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Bartash wins big in Web Offset Assn. competition

Mar 1, 2010 12:00 AM

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Bartash (Philadelphia) took home six awards in the Web Offset Assn. (WOA) 2010 Print Awards Competition. Accolades included three first-place prizes for 1, 2, or 3 Color Printing on Newsprint; Special Edition Commemorative or Self-Promotion by Coldset; and Bound Combination Coldset & Heatset.

Bartash won 2nd place in the Special Edition Commemorative or Self-Promotion by Coldset category, and 2nd & 3rd place honors for 4-Color Printing on Uncoated Paper Other Than Newsprint.

“For Bartash Printing, the WOA Print Awards are more than something to brag about,” says Brenda Ragan, customer service manager. “Internally, they give us a benchmark standard to live up to. Externally, they represent third-party validation of our capabilities from a respected evaluating organization.”

Awards went to issues of Long Island Bride to Be, a compact niche magazine; Hill Rag and The Hook, alternative monthly and weekly metro magazines; Fire News, a monthly niche newspaper aimed at first responders; The Connection Warren-Watchung Edition, a monthly lifestyle and shopping tabloid magazine; and “The NY Medical College Sesquicentennial Dinner Program Book.”

Tom Meyer, director of production says craftmanship and upgraded prepress systems and press controls paved the way to the WOA triumph. In 2009 Bartash was the first North American printer to install QI Press Controls on Tensor presses, while at the same time installing EPG digital inking controls.


WOA will honor all of the winners during the Offset & Beyond conference, May 17-19 in Baltimore.