shortlisted entries are currently on display in the atrium of the West Entrance of Messe Munich at Fespa Global Print Expo 2023 until the end of today (26 May).

Full list of gold winners

Display and packaging on paper and board: Imageco (UK) and Kolorcraft (UK)
Packaging on paper and board: Atelier für Siebdruck – Lorenz Boegli (Switzerland)
Posters: Sérigraphie Carpentier (France)
Serigraphies and fine art: Graffiti Siebdruck (Germany) and Sincerely Screen (Thailand)
Decals and printed labels: CGI Creative Graphics International (South Africa)
Wrapping: The Look Company (Qatar)
Special effect on T-shirts, garments and other textiles: Monster Press (UK) and Blaxroxx Company (Thailand)
Creative special effect – paper, board and plastics: Atelier für Siebdruck – Lorenz Boegli (Switzerland)
Printed garments: iMaika (Russian Federation)
Roll-to-roll printed textiles: The Look Company (Qatar)
Non-printed signage: Stylographics (UK)
Printeriors: X-Treme (Belgium) and All About Graphics (Australia)

Overall awards categories

The Innovation Award: Atelier für Siebdruck – Lorenz Boegli (Switzerland) for its entry into the functional printing category titled “Station of Lucerne”
The People’s Choice Award (voted for online by the Fespa global print and signage community): Iwaarden (The Netherlands) for its non-printed signage entry titled “Revu”
The Young Star Award (for junior employees, trainees and students aged 16 to 25): Léa Saint-Jeveint, a student at SEPR in France, for her entry “Lueur abyssale”
The Best In Show Award: All About Graphics (Australia) for its Printeriors entry, “Daniel Johns: Past, Present & FutureNever” exhibition
The Sustainability Award: The Look Company (Qatar) for its FIFA World Cup 2022 printed fabrics

Fespa Awards 2023
Pictured: The Fespa Awards 2023 showcase of shortlisted entries at Global Print Expo 2023 at Munich Messe