Fannon Printing Scores in PIA/GATF Competition with Two Premier Print Awards
ALEXANDRIA, VA—08/19/08—A decision made nearly a year ago is paying off in big dividends for family-owned Fannon Printing. After an extensive research process, the owners decided to install a ROLAND 500 series press. One of the benefits from that acquisition will be realized on October 26 when Daniel Fannon accepts two prestigious “Benny” awards at the annual dinner during Graph Expo in Chicago.
“We’re entering our company’s 40th year of doing business and winning two Bennys is a great way to start,” Fannon said. “Meeting high-end quality demands have always been our forte, whether it is annual reports, brochures, upscale packaging or ‘coffee table’ books. With our new manroland press, we do so in less time with less waste and a lot less stress.”
Winning not just one but two Bennys certainly seems to affirm the “high-end quality” aspect of Fannon’s statement. The worked cited was an Annual Report for the National Mediation Board and a Soft-Cover Book produced for T.C. Williams High School, the school on which the film “Remember the Titans” is based. Both jobs were run on the ROLAND 500 series 6-color press with coater.
“We wanted a press with the speed and flexibility to handle anything we could throw at it,” commented Fannon. “We thoroughly researched presses from two other manufacturers and the ROLAND 500 over the course of about 18 months. We came to the conclusion that manroland was the company we wanted to do business with. Rather than trying to ‘sell’ us a machine, they really seemed to understand our business; what a printer’s dealing with and what’s important to us.”
The annual Premier Print Awards are sponsored by the Printing Industry Association Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF). This year more than 4,200 entries were received from North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Pacific Rim. Fannon will be accompanied by his mother, Mary Ellis Fannon, who helped start the business, when he collects the bronze statuettes of Benjamin Franklin at the PIA/GATF awards dinner.