UH Printing and Postal Services takes home awards
UH Printing and Postal Services
staff members attended the annual Graphic Excellence Awards
ceremony and dinner on April 17. The awards ceremony is
sponsored by the Printing Industries of the Gulf Coast (PIGC),
who are a regional affiliate of the Printing Industries of
America and the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation.
UH Printing and Postal Services are members of PIGC and entered
14 entries in this year’s competition.
The GEA competition is for the actual printed piece – how ink is
placed on paper and the techniques used as opposed to a design
competition. The pieces entered in the competition represented
the finest printed materials produced by the leading printers
and designers in this region of the country.
UH Printing and Postal Services are in direct competition with
the commercial printers of the Gulf Coast area. There are three
divisions within the competition and the guidelines for the
divisions are based on the number of employees for each company.
Division 1 has 1 to 10 employees, Division 2 is 11 to 50
employees, and Division 3 is 51 and more employees. UH Printing
and Postal Services competed in Division 2.
More than 200 guests filled the ballroom as the winners were
announced. Before the presentation, guests had the chance to see
all the spectacular pieces entered in this year's competition.
From offset to digital to screen, it was all there to see.
Guests also had the chance to see and visit with 18 seniors in
the Digital Media Program at UH under Dr. Jerry Waite.
This year, UH Printing and Postal Services took home six Best in
Category Awards within Division 2. The winning categories were
in booklets\brochures, holiday cards, fliers, invitations,
letterhead and newsletters.
Staff members were very surprised when they were announced as
the winners of the Best Inplant Entry and were awarded a trophy
for this accomplishment. The UH Houston News – newsletter
category – was the entry that got them this award. Staff members
were in high spirits after this announcement was made.
All of the certificates and trophy will be displayed in the UH
Printing and Postal Services lobby.
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