December 2010, BRATTLEBORO, VT — Howard Printing, Inc., won six awards in the 2010 New England Regional “Awards of Excellence” Competition, presented by the Printing Industries of New England (PINE). PINE selected Howard Printing (HPI) for four second-place “Awards of Recognition” and two third-place “Awards of Merit.”
The second-place “Awards of Recognition” were earned for the The Whole Terrain soft-cover book for Antioch University New England in Keene, NH; the “You = 36% of Bennington” brochure for Bennington College in Bennington, VT; the Boston Warehouse Trading Corporation catalog for Silver Direct of Marlborough, NH; and the On Campus newsletter for Williams College in Williamstown, MA.
The third-place “Awards of Merit” were earned for the “Raise Your Game” Mount Snow Golf School brochure
for The Communicators Group in Keene, NH; and the “Met Opera HD Live” invitation/program postcard
for The Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, MA.
The Antioch University New England (AUNE) book was edited by AUNE alumnus Peter Davenport and designed by AUNE’s graphic designer Laurie Webster. The Bennington College brochure was designed by graphic designer Carol Jessop. The Boston Warehouse catalog was designed by Silver Direct. The Williams College newsletter was edited by Jo Procter and Tom Bleezarde and designed by Susan Huggins. The Mount Snow Golf School brochure was designed by Kim Canon of The Communicators Group. The Clark Art postcard was designed by David Edge, the graphic design and production manager at The Clark.
“It’s very rewarding to be recognized for the collaboration and craftsmanship that went into these projects,” says HPI owner and president Greg Howard. “We’re very proud and happy for our clients and our employees here at HPI.”
The competition attracted more than 200 entries from 35 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. The judging criteria focused on technical quality and print execution, including: 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 Howard Printing’s commitment to providing quality and expertise to their clients. As an HPI client, you can feel confident that you have chosen a printer who will help you build value and recognition for your business and its products or services.”
Originally established in 1887, PINE is 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 world’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.