The Best of the Best Recognized at PIASC's Graphics Night and It's Celebration of Print!
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PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 29, 2011

The Best of the Best Recognized at PIASC's Graphics Night and It's Celebration of Print!

Los Angeles, CA -Janet Green, Public Relations Chair of PIASC presented the Print Excellence Awards winners of the 7th Annual Regional Print Excellence Awards competition at the recent PIASC Graphics Night held at the Pacific Palms Resort in Industry Hills. Only the Best of Show, Best of Division, and Best of Category awards were presented at this event; however, a complete listing of all winners is attached.

The night was a Celebration of Print... a night full of color and excitement as guests leisurely admired the exemplary Best of Category winning entries while enjoying a hosted cocktail reception in the beautiful Concourse of the Pacific Palms Resort.

After the reception, guests were welcomed to enter the Majestic Ballroom for dinner and the presentation of awards. After dinner, Janet Green announced the winners as Ken Bittner, Chairman of PIASC, presented them with stunning glass awards.

Companies participating could receive up to 5 different awards:

Best of Show, awarded to the one most outstanding entry from the entire competition.

Best of Division, awarded to one company within like-size printers with the highest average score.

Best of Category, awarded to the most outstanding entry in each category.

Award of Excellence, awarded to those entries which are runner-ups for each category.

Certificate of Merit, awarded to those meritorious of recognition for their high level of quality in printing and design.

And the Best of Show went to:

Continental Colorcraft for its "LACMA Eye for the Sensual Case Bound Book."

Best of Division winners are:

Division 1: Design Printing, Los Angeles

Division 2: Color Incorporated, Glendale

Division 3: Precision Services Group, Irvine

Division 4: Thoro Packaging, Corona

Division 5: Bert-Co Industries, Los Angeles and

Division 6: The Source, Irvine.

Print Excellence Awards competition offered 96 categories with the potential of six winners, based on company's size or Division, ranging from 20 or less employees to over 250 employees, plus non-printers, which included prepress companies, brokers, ad agencies, designers, and finishing/bindery.

There were 58 Best of Category Awards and 97 Awards of Excellence. Visit http://www.piasc.org/graphicsnight/Printexcellencewinners.pdf for the full list of winners.

All Best of Category winning entries are being submitted free of charge to PIA's National "Premier Print Awards" competition also known as the Benny's. And, the winners of Premier Print Awards will be announced at the 2011 Graph Expo Show in Chicago.

Promotion for 2012 Print Excellence Awards "Call for Entries" will commence in October 2011. Start preparing for next year's competition by putting aside your best work!

Congratulations to all awardees!

PIASC
5800 S. Eastern Ave., Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90040
Phone: (323) 728-9500
E-Mail: ara@piasc.org
Website URL: www.piasc.org

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