Pewaukee, WI – The Great Lakes Graphics Association (GLGA) has announced that Suttle-Straus, Madison area communications provider, is an award winner in the 2012 Graphic Excellence Awards competition. The judging was concluded on March 16 with over 1000 print entries in the competition. The GEA competition is one of the largest printing competitions in the nation.
Suttle-Straus won a total of 34 awards for outstanding achievement in their production over a wide variety of categories. The company received Best of Category for five pieces, two Best of Division, 23 Award of Excellence, and Certificates of Merit for 4 entries, representing a variety of products.
“We are very pleased to be recognized for our group efforts and results,” stated company president John Berthelsen. “The entire team has put a great deal of energy into our operation, especially during the past couple of years, and this shows that their hard work has not gone unnoticed.”
“We are extremely proud of our winning team,” said John Berthelsen, President, “It is a real achievement to be recognized as a company that produces top quality, award winning materials.”
A panel of out of state judges with extensive experience in printing and print production was brought in to examine the work. Each entry was judged on its own merit in a category with similar printed pieces. The judging criteria included registration, crossovers, clarity and neatness, sharpness of image, richness and tonal qualities of color, paper and ink selection, ink coverage, difficulty of printing, effective contrast or softness, finishing, bindery and overall visual impact.
Since 1886, the Great Lakes Graphics Association (GLGA) has been dedicated to advancing the success of the printing and graphics industry. Working together with the Printing Industries of America, the world’s largest graphic arts trade association, GLGA provides training, resources, and a voice of advocacy on both a state and national level.
GLGA is a trade association representing the graphic communications industry in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. The Graphic Excellence Awards (GEA) competition, owned and managed by the GLGA is an annual event that recognizes and rewards printing and finishing companies who combine fine craftsmanship with technology in order to produce outstanding finished products.
Suttle-Straus is a communications solutions provider serving the south central Wisconsin and Chicago markets. Services provided by the company include web enabled solutions, one through six color sheetfed and web printing, variable data imaging, distribution services and grand imaging. The company specializes in corporate communications, direct mail, and advertising materials.