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Canadian Printing Awards Presented in Toronto

November 13, 2015  By PrintAction Staff

More than 220 people attended the 10th annual Canadian Printing Awards held in Toronto last night to recognize four industry leaders and some of the world’s best printing in a range of categories, as well as world-leading environmental initiatives. The gala evening was hosted by Steve Paikin, anchor of TVO’s The Agenda, who welcomed printers from across the country to receive their awards.

An independent judging panel, working from a blind scoring system, determined Gold, Silver and Bronze winners in 21 Quality Printing categories. From the more than 230 submissions, Leo Saul Berk, Structure and Ornament, a hardcover book produced by Hemlock Printers, won the 2015 Best of Show Award. The remaining recipients from this year’s Canadian Printing Awards are listed below:

Industry Achievement Awards


Lifetime Achievement Award
Dick Kouwenhoven, Chairman and CEO, Hemlock Printers, Burnaby, BC

Printing Leader of the Year
Jay Mandarino, Founder, President & CEO, C.J. Graphics, Printers & Lithographers

Emerging Leader of the Year
Damian McDonald, President, ampersand

Community Leader of the Year
Scott Gray, Vice President, Branding, MET Fine Printers

Best of Show

Leo Saul Berk, Structure and Ornament by Hemlock Printers

Quality Printing Awards

Self Promotion
Gold: Hi Tech Hi Touch by Simpson Print
Silver: PrizmaFoil Promotional Package by Glenmore Custom Print
Bronze: Fancy Wrap Promotion by Hemlock Printers

Brochures & Booklets, Offset
Gold: Forkosh Development Brochure by C.J. Graphics
Silver: Bennington House Brochure by Hemlock Printers
Bronze: Lexus ES 2016 Brochure by Colour Innovations

Brochures & Booklets, Digital
Gold: O.P.I. Culture of Color by PDI Integrated Print Solutions
Silver: Intact Insurance Distinction by The Lowe-Martin Group
Bronze: Bua Thai Menus by C.J. Graphics, Printers & Lithographers

Books, Hardcover
Gold: Leo Saul Berk, Structure and Ornament by Hemlock Printers
Silver: West Coast Reduction by MET Fine Printers
Bronze: Cameracraftsmen of America by Friesens Corp.

Books, Softcover
Gold: Grosvenor Ambleside by MET Fine Printers
Silver: Get Quiet, Live Loud by MET Fine Printers
Bronze: PanAm Games Opening Ceremonies by The Lowe-Martin Group

Books, Digital
Gold: The Molsons by PDI
Silver: Risk Takers, The World is in Beta, by C.J. Graphics
Bronze: E One The Shop by C.J. Graphics

Web Offset Printing
Gold: 1879 by Birks, Spring 2015, by St. Joseph Communications
Silver: Canadian Sportswearby Impart Litho
Bronze: Holt Renfrew Fall 2015 Catalogue by St. Joseph Communications

Business & Annual Reports
Gold: Intertain 2014 by Mi5 Print & Digital Communications
Silver: PowerStream 2014 by Skylar Media
Bronze: University of Waterloo 2014 by Somerset Graphics

Direct Mail
Gold: 1942 Donjulio Brochure by C.J. Graphics
Silver: Kit and Ace Blogger Invitations by Hemlock Printers
Bronze: Griffin Poetry Prize Invitation by Mi5 Print

Variable Data Imaging
Gold: Sobeys Best Customer by PDI
Silver: Engagement Calendar by Friesens
Bronze: The 700 Club Program by Honeycomb Mailing Services

Gold: DesignEdge, March/April 2015, by C.J. Graphics
Silver: Mountain Life Annual by Hemlock Printers
Bronze: Nuvo Spring 2015 by Colour Innovations

Gold: Edmonton, Now & Then by Priority Printing
Silver: Toronto Tree Portraits by C.J. Graphics
Bronze: Ultimate Sailing 2015 by Friesens Corp.

Gold: Sorel Look Book 2015 by Hemlock Printers
Silver: Infinity QX60 by C.J. Graphics
Bronze: Artist Series by Hemlock Printers

Gold: Gillette Venus Swirl FLEXIBALL by Friesens Corp.
Silver: Raven Deep Dark Red by ASL Print FX
Silver: Corona, Glow in the Dark Pennants, by Promoflex International
Bronze: Bespoke Chardonnay by Artcraft Label

Rigid Packaging
Gold: Smarties Three Portion Carton by Jones Packaging
Silver: Alluring Maple Leafs Box by The Lowe-Martin Group
Silver: Sudafed Head Cold + Sinus by Jones Packaging
Bronze: Philadelphia Jalapeno Dip by Polytainers

Gold: Dinosaur Uncut Press Sheet by The Lowe-Martin Group
Silver: Crown Royal Black Label by C.J. Graphics
Bronze: EOS Sansin by RP Graphics Group

Business Cards
Gold: Gusto 54 Business Card by Somerset Graphics
Silver: Arcane Business Card by C.J. Graphics
Bronze: Russell Gibbs Design Business Card by Somerset Graphics

Gold: Sandbox Society by C.J. Graphics
Silver: Ruby & Shiller Barristers by C.J. Graphics
Bronze: LGM Pocket Folder by RP Graphics Group

Gold: String of Pearls Catalogue by Pacific Bindery Services
Silver: Roland Security Papers by C.J. Graphics
Bronze: PBS Holiday Cards by Pacific Bindery Services

Specialty Project
Gold: Sophmore magazine by Colour Innovations
Silver: Nike Young Athletes Book by MET Fine Printers
Bronze: Horizons ETFs Program Kits by The Lowe-Martin Group

Specialty Effects
Gold: One Thousand Museum Book by C.J. Graphics
Silver: Infiniti QX60 Brochure by C.J. Graphics
Bronze: Corona, Glow in the Dark Pennants by Promoflex International

Environmental Printing Awards

Most Environmentally Progressive Printing Project
Gold: CROPP Sustainability Report by Hemlock Printers
Silver: NEI Winter Fund Focus by The Lowe-Martin Group
Bronze: Toronto Tree Portraits by C.J. Graphics

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

Most Environmentally Progressive Service or Technology
Gold: The Blueline Report 2015 by Canopy

Most Environmentally Progressive Technology Company
Gold: HP Canada

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