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Printing excellence in the Carolinas recognized

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Press release from the issuing company

Charlotte, NC - Ten Carolina companies received sponsored awards at the prestigious PICA Awards banquet given by The Printing Industry of the Carolinas, Inc. (PICA). Since 1966, the PICA Awards have been the premier symbol of excellence for the graphics industry in North and South Carolina.  The PICA Awards demonstrate a company’s commitment to excellence in graphics communications.
The xpedx Best of Show award went to Millennium Print Group in Apex for their stunning catalog, Fall Collection2010. Millennium also received three additional sponsored awards including the Heidelberg Award for Best of Division B (10 to 25 Employees), the Wikoff Color Award for Best Process Color Printing and the Xerox Award for Best Newsletter.
The Mac Papers Award Best of Division D (51 or More Employees) went to Wentworth Printing in West Columbia for the P2 Books - The Little Red Branding Book and Cross Iron Mills Grand Opening Celebration they also received the PICA Award for Our Favorite Job of the Year Award.
Hutchison Allgood of Winston Salem, NC, received five sponsored awards; the Printers’ Service PRISCO Award for Best of Division C (26 to 50 Employees) for the Wesley Hall 2010 Furniture Catalog. It also received the Eastman Kodak Award for Best Catalog. Hutchison Allgood also received the Trelleborg Award for Best Brochure, the Lindenmeyr Munroe Award for Best Presentation Kit, and the KBA Award for Best Packaging.
Barefoot Press in Raleigh, NC took home the B.W. Wilson Paper Company Award for Best of Division A (1 to 9 Employees).  The Unisource Award for Best Printers’ Self-Advertising went to Classic Graphics of Charlotte and Raleigh. NAPCO, of Sparta, NC, received the Coyne Textile Award for Best Finishing as well as the Gutenberg Award for the most ‘Best of Category’ awards each year. Clark Communications in Asheville, NC received the Pitman Award for Best Annual Report. The Athens Paper Award for Most Creative Use of Paper went to Greenville, South Carolina company Indexx, Inc. Spectra Integration received the Hewlett Packard Indigo Award for Best Digital Printing.
In honor of Gwen Doster this year was the inaugural Gwen Doster Judges Choice Award it went to Crowson Stone of Columbia, South Carolina.
Winners were announced April 2, 2011, at the 44th Annual PICA Awards Banquet, held at the Embassy Suites Golf Resort & Spa in Concord, North Carolina. The PICA Awards program is open to all printing companies in the Carolinas.


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