The Printing & Imaging Association of Georgia (PIAG) has announced that Communicorp, Inc., based in Columbus, Georgia, is an award winner in the Association’s statewide Print Excellence Competition. The announcement was made May 4th during PIAG’s 2007 Celebration of Print Gala, held at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta with more than 550 industry professionals in attendance. PIAG’s Print Excellence Competition is the largest state printing competition in the nation. This year, it attracted 1,160 entries from 58 printing and imaging companies in Georgia.
Communicorp won three Best of Category Awards and twelve Awards of Excellence. A panel of three 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, 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, overall visual impact and bindery.
PIAG is a 450-plus-member trade association headquartered in Smyrna, Georgia representing the state’s largest manufacturing industry, comprised of 840 companies and 24,358 employees. The Association is affiliated with the world’s largest graphic arts trade association, Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation.