Ripon, Wis. – Ripon Printers received 11 total awards in the 2018 Graphics Excellence Awards competition, including four Premier Print Awards. The competition recognizes companies throughout Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin for the superb craftsmanship in the design, creation and production of top-quality printed material they produce for their customers.
Sponsored by the Great Lakes Graphics Association (GLGA), a team of judges composed of experts in the graphic communications industry selects the winners. An entry is judged first on technical expertise and the quality of printing, then on design features and overall graphic appeal. Those pieces judged most superior are considered for Premier Print Award recognition.
“We’re thrilled to have so many clients who entrust us with work of this caliber,” says Ripon Printers’ President, Julie Newhouse. “Recognition in the prestigious Graphics Excellence Awards competition speaks positively about our commitment to customer delight.”
In collaboration with its clients’ design and production teams, Ripon Printers captured three Best of Category Awards, “Trek – Project One – Custom,” Product Service Catalogs (Cover-sheetfed; interior-web), “Elite Traveler – Jan/Feb 2018,” Architectural/Art/Travel/Other Magazines, which also received a Best of Division Award, and “Lionel Signature Edition Vol 2 2017,” Web Press Printing (4 or more colors) that also garnered an Award of Excellence. The three GLGA winning projects were then submitted to the national Premier Print competition where they won two Benny’s (the highest honor of the Premier Print Awards) and an Award of Recognition, respectively. Also gaining Premier Print Award recognition was “Arctic Cat 2019 Snowmobiles,” which received a Certificate of Merit – Product Catalogs (4 or more colors, creative companies/agencies).
Ripon’s other GLGA Award of Excellence winners included: “Trek Holiday 2017 Gift Guide,” Product Catalogs (4 or more colors); “Kohler – 2018 Bathroom Catalog,” Web Press Printing, Coated Paper (4 or more colors); “Alcoholmanac – 10th Anniversary Magazine,” Magazine Series; and “Lionel – Creative Memories That Last a Lifetime,” Product Catalogs (4 or more colors). Certificate of Merit winners were “DuPont – Homes & Estates,” Web Press Printing, Coated Paper (4 or more colors) and “DuPont – Halstead Vol 3,” Web Press Printing, Coated Paper (4 or more colors).
Winners from the GLGA awards were honored at simultaneous, sold-out award ceremonies held in Milwaukee and the Chicago area. The Premier Print Award winners will be honored on September 30, 2018 in Chicago.