January 2012, BRATTLEBORO, VT — Howard Printing, Inc., won top awards in the 2011 New England Regional “Awards of Excellence” Competition, presented by the Printing Industries of New England (PINE).
Three first-place “Pinnacle” awards were earned for the 2010 Annual Report for Morningside Shelter in Brattleboro, the 2010 Annual Report for the Brattleboro Retreat, and a brochure for PEER Associates in Richmond, Vermont.
A second-place “Award of Recognition” was presented for a brochure for The Hermitage Inn in West Dover, Vermont.
Two third-place “Awards of Merit” were earned for an Admissions Visit postcard for for Bennington College in Bennington, Vermont, and a 2011 Workshop booklet for the Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester, Vermont.
The Brattleboro Retreat’s
Annual Report was designed by Kim Canon of The Communicators Group in Keene, New Hampshire. Morningside Shelter’s Annual Report was designed by graphic designer Robert Peak. The Peer Associates brochure was designed by Michael Havey of Yasvin Designers in Hancock, New Hampshire.
The Hermitage Inn brochure was designed by Howard Printing’s graphic designer Ben Briggs. The Bennington College postcard was designed by graphic designer Sue Huggins. The Southern Vermont Arts Center’s 2011 Workshop booklet was designed by Laurie Musick Wright of LMW Design in Rutland.
“We are extremely pleased to have our work and our clients recognized by our peers in the graphics industry,” says Howard Printing founder and president Greg Howard.
The competition attracted more than 200 entries from 30 printing and imaging companies in New England.
Each entry was judged anonymously on
its own merit in a category with similarly printed pieces by a panel of 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.
Established in 1887, PINE serves more than 360 printing and graphic communications companies throughout New England. 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.