Printing Industries Associate President Jim Cunningham stated how impressed this year’s judges were with the overall quality of all entries.
“Ken and Glenn are experienced judges and printers whose combined expertise spans more than 50 years of print. Yet, even they were impressed with (the) incredible work. It’s easy in today’s fast-paced world to just get the job done, but our Association members continue to demonstrate the pride and dedication to their craft,” says Cunningham.
Each year, Printing Industries of Ohio * N. Kentucky holds its Print Excellence Awards Competition to reward Ohio and northern Kentucky printers that demonstrate excellence in 34 categories. This year companies submitted over 500 printed pieces to be ranked by out-of-state judges Ken Eberhart, The Merrick Printing Company and Glenn Petry.
“To have all four of our entries recognized with either silver or gold awards is really amazing. It is an honor to have our dedication to excellent craftsmanship recognized,” says Vicki Hausmann, ILS Marketing Manager.
ILS received the Gold Award for two entries including its “Hit a Home Run with Digital Print” self-promotion and La Catrina Day of the Dead shrink sleeve labels. These winners will also be entered in an association-wide competition for Best of Category and Best of Show prizes that will be awarded in September 2015 in Columbus, Ohio.
Silver Awards were won for ILS’ self promotion flexible packaging and Half Acre Beer Company’s Octoberfest label.