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Impression Graphics Sweeps 2002 PIA Mid America & Gulf Coast Awards

Press release from the issuing company

June 6, 2002 -- Dallas, TX -- In continuing with their exemplary performance from previous years, Dallas-Ft. Worth-based Impression Graphics adds 25 "Excellence in Printing" Awards to their portfolio, including five "Best of Category" honors. The "2002 Graphic Excellence Awards," presented by the Printing Industries of America, (PIA) Mid America and the PIA of the Gulf Coast, were handed out April 18, 2002 in Dallas. "Impression Graphics took home more awards than any of the other 110 companies," commented Joe Polanco, PIA Mid America Executive Director. The mid-sized, high-end printer took home five Best of Category awards, 11 Awards of Excellence and 9 Awards of Merit. Polanco added, "To receive a Best of Category in Catalogs-Company Capability is extremely impressive thatís a tough category." The Graphic Excellence Awards competition promotes excellence in the industry and recognizes companies who produce the best in print media, regionally. PIA Mid America and PIA Gulf Coast include over 1,400 member companies across Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Western Missouri and Louisiana. This yearís competition consisted of over 1,000 entries from 110 of the top printing companies among five states. The competition is formatted so printing companies of similar size and equipment capabilities compete with their peers in various categories ranging from stationary packages, to catalogs, invitations/announcements, to brochures, annual reports, pocket folders and menus. Accepting the awards for Impression Graphics was President Jim David. "We do our job to the best of our abilities and to meet the high standards expected by our customers. To be recognized by our peers and PIA is a great honor," said David. "After 20 years in business, we still value the craftsmanship involved in this industry and we continue to uphold the skills set-forth in the early stages of the company while adding all the advantages of breakthroughs in technology. We feel that each job is unique and appreciate the merit that has been attributed to our work." About Impression Graphics: Impression Graphics, located in Mesquite, TX, is a mid-size, high-end commercial printer with capabilities to complete a variety of jobs. The company provides high quality printing to advertising agencies, design firms and the business community with sales upwards of $3.5 million. Impression Graphics is also a member of many local and national clubs and associations. For more information about Impression Graphics please visit www.ig-print.com . About PIA-MidAmerica The Printing & Imaging Association of Mid-America (PIA-MidAmerica) is a regional trade association serving the graphic arts community in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, and western Missouri. With over 1,100 companies in its membership, it is the second largest affiliated organization of Printing Industries of America, Inc. (PIA) and the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (GATF). Companies who join PIA-MidAmerica automatically become members of PIA/GATF, the world's largest graphic arts association. PIA-MidAmerica provides a host of services and benefits to its members including insurance, banking (through its own credit union), continuing education, regulatory and safety consulting, as well as several money-saving group buying programs. The Association also plays a critical role in legislative and regulatory lobbying at the state level on behalf of the industry. Federal lobbying is performed by the government affairs office of Printing Industries of America. About Printing Industries of America, Inc. Headquartered in Alexandra, Virginia, and founded in 1887, Printing Industries of America, Inc. (PIA), is the worldís largest graphic arts trade association representing an industry with more than one million employees and $163 billion in sales. PIA promotes the interest of more than 13,000 member companies. PIA consolidated with the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (GATF) in 1999. GATF is a member-supported, nonprofit scientific, technical and educational organization dedicated to the advancement of graphic communications industries worldwide. Since 1924, GATF has developed leading-edge technologies and practices for printing, and each year the Foundation develops new publications to meet the evolving needs of the industry. For additional information on PIA and GATF, please visit www.gain.net .