March 11, 2019
Chase Graphics Winner in Awards of Excellence Printing Competition
PINE has announced that Chase Graphics, Inc. of Putnam, CT is an award winner in the Association’s New England regional Awards of Excellence Competition. The winners will be celebrated with hundreds of industry professionals at PINE’s Industry Awards Gala to be held at the Boston Marriott Burlington in April.
Chase Graphics’ prize winning piece was the “2018 Putnam Bank Annual Report.”
PINE’s Awards of Excellence Competition attracted over 300 entries from over 35 printing and imaging companies across New England competing in a variety of printing and graphic communications categories such as best annual report, direct mail campaign, labels & packaging, and more. A panel of judges with extensive experience in printing and print production was brought in to examine the wide range of work submitted. Each entry was judged anonymously on its own merit in a category with similar printed pieces. The judging criteria included: registration, 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, overall visual impact and bindery.
“Our judges have a total of 80 years of print production experience and are invited across the country to other PIA associations to judge, so they have seen all levels of print,” said Christine Hagopian, PINE’s President. “The quality of PINE members’ entries can stand up against any others across the country. Our members should be very proud of that.”
For more information, call James and Debra St. Jean, owners of Chase Graphics, Inc. at 860-928-3973.
PINE (Printing Industries of New England) is the largest trade association to serve printing and graphic communications companies throughout New England. PINE serves more than 300 member companies through a wide range of products and services that enhance member profitability. The Association is affiliated with the world’s largest graphic arts trade association, Printing Industries of America.
Photo caption: Pictured left to right: Daniel Yargeau – Chase Graphics Press Production Manager, Lynn Bourque – Putnam Bank SVP & Branch Administrator, James St. Jean – Chase Graphics President, Thomas Borner, Putnam Bank President & CEO, Debra St. Jean – Chase Graphics Vice President, Jennifer Brytowski – Chase Graphics Marketing & Sales Specialist, LeeAnn Kieltyka – Putnam Bank VP Retail Lending, Jessica Reed – Putnam Bank Marketing Associate, Kathy Guertin – Chase Graphics Design & Creative Direct