Allen Press, Inc., printer and publishing services provider, has won coveted awards in 2011in three prestigious regional and national printing competitions, where excellence in print quality as well as overall impact and degree of difficulty in technique are judged.
PIA MidAmerica, the regional trade group of the Printing and Imaging Association, bestowed the “Best of Category” award for three publications, recognizing each in their category in the company’s division. The winning pieces were American Art 24:3, a University of Chicago Press publication for the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Orchids 79:7, a publication of the American Orchid Society and the Arabian Horse Times 2011 Calendar, from Arabian Horse Times, Inc. Allen Press’ accomplishments were honored at a banquet this spring in Kansas City.
The company won two Gold Ink Awards, given by industry publications, Printing Impressions, Publishing Executive and Book Business. A Bronze award was given for Gems & Gemology 46:4, a publication of the Gemological Institute of America and a Pewter award was received for Shadows of Minidoka, a retrospective of art and collections of artist Roger Shimomura and published by the Lawrence Art Center, Lawrence, Kansas.
Sappi Fine Paper North America honored the company with a Bronze for its Printer of the Year Award for Gems & Gemology 46:4. Both Gems & Gemology and Shadows of Minidoka were printed on Sappi paper. This competition received more than 2,100 entries in North America with only 54 garnering this prize, given in nine categories.
These competitions, sponsored by printing and graphic arts industry magazines, graphic arts trade associations, and paper companies, offer printers an opportunity to show their best works alongside other printers, and all are judged by a panel of highly regarded print professionals.