Top Three Entries Showcase the Creativity, Capabilities & Possibilities When Using YUPO

by Fred Showker


Creative tidbits is a column in DTG Magazine featuring creative inspiration Yupo Corporation America, a leading global manufacturer of synthetic paper, has announced the winners of the 2016 Wally Awards, the company’s annual design competition. This paper gives beautiful print reproduction -- it's water-proof and tear-resistant -- plus tree-free recyclability!

  • Best entry – Toyota Financial Services for “2016 National F&I World Tour” pocket folder
  • 2nd Place – JAWNS, LLC, for its thin and light pocket utility wallet and notebook (Dan Mills, designer)
  • 3rd Place – Structural Graphics, for a lamp design with branded icons (Isabel Uria, Alex Bates, designers)


2016_YUPO_Wally_2 Daniel Ko, Brand and Design director, Toyota Financial Services, Torrance, Calif., won this year’s competition for a dealer sales incentive promotion. Ko’s project was a poster using YUPO® Original 78 lb. text that doubled as a pocket folder designed in a style reminiscent of old-time travel brochures. Vehicle sales consultants were encouraged to win adventure vacations to various exotic travel destinations. Ko had used YUPO Synthetic Paper on previous projects and specified it for its texture, strength and ability to accept intricate custom cuts. B&G House of Printing of Gardena, Calif., produced the winning project.

2016_YUPO_Wally_3 Second Place, (above right) JAWNS seamlessly integrates the functionality of a notebook with the utility of a wallet. A JAWNS carries your cards, cash, an integrated (and replaceable) notebook, and can even accommodate your passport. Printed on 58 lb. cover, JAWNS is water and tear resistant.

Third Place, (at left) Structural Graphics, for a lamp design with branded icons , paper airplanes and dotted lines. The design incorporated both 57 lb. text and 78 lb. text. The piece is made up of a wooden structure and base that holds the tension, and light source inside. (Isabel Uria, Alex Bates, designers)

As first place winner, TFS will receive $1,000 and the “F&I World Tour” piece will be featured in a full page article in the September/October issue of GD USA; JAWNS came in second place and will receive $500; Structural Graphics, placed third and will earn $250.

Bill Hewitt, marketing manager for Yupo said

Quoting  begins Submissions for this year’s Wally Awards spanned the spectrum of uses, ranging from the practical to the exotic ... It’s evident that designers and printers truly understand YUPO’s unique attributes and are inspired by the possibilities YUPO can deliver. Quoting  ends

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-resistant qualities, 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 swatchbook 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

GO Home of the Wally Awards

GO The Wally Awards Winners Gallery

CHESAPEAKE, VA -- Yupo Corporation was established 47 years ago, and are known as the premier synthetic paper in the world. From the beginning, they recognized the responsibilities that would come with being the best.

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