The Garvey Group Garners Top Print Awards With KBA Rapida 205 Press
NILES, IL—05/31/07—KBA North America, a leading press manufacturer based in Williston, VT, is announcing that The Garvey Group, one of the Midwest’s most successful printers, has garnered six top printing awards from the Printing Industry of Illinois/Indiana Association’s Pinnacle Print Awards. Six of Garvey’s nine large-format printing pieces submitted to the competition won awards for jobs produced on its KBA Rapida 205 81-inch six-color sheetfed press. The Garvey Group received its awards at PII’s 5th Annual Pinnacle Print Awards Gala on May 22 in Des Plaines, IL.
“We are so honored to win these large format awards from PII,” says Ed Garvey, president of The Garvey Group. “Forty-six member companies entered the competition with a total of 399 entries. It is a great honor to have our work chosen to win. It demonstrates to our clients that we bring high standards to all of our jobs and the KBA Rapida 205 is a key reason for our win. The scanning systems and spectrophotometer systems on our KBA press gives us the ability to hold color really well throughout the run and the Rapida 205 has shown, and this competition has demonstrated, that it prints to the highest standards anywhere.”
The Garvey Group won one Best of Category, three Awards of Excellence, and two Certificates of Merit for their entries. The submitted pieces included movie posters for The Departed and Casino Royal and a poster for a cartoon show entitled Teen Titans.
Judges for the Pinnacle Print Award commented about Garvey’s excellent color work with the range of tones, including the beverage tones and the skin tones that were very well executed, especially on so large a piece, according to Polly Jensen, President and CEO, Printing Industry of Illinois/Indiana Association.
The Garvey Group installed its KBA Rapida 205 six-color plus coater 81-inch sheetfed press in December 2006 at its Niles, IL facility. The 60 x 81-inch sheet size is the largest one on the company’s roster, which also includes 64-inch and 56-inch machines. The Rapida 205 is being used to print a variety of products, including top sheets to wrap retail product cartons, signs and posters.