Charlotte, NC — The Printing Industry of the Carolinas (PICA) has announced that Daniels Graphics of Asheville is an award winner in the 2018 PICA Awards Competition. The announcement was made March 30, 2019, during the 2018 PICA Awards Banquet in Charlotte, North Carolina, with more than 265 industry professionals in attendance. The PICA Awards competition is celebrating its 53rd season and continues to be one of the largest printing contests in the nation.
This year, the PICA Awards attracted more than 590 entries from 42 printing companies, along with more than 125 entries from 5 graphic arts high schools and 6 college graphic arts programs from across the Carolinas.
Daniels Graphics won 3 Best of Category Awards – For Market Connections, Kudzu Brands, and The Swannanoa Gathering (this is the 14th win for this piece!), 1 Special Judges Award – For Alex Lee, Inc. and 1 Award of Excellence – For Mountain Housing Opportunities. (Only one “Best of” may be given in each category. One or more Special Judges Award or Award of Excellence may be given in each category, limited to no more than one third of total entries per category)
A panel of out of state judges with extensive experience in printing and print production was brought in to examine the work. 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.
For more information, call Jami Daniels of Daniels Graphics at 828-277-8250.
Since 1931, The Printing Industry of the Carolinas, Inc. (PICA) has been dedicated to advancing the success of the Carolinas’ printing and imaging industry. Working together with Printing Industries of America, the world’s largest graphic arts trade association, PICA provides training, resources, and a voice of advocacy on both a state and national level. North Carolina ranks as the 16th largest state print market in the United States with $3.78 billion in sales, 1,215 total printing establishments and 20,050 employees. South Carolina ranks 30th in the nation, with $1.48 billion in sales, 501 establishments, and 8,357 employees. PICA is headquartered in Charlotte, NC. For more information, visit www.picanet.org.
The PICA Awards Competition, owned and managed by The Printing Industry of the Carolinas (PICA), is an annual event established in 1966 that recognizes and rewards printing and imaging companies who combine fine craftsmanship with technology in order to produce outstanding finished products. The award-winning companies are honored each year at the PICA Awards Banquet.
Since 1948, The Daniels Group has helped organizations achieve and exceed their marketing objectives. Located in Asheville, N.C., The Daniels Group includes Daniels Graphics, a full-service commercial printer, and Daniels Communications, a 24/7 contact center and fulfillment house. Trusted, long-term relationships are at the core of The Daniels Group business philosophy. The Daniels Group combines decades of broad-based experience, cutting-edge print and print-to-web technology, and creative energy in partnership with its clients.