Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Zink's printer design contest winners announced
As promised last month when the ZINK Imaging's "Re-imagine Printing" finalists were announced (see "Zero Boundaries Design Contest".), a group of winners have just been named by the proverbial distinguished panel of judges.
Selected from a group of 40 finalists split between two categories, the first-, second- and third-place finishers, along with winner of the People's Choice award, hail from far-flung locations throughout the world, which speaks to the effectiveness of ZINK's effort, along the total volume of hundreds of design entries and the thousands of votes (over 7,000) over the past few weeks for the People's Choice contestants (all 40 finalists). The SmartBC, an on-demand Business Card printer from Brazil's Arthur Ditlef (see photo above), prevailed in that category.
So congrats are due to the innovative crew at ZINK imaging, the judges panel, and all the contestants including of course the finalists and seven prize-winners. This first-of-its-kind "printer design crowdsourcing" effort shows the vitality that exists in thinking about news ways to print, and beyond!
Also see Xconomy.com's excellent coverage of the contest background and winners in a piece by Wade Roush.