Fineline Printing Group of Indianapolis received multiple awards in the 2012 Graphics Excellence Awards (GEA) competition of the Great Lakes Graphics Association (GLGA). The contest is one of the largest printing competitions in the nation, spanning Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin. It recognizes technical quality, craftsmanship, and print execution.
Awards of Excellence were given to Fineline for the Diamond Chain Diamond Difference booklet (designed by freelance designer Laura Porter); the AMD Lasers Picasso folder; the Saint-Gobain Verallia Catalog (designed by Lee Harmon); and two for the TriHealth 2011 Holiday Card (designed by Publicis).
Phil Mikesell, a senior account manager at Fineline, manages the Publicis account.
“The teamwork to produce this piece was extraordinary, beginning to end,” says Mikesell. “The Publicis USA team of Sara O’Neill [Creative Director] and Pat Seats [Senior Print Production Manager] created a truly unique piece.”
“This was the first time the client was going to see their new logo, so we wanted to create a piece that would really make it look fabulous," commented O'Neill. "Fineline went all out to make that happen for us,” said Seats. “The client was thrilled.”
Two Certificates of Merit were also awarded to Fineline for Hanover College’s Live Our Loyalty folder and the Gleaners Food Bank’s 2011 Dimensional Holiday Card.
Winners were selected across categories including: cards, die cuts, pop-ups, unique folds, and involvement devices.
Freelance designer Laura Porter worked with Fineline to create the Diamond Chain Diamond Difference booklet.
“Collaborating with Fineline Printing on the Diamond Chain brochure was critical to achieving the end result that my client and I wanted. Together we came up with ideas to create a high-end piece, while keeping it in budget. We needed something unique and interesting and relied on the printing process to help meet that expectation. Not only did Fineline help us determine the best possible solution, they delivered on time and on budget. They will continue to get my business not only as a printer, but as a creative partner,” says Porter.
A panel of out-of-state judges with experience in printing and print production examined more than 1,000 entries. Each entry was judged on its own merit in a category with similar printed pieces. The judging criteria included registration, crossovers, clarity and neatness, sharpness of halftones and line drawings, richness and tonal qualities of color, paper and ink selection, ink coverage, difficulty of printing, effective contrast or softness, finishing, bindery, and overall visual impact.