M&R Names Q1 Winner of 2021 Digital Squeegee Awards Competition

Culture Studio in Chicago wins a 2021 DS Innovators Award

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M&R Printing Equipment Inc. announces the first quarterly winner of the inaugural 2021 Digital Squeegee Awards competition. The first DS Innovators Award of 2021 goes to Culture Studio of Chicago, Illinois, for a print of a growling bear.

Culture Studio is a decorated merchandising company that works with some of the largest artist and retail brands in the country since 2008, employing over 80 staff members.

The shop’s winning 12″ X 12″ print was produced with an M&R DS-4000 Digital Squeegee on an M&R STRYKER automatic oval printing press. Its use of multiple special effect inks, combined with the digital CMYK output of the DS-4000, can only be achieved with hybrid printing, according to M&R.

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Culture Studio’s winning print (Image courtesy M&R Printing Equipment)

All award winners will be announced quarterly and celebrated on M&R’s website, social media channels, and throughout the decorating industry. View the winning designs at

Learn more about the digital squeegee awards and how to enter here. Quarter two submissions are open until June.


Alexandria Bruce

Allee Bruce is the managing editor of GRAPHICS PRO and WRAPS magazines.

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