Pacific Printing Industries Selects 'Best Printers in the West'
KIRKLAND, WA—October 10, 2013—Pacific Printing Industries (PPI) Association announced the winners of the sixth annual PrintROCKS! Awards at the Woodmark Hotel, Yacht Club & Spa. The awards celebrate printing excellence in the Pacific Northwest (including Alaska and Hawaii) and acknowledge the outstanding work by talented and dedicated individuals within PPI’s six-state region.
The top honor of a Best of Show trophy went to Premier Press in Portland, OR, for its MJ 50 Years Book. The
firm also received a Best of Division award within their respective company size category, as well as Best of
Category for eight entries. Other top division winners included: B&B Print Source in Tigard, OR, and PrintWest in Woodinville, WA.
All 2013 winners will be entered into the 2014 Printing Industries of America’s international Premier Print Awards competition, the largest and most prestigious print competition in the world.
More than 200 entries were assessed by three judges who were very impressed with the outstanding work that was submitted. Jules Van Sant, PPI executive director, noted: “It’s awesome to see all the excellent work entered by this year’s PrintROCKS! participant companies. The quality and originality of each of the submissions, from firms small and large, is always exciting to see. Once more, we’ve shown that Print ROCKS! and is alive and well in the West. Everyone involved should be very proud.”
In addition to celebrating the talented companies across our region, this year’s PrintROCKS! Competition was the second to include a student poster design portion. Three of many outstanding entrants have earned a scholarship as well as our recognition: First Place—Amy Meyer, Pacific Northwest College of Art, as well as Second Place—Karla Ramaila and Third Place—Emily Irwin, both from Admiral Arthur W. Radford High School in Honolulu, HI. Congratulations to our winners—You all ROCK!
The PrintROCKS! Awards recognizes those responsible for the creation and production of print communications in the region. The competition rewards companies and individuals who produce the best in print media. A showcase of top winners can be viewed on the PrintROCKS!
About Pacific Printing Industries Association (PPI)
Pacific Printing Industries Association (PPI) is the non‐profit trade association serving the broader graphic
communications industry in Oregon, Washington, Montana, Idaho, Alaska and Hawaii. Our purpose is to provide support and services that help our member companies become more successful and profitable in their businesses through local, regional and national resources for all within their organization.