2017 Print Excellence Awards Denver Photos

Western States Printing Alliance (WSPA) was thrilled to once again host the Print Excellence Awards in 2017, a signature event of the association.

The competition celebrated the extraordinary craft of creating unique and amazingly beautiful printed pieces. For the first time ever, it was truly regional in nature, where printers from Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming were all encouraged to participate.

More than 140 entries were received representing the very best print and on April 7th and April 20th the winners were recognized at respective events held at Rustler’s Rooste in Phoenix and the Embassy Suites Hotel in Denver. Each event also featured the presentation of Employee Recognition Awards to outstanding team members who made a difference.

In Phoenix, a silent auction to support GCEF was also held and the Z.A. Prust Industry Achievement Award was presented to Kevin Runbec

You can view images from the Denver event below. You can also click here to scroll down to view the list of award winners.

Click here to view a PDF of this year’s winning pieces and the list of Employee Recognition Award recipients. The Awards Showcase also acknowledges the support of our generous sponsors and thanks all those involved in putting on the competition.

It is not too early to be putting aside your best pieces of 2017 for consideration in next year’s competition!

Complete List of Winners

(By Category)

Company Entry Award
Best of Show – Phoenix
Prisma Celebrity Fight Night
Best of Show – Denver
Henry Wurst, Inc. Simpler-Transform Your Business
Best of Show – Student
Kyle Pendley Kyle Pendley Portfolio
People’s Choice – Phoenix
O’Neil Printing Edgenuity
People’s Choice – Denver
Vision Graphics / Eagle XM Electric Forest
Annual Reports
SRP SRP Annual Report Gold
West Press Sky Island Alliance Annual Report Silver
Henry Wurst, Inc. Best Friends Annual Report Bronze
Spectrum Printing Company Spectrum Printing – 2016 Summer Newsletter Gold
Lithotech Rancho Solano Folder Silver
SRP Boosters Campaign Booklet Silver
O’Neil Printing Lawyers SHHB Bronze
SRP 2016 Grid Performance Booklet Report Bronze
Books, Non-Hardbound
O’Neil Printing DMB Gold
BCT Wilderness Athlete Silver
Vision Graphics / Eagle XM Concorso Italiano Bronze
O’Neil Printing Fresh Health Meals Collarteral Gold
Henry Wurst Bona Sport Systems Silver
O’Neil Printing Found Silver
Henry Wurst Bona Bring Out The Best in Hardwood Floors Bronze
West Press Arizona State Museum Brochure Bronze
Cereus Graphics Arizona Archery Enterprises Gold
Publication Printers Banovich Art Gold
BCT Rakuten Silver
Publication Printers American Lighting Silver
Ironwood – An RR Donnelley Company Hankook Catalog Bronze
Publication Printers Streamline Bronze
Vision Graphics / Eagle XM Cruel Denim Bronze
Corporate Identity
Lithotech Lithotech Corporate Identity Gold
Henry Wurst Cochlear – I Want You To Hear Silver
O’Neil Printing The Citizenry Bronze
Spectrum Printing Company Sonder – Watch Rhino Business Cards Bronze
SRP SRP Annual Report Bronze
Creative Solutions
Henry Wurst Simpler – Transform Your Business Gold
Digital Brochure
Henry Wurst Colorado Academy – See It Through campaign Gold
Lithotech What is a Snowflake? Gold
O’Neil Printing Melody Farm Brochure Silver
Lithotech State of Arizona Fish Hatcheries Report Bronze
Digital Greeting/Postcard
ASU Print & Imaging Lab President Crow Holiday Card Gold
Digital Invitation
Ironwood 2016 Diamondbacks Invitation Gold
Publication Printers Passport Wedding Invitation Gold
AlphaGraphics Chandler Twisted Wonderland: ICAN Gala Event Invitation Silver
Printing Specialists Emille & Benjamin Wedding Invite Silver
Ironwood Spear Study Club Bronze
Digital Non-Hardbound
ASU Print and Imaging Lab Designed for Discovery Book Gold
Vision Graphics / Eagle XM Cushman Premiere Offering Silver
Lithotech Philosophy: Holiday Card Gold
Vision Graphics / Eagle XM Cushman Premiere Offering Silver
Hardbound Book
Lithotech The Lost Tribes of Israel Gold
BCT AZ Wildlife Trophies Book & Slip Case Silver
Lithotech Jewish Voice: A Look at 50 Years Silver
O’Neil Printing Hamilton 10th Anniversary Book Bronze
O’Neil Printing The Complete R+R Guide Book Bronze
Cereus Graphics NYE Gold
Prisma Celebrity Fight Night Invitation Gold
Henry Wurst ASID Crystal Awards Denver Silver
Ironwood Spear Facility Club Silver
O’Neil Printing Wheaton Weekend At The Cove Silver
BCT Denver Gala Bronze
C&D Printing, Inc. Crusade Against Cancer Bronze
West Press Safari Club Conference Invitation Bronze
Large/Grand Format
AlphaGraphics On University AG “Make A Statement” Divider Wall Panels Gold
AlphaGraphics On University Get Noticed. Get Business. “Make a Splash”Arctix Tumbler Silver
ASU Print and Imaging Lab Frankenstein Exhibit Wallpaper Silver
O’Neil Printing Mountainside Bronze
O’Neil Printing Stinger Bridge & Iron Bronze
Magazine: Heatset Web
Publication Printers Reign Gold
Publication Printers Lake Bride Magazine Silver
Publication Printers Colorado Homes & Lifestyles Bronze
Magazine Sheetfed
O’Neil Printing McCall Gold
Marketing Campaign
SRP SRP Commercial Value to Business Direct Mailer Gold
Prisma Prisma Holiday Box Gold
Vision Graphics / Eagle XM Rogue One Ultimate Ticket Silver
Henry Wurst Truven – Health Performance Improvement Product Bronze
Lithotech Skinbetter Science Cosmetic Package Bronze
Lithotech Lilash Magic Gift Set Gold
Cereus Graphics Cyclone Cup Silver
Lithotech American Equus Stirrup Box Silver
BCT Wilderness Athlete Packaging Boxes Bronze
Henry Wurst Truven – Health Performance Improvement Product Bronze
Lithotech Skinbetter Science Cosmetic Package Bronze
Poster/Art Reproduction
Business Cards Tomorrow Micro Brew Poster Gold
Vision Graphics / Eagle XM Electric Forest Gold
Ironwood – An RR Donnelley Company Barrett Jackson 2016 Poster Silver
Presentation Folder
O’Neil Printing Media Playbook Gold
Vision Graphics / Eagle XM River Spirit Deluxe Presentation Gold
Cereus Graphics ADERO Silver
O’Neil Printing Catholic Cemeteries and Funeral Homes Folder Silver
Cereus Graphics Torden Bronze
Cereus Graphics Monarch Beach Bronze
Lithotech Nautilus Presentation Folder Bronze
Prisma SMCO Nerd Book Gold
Vision Graphics / Eagle XM Vision – Eagle 2017 Calendar Gold
C&D Printing, Inc. Paper Samples Silver
ASU Print and Imaging Lab ASU Landmark Calendar Bronze
Special Finishing
Cereus Graphics NYE Gold
Henry Wurst Fruit Of The Loom – Breathable Underwear Boxes Gold
Business Cards Tomorrow Sweet Leaf Silver
Spectrum Printing Company Spectrum Printing – Holiday Advent Calendar Silver
C&D Printing, Inc. Siemens Train Bronze
O’Neil Printing Apogee Envelope Bronze
Printing Specialists Business Cards for Bradford Alan Bronze
The Impossible
Henry Wurst Simpler – Transform Your Business Gold
O’Neil Printing Edgenuity Gold
Ironwood – An RR Donnelley Company Arizona Board of Regents Silver
West Press DSA Vacations Passport Bronze
Variable Data Printing
Vision Graphics / Eagle XM Simple Energy Billing Gold


