The Printing & Imaging Association of MidAmerica has announced that Best Press of Addison, Texas was recognized with the "Best of Show" overall "Honorable Mention" award and the special award of "Best Use of Ink". A Bronze Division II Award in the Association's 22nd Annual Graphic Excellence Awards Competition was also awarded. The announcement was made April 28th at the Association's 2011 Graphic Excellence Awards Gala, held in Grapevine, Texas with over 200 industry professionals in attendance. This year's competition attracted entries from many of the industry's top commercial printers in Kansas, Oklahoma, Western Missouri, and Texas.
The winning entry, which was the 2010 Annual Report for Atmos Energy, competed against a variety of printed products produced by the largest and best equipped companies in the region. The panel of independent judges reviewed each entry based on technical difficulty, as well as the entrant's attention to detail in meeting their customer's expectations.
Best Press was also awarded two "Best of Category's". One "Best of Category" was for an invitation for a cruise that was a working chest constructed out of paper. The other "Best of Category" was for the Atmos Energy 2011 annual report. Two "Awards of Excellence" were awarded for the Crizal pocket folder utilizing soft touch varnish and the Best Press Women Owned self promotion utilizing raised UV, soft touch and Mirafoil.
Founded in 1993 by Wendy Kalisher, Best Press is a recognized woman-owned, Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) printing company. Wendy along with the management team continues in its industry leadership role in offering customized business solutions and personalized marketing pieces utilizing variable data printing and continued investments in new technology. Our award-winning printing is produced on state-of-the-art equipment, featuring eleven color perfecting and UV offset presses along with a seven color digital press. Complimenting our printing capabilities, Best Press maintains in-house full-service bindery, complete mailing center and efficient fulfillment. Distribution and warehouse operations, utilizing specialized inventory and shipping software, provide additional integrated solutions for our customers.
Best Press is an environmentally conscientious commercial printer and has been awarded Chain-of-Custody certifications from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC), the three global leaders in forest stewardship.
For more information or samples of award winning pieces contact your account executive or Bill Ehrlich at 972-930-1000.