Canadian Printing Awards 2018 winners

PrintAction Staff
November 09, 2018
By PrintAction Staff
Photos by Tom Wang
Photos by Tom Wang
Last night at the Palais Royale in downtown Toronto, more than 200 people from across the country attended the 13th annual Canadian Printing Awards, organized by PrintAction and its parent company Annex Business Media. More than 110 Gold, Silver and Bronze awards were presented to printers and technology suppliers. Congratulations to all award recipients!



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ACHIEVEMENT WINNERS

John A. Young Lifetime Achievement Winner: Jacques Grégoire, President of TC Transcontinental Printing, TC Transcontinental Inc.

Jacques Grégoire is President of TC Transcontinental Printing, Canada’s largest printer, since 2014. In the scope of his duties, he is responsible for the daily management of the company’s printing operations. A seasoned manager, he has close to 40 years of experience in the printing industry. Grégoire’s professional path began at IBM Canada. After earning a diploma in sales and marketing from IBM University in Atlanta, he returned to Canada to work for the multinational corporation in the greater Montréal area. Two years later, during the 1980s, Grégoire joined the family business, Imprimerie L’Éclaireur, in Beauceville, for which he developed the U.S. market. In 1986, he founded his own plant, Interglobe Printing Inc., in Beauce. The following year, TC Transcontinental acquired his company, simultaneously marking his beginning with the Corporation. Over time, Grégoire held various strategic management positions within TC Transcontinental’s growing printing operations. Thus, until 1998, he served as President of Interglobe Printing. He then became Vice President of the Book Group until 2008. In November 2008, he was entrusted with the role of Senior Vice President of the Magazine, Book and Catalogue Group, until 2014. His in-depth knowledge of the industry and his wide-ranging experience in the company made him a key player in many significant transactions completed by TC Transcontinental, namely the acquisition of Quad/Graphics Canada Inc. Without question, this renowned executive distinguishes himself through his solid leadership and is recognized by his peers for building highly skilled and talented teams.

Community Leader of the Year Award: Jonathan Gault, Manager of Eva’s Phoenix Print Shop

A graduate of York University, Gault has over 15 years of experience working in print production, media and publishing. As the Manager of Eva’s Print Shop from 2016, Gault has worked to pass on his enthusiasm for print and all things graphic arts to the next generation of print professionals. Eva’s Print Shop is a commercial printer and social enterprise which trains and employs young people experiencing and at risk of homelessness. It is operated by Eva’s Initiatives For Homeless Youth and all profit is redirected into its shelter, housing, and training programs for youth. The ultimate goal of Eva’s Print Shop is to help young people build lifelong skills and tools to exit homelessness for good and journey into brighter futures.

Emerging Leader of the Year: Chris Pereira, President of C17media

Engaging on his passion for marketing, Chris Pereira launched C17media in 2010 and has since been leading the Richmond Hill-based commercial printer as President. By understanding that the visual communications landscape is ever evolving, C17 has built a solid foundation focused on client relationships and innovative solutions. In 2014, the City of Richmond Hill awarded him Entrepreneur of the Year. Beyond his immeasurable work ethic, Pereira truly believes in giving back to the community and has aligned C17media as a partner for change.

Printing Leader of the Year Award: Juan Lau, Founder and CEO of ICON Digital Productions

Juan Lau is Founder and CEO of ICON Digital Productions. He is an IT systems programmer by profession and a successful entrepreneur since 1981. In 1995, Lau and his partners, Peter Evans and Peter Yeung, launched ICON Digital Productions, an early pioneer in digital large format signage and graphics. Since its inception, ICON has become a multi-faceted industry leader in the visual communications industry with four distinct media divisions offering a broad range of services that includes large format display graphics, digital signage, commercial printing and video content production. ICON’s “All Things Visual” approach sets ICON apart in the markets it serves. Markets include professional sports, automotive, corporate marketing, upscale retail department store chains, fragrance cosmetics, multinational CPGs, tradeshow conferences, and financial institutions.



BEST OF SHOW

Vancouver One
Metropolitan Fine Printers



PRINT DESIGN
           
Publications            
Gold: Sharpozz Book    
Mitchell Press Ltd.    

