About the Premier Print Awards
The 2,240 entries in this year’s Premier Print Awards competition have kept many a confounded delivery driver busy in the past few months as they have made their way to the doors of the Printing Industries of America headquarters in the suburbs of Pittsburgh. Some packages were small while others were enormous, but all had one thing in common—they were filled with tremendous craftsmanship and quality print work. Many of the packages were from here in the U.S.A. but seeing as this is an international print competition there were also quite a few that hailed from the far reaches of the globe. Twelve countries were represented in all: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Great Britain, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Paraguay, Taiwan, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States.
Eventually it was time for our expert judges to put the submissions to the test but only 110 were to be award the Best in Category honors. Judges additionally awarded 745 Certificates of Merit and 376 Awards of Recognition to deserving submissions.
This year’s Benny winners were jaw-dropping and elicited “oohs” and “aahs” that could be heard throughout the halls as the judging progressed. Just a few of the outstanding pieces included an intricately folded annual report with moving gears, a nostalgia-inspired media kit complete with yellow submarine, lenticular-like self promotion labels, and a fold-out auto ad with working LED taillights.
The Best in Show honorees will be revealed during the Premier Print Awards Reception & Presentation on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 19 East in Chicago, Illinois. Best of Category winners will be on display that evening prior to the awards presentation, and attendees will have the opportunity to vote for a special People’s Choice winner to be handed out live during the event.
Awards by Company
Best of Category (Benny Award Winner)
Certificate of Merit
|APi Marketing||City of Auburn “Box”||W-5 Media Kits|
|GSL Fine Lithographers (An RRD Company)||B Side||B-5 Booklets|
|JP Graphics||California Finest||T-1 Cartons, Containers, Boxes, and Totes|
|JP Graphics||Mother’s Day Purse||N-5 Digital Printing—Packaging|
|Multi-Color Corporation North America||Hypatia||T-4 Labels and Wraps-Rolled products/pressure-sensitive|
|Multi-Color Corporation North America||One Stone||P-2 Stochastic Printing|
|Multi-Color Corporation North America||Prayers of Sinners||P-2 Stochastic Printing|
|Multi-Color Corporation North America||Precision||O-3 Embossing/Debossing|
|On Line Bindery||Wine Bottle Tasting Notes Promo Piece||U-2 Print/Graphic Arts Self-Promotion|
|Vintage 99 Label||Octopoda Pinot Noir||T-4 Labels and Wraps—Rolled products/pressure-sensitive|
|Wicked Good Print Production||No Sleep – Scott Kinsey||T-2 Media Packaging|
Award of Recognition
|APi Marketing||Earth Circle Ingredients Company Booklet||B-4 Booklets|
|Beeline Group||Eat Happy, Feel Good – 2018 Client Holiday Gift||T-1 Cartons, Containers, Boxes, and Totes|
|BUG Press, Incorporated||Redwood Jazz Alliance Promotional Campaign||N-7 Campaign|
|JP Graphics||JP Pop Up Christmas Card||U-2 Print/Graphic Arts Self-Promotion|
|Multi-Color Corporation North America||Erostasia||O-3 Embossing/Debossing|
|Multi-Color Corporation North America||Freakshow Chardonnay||T-5 Flexographic Printing|
|Multi-Color Corporation North America||Girl and Dragon||T-5 Flexographic Printing|
|Multi-Color Corporation North America||Instigator||T-4 Labels and Wraps—Rolled products/pressure-sensitive|
|Multi-Color Corporation North America||Opaque||O-3 Embossing/Debossing|
|Multi-Color Corporation North America||Tres Agaves||N-6 Customized Digital Printing|
|On Line Bindery||Napa Valley Vinters-Auction Napa Valley||L-4 Programs (4 or more colors)|
|PRINT, Inkorporated||Kathryn Hall – The Woman Behind the Wine||B-4 Booklets|