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CGX Announces Finalists for the Third Annual Encore Awards, Presented by International Paper

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HOUSTON -- Consolidated Graphics, Inc., one of North America's leading commercial printing companies and the world's largest digital printer, is honored to announce the 27 marketing and business leaders that have been named Crystal Award finalists in the third annual Encore® Awards, presented by International Paper.The Encore Awards were created in 2011 to showcase the innovative ideas ofConsolidated Graphics' customers and demonstrate the many ways Consolidated Graphics delivers creative and effective print and marketing solutions to the markets it serves.  International Paper – manufacturer of such paper brands as Accent® Opaque, Carolina®, Hammermill®, Springhill® and Williamsburg Offset – joined the program in 2013 as the presenting sponsor.  The awards are part of emerge® (www.cgx.com/emerge), Consolidated Graphics' annual customer conference and business expo, scheduled for April 30 to May 3, 2013 in Las Vegas, NV."Our customers are diverse, ranging from local businesses to some of the most powerful brands in the world, and the Encore Awards recognize their excellence in marketing communication solutions," said Aaron Grohs, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, for Consolidated Graphics. "This year we saw a particular trend in the innovative use of unique papers and substrates, and a creative use of finishes to add depth and luster to design, proving yet again how effective the print medium can be."An independent panel of five judges from around the country met January 15, 2013, in Houston, TX, to review and discuss the merits of each entry, and three Crystal Award finalists were selected for each of the nine award categories, recognizing excellence in the concept, design and production of print materials from more than 400 submissions. The Encore Award winner for each category will be selected from the announced finalists on May 2 at the Encore Awards presentation in Las Vegas.

The nine categories and finalists are:

Books & Annual Reports: 
Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD: An Artist's Guide to Choosing a College 
Progressive Corp., Mayfield Village, OH:  Personalization Annual Report - FSC   
Dominion Resources, Richmond, VA:  Dominion Resources 2011 Annual ReportBrochures:
Herman Miller, Zeeland, MI:  Herman Miller "Why 2" 
Strada Advertising, Denver, CO:  Talis Park - "New Fashioned" 
Team Detroit, Dearborn, MI:  College for Creative Studios Brand Story BrochureCatalogs & Magazines:
Westlife Distribution, Los Angeles, CA:  Matrix Fall '13 Catalog 
Scott USA, Ketchum, ID:  Winter Softgoods Catalog 
Ralph Lauren, New York, NY:  Ralph Lauren Jewelry Catalog LaunchDigital:
Herman Miller, Zeeland, MI:  Herman Miller Collections Catalog 
Panzano & Partners, Moorestown, NJ:  Springfield Town Center 
The Order of the Forest, LLC, Grand Rapids, MI:  Keep LivingDirect Mail:
Team Detroit, Dearborn, MI:  2012 Ford Escape Launch Mailer 
Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland, OH:  Appeal Letter &Envelope Mailing 
Team Detroit, Dearborn, MI:  Team Detroit - Lincoln Q3 Portfolio MailingEnvironmentally Friendly: 
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA:  SFMOMA Guide Jan-Feb 
California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA:  CAS Annual Report 
Artifact Uprising, LLC, Englewood, CO:  Artifact Uprising Photo ProductsGeneral: 
Flourish, Inc., Cleveland, OH:  Avery Dennison Home & Personal Books 
Barbri, Dallas, TX:  Portfolio 
Flourish, Inc., Cleveland, OH:  Avery Dennison Wine Swatch BookPackaging:
YIU studio, Seattle, WA:  Rivet & Sway Packaging 
30 Sixty Advertising, Los Angeles, CA:  Magic City 
American Greetings Corp., Cleveland, OH:  Just Wink BoxPrint & Technology Solutions:
Ivy Tech, Indianapolis, IN:  Ivy Tech 
LRXD, Denver, CO:  Accuray Webkey Invitation
AICPA, Durham, NC:  Digital PURL Origami Mailer

Judges for the Encore Awards program are:

  • Carol Caposino, Vice President/Production Manager, FKM Agency,Houston, TX
  • Alexander Duckworth, President, Point One Percent, New York, NY
  • Joe Duncan, Sr. Vice President Director, Strategic Vendor Management, Leo Burnett, Chicago, IL
  • Doug Timmermeyer, Design Director, Savage Brands, Houston, TX
  • Deanna Kuhlmann-Leavitt, President and Lead Designer,Kuhlmann Leavitt, Inc., St. Louis, MO

"Last year we saw a return to the kind of high-end effects that take full advantage of the print medium, and that trend continued this year as marketers embraced a variety of production techniques combined with exception design, photography and typography," said Alexander Duckworth, President of Point One Percent, aNew York-based advertising agency that specializes in the luxury market.  "Print is unique, because it gives marketers the ability to artfully express their brands."


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