Suttle-Straus is pleased to announce that it is an award winner in the 2023 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:
Sauk Prairie High School 2022 Yearbook
Designed by the students, Sauk Prairie High School partners with Suttle-Straus on the production of their yearbook. Their 2022 yearbook had both hard case bound and soft cover options.
Best of Category:
Sub-Zero Brand Book
This case bound brand book for Sub-Zero Wolf and Cove appliances tells the history of the brands and can be given as a gift to visitors of the company headquarters.
Best of Division:
Musicologie Welcome Kit
This 4-color folder was die-cut into the shape of Musicologie's bird logo to introduce students and parents to their franchised music program.