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Canadian Printing Awards 2022 winners

November 10, 2022  By PrintAction Staff


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Last night at the Palais Royale in downtown Toronto, nearly 150 people from across the country attended the 16th annual Canadian Printing Awards, organized by PrintAction and its parent company Annex Business Media. More than 45 trophies were presented to printers and technology suppliers. Congratulations to all award recipients!

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ACHIEVEMENT WINNERS

John A. Young Lifetime Achievement Award: Domenic Rubino, Partner, TI Group

In the 70’s, Domenic Rubino worked in worked in sales and service at Gestetner and in sales at Intercity Papers, where he became sales manager in the 1983. From 1983-1985, Rubino was general manager at Barber Ellis Fine Paper, then general manager at Price Daxion Industrial Supplies, and then president at Imperial Dade (Veritiv, formerly Unisource). Rubino then joined St Joseph Printing in the 90’s as president and led the strategic expansion into the Ottawa market as the Queens Printer/Canada Communications Group. Rubino became a partner/operator in SCL where he oversaw the merger of SCL and BGM Imaging in the late 90’s. At Invok brands (formerly Polan and Waski), Rubino sat on the board of directors for this packaging strategy and branding company until 2019 and oversaw their expansion in both Toronto and New York. He is currently a partner at TI Group.

Community Leader of the Year: Ken Freek, Business Improvement Specialist, Connecting for Results

Ken Freek is the executive director, outreach & partner relations, at Canadian Print Scholarships. He is associate director of OPIA as well as a member of CPIA’s Education Committee. Freek is responsible for the administration of the Canadian Print Scholarships fund and helps to attract top talent to the industry and create connections that support success. He is also a volunteer mentor in the GCM student mentorship program, Print Wisdom, where he shares his industry experience to help students bridge the gap between school and the workforce.

Emerging Leader of the Year: Brett Kisiloski, president, Print Digital Solutions

Foreseeing the changes in the print industry, BrettKisiloski decided to focus on labelling and added Afina Label Systems to his line-up. Under Brett’s guidance, Print Digital Solutions successfully sold the most Afinia label systems in Canada and won Afinia Label’s Canadian Dealer of the Year award.

Printing Leader of the Year: Renée Walsh, president, TI Group

Renée Walsh fell in love with graphics and print when she joined the Yearbook Committee in high school. After holding various roles in Schawk/SGK and CSW, Walsh joined TI Group as vice-president, Enterprise Sales, in 2016. She was promoted to president in December 2020. At TI, she oversees a team of 160 people. During these challenging times, Walsh successfully landed new business, including one of Canada’s largest integrated oil, gas, and convenience retail providers. In February 2020, she also helped launch a new competency in TI – visual merchandising/fabrication.



BEST OF SHOW

The Sherlock Holmes Exhibition Catalog
Hemlock Printers



PRINT PRODUCTION

Publications
Winner: Oakridge Awakening Collection
MET Fine Printers

Honourable Mention: Gossamer Magazine, Vol. 7
Hemlock Printers

Marketing Collateral
Winner: Alias
Hemlock Printers

Honourable Mention: CJ Special Effects
CJ Graphics

Miscellaneous
Winner: MET Experience Book
MET Fine Printers

Honourable Mention: PBI 2022 Soundtrack Calendar
Printing By Innovation

Packaging Production
Winner: The Last Stop – KPU Design School 4th Year Graduating Class
Mitchell Press

Winner: Kallas Honey
MET Fine Printers

Honourable Mention: Courvoisier Cognac Limited Edition Case
CJ Graphics

Public Service Print Production
Winner: Mental Health Public Service Awareness Promotion
CJ Graphics

Honourable Mention: Sponsorship Trifold Package
Printing By Innovation

Environmental Print Production
Winner: The Explorers Journal
Hemlock Printers

Honourable Mention: Vineland Growers – Nectarine Carrier Box
Printing By Innovation


PRINTING

Self Promotion, Printing Company
Winner: CJ Special Effects
CJ Graphics

Honourable Mention: Foil and Cover Embossing Samples
Friesens Corp.

Self Promotion, Printing Industry Supplier
Winner: Arizona and Colorado Customer Experience Boxes
Canon Canada

Honourable Mention: Cougar Promotion
CJ Graphics

Brochures & Booklets, Offset   
Winner: Wonder Leslieville’s Landmark Address
CJ Graphics

Honourable Mention: T3 Mount Pleasant
MET Fine Printers

Brochures & Booklets, Digital
Winner: The Explorers Club 50
Hemlock Printers

Honourable Mention: Kallas Honey
MET Fine Printers

Books, Hardcover Offset
Winner: Tower Resident Collection – 1515
MET Fine Printers

Honourable Mention: The Sherlock Holmes Exhibition Catalog
Hemlock Printers

Books, Softcover Offset     
Winner: Spallacci & Sons The Moderne Book
Lowe-Martin Company Inc.

