Freeport Press Recognized for Print Excellence

Freeport Press, Incis proud to announce it was recently awarded twelve 2023 Print Excellence Awards from Graphic Media Alliance.

Each year, Graphic Media Alliance holds its Print Excellence Awards competition to recognize Ohio, Michigan and northern Kentucky printers who have demonstrated excellence in 36 categories. New for 2023, GMA introduced a new judge, Greg Jovanovic (ColorArt, Eureka, MO). Greg’s extensive background in print production and quality control, combined with the expert knowledge of our returning judge, Jeff Ekstein (Willow Printing Group, Ontario, Canada), made for an outstanding duo as each entry underwent careful review and deliberation. The level of competition was so competitive several categories required the judges to search for minor imperfections to determine a winner. Both judges were highly impressed with the quality demonstrated in this year’s contest and look forward to participating in the 2024 competition. 

Graphic Media Alliance President, Andrew Schall, noted several outstanding achievements for the 2023 Graphic Media Alliance Print Excellence Awards. Most notably, both the number of entries and member participation has increased by over 50% from 2022. This sets a 6-year record for pieces entered and all-time records for participating companies and student submissions, with 21 members participating for the first timeThe Print Excellence Awards showcases our finest offerings in Ohio, Michigan, and N. Kentucky, “The Print Excellence Awards showcases our finest offerings in Ohio, Michigan, and N. Kentucky, and this year did not disappointAs demonstrated in this yearcontestour members continue to innovate, ensuring a bright future for our industry and our Association.”

All of the Gold award winners in the regional competition are entered in an associationwide competition for Best of Category and Best of Show prizes that will be awarded in August at the 2023 Grand Ceremony sponsored by Millcraft

Freeport Press, Inc. won the following awards:

  • 7 Gold Awards
  • 4 Silver Awards
  • 1 Bronze Award

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