It was a great day! September 13, 2021. It was In-Print Awards contest judging day at IPMA Headquarters. Again, it was later this year due to the pandemic. And COVID restrictions were in place. There was even some Zoom. But that didn’t detract. There were 214 outstanding entries showcasing how our industry excels! Awards in 29 categories were selected after a full day of intense scrutiny from outstanding entries in all categories. Plus Best of Show winners in offset and non-offset were selected from the Gold winners, to be revealed at IPMA’s 2022 Educational Conference taking place June 12-16, 2022 in Buffalo, New York. Can’t wait to see them all!
Scenes From 2021 Judging at IPMA Headquarters
In picking the award winners, judges take into consideration the complexity of the entry, level of difficulty required to produce job, and often refer to the entry forms to see what type of equipment was utilized. (i.e. A four-color job printed on a single-color press might outweigh a similar job printed on a four-color press.) On the other hand, some jobs with excellent printing, failed to win prizes due to poor stitching.
Content courtesy of Bob Neubauer, In-plant Impressions Editor.