YUPO Names 2014 Wally Award Winners

HOW Design Conference Attendees Select Winners in Three Categories for 11th Annual Design Competition

(CHESAPEAKE, VA— June 10, 2014) — Yupo Corporation America, a leading global manufacturer of synthetic paper and presenter of the Wally Awards, has announced the winners of the 11th annual design competition.

  • Best Design entry – Clampitt Paper, Dallas: in-store promotions
  • Best Package entry – Mrs. Prindable’s Natural Caramel
  • Best Artist entry – Julie Armstrong – Original Artwork

NIKE, INC.’s in-store promotion, submitted by Clampitt Paper, Dallas, was selected for the Best Design Category. Clampitt Paper will receive a $2,500 award. Mrs. Prindable’s Natural Caramel will receive a $2,500 award for winning the Best Package category. For her Best Artist category winning entry, Julie Armstrong will receive a generous supply of YUPO paper.

For the fifth year in a row, several projects were on display at the HOW Design Conference in Boston, MA. There, attendees were given the opportunity to select the Wally Award recipients.

“From the numerous submissions we received again this year, it’s evident that designers truly understand YUPO’s unique attributes,” said Bill Hewitt, marketing manager for Yupo. “The quality of the projects submitted this year was incredible – voters definitely had their work cut out for them.”

For an in-store promotion in its flagship store windows, NIKE, INC. sought to create a print with vibrant colors while ensuring beautiful clarity where there was no ink for light to pass through. Clampitt Paper produced the graphics on huge rolls of YUPOJelly™, an optically clear product. The images depicted a modern street art motif with splashes of paint and ‘Supercharged Game’ emblazoned in bright white letters. Clampitt Paper noted that the prints were easy to install.

Mrs. Prindable’s Natural Caramel used YUPO’s 62 lb translucent paper for its reflective print quality and its ability to hold color. The material allowed enough transparency to see through the box while offering the flexibility to be scored and wrapped around the box and finished with an adhesive strip. Finally, Mrs. Prindable’s used YUPO paper because of its tear resistance.

Julie Armstrong found YUPO’s non-porous nature was the perfect paper to use for her Original Artwork because her alcohol-based inks sit on top of the paper giving it vibrant color and the ability to move the ink around to achieve an organic feel.

To be inspired by all things Yupo, don’t forget to order your YUPO swatchbook. Demonstrating all the famous qualities of YUPO Synthetic Paper – beautiful print reproduction, water-proof and tear-resistance, and tree-free recyclability – the book also holds many different examples of innovative print techniques and applications possible using the unique synthetic paper.

This latest swatch book also features convenient at-a-glance comparison charts for easy identification and specifying appropriate YUPO papers. For more, contact Yupo Customer Care, 1-888-873-9876, or visit www.yupousa.com.

NIKE, INC. is a registered name of Nike, Inc.