Graphic Excellence Awards – Presented by the Great Lakes Graphic Association
McGrath Printing | Custom Apparel is proud to announce that we have been awarded three Graphic Excellence Awards! In a press release they said, “The Great Lakes Graphics Association has announced that McGrath Printing | Custom Apparel of Crystal Lake, IL is a multiple award winner in the 2018 Graphics Excellence Awards competition. The judging was conducted on March 6-7, 2018, by a team of independent judges. The GEA competition is one of the largest printing competitions in the nation.” (see full press release below)
McGrath Printing | Custom Apparel was given three awards for our exclusive Follow the Action® Premium Gift Set Box. This multi-faceted piece allows for a customized, full-immersion print experience that combines numerous areas of printing into one piece. Superb graphics seen nowhere else, an adaptable patented gift set box, and spaces for two premium items puts this entire package on a shelf above all the rest. It is the combination of all printing technologies used as well as the flexibility of the patented box that makes this a truly innovative printing package.
Great Lakes Graphics Association Press Release
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PRINTING EXCELLENCE IN THE TRI-STATE REGION RECOGNIZED
McGrath Printing | Custom Apparel Announced as Multiple Award Winner in the 2018 Graphics Excellence Awards
Pewaukee, WI – The Great Lakes Graphics Association has announced that McGrath Printing | Custom Apparel of Crystal Lake, IL is a multiple award winner in the 2018 Graphics Excellence Awards competition. The judging was conducted on March 6-7, 2018, by a team of independent judges. The GEA competition is one of the largest printing competitions in the nation.
McGrath Printing | Custom Apparel won three awards including the Best of Category (Gutenberg) Award, Award of Excellence, and Certificate of Merit.
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 McGrath Printing | Custom Apparel at 815-356-5246.
Since 1886, The Great Lakes Graphics Association (GLGA) has been dedicated to advancing the success of the printing and graphics industry. Working together with Printing Industries of America, the world’s largest graphic arts trade association, GLGA represents the three-state region of Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin and provides training, resources, and a voice of advocacy on both a state and national level.
The Graphics Excellence Awards (GEA) competition, owned and managed by the Great Lakes Graphics Association (GLGA), is an annual event that recognizes and rewards printing and finishing companies that combine fine craftsmanship with technology in order to produce outstanding finished products. The award-winning companies are honored each year at the GEA Celebrations, to be held this year on May 23 simultaneously in Milwaukee, WI, and Addison, IL.