Student Winners

Student Entry Award School
Class Project
Nathan Bolek NPR Annual Report Gold Scottsdale Community College
Marissa Pope Smithsonian Annual Report Silver Scottsdale Community Coll.
Yoo-Jin Seong Mattel Annual Report Bronze Arizona State University
Graphic Design/Branding High School
Amelia Whittington Wolf’s Print Gold Desert Mountain High School
Dominique Galvez Colours Style Guide Silver Perry High School
Jake Okun Robotics Shirt Bronze Desert Mountain High School
Graphic Design/Branding College
Kyle Pendley Kyle Pendley Portfolio Gold Arizona State University
Randy Burnett Exhilerate Soap Silver Scottsdale Community College
Dana Thelander Exhilerate Brand Standards Bronze Scottsdale Community College
Marketing Material
Marie Miller-Rodriguez Choose Arizona Brews Gold Scottsdale Community Coll.
Leticia Ramos TCS Press Guide Silver Scottsdale Community Coll.
Dana Thelander Calgary Stampede Bronze Scottsdale Community Coll.
Juliana Steckler Save The Bees Gold Scottsdale Community Col.
John Kenneth Galati Symphony of The Dead Gold Desert Mountain High School
Amelia Whittington Allie Cole Silver Desert Mountain H.S.
Jarod Gagnon Ghost Rider Bronze Desert Mountain H.S.
Nik Lindgren The Rising Skull Bronze Desert Mountain H.S.