14 November 2011
Lowe-Martin Group takes best of show at Canadian Printing Awards
TORONTO—C.J. Graphics walked away with 10 honours and its president, Jay Mandarino, was handed the Community Leader of the Year Award during the Canadian Printing Awards at Graphics Canada on Nov. 10.

C.J. Graphics of Toronto earned golds in the business/annual reports, books, stationery packages and calendars categories, also adding three silvers and three bronze awards.

Lowe-Martin Group earned awards including best of show, while MET Fine Printers, Flash Reproductions, Anstey Book Binding, Pazazz Printing, Hemlock Printers, Webcom and Promoflex International were others who earned multiple awards.

See the rest of the story for the full list of winners.

Jay Mandarino

John A. Young Lifetime Achievement Award: Earle O’Born

Printing Leader of the Year Award: Tony Gagliano, executive chairman and chief executive officer of St. Joseph Communications

Best of Show Award (Awarded to the most outstanding printing project, across all categories): The Lowe-Martin Group, Year of the Rabbit Souvenir Sheet

Self Promotion category

Gold: The Lowe-Martin Group, Zero C Invitation

Silver: C.J. Graphics, Lightening our Step
Bronze: Parker Pad & Printing, Fantasy of Flight

Brochures category

Gold: Kempenfelt Group, Hostmann-Steinberg Product Selector Guide
Silver: Colour Innovations, Arcadian Court Booklet
Bronze: St. Joseph Print, 2012 Fiat 500

Bronze: C.J. Graphics, Ornge brochure


Business Cards category  
Gold: Flash Reproductions, Bucket & Whisk

Silver: Flash Reproductions, Scratch Design
Bronze: Kempenfelt Group, Brandora

Stationery packages category

Gold: C.J. Graphics, Sullivan Owen

Silver: Hemlock Printers, Level Ground Trading

Bronze: C.J. Graphics, The White Room

Variable-data-printing category

Gold: The Lowe-Martin Group, The Co-operators RRSP Mailer

Silver: Pazazz Printing, My MNY

Direct Mail category

Gold: St. Joseph Print, Fiat 500 Welcome Package

Silver: C.J. Graphics, Mini Cooper Pamphlet

Bronze: Colour Innovations, Fairmont Hotels President's Club

Handset printing category

Gold: Anstey Book Binding, The Oscar Peterson Folio

Silver: Ambrosi Printers, Handset Self Promotion
Bronze: Anstey Book Binding, The Anstey Portfolio

Business & Annual Reports category
Gold: C.J. Graphics, VF Corporation Annual Report

Magazines & Catalogues category     

Gold: Hemlock Printers, Inventory Magazine, Issue #04
Silver: Hemlock Printers, Finchley Paper Arts Passport
Bronze: St. Joseph Print, Sharp, The Book for Men

Books category
Gold: C.J. Graphics, Edward Burtynsky, Pentimento

Gold: Flash Reproductions, 0 to 100 Faces

Silver: Specialties Graphic Finishers, Alberta College of Art & Design

Bronze: Pazazz Printing, Samfet Corporate Showcase Book

Bronze: Hemlock Printers, Blood, Sweat & 10 Years

Display Graphics category    

Gold: Promoflex International, Budweiser Pennants

Silver: Promoflex International, Campbell’s Food Roll Banner

Calendars category

Gold: C.J. Graphics, Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation

Silver: Thunderbird Press, Wall Calendar
Bronze: Hemlock Printers, 2012 Butchart Gardens 2012
Bronze: Colour Innovations, Canadian Army Calendar 2012

Packaging Printing category

Gold: Goldrich Printpak, Euoko Cosmetic Box
Silver: Netpak, Snow Box

Bronze: Goldrich Printpak, Dunlea Farms Tidy Feeder

Labels category
Gold: The Lowe-Martin Group, Year of the Rabbit, Souvenir Sheet
Silver: Pazazz Printing, Base Can Promotion
Bronze: Pazazz Printing, Beaupre Labels

Finishing category

Gold: Anstey Book Binding, Edward Burtynsky, Pentimento

Silver: Specialties Graphic Finishers, The Secret to Making a Difference
Bronze: Anstey Book Binding, Colourful Conventions

Most Environmentally Progressive Printing Project 

Gold: MET Fine Printers, TED Conference Guide

Silver: MET Fine Printers, Connected World Magazine
Bronze: C.J. Graphics, Toronto Tree Portraits 2012 Calendar
Bronze: MET Fine Printers, Montecristo Magazine Summer 2011

Environmentally Progressive Packaging Project
Gold: Farnell Packaging, Gorton’s Fish Portions
Silver: C.J. Graphics, Ikea 2010 Sustainability Carton

Most Environmentally Progressive Printing Technology
Gold: Cascades Fine Papers, Breakey Fibres Deinking
Silver: Webcom, BookFWD
Bronze: Sun Chemical, GFI MX12 Ink Dispenser

Bronze: manroland, Cold Foil Indexing with InlineFoiler Prindor

Most Environmentally Progressive Printing Company, 1 to 249 employees
Gold: Hemlock Printers

Silver: Webcom
Bronze: Promoflex International

Most Environmentally Progressive Printing Company, 250+ employees

Gold: The Lowe-Martin Group
Silver: Symcor ISS
Bronze: St. Joseph Communications

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