Honourable Mention: Chromatic Crisis Art Exhibition Book
Hemlock Printers

Books, Digital
Winner: Frame 240 Vol. 2
Hemlock Printers

Winner: 2022 Digital Colour Printing Paper Samples – Softcover
Friesens Corp.

Honourable Mention: A Toast from Coast to Coast
CJ Graphics

Web Offset (heat set) 
Winner: Jackson Triggs Reserve Special Edition Dacey Merlot
Multi-Color Montreal Canada Corporation

Honourable Mention: Black Sage Whisky Barrel Aged Red
Multi-Color Montreal Canada Corporation

Web, Digital
Winner: Smoke & Gamble
Lorpon Labels

Honourable Mention: Terroir Sauvignon Blanc Semillon
Multi-Color Montreal Canada Corporation

Business & Annual Reports            
Winner: Royal Botanical Gardens
CJ Graphics

Flyers & Leaflets (all applications)           
Winner: Scotia Wealth Management Leaflet
CJ Graphics

Honourable Mention: Munk School of Global Affairs
CJ Graphics

Magazines, Web Offset

Winner: Taste Magazine Summer 2022
Mitchell Press

Honourable Mention: Yam: Victoria’s Lifestyle Magazine
Mitchell Press

Magazines, Sheetfed Offset
Winner: Gossamer Magazine Vol. 7
Hemlock Printers

Honourable Mention: Ivy Park Rodeo Zine
Mitchell Press

Calendars, Sheetfed Offset           
Winner: Sailing Calendar 2022
Friesens Corp.

Honourable Mention: Dig in with Mi5
Mi5 Print & Digital

Catalogues (all applications)            
Winner: Mercedes Brochure
CJ Graphics

Honourable Mention:Wonder Leslieville’s Landmark Address
CJ Graphics

Labels, Digital Sheetfed           
Winner: Zupanic Label
CJ Graphics

Honourable Mention: Crown Royal Let’s Celebrate
CJ Graphic

Labels, Flexography, Web, or Gravure            
Winner: Eglantine
Imprimerie Ste-Julie

Honourable Mention: B Label_Premier Label Inc.
Lorpon Labels

Web Flexography
Winner: Forty Creek Nanaimo Bar
Multi-Color Montreal Canada Corporation

Honourable Mention: Sandbanks Baco Noir
Multi-Color Montreal Canada Corporation

Flexible Packaging            
Gold: Jim Beam Barbecue – Cooking Wood Pellets, Energex
Farnell Packaging

Packaging, Rigid, Offset, or Digital            
Winner: Canada Post Culture Activation Box 2022
Lowe-Martin Company Inc.

Honourable Mention: Oakley Box
CJ Graphics

Business Cards            
Winner: Marquis Cellars Business Card
Hemlock Printers

Honourable Mention: Canadian Centre
CJ Graphics

Stationery & Invitations            
Winner: One Thousand Museum
CJ Graphics

Honourable Mention: Godolkin Invitation
CJ Graphics

Finishing (foil, emboss, deboss, diecut, embellishment)           
Winner: Loop Hero Encyclopedia
Friesens Corp.

Honourable Mention: Black Belt Bounty
Friesens Corp.

Binding (stitching, perfect binding, coil, wire, case binding)
Winner: Vermont Heritage Book
Friesens Corp.

Hybrid Project, Digital and Offset
Winner: Cougar Promotion
CJ Graphics

Honourable Mention: DeSantis Homes – Century Book
Printing By Innovation

Honourable Mention: Richard Kehl Art Book
Hemlock Printers

Honourable Mention: Landrover
CJ Graphics

Specialty Project            
Winner: Stale Amsterdam and Elegraph Printmaking
Arius Technology Inc.

Honourable Mention: AWA Race Team – Race Car Liveries and Paddock Branding
C17 Media

Specialty Effects            
Winner: CJ Special Effects
CJ Graphics

Winner: PBI 2021 Holiday Card
PBI – Printing By Innovation

Honourable Mention: PBI 2022 Soundtrack Calendar
Printing By Innovation


TECHNOLOGY

Most Progressive Printing Process, Digital
Winner: Canon ImagePress V1000
Canon Canada Inc.

Most Progressive Printing Process, Production Inkjet
Winner: HP Brilliant Ink and HP Optimizer
HP Inc.

Most Progressive Printing Process, Wide-Format Inkjet
Winner: Salvador Dali: Arius Elegraph and Canon Elevated Printing Collaboration
Arius Technology and Canon Canada

Honourable Mention: Canon FLXfinish+
Canon Canada Inc.

Most Progressive Printing Process, Software or IT
Winner: Canon Prismaprepare Go
Canon Canada Inc.

Honourable Mention: HP Smart Stream Elite-DT Print Server
HP Inc.


ENVIRONMENTAL

Most Environmentally Progressive Printing Project
Winner: The Explorers Log
Hemlock Printers

Honourable Mention: Bellwoods
Lorpon Labels

Most Environmentally Progressive Technology Company
Winner: Canon Canada Inc.

Most Environmentally Progressive Printing Company
Winner: Hemlock Printers


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