ChampionsGate, Florida, – The 2011 Web Offset Awards winners were announced and featured at the 2011 Offset & Beyond Conference. Members of the SNAP (Specifications for Newsprint Advertising Production) committee judged a variety of web-offset-produced pieces on the degree of difficulty to print; registration; folding, binding, and finishing; and the overall craftsmanship. Pieces that met the high standards of the competition were rewarded with the highest designation in the web offset industry.
Recipients of the 2011 Web Offset Awards include Alliance Press, Inc., Angstrom Graphics, Arandell Corporation, Butler Color Press, Creel Printing, Evergreen Printing, Gannet Offset, Gateway Packaging Co., The John Roberts Company, Journal Graphics, The News-Review, P&P Press Inc., PT Gramedia Cikarang Plant, Quad Graphics-Commercial & Specialty Group, Ripon Printers, Southeast Media, Springfield, Suttle-Straus Inc., Teldon Print Media, Vertis Communications, and Western Web.
Winners enjoyed complimentary registrations to the 2011 Offset & Beyond Conference and the prestige of being honored as the best in the industry. Mark Winans, President of Gannett Offset-Springfield and VP of Gannett Offset Print Group, and recipient of the Best of the Best Coldset Award, said, "The Best of the Best award not only recognizes the individual efforts but acknowledges the overall teamwork and success at both Gannett Offset and USA Today. The award clearly shows the pride and effort in which the staff aspires to for each and every product -- every day."
Steve Jackson, president, Western Web, Inc., said of the Web Offset Awards, "We proved the value to ourselves in the worst possible way in 2010 when we procrastinated and missed the entry deadline. It really impacted us for an entire year. But, we're back, entering, winning, attending the conference this year, and now starting to market our success–we'll never miss an opportunity to enter again. We love it because it works for us on so many levels."
Thanks to US Ink, a Sun Chemical Corporation, Central Ink Corporation, Flint Group, Goss International Corporation, and Kodak for sponsoring the competition. Complete information about the winners can be found here. For more information about the Web Offset Awards please contact Justin Goldstein at [email protected] or call (800) 910-4283 ext. 806.