PAF Announces 2010 Florida Print Awards Recipients

ORLANDO—August 9, 2010—The “best of the best” in graphic communications were honored at the Printing Association of Florida’s 23rd Annual Florida Print Awards on August 6, 2010. The Printing Association of Florida (PAF) presented awards to 50 Florida-based printing, graphic arts companies and schools during a banquet at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando.

“Year after year, the quality of the submissions for the Florida Print Awards 2010 Print Management Awardsincreases, raising the standard to which they are held,” said George Ryan, President and CEO of PAF. “The judges remarked how they were, once again, impressed with the entries submitted by PAF members; and also said this year’s competition was the toughest yet. We continue to be excited and encouraged about the level of excellence among our members and the quality of printing in the state of Florida.”

Franklin Communications, LLC (Miami) received the coveted Golden Flamingo Award, presented each year to the company that wins the most first-place awards.

2010 Best of Show trophies were awarded to Lawton Printers (Casselberry), Division I; MLI Integrated Graphic Solutions (Tampa), Division II; and Progressive Communications (Lake Mary), Division III. xpedx and Mac Papers sponsored the Best of Show awards.

Flamingo Awards were presented in recognition of outstanding work in the following categories:

• Best of Show, Student Division – Tina Henderson, Valencia Community College

• Best Annual Report – RR Donnelley-Moran Plant, Orlando

• Best Art Reproduction – Southeastern Printing, Stuart

• Best Digital Printing, sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company – Lauderdale Graphics, Miramar

• Best Poster – Progressive Communications, Lake Mary

• Best Printer’s Self-Advertising, sponsored by Xerox North Florida Region – Progressive Communications, Lake Mary

• Best Process Color Printing, sponsored by FUJIFilm Graphics Systems USA – Lawton Printers, Casselberry

• Best Small Press – Pear Tree Press, Ltd., Jamaica

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