Printing Association of Florida’s Annual Fête Capped off by Award Presentations
Seven Florida Winners Take Home the Top National Prize
ORLANDO – August 22, 2011 – Forty-two of Florida’s top printing and graphic communications firms were recognized with 223 prestigious print awards at Loew’s Royal Pacific Hotel, during the reception that is the traditional highlight of the 24 year-old Award event produced by Printing Association of Florida. Ten Florida high schools and universities were awarded numerous Best of Category, Award of Excellence, and Honorable Mention recognitions.
Six Florida companies went on to take home 7 Benny Awards at the national level, where a total of 36 Florida projects were recognized in Printing Industries of America’s Premier Print Awards competition. Printing Industries of America is the world’s largest graphic arts association. The six companies enjoying top honors are: Associated Printing Productions, Inc. (APPI); Lauderdale Graphics; National Communications, LLC; Progressive Communications; Rapid Press, Inc., and Southeastern Printing, which was awarded the Benny for two projects.
“The Sunshine State’s hospitality industries continue to make up a large part of the work commissioned here, but we are also seeing increasing numbers of Fortune 500 and 1000 companies turning to Florida’s high-quality, progressive, and full service communications firms for their traditional, as well as digital and multi-channel, capabilities,” said George Ryan, CEO and President of the Printing Association of Florida, an affiliate of Printing Industries of America. Examples of Florida printing firms’ clients represented in the Award-winning pool include Bacardi, Harley Davidson, and The World-Residences at Sea.
Ryan went on to thank the Florida Print Award Weekend sponsors: Fujifilm, Greenstar Recycling, Heidelberg, HP, Mac Papers, Océ, Xerox and xpedx.
Trophy winners at the Florida Awards are those who secured “Best of” category or “Best in Show” distinctions. The following table provides the details for these particular winners.
|Trophy||Company Name||Title of Piece|
|Annual Report||Original Impressions, LLC||Bulletin-New Canaan County School|
|Art Reproduction||Creative Printing & Publishing||Batterby’s Art Gallery|
|Best Digital Printing||Lauderdale Graphics||Chrome Hearts|
|Best Poster||Franklin Communications, LLC||Our Solar System|
|Self-Advertising||Associated Printing Productions, Inc.||Refined Printing Techniques|
|Process Color||Southeastern Printing||Aero Toy Store Brochure|
|Small Press||Pear Tree Press, LTD||JIIC Premier Lady Brochure|
|Special Treatment||National Communications, LLC||Bacardi Belief|
|Stationery Set||Dodd Communications||The Setai 5th Avenue|
|Color in Design||Lauderdale Graphics||Bentrani Christmas Sales Campaign|
|Web Press||Angstrom Graphics, Inc.||Ma Ma 2011|
|Creative Use of Paper||Dodd Communications||The Residense Club-Tuckers Point|
|Division I||Ellison Graphics Corporation||Hobe Sound Polo Club|
|Division II||Rinaldi Printing||VF Harley Davidson Spring 2011 Catalog|
|Division III||National Communications, LLC||The World-Residences at Sea|
|Golden Flamingo||Franklin Communications, LLC||For most “Best of” Category Awards|
Ryan shared the stage with Jim Ronecker, Chairman of the PAF Board of Directors, and Art Abbott, Immediate Past Chairman of the PAF Board of Directors, during Award presentations. In one particularly touching moment, PAF Board Member Rich Sierra announced that the Best of Show Student Division Award has been named the Charles DePalma Award. The award was named in memory of DePalma, who was very active in the Printing Association of Florida throughout his career. Charles DePalma’s wife, Mary DePalma, presented the Award to Erin Love Taylor of Santa Fe Community College.
Another special guest at the banquet was Marilyn Monroe (i.e., an impersonator from Universal Studios Orlando), who presented the awards to the trophy-winning companies and posed for photos. Marilyn also stayed and mingled with guests at the Industry Appreciation Party, sponsored by Mac Papers, after the Awards banquet.
A gallery of Event Images are available on Flickr at: http://www.flickr.com//photos/pafgraf/sets/72157627464567670/show/
A list of all winners follows this release.
About Printing Association of Florida (PAF) The Printing Association of Florida is one of the most active and influential printing associations in North America, occupying a headquarters in Orlando, Fla. More than 400 Florida-based graphic arts companies consider the PAF their ultimate business partner. Governed by an all-volunteer board of directors elected by its membership, the PAF is a not-for-profit association representing the interests of the graphic arts industry throughout the state. PAF is affiliated with Printing Industries of America, the world’s largest graphic arts trade association, making PAF members a part of the largest, most comprehensive graphic arts advocacy organization in the world. PAF is located at 6275 Hazeltine National Drive, Orlando, FL 32822, by phone: (407) 240-8009 Fax: (407) 240-8333, and on the Web at www.flprint.org.
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2011 Florida Print Awards — List of Winners
|# of Awards||Company Name||City||State|
|9||Abbott Printing Co.||Maitland||FL|
|1||Ambassador Printing||Delray Beach||FL|
|5||Angstrom Graphics, Inc.||Hollywood||FL|
|11||Associated Printing Productions, Inc. (APPI)||Miami Lakes||FL|
|4||Bay Tech Label||St Petersburg||FL|
|3||Color Pages, Inc.||Largo||FL|
|1||Color Spectrum Printing, Inc.||St Petersburg||FL|
|1||Corporate Graphics South||Madison||FL|
|9||Creative Printing & Publishing||Sanfrod||FL|
|1||Elegant Printing & Graphics Company, Inc.||Longwood||FL|
|2||Ellison Graphics Corporation||Jupiter||FL|
|36||Franklin Communications, LLC||Miami||FL|
|1||L&N Label Company, Inc.||Clearwater||FL|
|1||Minuteman Press – Sand Lake Road||Orlando||FL|
|7||National Communications, LLC – Miami Lakes||Miami Lakes||FL|
|7||Original Impressions, LLC||Miami||FL|
|1||Pan American Graphic Inc.||Hialeah||FL|
|1||Pear Tree Press, LTD – Jamaica||Kingston 10||JAM|
|0||Pride Enterprises||Coss City||FL|
|2||Pride South Florida Graphics||South Bay||FL|
|2||PRINT-IT Plus||Royal Palm Beach||FL|
|12||Progressive Communications||Lake Mary||FL|
|1||Quick Print Plus||Clearwater||FL|
|0||RBA Print Communications||Tampa||FL|
|1||Resource Solutions Inc.||Tampa||FL|
|8||Rinaldi Printing Company||Tampa||FL|
|0||Rose Printing Co.||Tallahassee||FL|
|11||RR Donnelley – Moran Plant||Orlando||FL|
|6||Sir Speedy of Spring Hill (J-Kup Corp)||Spring Hill||FL|
|1||The Printers Edge||Orlando||FL|
|4||Vision Printing, LLC||Boca Raton||Fl|