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The Great Lakes Graphics Association (GLGA) has announced that ABS Graphics is the winner of six 2014 Graphics Excellence Awards. The judging was concluded on March 19, 2014, with more than 1,000 print entries in the competition. The GEA competition is one of the largest printing competitions in the nation.


ABS won three Best of Category Awards (this is the top award), two Best of Division Awards, one Award of Excellence and one Certificate of Merit.


We are particularly proud of our 2014 ABS Calendar which won two Best of Cateogry Awards and one Best of Division. This is the first time ABS has won an award in the category of “Specialty Inks or Coatings, Fragrances, or ‘Invisible’ Printing Inks.” ABS has recently invested in the ability to produce textured UV which offers our clients a whole new realm of print effects. Some of these techniques are displayed in the 2014 ABS Calendar. To get your own copy, please click here.


ABS also won for the Alexian Brothers 2013 Annual Review, the History of J.P. Morgan Chase & Company hard cover book, and the Popular Community Bank “Loan Madness Returns” postcard.


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, please contact Kristen Vos at kristen.vos@absgraphics.com or 630-495-2400.

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