Pacific Bindery Services of Vancouver received a 2013 Product of Excellence Award for its first-place finish in the Stitching category of the Binding Industries Association’s annual competition dedicated to the best in post-press production.
Twenty-five Product of Excellence Awards were handed out by the Binding Industries Association (BIA) after a panel of judges weighed through more than 200 entries from around the world. Pacific’s Product of Excellence Award, representing the only first-place finish by a Canadian company, is for its stitching work on the Private Residences at Hotel Georgia project.
Pacific was founded in 1971 and now describes itself as the largest bindery and finishing operation in Western Canada, employing 80 staff. The company is led by Brad Clement.
BindTech Inc. of Nashville – with over 300 employees – won the BIA’s 2013 Graphic Finisher of the Year Award, while Holum and Sons Co. of Westmont, Illinois, was named the Custom Loose Leaf/Information Packaging Company of the Year. Pacific Bindery was named by the BIA as Canada’s Top Graphic Finisher back in 2009.
The full list of 2013 Product of Excellence winners includes (Category/Company):
Mechanical Folding, Leo Paper Products Ltd.
Stitching, Pacific Bindery Services Ltd.
Adhesive Binding, Bindtech Inc.
Case Binding, Leo Paper Products Ltd.
Mechanical Binding, Seidl’s Bindery
Diecutting, Leo Paper Products Ltd.
Foil Stamping and Embossing, C & C Joint Printing Co. (Shanghai)
Hand Work, Leo Paper Products Ltd.
Gluing, Reindl Bindery Company Inc.
Special Products, Bindtech Inc.
Graphic Finisher Self Promotion, C & C Joint Printing Co. (H.K.)
They Said It Could Be Done, McGraphics Inc.
Foil Stamping/Debossing, Holum & Sons Co. Inc.
Screen Printing (Single Colour), Duraweld Ltd.
4-colour process digital onto vinyl, Space Age Laminating & Bindery
Applique, Silvanus Products
Turned Edge Casebound, Trends Presentation Products
Sewn Products, Silvanus Products
Boxes and Totes, Pack Appeal
Innovative Use of Materials, Binding Solutions, Inc.
Special Products, Holum & Sons Co. Inc.
Product Design, Holum & Sons Co. Inc.
Self Promotion, Trends Presentation Products
They Said It Couldn’t Be Done, Trends Presentation Products
Turned Edge Casebound, Silvanus Products
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