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Printing Association of Florida Hosts 28th Annual Florida Print Awards, Celebrates Winners at Banquet and Reception

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Press release from the issuing company

Orlando, FL - On July 31, the Printing Association of Florida proudly recognized 33 of Florida's top printing and graphic communications firms who collectively submitted 423 entries, for a chance to receive a coveted Florida Print Award trophy. In addition, 7 schools participated, with a total of 106 entries submitted. Winners were honored at the annual Florida Print Awards banquet and reception held at the Hilton Orlando. 

Florida-based Coastal Printing, Inc. received a "Benny" Award at the national level for its piece titled "Chesnut Hall"; and a total of 62 Florida projects submitted by 22 companies were recognized in Printing Industries of America's Premier Print Awards competition. The "Benny", a bronze statuette of Benjamin Franklin, is awarded to the most outstanding entry in each category.
The Florida Print Awards promotes excellence in the industry by recognizing individuals, companies, and organizations producing the very best in print media. All winning entries are displayed during the Print Management Conference at the Hall of Winners showcase. Winners are also published in the Florida Print Awards Winners Booklet, and in PAF's Graphics Update magazine. The competition is free, and open exclusively to PAF members.
"We congratulate all who submitted entries to the annual Florida Print Awards competition, and to those who walked away with top honors," says George Ryan, CEO and President of the Printing Association of Florida, an affiliate of Printing Industries of America. "Each entry is more impressive that the next, and the competition is close every year. We enjoy recognizing, and celebrating, the vast talent of all of our members."

Florida Print Award Winners
The 2015 Florida Print Award winners, and respective award categories, are as follows:
Golden Flamingo 
(Sponsored by Mac Papers)
Best of Show, Division I 
(Sponsored by Veritiv Corp.)

Best of Show, Division II 
Best of Show, Division III 
(Sponsored by xerox)
Best Annual Report
Best Art Reproduction 
(Sponsored by Heidelberg)
Best Digital Printing (Sponsored by Canon Solutions America)

Best Poster (Sponsored by Heidelberg)
Best Printer's Self-Advertising
Best Process Color Printing (Sponsored by The Printer's Edge)
Best Small Press (Sponsored by Heidelberg)
Best Special Treatment (Sponsored by Heidelberg)
Best Stationery Set (Sponsored by Heidelberg)
Best Use of Color in Design
Best Web Press
Most Creative Use of Paper (Sponsored by Heidelberg)
Best of Show - Student Division
T'Yanna Moore, Tampa Bay Technical High School
Golden Flamingo Award
A special recognition is given to the company who won the most Best of Category awards, who is honored with the coveted Golden Flamingo Award. This year's winner of the award, sponsored by Mac Papers, is Progressive Communications, Inc.
For more information about the Printing Association of Florida, and for a complete list of Florida Print Awards winners, visit: www.flprint.org.


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