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Sappi announces North American “Printers of the Year” gold winners

Jun 10, 2011 12:00 AM

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Sappi Fine Paper North America has announced the 10 gold winners of its 14th North American “Printers of the Year” awards for 2010-2011. Taken from a field of approximately 2,100 entries, the 10 gold winners will compete for the Sappi International Printers of the Year Award global competition.

Each of the gold winning printers will receive $20,000 to support marketing and brand initiatives as well as entry into the competition for Sappi International Printers of the Year 2012 awards.

Sappi’s Printers of the Year awards recognize print excellence and innovation produced on Sappi papers in 10 categories. A panel of  print professionals judged the entries on the overall impact of the piece, degree of difficulty in printing techniques and technical excellence. The North American gold winners:

Annual Reports: Dynagraf Inc. (Canton, MA), “Measuring Progress – Rensselaer 09 President’s Report.”

Books: Continental Colorcraft, A Graphic Communications Co. (Monterey Park, CA), “Eye for the Sensual.”

Brochures: Classic Color (Broadview, IL), “Stop the Violence.”

Calendars: Sandy Alexander Inc. (Clifton, NJ), “Maybelline – Puzzle Piece Calendar 2011.”

Catalogs: DGI, a division of Bolger Vision Beyond Print (Minneapolis), “AR New York Asprey London Catalog.”

Digital: Hemlock Printers Ltd. (Burnaby, BC, Canada), “Peter Schafrick Portfolio.”

General Print: Blanchette Press (Richmond, BC, Canada), “Original 16.”

Magazines, Web: RR Donnelley (East Point, GA), “Atlanta Audi Magazine, Issue 01/2010.”

Magazines, Sheetfed: American Printing Co. (Birmingham, AL), “MACO Caribbean Living, Volume 12, Issue 1.”

Printer's Own Promotion: Hatteras (Tinton Falls, NJ), “The Magic of Print.”