November 24, 2009, BRATTLEBORO, VT â€” Howard Printing, Inc. won four awards in the annual New England Regional Awards of Excellence Competition presented by the Printing Industries of New England (PINE).
PINE selected Howard Printing (HPI) for a second-place “Award of Recognition” and three third-place “Awards of Merit.” The second-place “Award of Recognition” was earned for the “Annual Fund Anniversary Card” for Bennington College in Bennington, VT. The graphic designer was Carol Jessop, the photographer was Sue Rees, and the production manager was Sue Huggins.
The three third-place “Awards of Merit” were presented to HPI for the “Summer Session 2009 Catalog” for the Northfield Mount Hermon School (NMH), a co-ed independent school in Mount Hermon, MA; the “Clark Chamber Music Program” produced for The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, MA; and the “Sculptural Ceramic Vessels Brochure” produced for sculptor Stephen Procter of Brattleboro, VT.
The Stephen Procter brochure was designed by Laurie Indenbaum of Saxtons River, VT. The photographer was Jeff Baird. The Clark program was designed by David Edge, the graphic design and production manager at The Clark. The NMH catalog was designed by Lisa Worden, the former design and production manager at NMH. The photographers were Ed Judice, Glenn Minshall, John Peruggia, and Eric Poggenpohl.
“We’re very happy and proud to share such wonderful recognition with our clients,” says HPI owner and president Greg Howard. “The fact that we earned multiple awards speaks highly of the quality and dedication of the whole team here at HPI.”
The competition attracted 200 entries from 34 printing and imaging companies in New England. Awards were announced at the November 12th gala in Framingham (MA).
Each entry was judged anonymously on its own merit in a category with similarly printed pieces by a panel of three non-New England printing experts — Tim Burton of Burton & Mayer, Menomonee Falls, WI; Paul Schmitz of Schmitz Press, Sparks, MD; and Dave Watterson of Watterson Studios, Pittsburgh, PA. The judging criteria, which focused on technical quality and print execution, included: registration, 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, and overall visual impact and bindery.
According to PINE President James Tepper, “This award signifies that Howard Printing is committed to providing the best printing possible to their clients. As an HPI client, you can feel confident that you are conducting business with a printer who will portray your companyâ€™s message with quality and expertise.”
PINE is a 120-year-old organization and the largest trade association to serve printing and graphic communications companies throughout New England. PINE serves more than 360 member companies through a wide range of products and services that enhance member profitability. The Association is affiliated with the worldâ€™s largest graphic arts trade association, Printing Industries of America.
Founded in 1991, Howard Printing is a full-service printing company providing offset and digital printing, desktop publishing and design services, computer-to-plate prepress technologies, and bindery operations. In addition, Howard Printing is the publisher of two Vermont coloring books and the New England Showcase real estate magazine, a free publication which can be found on newsstands and online at www.NewEnglandShowcase.com.
For more information, visit Howard Printing online at www.HowardPrintingInc.com or call 802-254-3550.