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Salem Printing wins Best of Show in PICA Awards, Sponsored by xpedx

Tuesday, January 21, 2003

Press release from the issuing company

CHARLOTTE, NC (JANUARY 20, 2002) -- Salem Printing Company won the Best of Show award, sponsored by xpedx in the 2002 PICA Awards program, The Printing Industry of the Carolinas, Inc. announced. Located in Winston-Salem, NC, Salem Printing also received the Mac Papers "Best Printing (25-50 employees)" award and the "Best Presentation Kit" award, sponsored by MAN Roland. In addition, they were inducted into the PICA Franklin Society for having the second most Best of Category awards. They received 17 Best of Category awards, three Special Judges awards and three Awards of Excellence. Blue Ridge Printing Company received the FujiFilm/enovation award for "Best Printing (51 or more employees)" award and the "Best Finishing" award, sponsored by Coyne Textile Services. The Asheville, NC printing company also received four Best of Category awards, two Special Judges awards and two Awards of Excellence. Riverwood Hall, LLC, Lexington, NC, received the coveted Printersí Service - PRISCO award for "Best Printing (10 to 25 employees)" and four Best of Category awards, three Special Judges and one Award of Excellence. Walker Printing Company, Charlotte, NC, received the Agfa award for "Best Printing (up to nine employees)" award, seven Best of Category awards, four Special Judges awards and two Awards of Excellence. Classic Graphics, Inc. received the coveted Komori America award for "Best Brochure;" the "Best Annual Report" award, sponsored by Heidelberg; the Lewis E. Kale Memorial Award for "Best Process Color Printing," presented by Kale/Bindex; and the "Best Printersí Self-Advertising award, sponsored by Unisource. For the second consecutive year, Classic Graphics was presented the PICA Gutenberg Society award, which is given to the company which receives the most "Best of Category" awards. Located in Charlotte and Morrisville, NC, Classic Graphics received 19 Best of Category awards, 24 Special Judges awards, and 32 Awards of Excellence. Subtle Impressions, Inc., Charlotte, NC, received the "Best Flexographic Printing" award, sponsored by Pitman, as well as five Best of Category awards, one Special Judges Award and one Award of Excellence. Hutchison-Allgood Printing Company received the NAPCO award for "Best 1, 2, or 3 Color Printing" and the Kodak Polychrome award for "Best Catalog." Located in Winston-Salem, NC, they received six Best of Category awards, 11 Special Judges awards, and four Awards of Excellence. Biltmore Press received the coveted "Best Creative Use of Paper" award, sponsored by Athens Paper Company. The Asheville, NC printing company also received one Best of Category award and two Special Judges awards. Crowson-Stone Printing Company, Columbia, SC, received the coveted Xerox award for "Best Newsletter" as well as four Best of Category awards, five Special Judges awards and 11 Awards of Excellence. Sheriar Press, Myrtle Beach, SC, received the PICA award for "Most Challenging and Rewarding Entry." In addition to 17 Best of Category awards, 17 Special Judges awards and 15 Awards of Excellence, they were also inducted into the PICA Franklin Society for receiving the second most Best of Category awards. Seventy-four printing companies from North and South Carolina received 562 awards in the 2002 PICA Awards program. The PICA Awards is the most prestigious symbol of printing excellence in the Carolinas. Only printing companies who are members of PICA, a 70-year-old trade association for the graphic communications industry in North and South Carolina, may participate in the competition. For a complete listing of the PICA Award winners, or for printing referrals, call PICA at (704) 357-1150. The Printing Industry of the Carolinas, Inc. (PICA) is a trade association representing the graphic communications industry in North and South Carolina. North Carolina ranks as the 13th largest state print market in the United States with 1,122 total printing establishments and 30,040 employees. South Carolina ranks 31st in the nation with 415 establishments and 9,461 employees. PICA is headquartered in Charlotte, NC.

 

 

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