2014 Graphics Excellence Award Winners

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Congratulations to Fey Printing, Wisconsin Rapids, WI, for winning the Best of Show award in the 2014 Graphic Excellence Awards competition.  They took the top honors for their entry “Neenah Paper Menu Promo”  in the Booklets (4 or more colors) category. This entry also won the Best of Wisconsin award. From left:  Tim Burton, Burton & Mayer, PIA immediate past chairman; Kristopher Gasch, Fey Printing; Scott Gasch, Fey Printing; Mark Hansen, Press Color, Best of Show sponsor.
 
The First Runner-Up award was presented to HM Graphics, Inc, Milwaukee, WI, for their Folder (4 or more colors) “Bank of America Global Transaction Services Folder.” This piece also won the People’s Choice award, for its entry in the Booklet or Brochure Series category.  From left:  Kathy Sandstrom, HM Graphics; Mark Harpke, Fujifilm, Runner-Up sponsor; Tim Burton, Burton & Mayer, PIA immediate past chairman; Kurt Woelffer, xpedx, Runner-Up sponsor.
 
The Second Runner-Up award was presented to Suttle-Straus, Inc., Waunakee, WI, for their Product Catalog (4 or more colors) “Innove Royal Prestige Catalog.”  From left:  Ron Wornson, Suttle-Straus; Mark Harpke, Fujifilm, Runner-Up sponsor; Tim Burton, Burton & Mayer, PIA immediate past chairman; Kurt Woelffer, xpedx, Runner-Up sponsor.
 
The Third Runner-Up Award and Best of Illinois Award were presented to ABS Graphics, Addison, IL, for their entry in the Specialty Inks or Coatings, Fragrances or “Invisible” Printing Inks category, “Print Is” Calendar.  From left:  Gina Metallo, ABS Graphics; Steve VanderVeen, ABS Graphics, GLGA chairman of the board.
 
The Best of Indiana Award was presented to HardingPoorman, Inc., Indianapolis, IN, for their entry in the Business and Annual Reports category, “Indianapolis Zoo Annual Report 2012.” From left:  Mindy Wheeler, HardingPoorman; Steve VanderVeen, ABS Graphics, GLGA chairman of the board.
Our judges said: “The printed pieces submitted for this year’s GEA competition are again amazing.  GLGA’s three-state region produces some of the finest print in the country, and the Graphics Excellence Awards competition proves it.”
Photos from the two Celebration events (held simultaneously in Addison, IL, and Milwaukee, WI) are available to view and download by clicking on these links:
Addison Celebration 
Milwaukee Celebration

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