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2017 Winners

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Print Celebration

On November 9, 2017, more than 200 people from across Canada gathered in Toronto to celeberate the 12th annual Canadian Printing Awards, organized by PrintAction and parent company Annex Business Media. More than 80 Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards were presented in four program sections: Industry Achievement, Printing, Technology and Environmental categories.

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Emerging Leader of the Year

Emerging Leader of the Year

James Rowley
General Manager, Glenmore Custom Print + Packaging, Vancouver, British Columbia

Community Leader of the Year

Community Leader of the Year

John Hueston
President, Aylmer Express Graphics Group, Aylmer, Ontario

Printing Leader of the Year

Printing Leader of the Year

Sean Murray
President and CEO, Advocate Group of Companies, Pictou, Nova Scotia

Advocate Printing and Publishing Limited, Advocate Media Inc.

John A. Young Lifetime Achievement Award

John A. Young Lifetime Achievement Award

Bob Cockerill (retired in 2015)
Senior Vice President, SGK Inc. 

President & Chief Operating Office, Schawk Canada Inc.

Chairman, PAC - Packaging Consortium 

Board Member, IDEAlliance (2010 – 2013) 

Board of Governors, Ryerson University (2008 – 2011)

Most Environmentally Progressive Printing Company
Gold: Hemlock Printers, The Lowe-Martin Group
Most Environmentally Progressive Technology Company
Gold: Canon Canada, HP Canada
Most Environmentally Progressive Printing Project
YVR Sustainability Report, Hemlock Printers
Most Progressive Printing Technology, inkjet
Impremia IS29 Komori Océ Colorado 1640 with UV Gel Technology Canon
Most Progressive Printing Technology, digital
NexPress White Opaque Dry Ink with Auto White Blend Kodak
Most Progressive Printing Technology, offset
Multi-Cassette Unit Energy Savings and Footprint Reduction Kodak Platesetters
Kodak
Self Promotion, technology supplier
Gold: Variety
Canon Canada
Brochures & Booklets, offset
Gold: Cirque du Soleil: Luzia
Impression Paragraph

Gold: Watson Soul, Walk on This
C.J. Graphics

Silver: Sun Towers, The Centre
Hemlock Printers

Bronze: 2017 BC Lions Season Pass Package
Glenmore Custom Print + Packaging
Brochures & Booklets, digital
Gold: Bradshaw Delicacies From the Sea
C.J. Graphics

Silver: Introducing Biolage R.A.W.
Impression Paragraph

Bronze: Premium Lobster
Advocate Printing & Publishing
Books, hardcover offset
Gold: Canada 150th Anniversary, Through Ottawa (Best of Show)
Friesens

Gold: Berlin Coffee Table Book (Best of Show Finalist)
Simpson Print & Litho

Silver: Intercom on Starting Up
Hemlock Printers

Silver: Toronto Jazz Treasures
Alymer Express Graphics Group

Bronze: AB Scale Model - Anniversary Book
MET Fine Printers
Books, softcover offset
Gold: Design Thinkers 2017 Program
MET Fine Printers

Gold: Horseshoe Bay Books
MET Fine Printers

Silver: Brigus Mark Book
The Lowe-Martin Group

Bronze: Une ile d'Arbres
Marquis Book Printing
Labels, offset
Gold: Crown Royal Celebrates Canada 150 Label
C.J. Graphics

Silver: Crown Royal World's Greatest Dad Label
C.J. Graphics

Bronze: Johnnie Walker Black Label
C.J. Graphics
Labels, flexography or gravure
Gold: Monarch Late Harvest (Best of Show Finalist)
Artcraft Label

Silver: Kacaba Susans Sauvignon Blanc
Artcraft Label

Bronze: Kacaba Pinot Gris
Artcraft Label
Self Promotion, printing company
Gold: Fou, Fou, Fou!
Impression Paragraph

Silver: think4D Marketing Kit
Friesens

Bronze: Hemlock Holiday Wrap
Hemlock Printers
Catalogues
Gold: ROCVALE Catalogue 2017 (Best of Show Finalist)
PDI Inc.

Silver: Bugaboos Eyewear, 2018 Ryders Catalogue
Hemlock Printers

Bronze: Polygon Realty, Seven Peaks Book
MET Fine Printers
Business Cards
Gold: Crisp Fine Foods Business Cards
Pronto Reproductions Ltd.

Silver: Toyota Air Freshener Business Cards
C.J. Graphics

Bronze: New Era Cards
New Era Print Solutions
Stationery & Invitations
Gold: Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Exclusive Invitation
C.J. Graphics

Silver: Maple Lodge Zabiha Halal Kit Folder
Simpson Print & Litho

Silver: C.J. Graphics Open House Invitation
C.J. Graphics

Bronze: Camp Brightworks 2017 Summer Party Invitation
C.J. Graphics
Finishing
Gold: Doctors of the Game
Friesens

Silver: GCM Grad Book
Ryerson University

Silver: Onboard Booklet – McMillan
The Lowe-Martin Group

Bronze: Auto House - Private Automotive Galleries & Social Club
C.J. Graphics
Specialty Project
Gold: Alberni by Kengo Kuma
MET Fine Printers

Silver: Getting Started with OFEV, Boehringer Ingleheim
Alymer Express Graphics Group

Silver: USC Football Season Tickets
CBN Commercial Solutions

Bronze: Griffin Poetry Prize
Moveable
Specialty Effects
Gold: Flying Monkeys Hoptical Illusion (Best of Show Finalist)
Schawk

Silver: PrintAction September 2017
Boss Logo

Bronze: Cling Promotion
Pronto Reproductions
Rigid Packaging
Gold: Laura Secord, Cognac Chocolates
Impression Paragraph

Silver: Norham Beverages Legends
Glenmore Custom Print + Packaging

Bronze: Vancouver Candle Co.
MET Fine Printers

Bronze: Canadian Club Premium Original 1858
C.J. Graphics
Flexography
Gold: Leap Popcorn Bags
Schawk

Silver: Big 8 Beverages
Farnell Packaging

Bronze: Beswick
Schawk
Direct Mail
Gold: IGA Holiday Promotion
PDI Inc.

Silver: Copperleaf Mailer
Hemlock Printers

Bronze: NBCC Alumni Association
Advocate Printing & Publishing
Business & Annual Reports
Gold: The Heart of the City, St. Michael's Foundation
Alymer Express Graphics Group

Silver: ATB 2017 Annual Report
CBN Commercial Solutions

Bronze: Tricon 2016 Annual Report
Moveable Inc.
Web Offset
Gold: Danica Studio Catalogue
Mitchell Press

Silver: LogiMonde
Impart Litho

Bronze: TASTE Magazine
Mitchell Press
Books, digital
Gold: Mildred’s Temple
C.J. Graphics

Gold: Keys to Recovery
CBN Commercial Solutions

Silver: The Power to Create Change Book
PDI Inc.

Bronze: Close up and Marco Photography by Robert Thompson
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