Suttle-Straus is pleased to announce that it is an award winner in the 2021 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, 1 Best of Division award 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 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 in the future. 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 2020 Yearbook
Designed by the students, Middleton High School partners with Suttle-Straus on the production of their yearbook every year. Their 2020 yearbook included a custom diecut cover. When the supplement is removed from the inside cover the school mascot peeks through the diecut.
Best of Category and Best of Division:
Promega Pocket Folder
This pocket folder for Promega features a mix of bright colors against their signature brand of yellow.