Silver: SBC Resort Guide 2018 Annual    
C.J. Graphics    

Bronze: SBC Skateboard Volume 19, Issue 1    
C.J. Graphics  

Packaging
Gold: Galderma – Welcome to Restylane Skinbooster Box Set
C.J. Graphics

Silver: Canadian Club Premium Original 1858 Carton
C.J. Graphics
    
Bronze: Johnnie Walker Red Label Carton
C.J. Graphics

Marketing collateral            
Gold: The Butterfly Book
Metropolitan Fine Printers

Silver: Press Kit - Konica Minolta
Impression Paragraph Inc.

Bronze: Mitchell Press DESIGN TEAM Perpetual Calendar    
Mitchell Press Ltd.

Miscellaneous            
Gold: Saul Leiter, The Ballad of Soames Bantry
C.J. Graphics

Silver: Fiocca Book
C.J. Graphics
    
Bronze: Genius: 100 Visions of the Future
C.J. Graphics



PRINTING
        
Self Promotion, printing company            
Gold: 2018 Gift Journal – Think Big
Friesens Corp.

Gold: 2018    
Simpson Print

Silver: All About Color
CBN Commercial Solutions

Silver: Baby It’s Cold Outside
Advocate Printing & Publishing

Bronze: Friesens UV Ideabook
Friesens Corp.

Self Promotion, printing industry supplier            
Gold: Let’s Rock
Gravure Choquet

Silver: Wistful Wanderings & Co. Promotional Book    
Canon Canada Inc.

Bronze: Xerox Colour Reignited Carton
C.J. Graphics

Brochures & Booklets, offset            
Gold: Coromandel Properties Corporate Brochure
Hemlock Printers    

Silver: Wynwood Brochure
Hemlock Printers    

Bronze: Chelsea Brochure
Hemlock Printers   

Brochures & Booklets, digital            
Gold: Disney Pitch    
CBN Commercial Solutions

Silver: CX30
Hemlock Printers    

Silver: Value Project Book
Hemlock Printers    

Bronze: Polygon Homes
Mitchell Press Ltd.

Bronze: Publication & Myths
Mitchell Press Ltd.

Books, hardcover offset            
Gold: Saul Leiter, The Ballad of Soames Bantry
C.J. Graphics

Silver: Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal
Groupe PDI
 
Bronze: Facebook Artists in Residence Book    
Hemlock Printers

Books, softcover offset            
Gold: Cirque du Soleil – Crystal, Souvenir Program    
Groupe PDI

Silver: Oakridge Flipbook PUR book
Metropolitan Fine Printers

Bronze: Mirroring China’s Past
Friesens Corp.

Bronze: Liebherr Image Brochure
Simpson Print

Bronze: Culture Center – Regina Assumpta volume
Impression Paragraph Inc.

Books, digital            
Gold: Bosa Book Key Cover
Metropolitan Fine Printers

Silver: CP FactBook
CBN Commercial Solutions

Bronze: Directing the Story
Webcom, a division of Marquis Book Printing

Bronze: Ark Land
Webcom, a division of Marquis Book Printing

Web Offset            
Gold: Mountain Life
Mitchell Press Ltd.

Silver: Stormtech
Mitchell Press Ltd.

Bronze: Canadian Rail Tours
Mitchell Press Ltd.

Business & Annual Reports            
Gold: Haskayne 50th Anniversary
CBN Commercial Solutions

Silver: Tricon 2017 Annual Report
Moveable Inc.

Bronze: YVR 2017 Sustainability Report
Hemlock Printers

Flyers & Leaflets            
Gold: Les Trésors de la Visitation promo flyer
Impression Paragraph Inc.

Silver: Evermaven, People + Planet + Profit Brochure
C.J. Graphics

Bronze: Mackenzie Investments, Investors Guide
C.J. Graphics

Variable Data Printing            
Gold: Value Project Book
Hemlock Printers    

Silver: Personalized X-Mas Direct Mailer
Groupe PDI

Bronze: PyeongChang Certificates
C.J. Graphics

Magazines            
Gold: 000 – Issue 003    
Hemlock Printers

Silver: S Style VOLUME Magazine F/W 2017
St. Joseph Communications

Silver: Shift – RM Sotheby’s Magazine Summer 2018    
The Aylmer Express Graphics Group

