Suttle-Straus Recognized for Printing Excellence in 2019 Graphics Excellence Awards

GEA WinnerSuttle-Straus is pleased to announce that it is an award winner in the 2019 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 5 Best of Category awards, 2 Best of Division 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 March 5-6, 2019 by a panel of out-of-state judges with extensive experience in printing and print production. 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 halftones and line drawings, 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 will be held May 22nd 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 High School 2017-2018 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 Vacuum Seal Drawer Cookbook

Sub-Zero Wolf compiled a cookbook with recipes for decadent meals prepared using their vacuum seal drawer. 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.


Best of Category: 
Nordic Pocket Folder

This two-color capacity folder was printed offset with Pantone colors to match Nordic's bright green brand.


Best of Category: 
Suttle-Straus Paper Show

The Suttle-Straus Paper Show materials won in the category for cross media promotion as the comprehensive campaign included save the dates, event invites, signage, floor graphics, name tags, programs, magnets, notepads, as well as digital items like website landing pages, emails, and social media content.


Best of Category: 
Suttle-Straus New Year, New Ideas Holiday Card

Our 2018 holiday card featured 10 accordion-folded pockets that each contain a different marketing printspiration. Over 10 days, recipients could open a pocket per day to help us ring in a new year of new ideas. Read more about the details of this project in the blog article "New Year, New Ideas: Marketing Printspiration for 2019."


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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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