Sappi Announces Gold Winners in N.A. Printers of the Year Competition

BOSTON—June 7, 2011—Sappi Fine Paper North America announced the 10 gold winners of its 14th North American Printers of the Year awards for 2010-2011. Culled from a field of approximately 2,100 entries, the 10 gold winners will now compete for the distinguished Sappi International Printers of the Year Award global competition.

Each of the gold winning printers will receive $20,000 to support their marketing and brand initiatives, as well as entry into the competition for Sappi International Printers of the Year 2012 awards, the only global honor of its kind to recognize printing excellence. For more details, visit

“Sappi remains committed to promoting the vitality and relevance of the printed image in innovative ways, and this includes the long-standing Printers of the Year competition,” said Jennifer Miller, executive vice president of marketing and communications, Sappi Fine Paper North America. “The craftsmanship and innovation demonstrated by our gold winners is an outstanding example of why print remains a vital communication medium.”

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

Gold Award Winners of Sappi’s North American Printers of the Year, 2011

Annual ReportsDynagraf Inc., Canton, MA
BooksContinental Colorcraft, a Graphic Communications Co., Monterey Park, CA
BrochuresClassic Color, Broadview, IL
CalendarsSandy Alexander, Clifton, NJ
CatalogsDGI, a division of Bolger Vision Beyond Print, Minneapolis, MN
DigitalHemlock Printers Ltd., Burnaby, BC; Canada
General PrintBlanchette Press, Richmond, BC Canada
Magazines-WebRR Donnelley, Atlanta, East Point, GA
Magazines-SheetfedAmerican Printing Co., Birmingham, AL
Printer’s Own PromotionHatteras, Tinton Falls, NJ

To ensure the highest possible standards and integrity, Lauren Elliott, principal of Wicked Good Print Production based in San Francisco; Bill Garno, director of Rochester Institute of Technology’s (RIT) Printing Applications Laboratory (PAL); Malcolm Keif, professor in the Graphic Communication Department at Cal Poly; and Ken Lantz, north american managing director of the Business Unit Hi Resolution for Kinetic in New York served as the panel of judges.

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