Celebrating Print in Canada Print E-mail
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Written by PrintAction Staff   
Thursday, 29 November 2012

UPDATE: For a gallery of photos from Thursday's event, please visit PrintAction's Facebook page.

More than 270 people were in Toronto last night to celebrate outstanding achievement in Canada’s printing industry at PrintAction magazine's 7th annual Canadian Printing Awards, hosted by Dianne Buckner of the CBC.

Around 75 awards were handed out to technology suppliers and printers in Industry Achievement, Quality Printing and Environmental Printing categories. Over 200 printing submissions were on display at the event, leading many of the winners to remark how printing in Canada is clearly on a world-class level.



Much of this quality is naturally led through the highly competitive Toronto market, but the Canadian Printing Awards illustrated outstanding achievement in the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Quebec, Nova Scotia and across Ontario, with printers from the Western provinces having their strongest showing at the 7th annual competition.



In conjunction with a strong national representation in printing, this year’s event also featured the first public appearance of the proposed Printing Industries of Canada (PIC) association, which is aiming for an April 2013 launch. Congratulations to all winners of the 7th annual Canadian Printing Awards, listed below. A complete report on the awards program will be featured in the January issue of PrintAction.




Recipients of the 2012 Canadian Printing Awards



JOHN A. YOUNG LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
George Kallas, Founder and Chairman, MET Fine Printers

PRINTING LEADER OF THE YEAR
Ward Griffin, President & CEO, The Lowe-Martin Group

EMERGING LEADER OF THE YEAR
Mike Meshkati, President, Sina Printing

BEST OF SHOW
Rhino Print Solutions, South Korea: Memories of the Heart


Self Promotion

Gold, Emerson Clarke Printing
Silver, PDI
Bronze, Pazazz Printing

Brochures & Booklets

Gold, Colour Innovations (Best of Show finalist)
Silver, Rhino Print Solutions
Silver, MET Fine Printers
Bronze, Willow Printing
Bronze, Rhino Print Solutions

Business & Annual Reports
Gold, Rhino Print Solutions
Silver, Rhino Print Solutions
Silver, MET Fine Printers
Bronze, Image Four

Direct Mail
Gold, PDI
Silver, Hemlock Printers
Bronze, The Lowe-Martin Group
Bronze, Andrews Direct Marketing

Magazines
Gold, Flash Reproductions
Silver, The Lowe-Martin Group
Silver, Mi5 Print & Digital
Bronze, Rhino Print Solutions
Bronze, St. Joseph Communications

Catalogues
Gold, C.J. Graphics, Printers & Lithographers
Silver, C.J. Graphics, Printers & Lithographers
Bronze, Hemlock Printers


Books (Hard cover, soft cover and book jackets)
Gold, Rhino Print Solutions (Best of Show)
Gold, Hemlock Printers (Best of Show finalist)
Silver, Anstey Book Binding
Bronze, Flash Reproductions
Bronze, The Lowe-Martin Group

Calendars
Gold, Colour Innovations
Silver, Priority Printing
Bronze, C.J. Graphics, Printers & Lithographers

Packaging Printing (All processes)
Gold, Produlith
Silver, C.J. Graphics, Printers & Lithographers
Silver, Pazazz Printing
Bronze, Goldrich Printpak
Bronze, Produlith

Labels (All processes)
Gold, The Lowe-Martin Group (Best of Show finalist)
Silver, The Lowe-Martin Group
Bronze, Cambridge Labels

Stationery
Gold, Anstey Book Binding
Silver, Hemlock Printers
Bronze, The Lowe-Martin Group

Finishing
Gold, Pacific Bindery Services
Silver, C.J. Graphics, Printers & Lithographers
Bronze, PDI
Bronze, St. Joseph Communications

Display Graphics
Gold, Simpson Screen Print & Lithography
Silver, Promoflex International
Bronze, C.J. Graphics, Printers & Lithographers

Most Environmentally Progressive Printing Project
Gold, Hemlock Printers
Silver, Hemlock Printers
Bronze, Friesens
Bronze, The Lowe-Martin Group


Most Environmentally Progressive Printing Company
Gold, Hemlock Printers
Silver, The Lowe-Martin Group
Bronze, Symcor ISS

Most Environmentally Progressive Vendor
Gold, HP Canada
Silver, Kodak
Bronze, Prairie Pulp + Paper

Most Environmentally Progressive Printing Technology

Gold, Prairie Pulp + Paper
Silver, Hostmann-Steinberg
Bronze, Goldrich Printpak

Best Online Presence, Printer

Gold, The Printing House
Silver, Colour Time Printing and Digital Imaging
Bronze, SinaLite

Best Online Presence, Vendor

Gold, Sydney Stone

Best Marketing Campaign, Printer
Gold, The Printing House
Gold, Kempenfelt Group

Best Marketing Campaign, Vendor

Gold, Unisource Canada

Best Community Program 

Gold, MET Fine Printers
Silver, Symcor ISS
Silver, The Printing House
Bronze, C.J. Graphics, Printers & Lithographers



 

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