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Web Offset Association Print Award Winners Announced

June 29, 2010
PITTSBURGH—June 29, 2010--The Web Offset Association (WOA) is proud to announce the winners in the annual Web Offset Association Print Awards. These awards showcase unique offset pieces and give printers a chance to be recognized by the public and peers.

In its 28th year, the Web Offset Awards welcomed 340 entries from 57 printers. Submitted pieces are entered into one of four possible judging categories—Coldset, UV, Heatset, and Special--and are judged by members of the SNAP Committee. Judges scrutinize each piece and pull what they deem are the best examples in each category. These examples are then re-judged, voted on, and ranked as first, second, and third place.

Judges determine quality of pieces by considering the following criteria

• Registration
• Degree of difficulty
• Folding, binding, or other finishing (if applicable)
• Overall craftsmanship of product

Once the judging was completed these top offset printers were honored for their work:

• Angstrom Graphics
• Arandell Corp.
• Bartash Printing, Inc.
• Dome Printing
• Eagle Web Press
• Evergreen Printing Co.
• HGI Co.-Hi-Liter Graphics
• Lithographix Inc.
• Newspaper Printing Co.
• Oregon Lithoprint
• P&P Press Inc.
• PT Gramedia Cikarang Plant
• Ripon Printers
• Southeast Media
• Star Press Inc.
• Teldon Print Media
• The News-Review
• Tribune Publishing Co.
• Vertis Communications

The Offset Awards are more than just a chance to win a plaque or a complimentary registration to the Offset & Beyond Conference; it’s a chance to be noticed and admired by peers. Roger Holmes, President of Star Press Inc., says, "It means a lot to our small company in Canada to know we are being recognized by our peers across North America."

Others see receiving this recognition as a reassurance to clients. Doug Mann, senior vice president of operations for Vertis Communications, says, "Our clients rely on Vertis to deliver marketing that accurately represents their brand and resonates with the customers they reach. Our first place awards for Boston Globe Comics and retail advertising inserts for Sims Advertising’s 'Gorgeous Gardens,' as well as third place for the Toronto Star Travel Extra are an acknowledgement of our industry expertise and dedication to delivering unparalleled results for our clients."

Click here to view the winning pieces. Thanks to Central Ink Corp., Ferag, Flint Group, Goss International Corp., Kodak, and US Ink a Sun Chemical Corp. for sponsoring the event.

About Printing Industries of America
Printing Industries of America is the world’s largest graphic arts trade association, representing an industry with approximately one million employees. It serves the interests of more than 10,000 member companies. Together with its nationwide affiliate network, Printing Industries delivers products and services that enhance the growth, efficiency, and profitability of its members and the graphic communications industry through advocacy, education, research, and technical information.

About Web Offset Association
The Web Offset Association (WOA) offers programs and services to web offset printers in all areas, including magazines, catalogs, inserts, direct mail, and general commercial printers. Founded in 1952, WOA is an affiliated association of the Printing Industries of America.


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