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ABS is honored to receive two National Print Awards for our ABS Graphics 2013 Calendar:

  • Sappi Printers of the Year

  • Premier Print Award of Recognition


This popular calendar has not only been receiving awards, it has been getting rave reviews from our clients for its outstanding use of UV ink to create unique gloss, reticulated and softouch effects. We are excited to be able to offer this capability to our clients, to help them create vibrant and very tangible print products that stand out from their competition.

The Sappi Printers of the Year Awards are considered the “Oscars” of the print world. They recognize master craftsmanship and honor excellence in print. This award is very difficult to win and is regarded as “one of the most respected accolade of excellence in printed communications.” This year, the prestigious Premier Print Awards had 2,894 entries with only 279 winners. ABS is proud to be a part of the very select, winning entries.


All entries for these print competitions are judged based on the following criteria:

  • Overall impact of the piece: General appearance, innovation and appropriateness of techniques and materials used

  • Degree of Difficulty: Efforts are judged in accordance with how difficult the print techniques are to perform, with more points awarded for successful printing of difficult techniques

  • Technical Excellence: Dot structure and integrity, ink density, line screen, DPI, color consistency, registration

ABS also won 4 regional Graphics Excellence Awards from the Great Lakes Graphics Association, receiving a Best of Category for our widely popular 2013 ABS Calendar, and 3 Awards of Excellence for our clients’ Dinner Dance Invitation, Women’s Center Booklet and Eyes of History 2012 Book.

Steve VanderVeen, one of the Principals at ABS, is thrilled to receive all these awards. He says, "The entire team at ABS works on every project as if it were an award-winning piece. To actually win all of these awards is the icing on the cake! I’m very proud of all of our hard-working and knowledgeable associates, and grateful that we have cutting-edge technology to help us achieve unique effects and the highest quality."

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