The Great Lakes Graphics Association (GLGA) has announced that CPC Printing & Promotions of Onalaska, Wisconsin is a multiple winner in the 2015 Graphics Excellence Awards (GEA) competition. The judging was concluded on March 17-18, 2015, by a team of independent judges. The GEA is one of the largest printing competitions in the nation.
CPC won (1) Best of Category Award, (1) Best of Division Award, (12) Awards of Excellence, and (19) Certificates of Merit.
- Best of Category is awarded to the most outstanding entry in each category and must be flawless to win. Given this high standard, every category may not have a winner.
- Best of Division is awarded to allow like-sized printers to compete against one another.
- Award of Excellence is awarded to finalists for the Best of Category in each category.
- Certificate of Merits are for those entries deserving acknowledgement for achieving a high quality in printing.
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.