Suttle-Straus Recognized for Printing Excellence in 2018 Graphics Excellence Awards


Suttle-Straus is pleased to announce that it is an award winner in the 2018 Graphics Excellence Awards (GEA), a competition owned and managed by The Great Lakes Graphics Association (GLGA). The competition is an annual event that recognizes and rewards printing and finishing companies who combine fine craftsmanship with technology to produce outstanding finished products. Suttle-Straus has been recognized in the GEA competition for over a decade.

This year, Suttle-Straus won 2 Best of Category awards and numerous Awards of Excellence and Certificates of Merit. The Best of Category award-winning entries will automatically advance to the Premier Print Awards competition, a nationwide competition where the piece has a chance to win the coveted “Benny” award.

Judging for the GEAs was completed in March by a panel of experts in the print and production industry. Each entry was judged on it’s own merit in a category with similar printed pieces. The judging criteria included clarity and neatness, 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.

An awards ceremony to celebrate all the winning entries was held May 23rd at the Wisconsin Club in Milwaukee. Suttle-Straus was also proud to print and assemble the award plaques for all the winners in our wide format department.

Best of Category:
Middleton 2016-2017 Yearbook

For several years, Suttle-Straus has helped Middleton High School students produce a memorable, one-of-a-kind yearbook. Each year, students tour the Suttle-Straus campus, to select papers and coatings and then do a press check before production.


Best of Category:
Sub-Zero Wolf Cookbook

Sub-Zero Wolf compiled a cookbook with recipes for decadent meals prepared using their M Series ovens. It features a gloss dispersion effect on the cover, along with vibrant images, overall varnish, and spiral binding to bring the whole piece visual interest and a high-end look that the company is well known for.


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Maeghan is the Director of Marketing at Suttle-Straus. A journalist at heart, she has used her writing skills to develop corporate thought leadership campaigns designed to make business-to-business connections. In her role, she manages all aspects of marketing and advertising, from website updates and content creation to conferences and events.
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