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PINE Announces Awards of Excellence Winners

Press release from the issuing company

Southborough, Mass. – The 11th Annual Awards of Excellence were held last week in Worcester, Mass., at the historic Mechanics Hall. More than 250 industry leaders from across New England attended the event that recognized the very best print of 2017 with Pinnacle (Best of Category), Award of Recognition, Award of Merit and specialty awards.

The complete list of winners is as follows:
Best of Show - J.S. McCarthy Printers
People's Choice - DS Graphics
Judge’s Choice Awards - The Regal Press and J.S. McCarthy Printers
Most Imaginative Design - Puritan Press, Inc.
Most Creative Use of Paper - J.S. McCarthy Printers
Best Use of Photography - SPC PRINT.INTEGRATED.
Best Offset Piece - J.S. McCarthy Printers
Best Use of Substrate - Shawmut Communications Group
Best Digital Piece - Puritan Press, Inc.

Abbott-Action, Inc. - Pinnacle, Award of Recognition, 2 Awards of Merit
The Allied Group - 2 Pinnacles, Award of Recognition, 6 Awards of Merit
The Artcraft Company, Inc. - 3 Pinnacles, 4 Awards of Recognition, Award of Merit
Boutwell, Owens & Co., Inc. - 2 Pinnacles, 2 Awards of Recognition, 2 Awards of Merit
CompuMail Corp. - 2 Pinnacles, 2 Awards of Recognition, Award of Merit
Dion Label Printing - Pinnacle
DMM, Inc. - Pinnacle
DS Graphics, Inc. - 4 Pinnacles, 11 Awards of Recognition, 2 Awards of Merit
Echo Communications, Inc. - Award of Recognition, Award of Merit
Essex Printing Company - 2 Pinnacles, 4 Awards of Recognition, Award of Merit
Flagship Press, Inc. - Pinnacle, 2 Awards of Recognition, 7 Awards of Merit
The Harty Press, Inc. - Pinnacle
HF Group - ACMEBinding - Pinnacle, Award of Recognition, Award of Merit
Howard Printing, Inc. - 2 Pinnacles, Award of Recognition, 2 Awards of Merit
HPGprint - 2 Pinnacles, Award of Recognition
J.S. McCarthy Printers - 12 Pinnacles, 6 Awards of Recognition, Award of Merit
Keno Graphic Services - Pinnacle, Award of Recognition
L. Brown & Sons Printing, Inc. - 2 Pinnacles, Award of Recognition, Award of Merit
Lane Press, Inc. - 3 Pinnacles, 5 Awards of Recognition, 3 Awards of Merit
Marketing Solutions Unlimited, LLC - Pinnacle
Penmor Lithographers - 3 Pinnacles, 4 Awards of Recognition, 8 Awards of Merit
Polaris Direct - Award of Recognition, 3 Awards of Merit
Puritan Press, Inc. - 5 Pinnacles, 5 Awards of Recognition, 3 Awards of Merit
Qualprint- Pinnacle
Regal - 2 Pinnacles, 2 Awards of Recognition, Award of Merit
Reynolds DeWalt - Award of Recognition
Shawmut Communications Group - 6 Pinnacles, 4 Awards of Recognition, 6 Awards of Merit
Sheppard Envelope Co. - Pinnacle, Award of Merit
SPC PRINT.INTEGRATED. - 2 Pinnacles, 3 Awards of Recognition
Spectrum Print Plus - Pinnacle, Award of Merit
Standard Modern Company - Pinnacle
Superior Packaging and Finishing - 2 Pinnacles, Award of Recognition, Award of Merit
Taylor Box Company - Pinnacle
TigerPress - Award of Recognition, 2 Awards of Merit
Villanti Printers - 3 Pinnacles, Award of Recognition, Award of Merit

All Pinnacle award winners will be entered into the Premier Print Awards, a national print competition, at no additional cost to the winners.

Student Awards announced

Now in its third year, our Student Awards competition the highest number of schools and entries to date. Students were awarded either a First, Second or Third Place award for their entries. This years winners are:

Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School - First Place
Central Connecticut State University - First Place, Second Place, 2 Third Place awards
Diman Regional Technical Vocational High School - 2 First Place, 2 Second Place, 4 Third Place awards
Essex Technical High School - First Place, Second Place
Greater Lowell Technical High School - 2 First Place, Second Place
Joseph P. Keefe Technical High School - First Place, Second Place, Third Place
Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School - First Place, 2 Second Place, Third Place
Shawsheen Valley Technical High School - Second Place, 2 Third Place
Worcester Technical High School - 2 First Place, 2 Second Place, Third Place

We thank Heidelberg, Canon Solutions America, Komori, Kodak, Northstar Insurance Services, Partners Benefit Group/CBA Companies, Standard Finishing Systems, GPA, International Paper, Sappi Fine Paper, Kota, Ricoh USA - Production Printing Division, Kodak, Printer’s 401k, Scodix, Baldwin Technologies, Koenig & Bauer, National Braille Press, Nekoosa, Offtech New England, OPRSystems, Sheppard Envelope, Taylor Box Company, W+D, and Yupo for sponsoring the evening’s celebration.

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