Join us for some holiday cheer, celebrate our 135th anniversary, and network in person with your industry colleagues:
Illinois Holiday MIXer
Thursday, December 9, 2021
City Works, Schaumburg, IL
Indiana Holiday Party
Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Topgolf, Fishers, IN
Wisconsin Holiday Celebration
Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Great Lakes Distillery, Milwaukee, WI
Kristopher Gasch of Fey Printing (right) accepts the 2021 Best of Show plaque from Rick Mann, Press Color, Best of Show sponsor.
The 2021 Graphics Excellence Awards Celebrations were held on September 30, 2021 – once again at simultaneous live ceremonies in Addison, IL, and Milwaukee, WI. In addition to presenting our Gutenberg Best of Category and Best of Division winners, we announced our top honors:
Best of Show: Fey Printing, Wisconsin Rapids, WI, for Neenah Rethink Everything in the Booklets (4 or more colors) category.
1st Runner-Up: Kingery Printing Company, Effingham, IL, for Kingery Printing Company for Behind the Shutter Magazine in the Magazine Series category.
2nd Runner-Up: LCP, Waukegan, IL, for Lake County Press 2021 Calendar in the Calendars category.
Best of Packaging: Quantum Group, Morton Grove, IL, for Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin / Wisconsin Cheese Box Retail Sample Kit in the Product Packaging Assembly category.
Best of Illinois: LCP for Google X in the Soft Cover Books category.
Best of Indiana: Lithotone, Inc., Elkhart, IN, for Wieland Designs sixinch catalog in the Product Catalogs (4 or more colors) category.
Best of Wisconsin: Philipp Lithographing Co., Grafton, WI, for Mountain Dew Out Here It’s Dew Display in the Large Format Printing category.
Judges’ Choice: Fey Printing for Four Seasons Minneapolis in the Promotional Campaigns, Consumer category.
Addison People’s Choice: International Label and Printing Co. Inc., Elk Grove Village, IL, for Yoomi Hand Sanitizer in the They Said It Couldn’t Be Done category.
Milwaukee People’s Choice: Arandell, Menomonee Falls, WI, for YETI Fall-Winter 20 in the Environmentally Sound Materials category.
Please click here to view or download a pdf of this year’s Awards Annual.
Please click here for the Addison photo album (Coming soon).
Please click here for the Milwaukee photo album.
Congratulations to all of this year’s winners!
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About the Best of Category winner:
Arandell, Menomonee Falls, WI, for YETI Fall-Winter 20:
The YETI Fall-Winter 20 catalog was printed using 50# Rolland Opaque Smooth for body pages and 100# Rolland Opaque Smooth for cover stock. Both are FSC-certified and use 30 percent post-consumer waste materials in the paper production process, meaning at least 30 percent of the materials used to make these stocks are from consumer recycled paper materials. At Arandell, we use soy-based inks that contain as much soy content as possible, without impacting the overall quality of the ink itself. Soy-based inks are much more environmentally friendly than traditional petroleum-based inks in part because the ink can be broken down much quicker when it comes time for the paper substrate to be recycled. In addition, this particular piece was printed on a press that has a dryer that recycles and runs off of the fumes from the burn-off of the ink.