Print Excellence and Industry Awards Honor Printers for Achievements

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In September 24, 2012
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Quick and Small Commercial Printing Companies to be Recognized During 2012 NAQP Owners Conference in Chicago.

East Rutherford, N.J. -09/24/2012 -The National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL) proudly announces the winners of 2012 NAQP Print Excellence and Industry Awards. Nine printers from across the United States will receive Print Excellence honors during the annual Awards Luncheon at the NAQP Owners Conference in Chicago on Friday, Oct. 5. Five Industry Award winners will be recognized at the conference’s Industry Luncheon on Saturday, Oct 6.

Print Excellence Awards are presented to quick and small commercial printers for industry excellence in 11 categories, ranging from one-color offset printing to binding and finishing, in-house design, wide format, high-production digital printing, and cross-media campaigns.

ProPrint of North Kansas City, Mo., is the winner of three awards, CustomXM of North Little Rock, Ark., will receive two honors, and MPX Group of Golden Valley, Minn., has been named Best in Show in the 2012 NAQP Print Excellence Awards competition. Print Excellence Awards are presented to quick and small commercial printers for industry excellence in categories, ranging from one-color offset printing to binding and finishing, in-house design, wide format, and cross-media campaigns.“

“These awards showcase the high level of craftsmanship and industry knowledge among quick and small commercial printers,” said NAPL President and Chief Executive Officer Joseph P. Truncale, Ph.D. “We are very proud to be honoring the members of this talented and dedicated group.”

This year’s winning Print Excellence Awards companies:

• ProPrint, N. Kansas City, Mo. (One-Color Offset, High-
Production Digital Press, Stationery Package)
• CustomXM, N. Little Rock, Ark. (Innovation and Cross-
Media Campaign)
• The MPX Group, Golden Valley, Minn. (Best in Show)
• Cordes Printing Inc., Wyckoff, N.J. (Binding & Finishing)
• Design Type, Inc., Lawrenceville, Ga. (In-House Design)
• Porath Print Source, Cleveland, Ohio (Four-Color Offset)
• Portage Printing, Portage, Mich. (Self-Promotion)
• Red’s Printing Co., Le Mars, Iowa (Wide Format)
• Target Copy, Tallahassee, Fla. (Digital Copier & Press)

Printer of the Year
Rick Schildgen, President of CL Graphics in Crystal Lake, Ill., will be honored as 2012 NAQP Printer of the Year, an award presented to the quick or small commercial printer who exemplifies the best in the industry. Criteria include operating a successful, customer responsive business, demonstrating creativity/vision, exhibiting service to community groups and industry organizations, and serving as a role model for future generations.

Carl Gerhardt, Chairman of the Allegra Network LLC, Plymouth, Mich., will be presented with the Industry Award of Distinction, and Bob Hall, President of Hearthstone Communications, Charleston, W. Va., will be named 2012 Honorary Lifetime Member.

Supplier of the Year honors will go to Xerox, Webster, N.Y., and Product of the Year Award will be presented to Duplo USA Corporation, Santa Ana, Calif., for the Duplo 745 Slitter/Cutter/Creaser, an all-in-one digital color finishing solution.

The 2012 NAQP Owners Conference will be Oct. 4-6 at the DoubleTree Hotel Chicago Magnificent Mile. It is the only industry event dedicated solely to the specific issues and interests of owners and executives in the quick and small commercial printer segment.

For information on the conference or to register, visit www.napl.org/2012OC or call (800) 642-6275.

NAPL
One Meadowlands Plaza, Suite 1511
East Rutherford, NJ 07073
Phone: (201) 634-9600
Fax: (201) 986-2976

For more information, contact:
pressreleases@napl.org

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