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PrintImage International Announces 2001 Excellence Award Winners

Press release from the issuing company

Chicago, IL, March 2001 PrintImage International formerly the National Association of Quick Printers (NAQP) has announced the winners of its 2001 PrintImage Excellence Awards competition.  The project developed by PrintImage International with support from Quick Print Products magazine attracted more than 200 entries from copy shops, quick printers, and small format commercial printers.  Entries were judged in 35 categories, demonstrating the quality, which can be produced on small presses, digital output devices, and other equipment.  A panel of graphic communications professionals judged entries on print quality.  Winners were announced at a special luncheon held during the PrintImage 2001 Annual Conference, February 10 in Orlando, and will be featured in a forthcoming Quick Print Products magazine supplement. Judged Best of Show in the competition was an entry by Einstein Printing of Dallas, Texas, consisting of stationery printed on a one- or two-color press.  The 36 winners included printers from 12 different states.  Winners were presented with two trophies, one of which was designated for the client for whom the winning entry was printed.  [See reverse for complete listing.] In announcing the winners of the PrintImage Excellence Awards, PrintImage International president and chief executive officer Steven D. Johnson said: The 2001 PrintImage Excellence Awards program demonstrates once again that quick printers, copy shops, and small commercial printers are a viable source for serious commercial print buyers.  In addition, it helps convince many small printers that they can compete effectively with larger printers for high quality work.   Carl Gerhardt, PrintImage International chairman, added: The 2001 PrintImage Excellence competition clearly demonstrates that top quality work can be produced on small format equipment by printers both large and small.