ABnote Accepts ICMA Élan Awards for Design and Innovation

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Winning products were designed and executed for the Government of Australia and for Junta Central Electoral of the Dominican Republic

ABnote (http://www.abnote.com), a leading global card manufacturer and provider of financial and secure credentialing solutions, announced today that it had received two Élan Awards at this year’s International Card Manufacturer’s Association Expo, receiving both the First Place (Best-in-Class) recognition in the ID and Access Control Cards category and as Finalist in the same category.

Submissions in the ID and Access Control Cards category are evaluated by a panel of judges for innovative use of security features, artistic beauty, difficulty, and originality. Both of ABnote's winning designs incorporated security features in the printing and other design elements of the card. The First Place Award recognized ABnote’s original design and execution of the Western Australia Driver’s License/ID Card, manufactured for the Government of Australia. The Finalist Award went to the Dominican Republic Voter and Non-Voter ID cards, which were designed for Junta Central Electoral of the Dominican Republic. Both products were designed, engineered, and produced by ABnote’s Boston, Massachusetts design and production team.

The Awards were presented at the ICMA 25th Anniversary EXPO Awards Dinner in Phoenix, Arizona on Tuesday, March 31st, 2015. Bud Kronenberg, the CEO of ABnote Canada was on hand to receive the awards.

Keith Goldstein, ABnote North America’s President and CEO, announced, “Under the creative leadership of Jorge Ojeda, ABnote’s Creative Director, our Boston team put a lot of heart and talent into designing and producing both of these products. Utilizing our legacy of secure design and printing, ABnote works closely with our clients to design and manufacture secure and attractive credentials that employ state-of-the art security features, making them highly counterfeit resistant.”

About ABnote: With facilities in North America, Europe, Africa, Australasia, and China is a premier and trusted provider of secure products and solutions. ABnote provides solutions to global customers including financial, retail, government, and many other commercial markets.

About Elan Awards: In the global arena of world-class cards, the ICMA Elan Awards for Card Manufacturing Excellence are the pinnacle of design innovation and technical achievement. Past recipients have included leading manufacturers from around the globe. Winners of this prestigious competition tap the power of industry recognition and promotional opportunity.

About ICMA: Based in Princeton Junction, NJ, ICMA is a non-profit association comprised of plastic card manufacturers, personalizers and related industry participants. With more than 200 members globally, the ICMA acts as a clearinghouse for industry issues, including the production, technology, application, security and environmental issues of plastic cards.


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