Sappi Announces North American Printers of the Year Award Gold Winners

To ensure the highest possible standards and integrity, Ken Lantz, Executive Vice President, Managing Director at Pica 9 in New York; Malcom Keif, Professor in the Graphic Communication Department at Cal Poly; Constance Sidles, Print-Production Consultant and Writer; and Bill Garno, Director of Rochester Institute of Technology’s (RIT) Printing Applications Laboratory (PAL), served as the panel of judges.

The gold winners of Sappi’s North American Printers of the Year will compete in October against the regional winners from Africa, Europe and the Sappi Trading (Asia, Australia, and region Central and South America) for the Sappi International Printers of the Year awards, the only global honor of its kind to recognize excellence in printing.

Sappi’s North American Printers of the Year gold and silver winners will also be featured in Sappi’s upcoming searchable online database, which will provide information about the award winning printers and their capabilities, printing equipment and location. The database will be available soon at: For information about Sappi’s coated fine papers in North America, visit or call 800-882-4332.

About Sappi Fine Paper North America
Sappi Fine Paper North America is a preeminent North American producer of coated fine paper used in premium magazines, catalogues, books and high-end print advertising. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, Sappi Fine Paper North America is known for innovation and quality. Its brand names, including McCoy, Opus, Somerset and Flo, are some of the industry’s most widely recognized and specified. Sappi’s mills in North America are triple chain of custody certified to the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI), and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). Over 80 percent of the energy used by Sappi’s North American mills comes from renewable resources, resulting in one of the lowest carbon footprints of any major North American coated paper supplier.

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