Eight Garner Sappi Printers of the Year Honors
WASHINGTON, DC—Nearly 200 guests packed the National Building Museum in the nation’s capital for a black-tie gala as Sappi Fine Paper North America honored eight well known printing establishments with gold awards at the 2007 North American Printers of the Year reception held Saturday.
The eight winners were: Williamson Printing in the annual reports category, with Jesse Williamson accepting. Canfield & Tack won the book category, with Dan Mahany accepting. Graphic Press, represented by Randy Ginsberg, took home top honors for brochures. DirectConnectGroup (HKM Marketing) topped the calendar category. Bob Lyons of RIS Paper accepted on behalf of DirectConnectGroup.
Also winning were Kirkwood Printing, represented by Robert Coppinger and Edward Kelley, in the catalog section. Meridian Printing took top honors in general print, with Steven Lee and Robert Nangle representing the company. The top magazine award went to Nahan Printing, with Michael Nahan accepting. Lastly, W.E. Andrews—an RR Donnelley company—bested the “printer’s own promotion” division. Steven Andrews accepted on behalf of the company.
The eight top performers were chosen out of nearly 2,000 entries. The awards recognize print excellence and innovation for work produced on Sappi papers. Entries were judged on overall impact of the piece, degree of difficulty in the printing techniques and technical excellence.
The Sappi International Printers of the Year awards gala will be held in Boston, October 11-13.