Sappi’s 2011 Printers of the Year Contest Now Open to Entries

BOSTON—Jan. 11, 2011—Sappi Fine Paper North America has opened the call for entries for its North American Printers of the Year awards for 2011, a competition that recognizes print excellence and innovation in 10 categories for work produced on Sappi papers. Through the awards, printers have the opportunity to win up to $20,000 in support of their marketing and brand initiatives and to be featured in Sappi’s new searchable online database for designers, printer buyers and corporations.

This award recognizes the fine art of print production and the ability of an elite group of printers to achieve perfection within a complex manufacturing and production environment. The judges review dot fidelity, cross overs, binding, color consistency across forms, and overall print integrity within 10 categories. All entries for Sappi’s 2011 North American Printers of the Year must be received by the Feb. 28, 2011 deadline.

Entering this competition is easy—printers can enter any existing work printed between Jan. 1, 2010 and Dec. 31, 2010 that uses Sappi paper as the dominant stock and is printed on a Sappi paper in the U.S. or Canada. For each entry, six copies of the printed piece must be submitted by mail along with one copy of the entry form. An online version of the entry form and downloadable pdf entry form are available online. For more details and the entry form, visit: or contact us at (800) 882-4332.

“Through Sappi’s North American Printers of the Year competition, we are proud of our longstanding commitment to promote the vitality and relevance of print communications, by supporting the best of the best among printers today,” said Patti Groh, Director of Marketing Communications, Sappi Fine Paper North America.

Award Categories

Printers may submit entries for one of the following 10 categories: Annual Reports, Books, Brochures, Calendars, Catalogs, Digital Print, Magazines (sheetfed), Magazines (web), Printer’s Own Promotions, or General Print (any printed material not included in the other categories). Each printer may submit an unlimited number of entries but each entry must be accompanied by its own entry form. All entries will be judged on overall impact of the piece; degree of difficulty in the printing techniques; and technical excellence.

Rewards of Excellence

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