Master Print Group Awarded "The Benny" in International Print Competition
JONESBORO, AR—November 7, 2013—Master Print Group was awarded a Benny, the highest honor in the International 2013 Premier Print Awards, for its entry "Camfil Farr Gold Series Product Catalog."
The Premier Print Awards, the graphic arts industry's largest and most prestigious worldwide printing competition recognizes outstanding achievement in print production. Master Print Group received the "Benny" in the Product Catalog division.
"Some people work a lifetime with the one goal of earning this ultimate award, which is known in the industry as an 'Oscar,'" said Susan Ishmael, vice president of Master Print Group. "We are now accepting our second. We are very proud of our team and appreciate the trust and latitude our customers give us which allow us to produce work of this caliber. This piece had difficult folds, multiple crossovers, various types of coatings and scented ink. It was a fun project to work on and even more rewarding to see it get the recognition it deserved on an international level."
This year, more than 2,800 entries were submitted from graphic arts firms from around the world. Judges awarded the Benny to only 84 pieces, representing the top entry in each category. "It's an honor to be recognized by the industry as a company that continues to produce award-winning print," noted Jon Wilbanks, president of Master Print Group. "Our team works very hard to give every project the same attention and care, which results in a strong reputation for giving 110 percent day in and day out. This award is proof of our dedication."
Michael Makin, president and CEO of Printing Industries of America, agreed. "The Benny winners represent the best our industry has to offer. This year's entries were outstanding. There were entries from companies in 13 countries. Despite the fierce competition, Master Print Group, through hard work and dedicated craftsmanship, produced a piece worthy of the Benny."
Wilbanks also added "Competing at such a prestigious level inspires us to produce the best possible product for each and every one of our customers. Master Print Group team members often meet to discuss detailed aspects of a job in order to ensure success with the final product. It takes this kind of dedication to succeed in today's competitive marketplace. I would put this team and our work up against anyone in the business with complete confidence that we have what it takes to more than succeed on behalf of our clientele."
Master also received International Best of Category and Awards of Merit for other work submitted. On a regional level, seven Best of Category awards were received for service catalogs, newsletters, brochures, magazines, booklets, finishing an digital printing. Every entry Master submitted received recognition regionally.
The Premier Print Awards are the printing industry's oldest and largest worldwide graphic arts competition, hosted by Printing Industries of America. In it's 64th year, the annual contest recognizes those responsible for the creation and production of superior print communications. The event promotes excellence in print communications and rewards companies and individuals who produce the very best in print media.
Master Print Group received their Benny at The Premier Print Awards Gala, which honored all the companies that had the top award conferred upon them. The 2013 Gala was held at the Chicago Marriott Downtown, Magnificent Mile, Chicago.
Master Print Group has grown from a "mom and pop" print shop to a multi-million dollar organization with clients across the United States. Services and products include: marketing, consulting, advertising, creative services, logo design, campaign organization and implementation, promotional items, trade show exhibits, signs, banners, direct mail services, statement processing, as well as quality offset and digital printing of all types.
Printing Industries of America hosts the Premier Print Awards. Headquartered in Sewickley, PA, the PIA is the world's largest graphic arts trade association representing an industry with approximately 1 million employees. It serves the interests of more than 10,000 member companies. Printing Industries of America, along with its affiliates, delivers products and services that enhance the growth, efficiency, and profitability of its members and the industry through advocacy, education, research and technical information.