PINE has announced that J.S. McCarthy Printers of Augusta, ME is an award winner in the Association’s New England regional Awards of Excellence Competition. The announcement was made April 5 during PINE’s Industry Awards Gala, held at the Mechanics Hall in Worcester, MA, with hundreds of industry professionals in attendance. PINE’s Awards of Excellence Competition, attracted over 365 entries from 45 printing and imaging companies across New England competing in a variety of printing and graphic communications categories such as best annual report, direct mail campaign, labels & packaging, and more.
J.S. McCarthy Printers collected 22 awards (making it the most recognized printer at the competition). These included: Best of Show, Judges Choice, Best Offset Piece, Best Use of Color, and Most Creative Use of Paper, along with 12 Pinnacle Awards (Best of Category), 6 Awards of Recognition, and 1 Award of Merit. A panel of judges with extensive experience in printing and print production were brought in to examine the wide range of work submitted. Each entry was judged anonymously on its own merit in a category with similar printed pieces. The judging criteria included: registration, clarity and neatness, sharpness of halftones and line drawings, richness and tonal qualities of color, paper and ink selection, ink coverage, difficulty of printing, effective contrast or softness, overall visual impact and bindery.
“Our judges have a total of 80 years of print production experience and are invited across the country to other PIA associations to judge so they have seen all levels of print,” said Christine Hagopian, PINE’s Executive Director. “The quality of PINE members' entries can stand up against any other across the country. Our members should be very proud of that.”
For more information, call Michael Tardiff of J.S. McCarthy Printers at 207-248-4537.