Portland, Ore. – PPI Association, a visual communications trade organization, hosted its 12th Annual PrintROCKS! Awards & Party on September 27, 2019 at the Redd East, in Portland, Oregon. Print manufacturing companies, agencies, designers, and even students entered the 29 categories ranging from direct mail to catalogs to posters to packaging, and this year included alternatives types of printing.
PPI received 184 PrintROCKS! Awards entries from 24 companies in PPI’s seven-state region. This year’s entries stretched beyond traditional capabilities into new areas of print. Excellent examples of offset, inkjet, toner, flexo, and screen printing provided a challenge to the panel of judges comprised of Alley Pezanoski-Browne - Independent Publishing Research Center, Amber McKenna - AMA Portland Chapter, Meagan Ghorashian -Brolly Design Co., Sandy Hubbard - HelpPrintThrive.com, Jill Crossley – Bubble & Hatch Marketing, and Abe Hayhurst – Konica Minolta Inkjet. Ford Bowers, President and CEO, of SGIA and Michael Makin, President & CEO of PIA shared the stage with the new PPI Executive Director Kristin Baldwin to honor the top PrintROCKS award winners. The PrintROCKS! Award winners include:
Best of Show: Premier – Portland, OR
People’s Choice: Premier – Portland, OR
Best of Division:
101 or more employees: Alexander’s Print Advantage, Lindon, UT
51-100 employees: B&B Print Source – Tigard, OR
21-50 employees: Printwest – Woodinville, WA
20 or less employees: Lawton Printing, Spokane, WA
Non-Printer (Designer, Finisher, Etc.) – AAA Washington, Bellevue, WA
Student: Utah Valley University – Orem, Utah
Best Use of Medium: Alexander’s Print Advantage, Lindon, UT
Best Use of Substrate: Premier – Portland, OR
** See all award winners at PrintROCKS.org **
Congratulations to all the winners and participants. The PrintROCKS! Awards Party was a a rock, paper, print throwdown to celebrate all things print. The attendees were thrilled with the entire evening’s event.
The Pacific Printing Industries Educational Trust is held in high regard by the PPI membership and was spotlighted at the PrintROCKS! Party. This year, the Ed Trust benefitted from a fundraising auction offering highly valued donations provided by the membership and sponsors. Over the course of the evening, we raised over $12,000 toward developing a future workforce for the print and visual communications industry. The Ed Trust extends a “thank you” to all the donors.
PrintROCKS! Awards & Party details and photos can be found at: