On April 16th at the PICA Awards 50th Celebration we gathered with many of our printing peers to celebrate “Accomplishments in Print” for the year 2015. Only one “Best of” may be given in each category. One or more “Special Judges Award” or “Award of Excellence” may be given in each category, limited to no more than one third of total entries per category.
A panel of out of state judges with extensive experience in printing and print production was brought in to examine the work. Each entry was judged on its own merit in a category with similar printed pieces. The judging criteria included: registration, crossovers, clarity and neatness, sharpness of halftones and line drawings, richness and tonal qualities of color, paper and ink selection, ink coverage, difficulty of printing, effective contrast or softness, finishing, bindery, and overall visual impact.
5 Heritage Printing, Signs & Displays team members represented Heritage Printing, Signs & Displays at the 2015 PICA Awards. The evening event was held at the Embassy Suites, one of the poshest hotels in Concord, NC. Their enormous ball room was filled with 750+ entries, with over 250 printing representatives in attendance.
The winning entries were an impressive array of samples from: commercial print, custom packaging, interior and exterior signage, event signs and banners, custom displays and wide-format printing. The reception area held the winning entries, which were an amazing aray demonstrating the complexities and variations of “Print”, how it’s applied, the equipment needed to produce the impressive samples and how Heritage Printing, Signs & Displays competes in the industry.
The Sponsored Award Winners included:
The FujiFilm “Best Wide Format” award was in recognition of the Google project which celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Heritage Printing, Signs & Displays printed and installed 10 portrait murals on the stairs at 6 different historic landmarks in Washington, DC.
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