Monday, April 19, 2010

Printing Arts Press wins Multiple Awards, adds Mailing and Prepress Equipment

Printing Arts Press is proud to announce it was recently awarded three 2008-2009 Print Excellence Awards from the Printing Industries Association, Inc., serving Northern Kentucky and Ohio (PIANKO).

“Although the difficult economic times slightly reduced the number of entries, the creativity and quality of the entries made the judges’ selection incredibly hard.” said PIANKO president Jim Cunningham.  “2008-2009 Print Excellence Award winners exemplify the excellent work of our Ohio and northern Kentucky printers. Our members and the customers they represent should be incredibly pleased with their winning product or pieces.”

Each year, PIANKO holds its Print Excellence Awards Competition to reward Ohio and northern Kentucky printers that demonstrate excellence in 34 categories. This year member companies submitted more than 520 printed pieces and three out-of-state expert judges ranked them in a regional competition. This year’s judges were Susan Higgins, Worth Higgins & Associates, Inc.; M. David Merrick, The Merrick Printing Company; and Richard Presley, Eastman Kodak Company.

Printing Arts Press will be entered in the regional competition in an association wide competition for Best of Category and Best of Show prizes that will be awarded in June 2009 at the Grand Ceremony, being held in Columbus, Ohio.

Printing Arts Press won the following awards:

One Gold Award, Corporate Communications Campaign
One Silver Award, Calendars
One Bronze Awards, Newsletters

“I know that everyone here put in a great deal of craftsmanship to win an award of this kind, the competition was outstanding this year,” said Chuck Gherman, General Manager. 

Additional Equipment increases efficiency and adds capabilities

Printing Arts Press has recently expanded its capabilities with the installation of the Kodak Staccato Screening, Kodak Prinergy Workflow System, Kodak Matchprint Proofer and Kodak Trendsetter Platemaker. With server based control the system offers extremely fast processing speed that enables Printing Arts Press to achieve higher quality proofing, plates without processing, higher productivity, more flexibility and increased reliability.

“We have also upgraded our bulk mailing software to offer the best postal discounts to our customers. To have sophisticated Systems of this type is great for our existing and growing customer base,” said Chuck Gherman, General Manager. “Adding these new pieces of equipment is part of our overall strategy to build a Smart Factory with the latest technology.”

Posted by Chuck Gherman

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Founded in 1945, Printing Arts Press proudly serves Associations, Manufacturers, Colleges and Universities, HealthCare, Energy and Financial Institutions, Agencies, and Publishers across Ohio and the Midwest with creative design, printing, mailing and fulfillment. Printing Arts Press creates good impressions for clients for everything from annual reports, brochures, catalogs, sports media guides, programs, flyers, magazines, letterheads, envelopes, postcards, posters, forms kits and fulfillment, bulk mailing, books, newsletters, manuals, bill stuffers, calendars, rack cards, directories and journals. For more information please visit 

Printing Industries Association, Inc. serving northern Kentucky and Ohio (PIANKO) serves  commercial printing companies and suppliers to the industry in its service area.  PIANKO provides a broad range of products and services to its membership, including workers’ compensation and product discounts.  PIANKO is an affiliate of the national Printing Industries of America, the largest graphic arts association in the world.  For complete information on PIANKO and PIA, please visit