Penmor Lithographers Winner in New England Regional Printing Awards of Excellence Competition

The Printing Industries of New England (PINE) has announced that Penmor Lithographers of Lewiston is an award winner in the Association’s New England regional Awards of Excellence Competition. The announcement was made November 16 during PINE’s 2010 Industry Awards Gala, held in Newton, MA, with hundreds of industry professionals in attendance. PINE’s Awards of Excellence Competition,  attracted over  200 entries from 35 printing and imaging companies  across New England competing in a variety of printing and graphic communications categories such as best annual report, direct mail campaign, corporate identity package, and more.

Penmor won four Pinnacle awards in the following categories.

Promotional Campaign Consumer:
Governors Academy Admission Package, Plainspoke.
Also best of show contender.

Hardcover Books:
In this place-Rocky Hill Design

Book - Cookbooks:
Kitchen Memories Brenda Erickson

Catalogs- Service 4 Color:
Bowdoin College Intro and Viewbook.

Penmor also took home two Awards of Recognition in Catalogs - Service, 4 color: Bates College Arts Calendar, and Cards, and Abacus Boxes and Notecards - bcreative. 

And one Award of Merit in Books - Art Book: Squam Art Journal - Gold Star Studio.  

The Pinnacle award is given to the most outstanding entry in each category. The entry must be flawless. Award of Recognition is given to the runner-up to the Best of Category. Awards of Merit are given to entries that deserve special mention for their quality of printing.

A panel of three judges with extensive experience in printing and print production was brought in to examine the wide range of work submitted. Each entry was judged anonymously on its own merit in a category with similar printed pieces. The judging criteria 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, overall visual impact and bindery.