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Sappi announces North American Printers of the Year

May 18, 2010 12:00 AM

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Sappi Fine Paper North America has announced the 10 gold winners of its 13th North American “Printers of the Year” awards for 2009-2010. There were approximately 3,000 entries. Each of the gold winning printers will receive $20,000 in design support of their marketing initiatives for the category in which they won, and will compete for Sappi's “International Printers of the Year Awards” to be held later this year.

Sappi's Printers of the Year awards competition recognizes print excellence and innovation produced on Sappi papers within the following categories of work: Annual Reports, Books, Brochures, Calendars, Catalogs, Digital, General Print, Magazines and Printer's Own Promotions. All entries were judged by a panel of highly regarded print professionals on the overall impact of the piece, degree of difficulty in the printing techniques and technical excellence. The gold winners of Sappi's North American Printers of the Year:

  • Annual Reports, “Infinity 2008 Annual Report,” Coral Color Process, Ltd. (Commack, NY)    
  • Books, “The Harley-Davidson Museum,” Suttle-Straus, Inc. (Waunakee, WI)
  • Brochures, “Vision Action Reality: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 10 Year Anniversary Book,” Dynagraf, Inc. (Canton, MA)
  • Calendars, “2010 Millennium Employee Calendar,” RR Donnelley WE Andrews Plant (Bedford, MA)
  • Catalogs, “Shaw Living Area Rug Catalog 2009,” The Jones Company (Chattanooga, TN)
  • Digital, “The Orange Apple,” Hemlock Printers Ltd. (Burnaby, BC, Canada)
  • General Print, “The Multaq Visual Aid Flip Chart,” Digital Color Concepts (DCC) (Mountainside, NJ)
  • Magazines-Web, “Audi Magazine, March 2008,” RR Donnelley Atlanta (East Point, GA)
  • Magazines-Sheetfed, “MACO 10 Year Anniversary,” American Printing Company (Birmingham, AL)
  • Printer's Own Promotion, “With Our Own Hands,” Adams Lithographing Company (Chattanooga, TN)

"The gold winners of Sappi's North American Printers of the Year have not only demonstrated innovation and printing excellence at its finest but have also illustrated how print continues to be a vital and relevant medium to communicate to audiences today," says Jennifer Miller, executive vice president, marketing and communications, Sappi Fine Paper North America.

For more details, including the silver and judges’ award winners, visit