ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Oct. 24 -- Two of Mail-Well, Inc.'s commercial printers recently received 37 awards in the prestigious Gold Ink Awards competition. The Mail-Well awards include two Gold, one Silver, two Bronze and 32 Pewter awards.
The 2001 Gold Ink Award winners were chosen from nearly 2,000 entries submitted in 37 categories. Printing Impressions and Print Media, two trade publications owned by the North American Publishing Co., sponsored the competition. Winning entries were cited for print quality, quality of color separations, technical difficulty and overall visual effect.
Mail-Well's Anderson Lithograph in Los Angeles, Calif., won one Gold award for the sheet-fed business catalogs category with a piece produced for its customer Cargill Dow, Inc. and the other Gold award for a brochure produced for General Motors. Anderson Lithograph also won a Silver award for an annual report produced for Quaker Oats before it merged with Pepsico, Inc. Anderson also won one Bronze and 27 Pewter awards for a total of 31 awards.
A second Mail-Well printer, Graphic Arts Center in Portland, Oregon, won one Bronze and five Pewter awards.
"This rigorous competition is judged by topnotch professionals, all of whom are experts in the print world, which makes this honor even more meaningful,'' noted Dave Blue, President of Mail-Well's Commercial Print division. "On behalf of our dedicated employees, we accept this honor. It underscores that 'Excellence in Printing' is more than a tagline at Mail-Well's.''
Mail-Well has been specializing in four growing multibillion-dollar market segments in the highly fragmented printing industry: commercial printing, envelopes, labels and printed office products. Mail-Well currently has approximately 15,000 employees and more than 140 printing facilities and numerous sales offices throughout North America and the United Kingdom. Mail-Well reported sales of $2.4 billion in 2000. The previously announced strategic plan will result in the company's concentrating in its Envelope and Commercial Print segments, where it holds leading positions. The other segments will be exited. The company is headquartered in Englewood, Colo.
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