Bronze: Greybrook Magazine
C.J. Graphics

Bronze: Cervelo – Intervals Fall 2017
The Aylmer Express Graphics Group

Calendars            
Gold: FOIL FX calendars
Gravure Choquet

Silver: 2018
Simpson Print

Bronze: Lyden 2018 Calendar
Hemlock Printers

Catalogues            
Gold: Hermes, Toronto Brochure
C.J. Graphics

Silver: Steven Heinemann Culture and Nature Catalogue
C.J. Graphics

Bronze: Holt Renfrew Fall 2018
St. Joseph Communications

Labels, digital            
Gold: nktr ICE
Jet Label & Packaging

Silver: Evil Spirits Vodka
Jet Label & Packaging

Bronze: SS Gourmet Antipasto
Jet Label & Packaging

Labels, flexography/gravure            
Gold: Crown Royal Let’s Celebrate
C.J. Graphics

Silver: Stillhead Distillery
Glenmore Custom Print + Packaging

Bronze: Crown Royal Tailgate Ready
C.J. Graphics

Flexible Packaging            
Gold: Compliments 1.5lb Potatoes, 3 item family
Farnell Packaging

Gold: W.F. Tompkins & Sons LTD. BBQ Wood Pellet Packaging
Farnell Packaging

Rigid Packaging            
Gold: U.S. Mint American Liberty
Gravure Choquet

Silver: BUKU Sake Box
Glenmore Custom Print + Packaging

Bronze: Canadian Club Premium Original 1858 Carton
C.J. Graphics

Business Cards            
Gold: FMAV Business Cards
C.J. Graphics

Silver: MDG (Matrimonial Dressing Gowns)
Gravure Choquet

Bronze: Moveable Business Cards
Moveable Inc.

Bronze: Colour Time Business Cards
Colour Time Printing + Digital Imaging

Stationery & Invitations            
Gold: Cohen-Herrendorf – Rambold Wedding Invitation
Colour Time Printing + Digital Imaging    

Silver: A Night of Miracles Invitation
Hemlock Printers

Bronze: Highcon Engage VIP Event Invitation
C.J. Graphics

Finishing            
Gold: The Butterfly Effect, Westbank Properties
Pacific Bindery Services Ltd.

Silver: Orpailleur Ice Wine
Gravure Choquet

Silver: 2018 Gift Journal – Think Big    
Friesens Corp.

Bronze: Wynwood Green, Anthem Properties
Pacific Bindery Services Ltd.

Specialty Project            
Gold: Tall Tales, Long Lenses
Friesens Corp.

Silver: The Butterfly Book    
Metropolitan Fine Printers

Bronze: The Lion King – 20 Years Deluxe Ed.    
Friesens Corp.

Specialty Effects            
Gold: Saul Leiter, The Ballad of Soames Bantry
C.J. Graphics

Silver: Press Kit – Konica Minolta
Impression Paragraph Inc.

Bronze: Denalt Label
Groupe PDI  



TECHNOLOGY

Most Progressive Printing Process, digital (toner)            
Gold: Xerox Iridesse Production Press
Xerox Corporation

Silver: HP Electroink Fluorescent Yellow, Green and Orange
HP Inc.

Bronze: HP ColorUP! New Extended Gamut Solution
HP Inc.

Most Progressive Printing Process, production inkjet            
Gold: Océ VarioPrint i200
Canon Canada Inc.
           
Most Progressive Printing Process, wide format             
Gold: Jeti Tauro H3300 UV LED Hybrid Inkjet Printer
Agfa Inc.

Gold: Océ Arizona High Flow Vacuum
Canon Canada Inc.

Most Progressive Printing Process, software or IT            
Gold: ePrintDesigner
Amazing Print Tech

Silver: EFI Corrugated Packaging Suite version 6
Electronics For Imaging

Silver: Océ TouchStone
Canon Canada Inc.

Bronze: Komori KP-Connect
Komori/Komcan Inc.



ENVIRONMENTAL
        
Most Environmentally Progressive Printing Project           
Gold: Facebook Artists in Residence Book
Hemlock Printers

Silver: Montecristo Magazine
Metropolitan Fine Printers

Bronze: Virtu Collection folder
Veritiv

Most Environmentally Progressive Packaging Project            
Gold: Starbucks Coffee Passport Campaign Box
C.J. Graphics
            
Most Environmentally Progressive Technology Company            
Gold: HP Canada

Most Environmentally Progressive Printing Company            
Gold: The Lowe-Martin Group    

Silver: Hemlock Printers

Bronze: Symcor Inc.

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