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PIA accepting ‘Premier Print Award’ entries

Mar 30, 2011 12:00 AM

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Printing Industries of America is accepting entries for the 2011 “Premier Print Awards.” The awards celebrate the art and importance of print and provide a platform printers can utilize to gain recognition and be rewarded for their hard work and abilities.

Awards include “Certificate of Merit,” “Award of Recognition” and the "Benny" named after Benjamin Franklin. Jay Mandarino, president of Benny recipient C.J. Graphics Inc.  says, "We find the Premier Print Awards an important program -- one of the most important in the industry -- because people are aware of it and understand that high quality pieces win this award. We’ve opened a lot of doors and increased business because of it."

There are more than 100 categories to enter in the competition. Printers have the option to submit the same piece into multiple categories or enter multiple pieces into the same category to maximize the potential to win an award. Categories are further broken down by company size.

Flawless entries that receive top honors will be presented with the Benny statue at the awards gala, Sunday, September 11, at the Chicago Marriott. Wyatt Hogue, vice president of Adams Lithographing Co. and last year’s “Best of Show” winner, says, "Winning a Benny reiterates to your customer that they are getting the premier, the best of the best, when they choose a Benny-winning printer."

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