Cenveo Anderson Lithograph Is Hailed By Sappi As International Printer Of The Year
Press release from the issuing company
ENGLEWOOD, Colo., December 3, 2004 – Cenveo, Inc. congratulated the team at its Los Angeles facility, Cenveo Anderson Lithograph, for capturing one of the printing industry’s supreme honors: the Sappi 2004 International Printer of the Year Award.
Mark Tennant, president and general manager, and Suzi Romanik, account executive, Cenveo Anderson Lithograph, accepted the honor at a ceremony in Cape Town, South Africa, on October 22. Cenveo Anderson Lithograph, a high-quality commercial printer, had been named North American Printer of the Year by Sappi last April. The International Printer of the Year trophy consisted of a bronze elephant symbolizing enduring excellence and pride, along with a gold medallion.
Cenveo Anderson Lithograph’s winning entry was the Cadillac XLR 2004 brochure for General Motors. The brochure was one of two for which it was named North American Printer of the Year in a field of more than 6,000 entries.
Sappi, a global producer and distributor of coated fine papers and forest products, annually selects gold winners in competitions held in four regions around the world. An expert panel of judges then selects one of these finalists to be the International Printer of the Year. Entries are judged on overall appearance, quality of the finishing and the general difficulty of the print job, as well as factors such as dot sharpness, ink density, registration, sheet size, paper weight, screen ruling, stitching and die cutting.
Mr. Tennant described Cenveo Anderson Lithograph’s winning piece as a complex job that required a special UV silver metallic ink. Cenveo Anderson Lithograph printed the brochure in one pass on Sappi’s McCoy Gloss Cover stock using an eight-color Heidelberg press.
Producing high-end marketing materials for the automotive industry is a specialty of Cenveo Anderson Lithograph, a printer that also possesses an exceptionally distinguished record of environmental responsibility. Its client for the Cadillac XLR 2004 brochure was chemistri, a Troy, Michigan advertising agency, and the Cadillac division of General Motors.
Jack Dorsey, a chemistri’s production director, thanked Cenveo Anderson Lithograph’s personnel for leading “a team effort to make what we were trying to do work.” He praised them for suggesting the eye-catching addition of UV super silver ink instead of conventional PMS silver and for running the job with the efficiency of one-pass printing.
The Sappi honor, Mr. Dorsey said, “reconfirmed my opinion that Cenveo Anderson Lithograph is one of the top-notch printers in the country. This award shows that they also are one of the top-notch printers in the world.”
According to Mr. Tennant, Cenveo Anderson Lithograph’s winning formula is “ a combination of having people who care about the work we do and a customer base that takes advantage of it. There’s a chemistry here that many other companies are striving to attain.”
Gordon Griffiths, president of the Cenveo Commercial segment, said, “This outstanding tribute to an outstanding group of people is something of which all of us at Cenveo can be proud. It proves that when everyone pulls together in the interest of the customer, there’s no limit to what can be achieved.”
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